05/12/1972

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 12-13, 1972








05-12-1972

Pages 104-116

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

May 12-13, 1972



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Donald C.

Moyer Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James Bilbray

Mr. Clark J. Guild, Jr.

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. Paul D. Mc Dermott

Mr. William W. Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger



Members absent: Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President John M. Ward (DRI)

Vice President Donald Baepler (UNLV)

Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

Mr. Mark Hughes (UNLV)

Mr. David Wilkins (UNS)

Mr. K. Donald Jessup (UNS)

Mr. Mark Dawson (DRI)

Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

Mr. Glen Clark (UNS)

Dr. Tom Hoffer (DRI)

Dr. Hugo Mozingo (UNR)

Mr. Mike Mason (CSUN)

Mr. Rick Elmore (ASUN)



The meeting was called to order at 10:35 A.M. with Vice President

Paul Mc Dermott presiding.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of April 7-8, 1972 were

submitted for approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



2. Acceptance of Gifts



Upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Guild, the

gifts and grants were accepted as reported (report con-

tained in Ref. 2 and filed with the permanent minutes).



3. Renaming of Building



President Zorn recommended that the Interim Office building

at UNLV be renamed the Business Services building.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



4. Naming of Lounges in Student Union, UNLV



President Zorn recommended the lounges in the Moyer Student

Union be named as follows:



Ballroom Nevada Room

West Lounge California Room

Lounge 202 New York Room

Lounge 203 Pennsylvania Room

Fireside Lounge Illinois Room

Conference Room New Jersey Room



Mr. Bilbray moved that the matter be tabled for reference to

CSUN. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without

dissent.



5. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid, UNLV



President Zorn noted that based on 3% of the 1971 regular

student enrollment, UNLV is authorized 148 grants-in-aid for

1972-73. He recommended that these grants-in-aid be allo-

cated 50% (74) to athletics, 20% (30) to music, and 30%

(44) to Academic Colleges. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



Mr. Mc Dermott requested that a report be made to the June

meeting reflecting the breakdown of the grants-in-aid to

athletics for both UNR and UNLV.



6. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNLV



A. President Zorn reported bids were opened May 1, 1972

for an electronic keyboard instruction system to be

used by the Music Department.



Baldwin Music Co. Cincinnati, Ohio $12,228

Bobby's Music Co., Denver, Colorado 9,000

Southern Nevada Music Co., Las Vegas 8,975

Garehime Music Co., Las Vegas, Nevada 8,900



President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval of the bid of Garehime Music Co., Las Vegas,

for $8,900.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



B. President Zorn reported bids were opened May 1, 1972

for pianos for the Music Department. The following bids

were received for the purchase of two grand pianos:



Garehime Music Co., Las Vegas - Yamaha $4,320

Ron's Wurlitzer Co. - Wurlitzer 3,852

Southern Nevada Music Co. - Wurlitzer 3,900

- Kawaii 4,140

- Everett 4,398

House of Baldwin - Baldwin 5,694



President Zorn reported that the Music Department has

recommended the bid be awarded to Garehime Music Co.

for the Yamaha pianos, based on their professional opin-

ion that the Yamaha is a superior instrument and also

based on the opinion that they will receive better

service. President Zorn concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval of the recommendation subject

to assurance from General Counsel that award to fourth

low bidder is permissible under the terms of the bid

document and assurance that the bid document conforms

with the law.



Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without

dissent.



C. President Zorn reported that bids were opened on May 4,

1972 for an observational data recording system for the

Psychology Department. Only one bid was received:



Electro/General Corporation, Hopkins, Minnesota $8,721



President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval of the above bid.



Mr. Guild moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



7. Organization and Implementation of University Senate



President Zorn reported that the University Senate, as

recommended by the Committee on the Developing University

and approved earlier by the Board of Regents, has been

implemented and its officers elected. He noted that the

membership of the Senate consisted of 28 faculty, 5 stu-

dents and 2 administrators. Dr. Paul Aizley, Chairman of

the UNLV Faculty Senate for 1971-72 was elected Chairman

of the University Senate for the academic year 1972-73.



8. Land Negotiation, UNLV



President Zorn reported that the negotiations between UNLV,

the Land Foundation and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter

Day Saints had been completed for the exchange of parcels of

land located within the boundaries of UNLV for one located

adjacent to the Campus. President Zorn requested approval

of the following:



Sale of 1.5 acres of UNLV owned land, located adjacent to

the Boy Scouts' facility, to the L. D. S. Church for

$82,500, subject to approval of the Governor.



Purchase of the L. D. S. Institute property and improve-

ments, located on the UNLV Campus, by the Land Foundation

for $328,000, to be held for future acquisition by the

University, and subject to the following conditions:



(1) The University will pay all future costs of roads,

utilities, storm sewer improvements, and flood control

improvements;



(2) The University will extend parking privileges on nearby

University parking facilities to L. D. S. and other

students attending Institute classes or other func-

tions;



(3) The L. D. S. Church will continue to use and occupy the

L. D. S. Institute building and grounds, without cost,

until the new Institute building is completed and ready

for occupancy. The Institute will, during this time,

be responsible for its utilities. In this regard the

church intends to commence construction on a new

Institute building as soon as the transactions are

finalized and plans and specification can be prepared.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of above proposal

with the stipulations as stated.



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

carried without dissent.



9. Quarterly Report of Disciplinary Cases, DRI



In accordance with the Rules of Disciplinary Procedures for

Members of the University Community, President Ward reported

that for the period January 1 through May 31, 1972, there

were no violations of the rules.



10. Interview Expense and Moving Allowance Report



President Ward submitted a report of expenditures from the

DRI Interview Expense Fund for 1971-72 (Ref. 10A filed with

the permanent minutes), and a report of expenditure from the

DRI Moving Allowance Account for the same period (Ref. 10B

filed with permanent minutes).



11. Application for BLM Land



President Ward recalled that in February, 1971, the Board

authorized DRI to apply to BLM for the purchase of 467.33

acres located immediately northwest of Procter Hug High

School in Reno, at a purchase price of $2.50 per acre. He

reported that these negotiations have proceeded to the final

stages with the resulting agreement that BLM will sell to

DRI 158.22 acres at the purchase price of $295.55, and will

lease the remaining 309.11 acres for a period of five years

for $276.40 with an option to purchase at the end of the

lease period.



12. Associate in General Studies, CCD



President Donnelly recalled that in April details of a pro-

posal were presented for an Associate in General Studies

Degree to be awarded by the Community Colleges, effective

July, 1972 (see minutes of April 7-8, 1972 for details). In

conformity with the Board's policy on approval of new degree

programs, approval was deferred until the May meeting.



President Donnelly recommended approval. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



13. Interview Expense and Moving Allowance, CCD



President Donnelly submitted a report of expenditures from

the Moving Allowance Account and Interview Expense Account

for 1971-72 for CCD. (Report identified as Ref. 13 and

filed with the permanent minutes.)



14. Summer Session Salary Policy for 1972, CCD



President Donnelly recommended approval of the following

Summer session salary policy for the Community College

Division for 1972:



(1) Faculty who are full-time during the academic year will

be paid on a per credit basis according to the follow-

ing formula:



Academic Year "B"

Contract Salary X .75

Per Credit Summer 10 X2

Session Salary = 8





(Resulting salary schedule identified as Pg. 2 of Ref.

14 and filed with the permanent minutes.)



(2) Faculty who are part-time during the academic year will

be paid for Summer teaching on a per credit basis

according to the same schedule used during the academic

year (resulting schedule identified as Pg. 3 of Ref. 14

and filed with the permanent minutes).



(3) Eight credits will be considered a full teaching load

for the Summer session.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



15. Foreign Travel Report, UNR



In accordance with Board policy on foreign travel, President

Miller reported the following:



(1) Dr. Edgar Kleiner, Assistant Professor of Biology and

Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Science, will

be attending the United Nations Conference on the Human

Environment in Stockholm, Sweden, June 7-16, 1972.

Dr. Kleiner will pay his own expenses for the trip.



(2) Dr. Rosella Linskie, Professor of Elementary & Special

Education, will be going to Burnaby, British Colombia,

Canada, to conduct a seminar with Sylvia Ashton-Warner

for senior students in the College of Education, Simon

Fraser University, British Colombia. She will leave

April 19 and return April 21. No University funds will

be used.



(3) Curtis Probert, County Extension Agent for Humboldt and

Northern Lander Counties, will attend the Western

Section meetings of the American Society of Animal

Science in Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 13-16. He will

present a paper concerning a range supplementation

trial conducted in Humboldt County.



(4) W. Darrell Foote, A. L. Lesperance and Charles F.

Speth, of the Animal Science Division of the College

of Agriculture, will attend the Western Section meet-

ings of the American Society of Animal Science in

Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 13-14 and will each

present a paper at the meeting.



(5) Dr. Arthur C. Risser, Jr., Assistant Professor of

Biology will be traveling abroad April 17 to June 1,

1972. He will be involved in an ecological study for

the National Science Foundation and the government of

of Iraq in Bagdad, Iraq.



16. Mackay School of Mines and College of Engineering, UNR



President Miller recalled that in May, 1971, the Board had

requested a study be made of the feasibility of consolidat-

ing the College of Engineering and Mackay School of Mines.

Subsequent to that time, a committee of the faculty of the

School of Mines was appointed to study and make recommenda-

tions concerning the future of mineral education at UNR.

The committee has filed a preliminary report and President

Miller stated, although no final recommendations are ready

and he is not ready to make a final recommendation, he was

confident in the direction in which the School might move

and that it should retain its identity separate from the

College of Engineering.



In response to a request from Mr. Steninger for a recommen-

dation which would permit the Board to take a position pub-

licly and perhaps some of the public concern, President

Miller recommended that consolidation of the Mackay School

of Mines with any other College not be further considered;

that the Mackay School of Mines remain a separate entity.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



17. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid, UNR



Based on 3% of the 1971 regular student enrollment, Presi-

dent Miller noted that UNR is authorized 211 grants-in-aid

for out-of-state tuition for 1972-73. He recommended these

grants-in-aid be allocated to 105 athletes, 45 to music and

61 to other categories. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



Mr. Morris suggested that some consideration be given to the

feasibility of including in the categories of grant-in-aid

for payment of in-state fees a provision for graduates of

the high schools in the small counties in Nevada.



Mr. Guild asked that when the breakdown of grants-in-aid for

athletics is presented showing the awards by sports, a simi-

lar report be presented showing awards by performing groups

for the music categories.



18. Quarterly Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNR



In accordance with the Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for

Members of the University Community, President Miller sub-

mitted a report for UNR for the period ending April 1, 1972

(report identified as Ref. 18 and filed with permanent

minutes).



19. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNR



A. Bids were opened April 18, 1972 for a Drive and Detector

System to be attached to the Mossbauer Spectrometer and

will be used to move samples of materials to provide

for detection of radiation particles. One bid was

received:



Austin Science Associates, Inc., Austin Texas $6,595



President Miller recommended award to Austin Science

Associates, Inc., with funds from Furniture and Equip-

ment budget for the Physical Science Building, Phase

II. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



B. Bids were opened April 17, 1972 for an Index Vertical

Milling Machine and Grinder to be used in the Physics

Department machine shop for fabrication and maintenance

of various teaching and research apparatus.



Bids were received on the Milling Machine as follows:



J. A. Jean Machinery Co., San Carlos $4,365.90

Seabord Machinery Co., Burlingame 4,668.95

Moore Machinery Co., Emeryville 8,630.00



Bids were received on the grinder as follows:



J. A. Jean Machinery Co., San Carlos $4,331.25

Montague-Harris & Co, San Francisco 4,719.00

Brodhead-Garrett Co, Sacramento 4,950.00

B. H. S. Machinery Co., San Francisco 7,882.00



President Miller recommended award go to J. A. Jean

Machinery Co. for a total purchase of $8,697.15. Funds

are available in the Furniture and Equipment budget for

the Physical Science Building, Phase II. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Guild, carried without dissent.



C. Bids were opened April 27, 1972 for a Data Acquisition

and Processing System to be used in connection with the

Van de Graaf Linear Accelerator to accumulate, process

and analyze data produced by x-ray scattering, at a cost

of $13,225. The following bids were received:



Nuclear Data, Inc., Palatine, Illinois $13,300

Packard Instrument Co., Downers Grove, Illinois 15,970

Northern Scientific, Inc., Middletown, Wisconsin 16,950



President Miller recommended award to Nuclear Data,

Inc., Palatine, Illinois, for $13,300. Funds are

available in the Furniture and Equipment budget of the

Physical Science Building, Phase II. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Guild, carried without dissent.



D. Bids were opened April 27, 1972 for a high vacuum evap-

oration system to be used in experiments and research

projects. This system places a piece of metal in the

vacuum and evaporates enough metal atoms off to make a

thin foil target of the metal. Bids were received as

follows:



Varian, Inc., Los Altos, Calif. $5,602

Veeco Instruments, Sunnyvale, Calif. 6,780

Cooke Products Inc., Norwalk, Conn. 7,335

C. H. A. Industries, Menlo Park, Calif, 7,975



President Miller recommended award to Varian, Inc., for

$5,602. Funds are available in the Furniture and

Equipment budget of the Physical Sciences Building,

Phase II. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Guild, carried without dissent.



E. Bids were opened May 4, 1972 for the purchase of a 10"

high-speed tool room and lathe to be used in the Physics

Department machine shop. One bid was received from

Hardings Brothers, Inc., New York, for $7,921.20.



President Miller recommended award to the single bidder,

in the amount of 47,921.20. Funds are available in the

Furniture and Equipment budget of the Physical Science

Building, Phase II. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



F. Bids were opened May 9, 1972 for the purchase of a liq-

uid nitrogen tank to be used by the Physics Department

and by other Departments on Campus for the storage of

liquid nitrogen. The container will hold up to 300

gallons. The following bids were received:



Liquid Air, Inc., Reno $4,680

Minnesota Valley Engineering, Minn. 4,825

Galiso, Inc., Fullerton, Calif. 5,875



President Miller recommended award to the low bidder,

Liquid Air, Inc., Reno for $4,680. Funds are available

within the 1971-72 State appropriation. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Guild, carried without dissent.



G. Bids were opened May 9, 1972 for a closed-cycle helium

refrigeration system to be used in field emission

studies to produce liquid helium temperatures for

research without the necessity of having liquid helium

on hand. This refrigeration system will produce a

temperature of 459 degrees below zero. One bid was

received:



Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Pennsylvania $8,145



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

award to Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. for $8,145.

Funds are available in the Furniture and Equipment

budget for the Physical Science Building, Phase II.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



H. Bids were opened May 3, 1972 for purchase of football

uniforms and equipment at an estimated cost of $7,400.

Bids were awarded on a low-per-item basis as follows:



No. of Items Award



Mt. Rose Sporting Goods, Reno 6 $1,912.20

Outdoorsman, Las Vegas 5 704.86

Sportsman, Reno 9 962.35

Idaho Sporting Goods, Boise 5 177.05

Champion Products 1 36.15

$3,592.61



Total bid was under $5,000; bids awarded as reflected

above.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

confirmation of the award of the bids. Funds are avail-

able in the Intercollegiate Football General Fund

(non-appropriated).



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



I. Bids were opened May 9, 1972 for the purchase of

microscopes for the Biology Department. Bids were

received as follows:



Item #1 - Microscopes, Monocular (8)



Scientific Instrument Co., Sunnyvale, Ca. $3,147.90

Central Scientific, Santa Clara, Ca. 3,232.00

Gentec, San Francisco, Ca. 3,247.68

Technical Instrument Co., San Francisco 3,264.00

Van Waters & Rodgers, Sacramento, Ca. 3,368.00

La Pine Scientific, Berkeley, Ca. 3,460.00

Ward's Monterey, Ca. 3,859.04

American Optical Co., Buffalo, N.Y. 3,902.40



President Miller recommended award to Scientific

Instruments for $3,147.90.



Item #2 - Microscopes, Binocular (6)



Technical Instruments Co. (Tiyoda) $4,068.00

Scientific Instruments Co. 5,386.56

Central Scientific 5,394.00

Technical Instrument Co. (Lietz) 5,394.00

Gentec 5,572.56

Ward's 6,696.00



President Miller reported that the low bid of Technical

Instruments is not acceptable to the Biology Department

in that the Tiyoda Equipment is considered expensive to

maintain and not of acceptable construction. He recom-

mended award to Scientific Instruments for $5,386.56.



Items #3 and #4 - Microscopes and Illuminators (3)



Scientific Instrument $1,269.75

Technical Instrument Co. 1,297.50

Gentec 1,311.30

Van Waters & Rodgers 1,359.00

Central Scientific 1,369.20

La Pine Scientific 1,534.50

Ward's 1,722.60

American Optical Co. 1,740.00



President Miller recommended award to Scientific

Instruments for $1,269.75.



Items #5 and #6 - Microscopes and Accessory (5)



Central Scientific $1,694.80

Scientific Instruments 1,773.10

Van Waters & Rodgers 1,774.00

Gentec 1,821.66

La Pine Scientific 1,992.00

Ward's 2,054.25

American Optical, Co. 2,055.50



President Miller recommended award to Central Scientific

for $1,694.80.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the recommendations of

President Miller for total awards to be made as follows:



Scientific Instrument Co. $9,804.21

Central Scientific 1,694.80

$11,499.01



Funds are available from State appropriation and from

the National Science Foundation.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



Referring back to the action taken with reference to Item

6B, Mr. Hug stated that he had reviewed the bid document and

confirmed that a bid other than the low bid may be accepted

if it is to the advantage of the University, considering

price and other factors.



20. Progress of University Projects



Vice President Pine presented a progress report of construc-

tion projects at UNR, under the direction of the Physical

Plant. A report from the State Planning Board concerning

the status of University capital improvements was also dis-

tributed (both reports on file in the Chancellor's Office).



21. Approval of Final Plans, Physical Education Complex, UNR



Vice President Pine and Mr. Fred Devlin of Seldon & Nespor,

architects for the UNR PE Complex, presented the final plans

for this project. A review of the project budget and scope

was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 19 and

filed with permanent minutes).



Mr. Bilbray moved approval of the plans as submitted with a

revision to reduce the handball courts from eight to seven

to allow for the addition of a second squash court. Motion

seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Rick Elmore, ASUN President, entered the meeting at 2:00 P.M.



22. Revision of University Code



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the previous action concerning

revision of the Code, noting that three documents had been

presented to the Board, all three of which were reviewed as

to history and content at the April meeting. The documents

were referred to as the "buff" document (a consensus docu-

ment developed by the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet, expand-

ed for that purpose by the addition of the Chairmen of the

Faculty Senate Code Committees), the "green" document

(developed by the Coordinating Council), and the "white"

document (proposed by the Officer of the University).



All three documents were reviewed by General Counsel Hug and

additional language was recommended by Associate Counsel

Bell and included with the agenda. Mr. Bell spoke concern-

ing his recommendations.



The documents were also reviewed by General Counsel Hug and

Mr. Hug distributed a memorandum of analysis, commenting on

the major differences between the white and the green docu-

ments and making certain recommendations.



Using the white document as the base document, revisions

were suggested and approved by formal action of the Board

(complete transcription of actions filed with permanent min-

utes), and agreement reached that a revised document would

be distributed as soon as feasible, including all revisions

approved by the Board. This document would be returned for

further discussion in June, in accordance with the following

specific action:



Mr. Guild moved that the intent of Chapter 4, Section 9 and

Section 11 be adopted by the Board of Regents and that

General Counsel be requested to provide revised language for

consideration at the June meeting and final action in July.

Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without dissent.



(Notes to Minutes: Revised Code, incorporating all sections

approved by the Board in May, was distributed to the Presi-

dents on May 16, 1972 and the Board of Regents and Counsel

on May 17, 1972.)



The meeting adjourned on Friday at 5:00 P.M., during the discus-

sion and action on the above item, and reconvened Saturday at

9:02 A.M. at which time discussion continued. All officers and

Regents who were present on Friday were again in attendance on

Saturday.



23. Amendment of By-Laws



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in April, the Officers

had recommended changes to the Board's By-Laws be made if

the version of the Code recommended by them was approved

by the Board. In view of the preceding action on the Code,

Chancellor Humphrey recommended the amendment be approved

on first reading and resubmitted for final action at the

July meeting. (Copy of proposed amendment filed with

permanent minutes.)



Mr. Steninger moved approval on first reading of proposed

amendment to the By-Laws. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



24. Amendment of Board of Regents Handbook



Chancellor Humphrey noted inclusion with the agenda of an

updated draft of Chapter 7 of the Board of Regents Handbook,

Graduate Assistants and Graduate Fellows (identified as Ref.

22 and filed with the permanent minutes). He noted this

draft reflected recent Board action concerning employment of

Graduate Assistants and Fellows and, in addition, including

interpretations of current practice.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out no attempt has been made

to include anything other than what is considered current

policy of the Board of Regents; however, in view of the fact

it has not been possible in some instances to trace back

to a reference date of Board approval, it is desirable that

a date of confirmation by the Board be available for future

reference. He recommended that the Board reaffirm the

policies reflected in Ref. 22.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



25. Special Accounts



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Board had previously

established and funded Interview and Recruiting Accounts and

New Faculty Moving Expense Accounts for all Divisions. Some

of these accounts require additional funds at this time and

he recommended that sufficient transfers be made from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Fund to bring the Division

Interview and Recruiting Accounts to a $5000 balance and the

UNS Interview and Recruiting Account to $1000; and to bring

the Division Faculty Moving Expense Accounts to a $3000

balance and the UNS Faculty Moving Expense Account to $1000.



Chancellor Humphrey also recommended Board policy limiting

the amount of moving allowance payable to any one individual

to $500 continue to be applicable (policy adopted in April,

1969), and payment of a moving allowance in excess of that

amount would be subject to specific approval of the Board.



Mr. Guild moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried without dissent.



(NOTE to Minutes: Using a cut-off date of May 15, 1972, a

total of $18,510.82 was required to bring the accounts up to

the balances approved by the Board.)



26. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Dr. Lombardi presented minutes of the Investment Advisory

Committee meeting of April 7, 1972 (identified as Ref. 24

and filed with permanent minutes) and recommended confir-

mation of the actions of the Committee as reported.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



27. Report of the Plant and Property Committee



Mr. Steninger presented the following reports of the Plant

and Property Committee:



At the April meeting the Board authorized the Plant and

Property Committee to review the bids for grading work to be

done at the site of the UNR PE Complex and to act for the

Board in awarding of the bid. (Although this is a State

Planning Board project, the concurrence of the Board of

Regents is requested.)



The following information was provided by Vice President

Pine and was communicated to the members of the Plant and

Property Committee and to Chairman Jacobsen on Wednesday

and Thursday, April 26 and 27.



Bids were received as follows:



Country Construction, Lake Tahoe $28,000

Byars Construction, Reno 38,400

Eckley Construction, Reno 41,745

Shamrock Construction, Sparks 44,461



The State Planning Board plans to award the contract to

Country Construction, the low bidder. This office also

recommends award be made to Country and requests confir-

mation from the Plant and Property Comittee of the Board

of Regents. Funds are available from the Construction

Budget.



Mr. Steninger, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Morris and Mr. Grant

concurred in the recommendation. Mr. Mc Dermott was not

available.



The concurrence by the majority of the Plant and Property

Committee was communicated to Mr. David Wilkins, and through

him, to the State Planning Board and to Vice President Pine.



Mr. Steninger recommended confirmation of the action of the

Committee.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



At the April meeting the Board authorized the Plant and

Property Committee to review the bids for the Elko Community

College Instructional building and to act for the Board in

the awarding of the contract.



The following information was communicated by telephone to

members of the Plant and Property Committee and to Chairman

Jacobsen on Friday, April 28:



Bids were opened Friday, April 21, 1972 for the Elko

Community College Instruction Building. Three bids were

received:

Base Bid



Mc Dowell & Rapp Co., Murray, Utah $497,500

Mc Kenzie Construction Co., Reno 531,500

Walker Boudwin, Reno 538,000



Bids were also received on 16 additive alternates.



The State Planning Board has negotiated with Mc Dowell &

Rapp to reduce the base bid by a total of $27,398 for a

revised base bid of $470,102, and they recommend that a

contract be awarded to Mc Dowell & Rapp as follows:



Base bid $470,102

Alternate #1 (Carpeting) 13,500

Alternate #3 (Parking) 3,100

Alternate #4 (Parking) 4,200

$490,902



To accomplish this award it will be necessary to revise

the project budget as follows:



Original Revised



Construction $462,600 $490,902

Contingency 11,687 14,700

Inspection 12,000 4,000

Furnishings 49,500 26,185

Other Services & Fees 47,732 47,732

Total $583,519 $583,519



Method of Financing the Project:



State General Funds $375,000

ECC Revenue Bonds 90,000

Federal Funds 118,519

Total $583,519



The project scope remains the same as approved in the

final plans.



Mr. Steninger, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Grant and Mr. Morris

concurred in the recommendation. Mr. Mc Dermott was not

available.



The concurrence by the majority of the Plant and Property

Committee was communicated to Mr. David Wilkins, and through

him to the State Planning Board and to President Charles

Donnelly.



Mr. Steninger recommended confirmation of the action of the

Committee.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



28. Districts and Terms of Office for Regents, 1972 Election



Following presentation by Mr. Hug of materials concerning

this problem, together with and explanation of the obliga-

tion of the Board of Regents under NRS 396.042 the Board

took the following action:



Mr. Bilbray moved that pursuant to the mandate of the

Legislature set forth in NRS 396.042, the Board of Regents

determines the terms and subdistricts for each of the nine

members which will constitute the Board of Regents, effec-

tive January 1, 1973, to be as follows. Motion seconded by

Mr. Morris, carried without dissent.



Seat District Member to Hold Seat Gen Election

January 1, 1973 Date



1. No. 1 (Washoe) To be Elected 1972

2. No. 2 (Clark) To be Elected 1972

3. No. 2 (Clark) To be Elected 1972

4. No. 2 (Clark) To be Elected 1972

5. No. 1 (Washoe) Louis Lombardi 1974

6. No. 2 (Clark) William Morris 1974

7. No. 2 (Clark) Helen Thompson 1974

8. No. 3 (Small Counties) Harold Jacobsen 1974

9. No. 3 (Small Counties) Mel Steninger 1974



Seat District Term Subdistrict



1. No. 1 (Washoe) 6 Year A

2. No. 2 (Clark) 6 Year B

3. No. 2 (Clark) 6 Year E

4. No. 2 (Clark) 4 Year D

5. No. 1 (Washoe) 6 Year B

6. No. 2 (Clark) 6 Year A

7. No. 2 (Clark) 6 Year C

8. No. 3 (Small Counties) * B

9. No. 3 (Small Counties) * A



* The Board has delayed action in determining which seat

will be elected for a 6 year term and which for a 2 year

term in 1974.



29. Regulations for Tuition Charges



Following presentation by General Counsel Hug of substitute

paragraphs to the proposed regulations for tuition charges,

as requested by the Board in April, together with a formal

opinion concerning its constitutionality, Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval of the regulations amended.

(Amdended document and formal opinion filed with permanent

minutes.)



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

carried with Mr. Bilbray opposing.



30. Matching Funds for NDSL Loans, UNLV



President Zorn reported that the State appropriation of

$25,000 for NDSL matching money has proven inadequate and

UNLV now needs $6,759 in additional funds for the NDSL and

Nursing Student Loans. (Memo of explanation identified as

Ref. 35 and filed with the permanent minutes.)



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that $6,759 be transferred

from the Alice Dimmitt Endowment Income Fund, and unre-

stricted fund with a present balance of $12,506.03.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



31. UNLV Alumni Proposal



Chancellor Humphrey noted that President Zorn had forwarded,

without recommendation, a proposal by the UNLV Alumni Asso-

ciation that present diploma fee be increased $5 and the in-

crease devoted to the Alumni Association. President Zorn's

letter of transmittal noted opposition by CSUN. (Letter of

transmittal and proposal identified as Ref. 36 and filed

with the permanent minutes.)



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that, in view of the opposi-

tion by CSUN and the lack of affirmative recommendation from

President Zorn, the increase not be imposed at this time and

the Alumni Association be requested to further explore the

problem with President Zorn.



Mr. Bilbray moved to table until June. Motion seconded by

Dr. Anderson, carried without dissent.



32. Getchell Mining Claims, UNR



President Miller recalled that in April the Board agreed to

grant an option to Torok Exploration Mining and Construction

Company for the purpose of doing exploration and development

on six patented mining claims north of Winnemucca in which

the University holds half interest. One of the conditions

of the option was that a payment of $9,000 would be made to

the owners on June 20, 1972 and a final payment of $9,000

would be made on October 20, 1972. Subsequent negotiations

have resulted in an agreement which stipulates first payment

on June 1, 1972 and final payment on January 1, 1973.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that upon advice of General

Counsel, the document was executed on behalf of the Univer-

sity; however, he recommended confirmation of the change in

dates for the first and last payments.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Guild,

carried without dissent.



33. Lambertucci Mining Claims, UNR



President Miller recalled that on January 10, 1970 the

University received bids for the sale of mining rights to

claims in Tonopah which had been received by bequest from

Domenico Lambertucci. The Hughes Tool Company bid of

$500,000, which was accompanied by a good faith deposit of

$125,000 was accepted "subject to the approval of the court

as appropriate under the terms of the will." The University

then sued to quick title to the claim and, to date, has not

been able to deliver an insured title.



President Miller reported that the Hughes Tool Company has

requested the unilateral rescission of the bid. The grounds

given are:



1. The failure of the University to be able to acquire and

deliver marketable title to the claims within a reason-

able length of time.



2. The damage done to the mining program in the Tonopah

area in that the Lambertucci claims no longer fit into

the (Hughes) program of mining development due to the

length of time involved.



3. That the defense of laches has arisen.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended no

exception be taken to the unilateral rescission by the

Huges Tool Company of the bid and the $125,000 deposit be

returned. General Counsel Hug concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



34. Howard R. Hughes Contract Re: Medical School, UNR



President Miller recalled that on May 31, 1968 Mr. Hughes

contracted with the University to pay "...between $200,000

and $300,000 per year for a period of twenty years as may be

required for the operation of said Medical School...". The

contract went on to state that Mr. Hughes agreed to pay "...

that amount of money required to make up any deficit in

annual operating funds, not to exceed $300,000 per year, for

a period of twenty years, with the first payment commencing

on the date the Medical School opened for academic session."

There was a supplemental agreement dated December 30, 1968,

signed by Richard Gray as Attorney in Fact for Mr. Hughes.



President Miller noted the first payment of $300,000 was

received in November, 1971 for FY 1971-72. At that time it

was understood that the Hughes' representatives believed the

contract subject to interpretation. Mr. James L. Wadsworth

has now requested a new and substitute contract which would

provide for 19 more payments of the specific sum of $200,000

per year, with payment made prior to the commencement of

each academic year. (Mr. Wadsworth's letter dated May 4,

1972, on behalf of Mr. Hughes, identified as Ref. 39 and

filed with the permanent minutes.)



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval of the concept proposed by Mr. Wadsworth. General

Counsel Hug concurred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



35. Allocation for Legal Services



Chancellor Humphrey noted when the 1971-72 Work Program for

the Chancellor's Office was established, $8,920 was allo-

cated for a legal secretary for the Special Deputy Attorney

General assigned to UNS. When Mr. Barbagleta left, the

secretarial position was vacated and the unused part of this

$8,290 was reserved to assist in securing legal services

beyond the money allocated by the Attorney General. Chan-

cellor Humphrey stated that it is now evident that this

amount is insufficient to provide the service required in

both Reno and Las Vegas and requested that $8600 be made

available by transfer from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Fund (3-4-263-4001-000) to assist in paying for

legal services for the remainder of 1971-72.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



36. UNS Work Program for 1972-73



Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the 1971-72 Work

Program, allocating $27.8 million to the various functions.

He noted that the distribution of funds reflected in the

document was made by the Presidents in accordance with tar-

get budget concepts developed by the Officers of the Univer-

sity and approved by the Board.



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

Budget, reviewed the format of the document and explained

its purpose was to display the projected income of each

appropriated area within the University of Nevada System and

and to relate the recommended allocation of that income to

the various budget functions and expenditure objects within

each area. In addition, the document, when approved, will

establish budget credits for each account within each area.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the total recommendation from

the University of Nevada System is $27,839,852 which is

$2,202,986 or 8.5% more than was budgeted in the 1971-72

Work Program. This included sufficient funds to increase

the number of FTE Professional positions by 37.66 to 881.58

FTE positions. The number of FTE Classified positions

recommended for 1972-73 is 668.44, which is an increase of

25.64 positions over the number budgeted in 1971-72. There

are also 73.57 FTE Graduate Assistant positions included

in the 1972-73 recommendation. This is an increase of 5.81

FTE positions. Each FTE Graduate Assistant position is

equivalent to 3 Graduate Assistants, which is 8.05 more

than was budgeted in 1971-72. One wage position was de-

fined as $4000 in wages money. The resulting recommended

full-time equivalent workforce of 1732 within the Univer-

sity of Nevada System represents a total increase of 77

positions or 4.6% over 1971-72.



The Presidents and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of the document as presented.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



37. Estimative Budgets for 1972-73



Mr. Jessup reviewed the format of the document containing

the estimative budgets as recommended by the Presidents and

Chancellor for 1972-73. He noted that the purpose of the

document was to show the anticipated revenue of each fund

outside of the general University operation with the excep-

tion of gifts, scholarships, agency accounts and grants and

contracts, with a total annual activity of $3,000 or more

and to relate the recommended allocation of that revenue to

the various expenditure accounts within each fund. In addi-

tion, the document is designed to establish budget credits

for each of the funds. To accomplish these purposes, the

document is divided into ten parts, one for each appropria-

tion area which contains at least one fund that fits the

criteria and this introductory section.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the total recommendation for

the University of Nevada System is $7,136,767, which is

$2,881,999 or 67.6% more than was budgeted in the 1971-72

estimative budgets. Included in the recommendation, he

noted, is $2,014,588 for 84 funds that were not budgeted in

1971-72.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the estimative

budgets as presented.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



38. Capital Improvement Program Request for Consideration by the

1973 Legislature



Chancellor Humphrey commented briefly on the System capital

improvement request distributed to the Board for considera-

tion prior to submission to the 1973 Legislature and re-

quested further comments and explanations from Mr. David

Wilkins, Facilities Planning Coordinator.



Mr. Wilkins continued by noting that the UNS capital im-

provement program request for consideration by the 1973

Legislature, as reflected in the document under review,

totals $22,240,000. The Chancellor's recommendation pro-

vides the request be financed by allocating $1,190,000 from

University Capital Improvement Fee funds, $20,000,000 from

the Higher Education Capital Construction Fund (slot machine

rebate) at the rate of $5 million each year from 1973-74

through 1976-77, and $1,050,000 in UNR Student Fee Revenue

Bonds. The UNR Revenue bonds would finance the Student

Union Building addition and would require the establishment

of a Student Union fee of approximately $8.50 per semester

per full-time student and $1.00 per credit for part-time

students, based on a 7%, 20-year bond issue.



In further explaining the document, Mr. Wilkins noted that

the capital projects would be scheduled to utilize the

Higher Education Capital Construction Fund money as it

becomes available. Several of the major projects requested

during the 1973-75 biennium would require approximately 10

to 34 months from the beginning of the design phase to the

completion of construction. Based on these extended time

periods for actual realization of a completed project, this

method of scheduling and four-year request seem feasible.



Chancellor Humphrey commented on the recommendation, noting

that another possible method of financing this request was

examined: that of utilizing the HECC Fund money to service

revenue bond issues. This method is not recommended, he

stated, for the following reasons:



1. The initial administrative costs of issuing bonds is

relatively high. For instance, a $20 million issue,

based on the costs of higher issues, would run between

$112,000 and $200,000.



2. There is some question as to the rating the bonds might

receive since the revenue source is based on gaming

income. The rating would affect the salability of the

bonds and, therefore, the interest rate.



3. The major projects would still require approximately 30

months to complete and the administrative and interest

costs on the bond issue would detract from the money

which could be spent on the project.



Chancellor Humphrey agreed that one might argue that the

University should seek authority for a $36 million + bond

issue in 1973 and proceed as rapidly as possible with all

the projects. He stated that, in his judgment, this would

be unsuccessful legislatively and the end result would be a

more restricted capital improvement program than will result

from the method recommended. If, he pointed out, this rec-

ommended course of action is approved by the Board and en-

acted by the Legislature, the University would be on an ef-

fective capital improvement cycle of 4 years instead of 2 as

is now the case. In 1975, the University would return to

the Legislature seeking the authority for general fund mon-

ies for 1975-77 and committing the Higher Education Capital

Construction Fund revenues of 1977-78 and 1978-79 for ad-

ditional projects. (The capital improvement program re-

quest, in priority ranking, together with Table #1A and

Table #1B are filed with permanent minutes.)



Following a lengthy discussion during which Mr. Morris urged

further exploration of the use of Senate Bill 607, 1971

Legislature, there was consensus that alternative methods of

financing should be pursued and information presented at the

June meeting for action by the Board at that time.



Mr. Bilbray moved to table the action until June to allow

time for presentation of an alternative proposal for financ-

ing which would include the possibility of using a $5 mil-

lion HECC Fund to service revenue bonds. Motion seconded

by Mr. Morris, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

05-12-1972