05/13/1977

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 13-14, 1977








05-13-1977

Pages 111-149

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

May 13, 1977



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

Religion and Life, 1101 N. Virginia, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler

President Charles R. Donnelly

President Max Milam

President Lloyd Smith

Mr. Larry Lessly, General Counsel

Mr. Richard Belaustegui, Unit Senate

Dr. Paul Burns, UNLV Senate

Mrs. Joan Chambers, UNR Senate

Dr. Dale Donathan, WNCC Senate

Mr. George Eversull, CCCC Senate

Dr. Thomas Hoffer, DRI Senate

Mr. John Mc Caskill, ASUN

Mr. Joe Warpinski, CSUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 8:30 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of April 1, 1977 were

submitted for approval.



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

carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the

Division Presidents was recommended (report identified as

Ref. 2 and filed with permanent minutes).



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



3. Minutes of Investment Advisory Committee



The minutes of a special meeting of March 31, and a regular

meeting of April 1, 1977, of the Investment Advisory Commit-

tee were included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 4A and

Ref. 4B, and filed with permanent minutes). Confirmation of

the actions of the Committee was recommended.



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

carried without dissent.



4. Utilization of Work/Study Funds



In response to a request made by Regent Mason at the April

meeting concerning a study of the feasibility of utilizing

the federally funded work/study program to establish in-

ternships to provide work experience for students before

graduation, discussion was scheduled concerning what is

presently being done in this area by the various Campuses.

Mr. William Rasmussen, Director of Financial Aids for UNR,

spoke concerning Federal legislation which is intended to

provide funds for establishment of a Job Locator Service

which would help the student gain experience while still in

school in the field in which he is seeking a degree. Reg-

ulations for the expenditure of such funds have not been

approved. Once such regulations have been adopted, up to

$15,000 per year will be available to each institution for

establishment of this service. Mr. Rasmussen suggested that

pooling of funds (e. g., pooling of the $15,000 each avail-

able to UNR and WNCC, plus the 20% additional available to

each Campus) would provide funds for the establishment of a

consortium which would assist the student in finding the

kind of employment which would provide him with the exper-

ience desirable prior to graduation.



It was noted that Board action would not be required to

implement such a service but that appropriate discussions

would occur on the Campuses concerning the desirability of

such a procedure in the event such funds become available.



Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Miss Mason, 11 supplemental

items were admitted to the agenda.



5. Request for Declaration of Financial Exigency, DRI



President Smith noted that the agenda mailed to the Board

contained a request that a financial exigency be declared

in the Applied Ecology Center. Subsequent to that time,

he stated, notification has been received that two Water

Resources Center grant applications will not be funded.

Loss of these expected grants, plus the complication of

the change of the Federal fiscal year (now October 1 to

September 30) places the Water Resources Center in a state

of financial exigency. President Smith also noted the

problems within the other Centers and requested that the

entire Institute be declared by the Board of Regents to

be in a state of financial exigency. He presented data

which reflected the financial situation for the Insti-

tute for the first 10 months of fiscal year 1977 (data

contained in Ref. 6 and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board declare the

existence of financial exigency for the Desert Research

Institute.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Chancellor's recom-

mendation. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen.



Mr. Ross objected to the declaration, stating that he be-

lieved the action to be unnecessarily drastic and likely to

invite legal action by faculty affected by the declaration.

Dr. Tom Hoffer, DRI Faculty Senate Chairman, reported that

the financial situation of the Institute had been discussed

within DRI and by the Senate and it is believed that Presi-

dent Smith's request is fully justified and that there is

no alternative to the action he recommends.



Motion carried with Mr. Ross opposing.



6. Nevada Council on Economic Education



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in February, Regent

Anderson had requested that the Administration initiate

discussions concerning the teaching of Economics within the

University of Nevada System. A written report from Vice

President Gentile and Mrs. Barbara Schick, Director of the

Center for Economic Education, UNLV, was included with the

April Information Agenda. Chancellor Humphrey introduced

Mr. Neil Plath, Chairman of the Nevada Council on Economic

Education. Mr. Plath, Mrs. Schick and Dr. Louis Rittschof,

Director of the UNR Center for Economic Education, made an

informational presentation concerning the programs of the

Council.



Following the presentation and discussion by the Board, Dr.

Anderson suggested a follow up discussion be scheduled with-

in the next several months with Deans and Department Chair-

men and people from the public schools and that more time be

allowed for such a discussion.



7. Compensated Outside Professional Service by DRI Faculty



President Smith noted that the Board of Regents Handbook

presently contains the current Board of Regents policy

governing Compensated Outside Professional Services (Title

4, Chapter 4, Section 6). He reported that the DRI Faculty

Senate had requested that a policy statement specifically

related to such professional services by DRI faculty be

adopted and included in Chapter 17 of Title 4 of the

Handbook. Proposed policy statement is as follows:



1. Under conditions set forth below, limited professional

services rendered by a DRI faculty member to organiza-

tions or individuals outside of DRI for compensation is

recognized as a legitimate, and often desirable activity

for a faculty member.



2. Outside professional or scholarly service as contemplat-

ed by this section shall not adversely affect the per-

formance of the faculty member in regard to his or her

obligation and duties to DRI.



3. A faculty member engaged in providing compensated out-

side professional service shall inform the Executive

Director of his Center of the nature of the work and

the amount of his or her time likely to be involved

prior to the commencement of that service; and shall

receive a prompt written determination by the President

of DRI that the intended compensated outside profes-

sional service is not in conflict with any obligations

currently incurred or assumed by the Institute. Activ-

ity in new areas not presently a regular part of the

DRI efforts will not be considered to be in conflict,

even, for such an involved faculty member, if DRI sub-

sequently moved into such work.



4. Any faculty member performing outside professional

service shall inform those who engage him or her that

they are not acting in the name of the DRI and that the

DRI is not a party to the contract nor liable for any

actions of such faculty member.



5. In negotiating for a contract for outside compensated

professional service, a faculty member shall not use DRI

stationery or forms in any manner.



6. A faculty member working independently on an outside

compensated contract shall not use DRI facilities,

equipment or personnel not available to members of the

general public competent in such use. Use, involving

added direct costs to the DRI shall only be permitted if

proper consideration is made therefor, and such use is

authorized by the faculty member's Executive Director.



7. When a faculty member feels he or she has been unfairly

treated in matters regarding his or her consulting ac-

tivities, he or she may request the Senate of the DRI

to appoint a panel of three professional members of DRI

to hear and evaluate the evidence and make a recommenda-

tion for revision of the decision, where necessary, to

the Senate for transmission to the President.



8. A faculty member working independently on his or her own

time may obtain patents or copyrights on the results of

his or her work.



9. Records are to be kept of all approved consulting activ-

ities. Monthly reports of consulting time will be sub-

mitted to the President through the Executive Director.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



8. Loan from Contingency Reserve, DRI



President Smith reported that the present balance in the DRI

Contingency Reserve is $185,295.66. He requested approval

of a loan of $24,000 from that fund to the Energy and Atmos-

pheric Environment Center to provide money to the X-Band

Radar project at the Palmer Station in Antarctica for ap-

proximately 3 months pending anticipated receipt of a grant

from the National Science Foundation. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



9. Approval of Fund Transfers, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



#77-018 $18,000 from the Contingency Reserve to the Energy

and Atmospheric Environment Center to provide

salary support for five graduate students.



#77-020 $9,871.11 from the Contingency Reserve to the

Water Resources Center to provide additional

salary support.



#77-022 $10,500 from the Contingency Reserve to the

Energy and Atmospheric Environment Center to pro-

vide travel funds for planned marketing and scien-

tific meetings, and operating funds for printing

of Pyramid final report, telephone, xeroxing and

freight.



#77-024 $15,000 from the Contingency Reserve to the Walker

Lake Weather Modification Project in the Energy

and Atmospheric Environment Center to provide

additional salary support for the remainder of FY

1977.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



10. Fire Inspection, Tonopah Hall Dormitory, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that in April there was a discus-

sion concerning Tonopah Hall and the Board had directed that

the dormitory be kept in operation until alternative student

housing became available. At that same meeting, Regent

Karamanos expressed the opinion that the building was unsafe

in the event of fire. An immediate inspection by the Clark

County Fire Department was requested. Dr. Baepler noted the

inclusion with the agenda of a report from the Clark County

Fire Department (identified as Ref. 10 and filed with perma-

nent minutes). An analysis of the results of that inspec-

tion revealed that no major hazard existed for the safe

evacuation of occupants of the building and Dr. Baepler

reported that corrective measures have been taken in re-

sponse to the deficiencies which were identified.





11. Repair and Renovation of Tonopah Hall



President Baepler reported that the 1977 Legislature had

appropriated $100,000 for repair and renovation of Tonopah

Hall. He recommended that the Board submit the following

nominations for project architect to the State Public Works

Board:



(1) Welles, Tate & Kennedy

(2) Gerald Moffitt and Associates



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Anderson and Mrs. Fong objected to the use of an archi-

tect and the payment of fees for what they considered minor

repairs and renovation which could be accomplished by Uni-

versity and State Public Works Board staff.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried by the following roll call vote:



No - Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Fong

Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. John Buchanan, Mr. Ross,

Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Miss

Mason



12. Optional Student Health Insurance Premium



President Baepler noted that optional student health insur-

ance is presently available to UNLV students at a maximum

premium of $20 per semester. Because of increasing costs

of health care, the insurance carrier is seeking a rate in-

crease of $9, effective in 1977-78. Dr. Baepler recommended

that the per-semester limit be increased to $35 for this

optional student health insurance, noting that the actual

charge is expected to be $29 and this authorization will

accommodate the larger amount if found necessary. Chancel-

lor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Fong objected to the increase, stating that she did not

feel, based on her own personal experience with a claim

against the insurance carrier, that they paid promptly

enough.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



13. Revision of Estimative Budget, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following re-

vision to the Physical Education Building Sales Estimative

Budget to allow for the expenditure of funds available from

increased building usage and accompanying fees:



Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 3,787 $ $ 3,787

Sales 50,213 10,000 60,213

Total $54,000 $10,000 $64,000



Expenditures

Professional Salaries $ 600 $ $ 600

Classified Salaries 3,318 3,318

Wages 32,767 32,767

Operating 16,315 10,000 26,315

Ending Fund Balance 1,000 1,000

Total $54,000 $10,000 $64,000



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



14. De Vos Bequest Property



A. Proposed Land Exchange - President Baepler noted that

UNLV holds a 18.125% interest in land in Sedona,

Arizona, acquired by bequest from Mary Alice De Vos.

Brigham Young University holds the remaining 71.875%

interest. Dr. Harner Selvidge of Sedona Land Company

has requested an exchange of approximately 9.76 acres to

even an irregular boundary in an area designated for

subdivision. The parcels proposed for exchange are

appraised at equal value. BYU favors the land exchange

and has requested action by the University of Nevada.



President Baepler recommended approval. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred, noting that transfer of this land

will also require concurrence of the Governor.



B. Proposed Sale of Property - President Baepler also noted

that UNLV holds a 28.125% interest in a 93 x 125 foot

vacant lot located at the southwest corner of Oak Creek

Boulevard and Highway 89A, in West Sedona, Arizona. BYU

holds the remaining 71.875% interest. The property was

acquired from the Mary Alice De Vos estate. President

Baepler recommended that the Board concur in the listing

of this property for sale at a price of $33,400 with a

ten percent commission. The property is zoned C-2.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred, noting that acceptance

of an offer will require approval of the Board and

concurrence of the Governor.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



15. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



President Baepler reported that he had received a bill for

$16,362.97 from Mr. Mike Leavitt, one of the principal per-

sons involved in the University's investigation of the NCAA

allegations. The amount covers Mr. Leavitt's accrued time

through the end of the investigation as well as copying

charges, secretarial overtime, travel expenses, long dis-

tance telephone charges, and hotel and car rental charges

which were necessary to conduct the investigation. Dr.

Baepler noted that the athletic budget is currently depleted

and requested a loan from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account to cover this expense, with the understand-

ing that the loan would be repaid from Intercollegiate

Athletics fund raising efforts during the coming year.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

Karamanos, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



16. Requested Report on Space Assignment



At Mrs. Fong's request, a report had been prepared, and in-

cluded with the agenda, identifying 100% of net assignable

space at UNLV and reflecting the number of square feet as-

signed exclusively to each academic Department, or to any

other use; e. g., Library, Auxiliary Enterprises, etc. This

report also identified the space assigned as office, labora-

tory, classroom or other catagory with laboratory or class-

room space not assigned to a specific Department separately

identified. Mrs. Fong had also requested that the report

include for the current year the number of student credits

taught by each academic Department, and that there be a

comparison of the percentage of space assigned to the per-

cent of total credits taught by each Department.



Dr. Baepler commented on the report (on file in Chancellor's

Office), pointing out that there is no correlation between

the square footage occupied by a Department and the number

of student credits produced by that Department.



Mrs. Fong was critical of the report, noting that the com-

parisons between Business and Economics and the Department

of Biology are about 10-to-1, whereas, she said, the space

standards recited in the capital improvement program request

call for a comparison of 2-to-1. Dr. Baepler pointed out

that the College of Business and Economics has no dedicated

space assigned to it, a situation that would have been cor-

rected by conversion of Tonopah Hall, whereas the Biology

Department is in a new building with room for growth.



17. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid, UNLV



President Baepler reported that based on the 1976 Fall

enrollment, UNLV will be eligible for 202 in-state and out-

of-state grants-in-aid for 1977-78.



Dr. Baepler recommended the following allocation:



Athletic Department 101 each

Music Department 40 each

All Others 61 each



Dr. Baepler also noted that, as requested by the Board in

April, a committee is being formed to investigate the feasi-

bility of a marching band. However, he pointed out that it

is unlikely that a recommendation concerning the formation

of such a group will be ready for implementation during the

coming academic year and would not, therefore, affect the

allocation of grants-in-aid in 1977-78. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval of the allocations as proposed by

President Baepler.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval of the allocations as pro-

posed. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi.



Mr. Ross moved to amend the motion to require that a report

concerning the actual allocations of such grants-in-aid be

submitted to the June meeting. Motion to amend seconded by

Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Amended motion carried without dissent.



18. Request to Sell Stock, UNLV



President Baepler reported that UNLV has 465 shares of stock

of Combustion Equipment Associates, Inc., designated for the

Athletic Fund, and State of Israel bonds in the amount of

$4,000 with $2,000 designated for the Nevada Dance Theatre

and $2,000 for the Athletic Fund. He requested permission

to sell the stocks and bonds and deposit the funds in the

appropriate accounts. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

carried without dissent.



19. Proposed Increase in Board and Room Rates, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of an increase of $42

per semester in room and board charges for Tonopah Hall,

effective with the Fall semester, 1977. This increase will

make the total fee per semester for the 12-meal plan $812,

and $846 for the 19-meal plan. The increase is required due

to the anticipated increase in food costs. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the proposed fee increase.

Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Mr. Karamanos requested that President Baepler approach the

College of Hotel Administration faculty to determine their

interest in operating the dormitory and food service as part

of the curriculum of the College. Mr. Karamanos offered to

participate in a meeting for this purpose if Dr. Baepler

would arrange for one. Student representatives from CSUN

requested that if such a meeting were held they be included

since the discussion would involve student interests.



20. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



From Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



#77-150 $800 to the Physics Department Wages to maintain

student assistants in the Department shop and in

research projects through the end of the current

fiscal year.



#77-160 $800 to Political Science Department Operating to

purchase a dictaphone.



#77-167 $1,285 to Extended Day Supplement to pay remaining

part-time contracts for the Spring semester.



#77-168 $5,222 to Insurance to fund increased premium

costs.



#77-183 $1,000 to President's Office to provide additional

operating funds for remainder of year.



From Ending Fund Balance, Estimative Budget Accounts



#77-153 $7,500 to CSUN General Expense Wages to cover

unbudgeted salaries for the Yell and the Day Care

Center.



#77-158 $12,000 to Central Office Services Operating to

provide necessary funds for remainder of current

fiscal year.



#77-162 $5,000 to Audio Visual Sales Operating to replace

money expended for Radio Communications.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



21. Mc Dermott Physical Education Complex, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that in November, 1976, CSUN was

invited to file a written report with the Regents concerning

the Mc Dermott Physical Education Complex, as a result of

complaints by the students about the operation of the

Complex. In response to that invitation, Mr. Gene Russo,

Chairman of a CSUN Investigation Committee, distributed a

report containing the Committee's findings and the follow-

ing recommendation:



"...that the Board of Regents fully fund the Physical

Education Complex thereby eliminating needed community

generated revenue. This idea has been endorsed by the

President, the Vice President of Educational Services,

the Dean of the Education Department, plus the Chairman

of the Physical Education Department."



Dr. Baepler recalled that when the facility was opened three

years ago, the Department was given a very modest increase

in their operating budget. At the same time, they were di-

rected to operate the building 24 hours a day. One of the

ways in which this was done was to encourage community use

to supplement operating funds. Dr. Baepler suggested the

Department was now in a position to evaluate the demands on

the building and to project what is reasonable to include in

the next biennial budget request for supplemental state

funding for operation of the facility.



22. Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarships



President Baepler referred to a letter included with the

agenda from Mr. Leland Backus, an attorney from Las Vegas,

concerning Intercollegiate Athletics scholarships (letter

on file in the Chancellor's Office). Dr. Baepler reported

that a meeting will take place within a very short time

for the purpose of informing persons from the community

concerning the fund raising efforts on behalf of Inter-

collegiate Athletics.



23. Expenditure from Student Union Reserve, UNLV



President Baepler requested authorization to spend $59,470

from the Student Union Reserve for the purchase of bookstore

fixtures. A report of the purchase was included in the In-

formation Agenda. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



24. Specialist in Education Degree



President Baepler noted that a Sixth-Year Specialist Degree

Program in Educational Administration is offered in the

College of Education at UNLV. He recalled that in 1970 the

Board approved three additional options for this degree:

Elementary, Secondary and Special Education. These options

were approved, subject to funding and inclusion in a work

program, but none has been implemented to date. Dr. Baepler

proposed that the option in Special Education now be added,

effective immediately, noting that it has no budgetary im-

pact due to the fact that sufficient courses and faculty

have been added since 1970. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



25. Professional Salary Schedule for 1977-79



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the April agenda had in-

cluded a review of the various proposals for salaries for

UNS faculty for 1977-79. At that meeting the Board had

agreed that development of a tentative 1977-79 Work Program

should proceed, utilizing a salary schedule which provides

a 5.5% increase for faculty moved ahead one step from 1976-

77 and that up to 2.75% additional could be allocated for

merit. It was understood that several appropriation areas

would have difficulty reserving this much merit money and

it was also understood that the various Faculty Senates and

and the UNS Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Compensation

had not yet reported; the report of the UNLV Senate had,

however, been distributed in April.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNS Ad Hoc Committee

on Professional Compensation had completed its deliberations

concerning a salary schedule for 1977-79 and had consulted

with the various Senates. The Committee's recommendations

were included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 49A and

filed with permanent minutes). Also included were the Rank

and Salary Schedules which would result (identified as Ref.

49B and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey further noted that a single recommenda-

tion had not been developed prior to the mailing of the

agenda, nor had consensus been reached in the Advisory

Cabinet meeting held on May 12. He suggested that the

Chairman of the UNS Ad Hoc Committee on Professional

Compensation present the Committee's recommendation and

that the Officers, spokesmen for the Senates and NSP follow

with their presentations.



Dr. Joseph Crowley, Chairman of the UNS Ad Hoc Committee on

Professional Compensation, presented the Committee's recom-

mendation as follows:



(1) A 6.4% across-the-board salary increase for all Divi-

sions based on an equivalent increase in the Consumer

Price Index for the period March 31, 1976 to March

31, 1977, to be achieved by adding 6.4% to each step

in the existing salary schedule.



(2) A maximum of 1% for all Divisions to be used for merit

increases and other professional compensation purposes.



(3) In the event more than 7.4% is available for salary

purposes (for example, 8.25%) the remainder of the

available funds to be used for a further across-the-

board increase in existing steps, providing such an

increase can be equitably borne by the respective

Divisions.



(4) Incumbents above step 20 also receive the across-the-

board increase proposed for all other faculty.



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board's policy was to

seek an all-ranks average equal to the average of the 50

principal State Universities. To achieve that goal this

year would require a 12.7% increase. The next alternative

would be to provide a 10% increase as included in the 1977-

79 budget request by the Board. However, neither alterna-

tive is available since the funds provided by Legislature

are not sufficient. Chancellor Humphrey recommended a 5.5%

adjustment to each step of the existing rank and salary

schedule, plus up to 2.75% authorized for merit increases,

with each Division instructed to exert every effort to ac-

complish a total average increase for incumbent faculty of

8.25%; recognizing, however, that some appropriation areas

will find this very difficult. Chancellor Humphrey endorsed

the Ad Hoc Committee's recommendation that the across-the-

board increase of 5.5% be provided to incumbent faculty

above step 20, with anything additional for this group of

faculty subject to approval by the Board as a merit

increase.



President Milam stated that the Chancellor's recommendation

causes problems with UNR in maintaining a common schedule

with UNLV because of the number of appropriation areas at

UNR with insufficient funds to reach the 8.25% average in-

crease. He requested approval of a 5.5% across-the-board

increase plus 1.2% for merit for a total of 6.7% average

increase.



President Smith supported the Chancellor's recommendation

allowing for up to 8.25% increase, pointing out that DRI

does not follow a rank and salary pattern and all salaries

are allocated on a merit basis.



President Donnelly reported that the four CCD Senates and

the Executive Vice Presidents would prefer a 6.4% across-

the-board increase with 1.85% for merit; however, he stated,

they do support the Chancellor's recommendation of 5.5% and

up to 2.75% for merit for a total of 8.25%.



President Baepler stated that UNLV has used the Chancellor's

recommendation in developing the Work Program and supports

the 5.5% and up to 2.75% for a total of 8.25%.



Professor Jo Deen Flack representing the UNR Chapter of NSP

stated that they endorse #1 and #2 of the System Salary Com-

mittee proposal. She also reported that NSP is against any

differences in salary schedules for the two Universities.



Mrs. Joan Chambers reported that the UNR Senate endorsed the

salary goal adopted by the Board of Regents; however, be-

cause of the budget difficulties which UNR has, they support

the 5.5% across-the-board increase with 1.2% for merit for a

total of 6.7%, as presented by President Milam.



Dr. Paul Burns reported that although UNLV has 2 positions,

they endorsed the Chancellor's recommendation for 5.5% with

up to 2.75% for merit, and request that the only ceiling

approved would be the 8.25%.



Mr. Dick Belaustegui reported that the Unit Senate has

proposed that 3.2% of current salary be given as a fixed

increase, with a 3.2% adjustment to the current salary

schedule, and any amount above 6.4% to be used for merit.



Dr. Tom Hoffer reported that the DRI Senate supports an

8.25% increase and would not wish to see a ceiling of less

than that amount.



Dr. Dale Donathan reported that WNCC/N supports the Chan-

cellor's recommendation for up to an 8.25% total average

increase.



Mr. George Eversull stated that CCCC preferred the 6.4%

across-the-board increase but would support the Chancel-

lor's recommendation for 5.5% and up to 2.75% additional

for merit.



Mr. Cliff Blauert, speaking on behalf of the WNCC Chapter of

NSP, requested that the salary increase be distributed even-

ly to all faculty regardless of assignment, and proposed a

6.4% across-the-board and 1.85% for merit.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion for a 5.5% across-the-board increase and up to 2.75%

for merit, with incumbents above step 20 receiving the 5.5%

adjustment. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen.



Mr. Ross moved to adjourn for lunch. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



The meeting reconvened following lunch and a meeting of the

Investment Advisory Committee.



Discussion resumed on Item 25, Professional Salary Schedule for

1977-79



Motion by Mr. Karamanos to approve the Chancellor's recom-

mendation carried with Mr. Ross opposing.



26. Voluntary ROTC Program



President Milam reported that for the past year, the

Military Affairs Review Board has been studying the UNR

Military Science requirement, and has voted unanimously to

recommend that the program be made voluntary. The text of

the Board's recommendations, as included with the agenda,

is as follows:



Whereas, the members of the Military Affairs Review

Board are unanimously in favor of retaining the

Military Science program at the University of Nevada,

Reno Campus, we recommend the following:



The Military Science program at the University shall be

made voluntary.



The Military Science Department shall be permitted to

give a Military orientation program to all incoming

Freshmen, without regard to sex, not to exceed two hours

in length. The orientation program is to be scheduled

by the Registrar's Office and the Office of Student

Affairs as a regular function of Freshman Orientation

Week.



The Registrar's Office or the Office of Student Affairs

shall make its facilities available for the Military

Science Department to include its material in mailings

to Freshmen students by the Registrar's Office or the

Office of Student Affairs.



Mr. Ross suggested that the ROTC program is an opportunity

to which students should be exposed and introduced Floyd

Edsall, Adjutant General of the Nevada National Guard.

General Edsall spoke concerning his own experience with

the ROTC program at UNR and the need to maintain both

quantity and quality in the officer manpower required by

the Military. General Edsall stated that he was personally

in favor of retaining the compulsory concept of the Military

Science program in order that entering Freshman would be

exposed to the Military, if it could be legally done.



Major Alan Mc Gill, Acting PMS, spoke concerning the program

at UNR and, responding to questions concerning the scholar-

ship aspect of the program, noted that a scholarship pro-

vides for payment of all registration and tuition fees,

all expenses in terms of books, lab fees and any ancillary

fees that may be involved. It does not pay for board and

room but does provide a stipend of $100 a month for ten

months of the academic year, tax free. Major Mc Gill stated

that in his opinion the ROTC was probably one of the most

important programs in generating officers for the national

defense establishment, noting that this year it generated

approximately 6,000 officers and in 1981 the Army ROTC pro-

gram is expected to produce approximately 10,000 officers,

not only for active Army units but also for Reserve and

National Guard units. He stated that his sole interest is

to insure that the ROTC program at UNR is operated in an

atmosphere which will produce both the quantity and the

quality student who will be a good junior officer within

the Armed Forces. He suggested that if the University is

able to provide the environment which will encourage the

young man and woman to look at the Military, then there

would be no objection on his part or on the part of his

superiors to the program being voluntary. He stressed, how-

ever, that the proper environment must be present to attract

the student and added that if that proper environment did

exist, he would be in favor of a voluntary program.



Mr. Kenneth Braunstein, Chairman of the UNR Military Affairs

Review Board, commented on the Board's recommendation and

the study and discussion which preceded the formulation of

that recommendation. Mr. Braunstein stated that the Commit-

tee was unanimously in favor of retaining a Military Science

program and believes that a voluntary program will strength-

en the Military Science program.



Mrs. Joan Chambers reported that the UNR Faculty Senate

endorsed the recommendation of the Military Affairs Review

Board that the program be continued on a voluntary basis.



Col. Robert Gundlach, former PMS, reviewed his service as

PMS with UNR and charged that the ROTC program is now at its

lowest point since 1961 when he assumed responsibility for

the program. He spoke of improvements which had occurred

under his command and expressed concern and regret over

what he stated was now a badly deteriorated program. Col.

Gundlach stated that the actual figures of commissioned

officers were in fact not as had been reported and suggested

that there was a real danger that the Army would remove the

program from the University of Nevada. He cited a number of

needs which he stated were critical to the success of the

ROTC program and urged the support of the Board of Regents

in revitalizing the program.



Col. Earl Ralf, former PMS, stated that he was speaking on

behalf of the General Westmoreland Chapter of the Associa-

tion of the U. S. Army, and quoted as follows from a posi-

tion paper developed by the Association:



"Since 1969, with the adoption on a trial basis, of the

present program, we have been concerned that the Univer-

sity, a State-supported school in a State where there is

comparatively little Statewide Military presence, has

not been meeting its obligation to its students to cre-

ate a definite awareness of the opportunities of a ci-

vilian Military career at a level commensurate with a

college graduate's education and potential."



Col. Ralf criticized the orientation program offered as an

option to the basic ROTC course and stated that the

Association recommended that the "ROTC program at the

University of Nevada be restructured to stress opportunity

for civilian Military careers, to emphasize Military tactics

and performance, to develop knowledge and leadership ability

as to actual Military tasks, and a minimum of one year of

successful attendance in the ROTC program be required of all

students, male and female." Col. Ralf, stating that he was

speaking for himself and not the Association, then charged

that every policy action taken by the Administration and

faculty since 1969 has been detrimental to the program. He

stated that the faculty and Administration had continually

agitated against the Military Science program and had, in

1970, disrupted Governor's Day. He recommended that the

matter be taken from the hands of the faculty and Adminis-

tration and suggested that if the Board of Regents couldn't

handle it perhaps it should go to the Legislature. He rec-

ommended that an ad hoc committee involving some active

Military people be appointed to resolve the matter.



Mr. John Mc Caskill, reported that ASUN joins with the

Military Affairs Review Board, the UNR Faculty Senate and

President Milam in recommending (1) that the ROTC program be

made voluntary and (2) that the Military Science Department

be permitted to give a Military orientation program to all

incoming Freshmen without regard to sex, not to exceed two

hours in length. Mr. Mc Caskill also reported that ASUN

Legal Counsel has stated that the ROTC requirement, as it

is now, will be in violation of Title IX.



Dr. Milam agreed that information received from HEW would

indicate that the Military Science requirement for male

students is likely to be declared to be in violation of

Title IX.



Drs. Anderson and Lombardi, Mr. Ross and Chairman Buchanan

all expressed their concerns over the impact upon the pro-

gram at this time if the requirement is removed and suggest-

ed that efforts be made to upgrade the program before chang-

ing to a voluntary status. Miss Mason disagreed, suggesting

that forcing students to participate in a bad program will

only compound the problem. Mrs. Fong questioned the ration-

ale of making Military training part of a required curricu-

lum in the University of Nevada System when there is no

longer a draft and Military service is no longer required.



Dr. Lombardi moved that the present Military Science re-

quirement be retained and that all efforts be made to up-

grade the program, and that ROTC be available to both men

and women students. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson,

carried by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. Chris

Karamanos, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Ross

No - Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen,

Miss Mason



(NOTE TO MINUTES: Dr. Lombardi later instructed the

Secretary that his motion was intended to direct that

Military Science be a requirement for all students, i. e.,

male and female.)



27. Special Subsidy for Courses Offered in Rural Areas



Chancellor Humphrey noted that for many years the University

of Nevada System has attempted to meet the needs of the ru-

ral communities for programs of instruction. Although basic

administrative costs have been provided by Legislative ap-

propriation, the courses have not been funded and student

fees must cover instructors' compensation and travel. Ef-

forts have been made to use local instructors but difficul-

ty is often encountered in securing approval of the pro-

posed instructors by the responsible academic Departments.

Dr. Humphrey noted that there had been significant improve-

ment in the offering of State funded lower division and

vocational-technical courses since establishment of the

Community College; however, the problem of upper division

and graduate courses remains, with complaints having been

received from many parts of the State, particularly the Ely

area.



Dr. Humphrey reported that Dr. Richard Dankworth, Director

of Extended Programs and Continuing Education, had been re-

quested to develop a proposal for the funding that would be

required to subsidize a substantially improved service to

the rural areas. Dr. Dankworth's proposal was included with

the agenda (identified as Ref. 43 and filed with permanent

minutes).



Dr. Dankworth commented on his proposal, noting that upon

approval by the Board in 1976 of the merger of Summer Ses-

sion and General University Extension (now known as Ex-

tended Programs and Continuing Education), President Milam

had directed that immediate steps be taken to improve the

service to rural communities in northern Nevada and the

eastern slope of the Sierras, the service areas of UNR. A

second continuing education specialist was hired and the

Summer was spent in assessing the need in those rural

areas for upper division and graduate level courses. A

schedule for Fall and Spring 1976-77 was developed and in-

cluded a total of 42 courses, 21 of which were subsequently

cancelled because of insufficient enrollment to make them

self-supporting. Of the remaining courses, 19 were subsi-

dized at substantial cost to other Departments in EPCE.

Dr. Dankworth stated that this was not a result of poor

planning or lack of effort to deliver the service, but is

because of rather unrealistic requirements for place-bound

citizens in rural communities to support the total cost of

a course through their fees. He noted that the cost of such

courses includes professional salaries, travel and per diem,

course development, advertisement and management costs. To

provide a self-sustaining course in a rural community often

requires a higher enrollment than such a course would at-

tract on Campus.



Dr. Dankworth proposed that the Board establish a fund which

would assist in equalizing the opportunity for place-bound

Nevada adults to secure advanced education. The goal would

be to offer a minimum of two courses per year in communities

of less than 2,500 population, and a minimum of four courses

in larger rural communities. The fund would be used to sub-

sidize the difference between income generated from student

fees and the cost of the courses delivered. Dr. Dankworth

stated that, in his opinion, the University has an opportu-

nity and an obligation to contribute to the quality of life

in Nevada's rural communities by extending them a modest

but stable program of educational offerings at the upper

division and graduate level and he urged the Board's

approval.



Mr. George Munson, Director of Adult Education for White

Pine County School District, spoke in support of the subsidy

proposed by Dr. Dankworth and urged the Board's approval.



Mrs. Fong suggested that if it would cost $50,000 to offer

one course each in 15 communities, increasing the number of

courses to four in each community would cost $3 million.



Chancellor Humphrey explained the recommendation contained

in the agenda for $50,000 to be allocated from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Fund to a "Regents' Equalization

Fund for Rural Programs", with both UNR and UNLV having

access to this fund. He pointed out that the recommendation

is for the University nearest the community to be served to

offer the desired course, provided that University has the

appropriate program capability. Furthermore, efforts to

find and secure approval of qualified local instructors will

be renewed. If this experiment is successful, Chancellor

Humphrey proposed that efforts be renewed in 1979 to secure

State funding.



Mrs. Fong suggested that the program definitely favored UNR

since there are only two rural communities near Las Vegas,

and stated that if faculty members are solicited from UNLV

they would have to be paid much more in transportation costs

to cover the greater distance. Chancellor Humphrey again

pointed out that the proposal is for the University nearest

the community to provide the service, unless it is a program

which that Campus would not normally offer. He also empha-

sized the experimental aspect of the proposal with the un-

derstanding that the experience would be evaluated prior to

the next Legislative session.



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

carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



(NOTE TO MINUTES: Mrs. Fong later asked that the record

reflect that the reason for her opposing vote was that she

considered the potential costs to be too high.)



28. Presentation of Final Drawings, School of Medical Sciences,

Phase III, UNR



Mr. Wood introduced Mr. Edward Parsons, Project Architect,

who presented the final drawings for Phase III of the School

of Medical Sciences. A review of the scope and funding for

this project was included with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 26 and filed with permanent minutes). President Milam

and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



29. Dorothe Mac Millan Estate



President Milam reported that UNR has received $415,018.20

from the estate of Dorothe Mac Millan. The terms of the be-

quest provided that the assets were to be distributed to the

University of Nevada, Reno, to be used to establish a School

of Veterinary Medicine within 5 years of her death; other-

wise, the trust assets were to be distributed to the Univer-

sity of California, Davis. On November 18, 1976, District

Judge Roy L. Torvinen found that the University had complied

with the terms of the bequest and ordered the distribution

of funds to the University.



Dr. Milam reported that the College of Agriculture has re-

quested that these funds be separately invested in securi-

ties that will provide a maximum sustained income. Dr.

Milam recommended that this be designated as a fund func-

tioning as an endowment and that the income through June

30, 1978, be spent for the following purposes and up to the

specified amounts:



(1) Equipment



a. Large animal ambulatory unit to be used to treat

University animals, to expose preveterinarian

students to large animal practice $ 4,000



b. Miscellaneous equipment for the School of

Veterinary Sciences; e. g., audio visual

cassettes, clinical pathology supplies,

anatomy specimens 5,000



(2) Internship Program



a. Salary for Dr. Taylor, as supervisor for

two months 5,000



b. Interns (10 students at $500 each) 5,000



(3) Scholarships to support UNR students continuing their

veterinary education within the WICHE compact or

contracts:



22 students at $1,125 each (1/2 of the students'

share of the total WICHE student exchange support

fee) 24,750



Total $43,750



Mr. Ross moved approval of the recommendation to the extent

that the proceeds from the Mac Millan Estate be adminis-

tered as a separate fund, functioning as an endowment, but

that the recommendations contained in (1), (2) and (3) be

left to a more legal determination. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



30. Remodel of Juniper Hall for Student Health Services, UNR



Mr. Pine reported that bids for this project were opened by

the State Public Works Board on May 12, 1977. Tabulation of

the bids is as follows:



Bidder Base Bid Alt 1 Alt 2 Alt 3



Vasco Associates $189,775 $ 8,100 $38,900 $22,800

Allen Galloway 191,363 8,370 34,644 17,811

Cunningham & Svensen 191,587 7,978 33,059 17,009

Walker Boudwin 233,000 11,792 38,513 22,383

Nevada Builders Inc. 199,790 8,269 34,298 15,983

Capriotti Construction 195,000 10,275 35,200 18,800



Bidder Total



Vasco Associates $259,575

Allen Galloway 252,188

Cunningham & Svensen 249,633

Walker Boudwin 305,688

Nevada Builders Inc. 258,340

Capriotti Construction 259,275



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

Board of Regents concur in the award by the State Public

Works Board to Vasco Associates for a total contract price

of $197,875 (base bid plus alternate 1).



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

carried without dissent.



31. Proposed Acquisition of Columbia Channel Gold Mining

Property in Little Valley



President Milam recalled that in 1959 the University of

Nevada was presented with a gift of 2,600 acres of land in

the Carson Range between Washoe Lake and Lake Tahoe. Named

for its donor, the George Whittell Forest and Wildlife

Area has been administered by a Board of Control as a bio-

logical field station and environmental research area for

the University of Nevada System. In its careful steward-

ship of this property, the Board has consistently supported

wide interdisciplinary use of the area for field studies and

teaching and it has kept facilities development to a minimum

in order to disturb the natural setting as little as

possible.



During the past 17 years, Dr. Milam noted, numerous theses

by UNR students have been based on investigations carried

out in Little Valley, and many classes in environmental

sciences have made field trips to the area. Current re-

search projects include studies of wildlife species, the

varied flora, forest management, fire protection, grazing

effects, archaeology, climatology, and environmental en-

gineering, including experiments in wind energy and solar

heating. While much of the surrounding region of Reno,

Carson City and Lake Tahoe is being rapidly developed and

altered, University professors and their students are using

the Whittell Forest to examine the past, study the present,

and explore the future of our natural environment.



Dr. Milam noted that 4 parcels of land in Little Valley do

not belong to the University. One small parcel at the lower

end is not too critical and there is no evidence that the

present owners plan to dispose of it. Two large parcels in

the upper Valley belong to affiliates of the Roman Catholic

Church. Another 40-acre parcel belongs to Mr. William

Sharon, and it is this property that is of concern to UNR.

The property has been listed for sale and it is believed

that if it is acquired by anyone other than the University,

legal proceedings will be initiated to assert access rights

across the Little Valley to the Sharon property.



President Milam recommended that the 40-acre parcel belong-

ing to Mr. Sharon be acquired and requested that funds for

its purchase be provided from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account. Mr. Pine reported that an appraisal of

the property had been obtained and the price for its pur-

chase has been set at $32,500.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the request to

acquire the property and further recommended that the fol-

lowing unrestricted UNR accounts be used for that purpose,

to be supplemented by up to $29,000 from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account:



Noble Getchell E. I. 260-4100-003 $1,878

Effie Mona Mack Estate 260-4100-000 46

University Centennial 260-4100-004 488

Carolyn Beckwith E. I. 260-4100-006 664

John Colyer Gift 260-4100-008 322

John J. Partridge Gift 260-4100-009 131

$3,529



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

carried without dissent.



32. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



From Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Funds



#230 $8,250 to Speech and Theatre Operating to assist with

the Department's Spring production schedule and to

purchase curtains for the theatre.



#246 $6,450 to Sociology Department Operating to cover

costs of several lecturers who covered Spring semes-

ter courses while faculty member carried out admin-

istrative duties; $125 to Operating to cover cost

of a calculator, and $200 to Wages to fund a

work/study student who assisted with research.



#249 $500 to Managerial Sciences Operating to cover

printing costs for balance of the year.



#252 $700 to English Department Operating for unantici-

pated expenditures including purchase of a

typewriter.



#253 $1,000 to Student Services to fund the Special

Services tutorial program, writing clinic and serv-

ices for handicapped students during the last month

of the academic year.



#254 $4,000 to Medical Technology Professional Salaries to

cover salary of appointee to permanent position.



#256 $10,000 to Biology Department to purchase a research

microscope and $2,500 to purchase a tissue culture

incubator.



#257 $1,095 to Chemistry Department to purchase a sartor-

ius balance, and $550 to purchase a spectrometer, and

$1,400 to match a federal grant for purchase of a

teletype and an instrument computer.



#258 $1,695 to Physics Department to purchase three

electrostatic kits.



#259 $700 to Mathematics Department to purchase mass

storage for a mini computer.



#260 $950 to Journalism Department for purchase of two

typewriters.



#261 $300 to Physical Education Department to purchase a

scale for underwater weighing research.



#262 $675 to Psychology Department to purchase three

memory modules and one acoustic coupler.



#263 $475 to Political Science Department for the purchase

of a typewriter.



#265 $4,110 to Civil Engineering Department to purchase a

Surface Hydrological Unit and a triple prism

retroreflector assembly and related equipment.



#266 $5,150 to Electrical Engineering Department to

purchase microprocessors and related hardware.



#267 $3,700 to Mechanical Engineering for the remodeling

of the low-speed wind tunnel and various meters and

watches necessary for instrumentation.



#268 $4,095 to Engineering Technologies for the purchase

of electronic test equipment.



#269 $475 to Curriculum and Instruction for the purchase

of a typewriter.



#270 $220 to Counseling and Personnel Services, for the

purchase of DUSO kits.



#271 $7,570 to the Library for purchase of five card

catalog cabinets and $4,800 for three resensitizing

units.



#272 $5,240 to Audio Visual Communications for purchase

of slide projectors and 16mm projectors.



#273 $1,300 to Graduate Dean's Office to cover wages for

the balance of the year; $300 for in-state travel

expenses; and $2,800 to cover the cost of designing

and printing new graduate school forms.



#279 $3,000 to the College of Agriculture for the pur-

chase of a 10-inch metal lathe, and $3,200 for the

purchase of microscopes for the Wildlife Teaching

Laboratories.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



33. Remodel of Mackay Science Building, UNR



Mr. Pine reported that the School of Medical Sciences has

received a grant for $90,880 from the Veterans's Administra-

tion for alterations and remodeling of a portion of the

Mackay Science building to accommodate the Medical Technol-

ogy program. The remodeling will occur on the north end of

the second floor. The project budget is as follows:



Architect's fee $ 8,450

Laboratory furniture 43,700

Demolition and construction 38,730

$90,880



Mr. Pine presented the preliminary plans for this remodel,

as prepared by Edward Parsons, project architect. The

plans have been approved by the Veterans Administration.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of the preliminary plans and authorization to bid the pro-

ject upon approval of the final drawings by the Veterans

Administration.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



34. Thomas D. Wyatt Estate



President Milam reported that UNR has received $125,000 from

the estate of Thomas D. Wyatt, M. D. The terms of the be-

quest provide that the funds are to "...be used entirely in

the discretion of the Board of Regents for the University of

Nevada Medical School, Reno, Nevada, and for medical pur-

suits as they may in their best judgment determine."



President Milam requested that the funds be expended in the

following manner:



$116,700 to be used to make up the balance of the

miscellaneous receipts income item included in the

1976-77 Work Program for the School of Medical Sciences.



$8,300 to repay the loan made to the School of Medical

Sciences from the Board of Regents Special Projects

Fund.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



35. Construction Bids, S-Bar-S Ranch Swimming Pool



President Milam recalled that in April, the Board had dele-

gated authority to the Administration to review the bids

and award a contract for construction of a pool at the S-

Bar-S Ranch, with the results to be reported to the May

meeting. Bids received were as follows:



Gottschalk Construction Company $21,390

Capital Gunite Company 23,100



Dr. Milam reported that the contract was awarded to

Gottschalk Construction Company for $21,390 and requested

confirmation of this action for minute record purposes.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried with Mr. John Buchanan and Mrs. Fong

opposing and Mr. Ross abstaining.



36. Request for Authority to Sell Stock, UNR



A. Dr. Milam reported that UNR has received five shares of

common stock of Gannett Co., Inc., the proceeds of which

are to be used by the UNR Journalism Department.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

stock be sold and the proceeds deposited to the

appropriate account.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, carried without dissent.



B. President Milam reported that UNR owns 100,000 shares

of Chemex Corporation stock, proceeds of which are to

be utilized for the enhancement of the Biochemistry re-

search programs of the Agricultural Experiment Station.

He endorsed a request by Dean Bohmont that 25,000

shares of the stock be sold and the proceeds from the

sale be used for minor remodeling of the old Veteri-

nary Medicine building and to strengthen current re-

search programs on natural plant products. In addition

the research effort has reached a state where there is

need for organic chemists in the postdoctoral category

to work on specific natural plant product isolations

and structure alterations. Proceeds of the sale in

excess of the amount required for remodeling would be

used for such personnel. Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, carried without dissent.



37. Proposed Change in Fee Distribution



President Milam recalled that in May, 1976, the Board had

approved the distribution of fees for 1977-78 under the new

consolidated fee concept. Dr. Milam requested that the

distribution of the fees for UNR be amended as shown below:



Present Proposed

A. Undergraduate or Graduate Students,

6 or fewer credits



General Fund $14.40 $14.40

Capital Improvement 6.00 6.00

Student Union Capital Improvement 1.00 1.00

Student Union Operating .60 .40

Recreation Building Use .20

$22.00 $22.00



B. Undergraduate Students,

7 or more credits



General Fund $11.00 $11.00

Capital Improvement 6.00 6.00

Student Union Capital Improvement 1.00 1.00

Athletics .90 .90

Health Service 1.40 1.50

Student Association (Including

Recreation Building Use) 1.40 1.37

Student Union Operating .30 .23

$22.00 $22.00

C. Graduate Students

7 or more credits



General Fund $12.80 $12.80

Capital Improvement 6.00 6.00

Student Union Capital Improvement 1.00 1.00

Health Service 1.40 1.50

Student Association .30 .30

Student Union Operating .50 .25

Recreation Building Use .15

$22.00 $22.00



D. Summer Session



Instruction $27.40 $27.40

Student Union Capital Improvement 1.00 1.00

Summer Activity .40 1.00

Student Union Operating .20

Health Service 1.00 .60

$30.00 $30.00



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



38. Declaration of Financial Exigency, CCD



President Donnelly requested that the Board of Regents de-

clare a state of financial exigency for the Office of the

President and the Division Administration of CCD. He noted

that the budget for the President's Office for the next

biennium reduces personnel from 19 to 2, leaving on the

President and an Administrative Secretary. One professional

position and three classified positions will be transferred

to Western Nevada Community College. Six professionals and

seven classified positions will be eliminated. The profes-

sional positions are as follows:



(1) Assistant to the President

(2) Administrative Assistant to the President

(3) Business Manager

(4) Personnel Director

(5) Public Information Officer

(6) Controller



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the President's request,

adding that this reduction in personnel does not change the

status of the Community College Division within UNS and it

will continue to function as an autonomous Division of the

University System.



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

carried without dissent.



39. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following fund

transfers from the Contingency Reserve, WNCC/North:



#1129 $6,500 to Janitorial Services Operating for contract

services at WNCC Phase II.



#1130 $7,044 to Campus Security Operating for contract

services with UNR.



#1131 $51,000 to Instruction Operating for purchase of

instructional equipment. Funds were made available

from professional salary savings.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



40. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in April the Board au-

thorized an allocation of up to $1,000 from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account to supplement the Board's

Out-of-State Travel Account to permit attendance of 3 Re-

gents at the 1977 Annual Workshop in Williamsburg, Virginia

sponsored by the Association of Governing Boards. Dr.

Humphrey reported that an additional $356.72 is required

in order to clear the travel claims submitted.



Chairman Buchanan requested allocation of this additional

amount from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



41. Legislative Report



Chancellor Humphrey noted inclusion with the agenda of a

report concerning action by the 1977 Legislature of special

interest to the University of Nevada System. (Report iden-

tified as Ref. 44 and filed with permanent minutes.)



42. State Student Incentive Grant Program



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board had previously

approved requesting State monies in the amount of $150,000

per year to match a like amount available from the Federal

government to establish a State Student Incentive Grant

(SSIG) program. This program was recommended by Governor

O'Callaghan and the legislation was passed by the Assembly

but killed in the Senate Finance Committee.



Dr. Humphrey reported that the Federal agency responsible

for administration of this program has suggested that the

University request permission to use existing student grants

as the State's match in order to secure the Federal funds.

In order to meet the April 15 deadline for application, such

a proposal was submitted, contingent upon approval by the

Board at the May meeting. Dr. Humphrey stated that he had

discussed this proposal with Senator Floyd Lamb, Chairman of

the Senate Finance Committee, and Senator Lamb had stated

that he did not believe this would be considered in viola-

tion of Legislative intent; however, he stated that he was

speaking strictly for himself and was not attempting to re-

present either his Committee or the Legislature in general.



The Officers recommended that the Board of Regents approve

the use of existing student grants as the State's matching

share in order to establish the SSIG program.



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

carried without dissent.



43. Position Appointments in UNS



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January, 1977, the

Board of Regents adopted the following recommendation:



"...that no existing professional or classified posi-

tion which becomes vacant may be filled except with the

specific written permission of the President of the

Division involved, and secondly, for the protection of

faculty who may be displaced, that a President may not

authorize employment of anyone in the professional or

classified service not presently employed within the

system until he has received written confirmation from

the other Presidents and from the Chancellor that no

qualified employee whose position is subject to discon-

tinuation or whose position has been discontinued with-

in the last 24 months is available for transfer."



Dr. Humphrey stated that the scope of the budgetary problems

are now fully understood with the two financial exigencies

recommended for declaration at this meeting yet to be

resolved. Accordingly, the Officers recommended that the

Board rescind its earlier action in this matter except as

it applies to those employees affected by the financial

exigencies declared in DRI and CCD.



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

carried without dissent.



44. Work Program for 1977-78



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the tentative work program

for 1977-78 was distributed May 6. Work on the development

of a final document for action by the Board on June 17 is

continuing; however, Chancellor Humphrey suggested that

discussion would be helpful, particularly on that part of

the Work Program dealing with establishment of Business

Centers. Dr. Humphrey noted that the General Appropriation

Act of 1977 includes the following language:



The Board of Regents of the University of Nevada System

shall establish one or two Business Centers for the

business-related functions of the various Divisions in

the University of Nevada System. To accomplish the es-

tablishment of Business Centers, the Board of Regents

are authorized to transfer positions and funds from the

appropriations made by Section 24 for the System Admin-

istration, Community College Administration, University

Press, Statewide Programs-UNR, Intercollegiate Athletics

UNR, Intercollegiate Athletics UNLV, Statewide Programs-

UNLV, Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative

Extension Services, System Computing Center, Desert

Research Institute, University of Nevada-Reno, School

of Medical Sciences-UNR, University of Nevada-Las Vegas,

Clark County Community College, Western Nevada Communi-

ty College and Northern Nevada Community College to a

separate budget account or accounts established for a

Business Center or Centers.



In order to accommodate to this law, Chancellor Humphrey

recommended that the final work program include two new

functional areas: (1) Northern Business Center, and (2)

Southern Business Center. Southern will provide accounting,

purchasing and classified personnel services to UNLV.

Northern will provide these services for all other units.

The necessary personnel and operating costs will be drawn

from existing appropriation lines. The Southern Business

Center will be administered by the Vice President for

Business, UNLV, reporting to the President of UNLV. The

Northern Business Center will be administered by the Vice

President for Business, UNR, reporting to the President

of UNR.



Dr. Humphrey noted the distribution by President Smith of a

position paper in which Dr. Smith expressed strong reserva-

tions regarding the effect of the mandate by the Legislature

for the establishment of the Business Centers (position

paper on file in Chancellor's Office). Dr. Smith stated

that he was strongly opposed to any structure which would

hold him responsible for expenditures by his organization

and yet have the business affairs for the Institute admin-

istered by another organization.



Mr. Ross moved that the Administration structure the Bus-

iness Centers in a manner that complies with the Act and

bring it back to the June meeting. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong.



In response to a question from the Chairman, President

Donnelly noted that CCD will also be required to work with

a Business Center not under the direction of the Division

President; however, he said the Division would do everything

possible to make it work in that he did not see any

alternative. He said that as long as the Division has

managerial direction over its budget the Business Center

concept should work.



Ms. Chambers reported that the UNR Faculty Senate had passed

the following three motions in reference to the proposal

under discussion:



(1) The UNR Faculty Senate wishes to go on record as oppos-

ing the consolidation since being forced by the Legis-

lature to do this violates the Board of Regents consti-

tutional autonomy.



(2) The Faculty Senate recommend to the Board of Regents

that UNR maintain its present arrangement for fiscal

operations in order to maintain its Divisional autonomy

in the area of business functions.



(3) If UNR is to be given additional responsibilities in

the business functions areas that we also be given the

necessary additional resources and personnel as deter-

mined by President Milam to accomplish the assigned

tasks.



Dr. Humphrey pointed out that in his opinion this mandate is

within the constitutional powers of the Legislature to as-

sign a duty to the Board of Regents. The Legislature has

not restricted the Board's powers; it has assigned a duty.

He also noted that the University had presented to the Leg-

islature the reasons why it was believed that the 4 autono-

mous Divisions should each have business services. The

Governor and the Legislature disagreed and they have been

given instructions which the University should now do its

best to make work, and then go back to the Governor and the

Legislature in 1979 and say, it works, we are happy with it,

here is what we believe needs to be adjusted. Or, it does-

n't work and here are our alternatives. He urged that the

Board not place itself in direct opposition to the Governor

and the Legislature when it is not known whether the mandate

which has been given the Board will or will not work.



Counsel Lessly concurred that the State Constitution clearly

states that the Legislature may define the duties of the

Board of Regents.



Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.



45. Affirmative Action Plan, UNLV



Mr. Jim Kitchen, UNLV Affirmative Action Officer, reported

that the proposed Affirmative Action Plan for UNLV as in-

cluded with the agenda (plan on file in the Chancellor's

Office), had been reviewed and approved by the University

Senate, and was now ready for approval by the Board and

submission to the appropriate Federal agency.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that review by Legal Counsel and

by the System Equal Opportunity Officer had also occurred

with the following recommended changes:



Page 7 - Nepotism Policy



Delete entire section and substitute the following:



The Nevada Statute which sets forth the State of Nevada

policy on nepotism (NRS 281.210) infringes upon the

executive and administrative areas of the University

and is, therefore, to be regarded as being advisory

only under the decision of the Nevada Supreme Court in

King vs. Board of Regents, 65 Nev. 533 (1948). Thus,

the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada System

may accept the advice offered by the Legislature by

Statute or enact contrary regulations regarding nepo-

tism. NRS 281.210 would prohibit the employment of

relatives within the 3rd degree of consanguinity or

affinity of the "employing authority" only, namely, the

President of the University, and in certain specific

areas, the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents has

adopted the policy that "Unless otherwise provided by

State law, there shall be no nepotism constraint upon

the employment or advancement of University faculty."

Codification of Board Policy Statements, Title 4,

Chapter 4, Section 5.



Within the above-stated framework, it is the policy of

the University of Nevada System to seek to employ in

its faculty and staff positions the best possible em-

ployees who are to be selected on a competitive basis.

There are no prohibitions to the appointment of rela-

tives to the faculty or staff of the University in

the same or different Colleges or Departments, but no

faculty or staff member employed shall participate

in making recommendations or decisions specifically

affecting the appointment, retention, tenure, work

assignments, promotions, demotions, salary or other

status or interests of a relative.



If the present statement is to be retained, first

sentence under Classified should be changed to read

"Section 281.210 of Nevada Revised Statutes."



Page 21 - Section 5 - Guidelines for Implementation



Third sentence of paragraph 6 should be changed to read

"Community College Division", deleting the words "Clark

County District".



Page 27 - Biographical Data Sheet



Delete the question "Of what country are you a

citizen?" and substitute "Are you a citizen of the

United States?".



President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval with the substitutions as suggested by Legal Counsel.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



46. Proposed Lease to Environmental Protection Agency



President Baepler requested authorization to negotiate with

the Environmental Protection Agency for a 2-year lease by

that agency of one laboratory in Biology for approximately

$2,000 per year. There would be no option for renewal be-

yond the 2-year period. He noted that the Life Science

building has significant laboratory space and provides room

for growth within the Biology Department, and it is assumed

that the Department will be able to accommodate the request.

He also noted that the building is heated and air-condition-

ed regardless of occupancy of one laboratory by EPA, and

their occupancy will not be a significant cost factor to

the University. Dr. Baepler requested that the proceeds

from the lease be deposited to a special account for the

Department of Biology, originally established by Dr. Juanita

White, which the Department hopes will reach a sufficient

level that it can become an academic endowment fund.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the lease,

subject to concurrence by the Governor, and approval of the

proposed use of the lease proceeds.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



47. Addition to Mackay Stadium, UNR



President Milam recalled that the 1977 Legislature had ap-

propriated $532,000 to the State Public Works Board for an

addition to Mackay Statium. He recommended that the Board

submit the following nominations for project engineer to

the State Public Works Board:



(1) John Webster Brown

(2) Grant A. Engstrom



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



48. Faculty Grants-in-Aid



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in November, 1976, the

Board authorized: (1) the grants-in-aid for all categories

of students at all times at UNR and UNLV be $11 per credit

and $8.50 per credit at CCD, and (2) students receiving a

grant-in-aid as athletes, professional staff and dependents,

graduate assistants (fellows), classified staff, and those

student body officers designated by the President, would

receive a waiver during the regular academic year of the

Capital Improvement Fee of $6 per credit at UNR and UNLV,

and $4 per credit at CCD. That action provides that during

the academic year a faculty member or his dependent attend-

ing either UNR or UNLV would pay $5 per credit, receive a

funded grant-in-aid for $11, and $6 would be waived. Those

attending CCD pay fifty cents per credit, receive a funded

grant-in-aid for $8.50, and $4 would be waived. During

Summer School, $19 per credit would be paid at UNR and UNLV,

and $4 per credit at CCD. The effect of this policy on

faculty and dependents attending Summer School was apparent-

ly not understood at the time.



In order that faculty are equitably treated, the Officers

recommended that the policy remain as adopted for all cours-

es during the academic year, and that during Summer School,

all but $5 per credit be waived (i. e., not a funded grant-

in-aid) at UNR and UNLV, and all but fifty cents per credit

be waived at CCD, provided a course has a sufficient number

of fee-paying students, not including those receiving waiv-

ers, to be offered. This would make the cost per credit to

faculty and dependents the same during Summer School as

during the academic year.



The Officers further recommended that the distribution of

the Summer School fee charged such students (i. e., $5 per

credit at UNR and UNLV, and fifty cents per credit at CCD),

be to the Estimative Budget account applicable (Health

Service, Student Union), etc., and the residual to the

instructional programs.



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

carried without dissent.



49. Revenue Bond Resolutions, UNR



Chancellor Humphrey recommended adoption of the following

resolutions to permit the sale of $1 million in revenue

bonds for the UNR Student Union building addition:



RESOLUTION NO. 77-2



A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE BY THE BOARD OF

REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA OF THE UNIVERSITY'S

OBLIGATIONS DESIGNATED AS THE "UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA,

RENO, STUDENT UNION BUILDING FEE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES

MAY 1, 1977", IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $1,000,000.00,

FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING WHOLLY OR IN PART THE COST

OF CONSTRUCTING AND OTHERWISE ACQUIRING AN ADDITION TO,

AND OTHERWISE IMPROVING, THE JOT TRAVIS STUDENT UNION

BUILDING ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA,

RENO, INCLUDING THE ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT AND FUR-

NISHINGS THEREFOR, AND OTHER APPURTENANCES RELATING

THERETO: PROVIDING THE FORM, TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF

THE BONDS, THE MANNER OF THEIR EXECUTION, THE METHOD OF

THEIR PAYMENT AND THE SECURITY THEREFOR: PROVIDING FOR

THE DISPOSITION OF REVENUES DERIVED FROM CERTAIN STUDENT

FEES AND OTHERWISE: PRESCRIBING OTHER DETAILS CONCERNING

THE BONDS AND THE PROJECT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO

COVENANTS AND AGREEMENTS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH: RATI-

FYING ACTION HERETOFORE TAKEN TOWARD THE PROJECT AND

THE BONDS: PROVIDING OTHER DETAILS RELATING THERETO:

AND REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.



RESOLUTION NO. 77-3



A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SALE OF THE

SECURITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA DESIGNATED AS THE

"UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO, STUDENT UNION BUILDING FEE

REVENUE BONDS, SERIES MAY 1, 1977", IN THE PRINCIPAL

AMOUNT OF $1,000,000.00; PROVIDING THE FORMS OF THE

NOTICES OF SUCH SALE: PROVIDING FOR GIVING NOTICE OF

THE SALE AND OTHER DETAILS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH:

AND REPEALING ALL RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



50. Jerry and Betty Wilson Fund



President Milam reported that in 1968 Harry Jerome Wilson

and Betty Wilson created a Trust known as "The Jerry and

Betty Wilson Fund". Both Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have subse-

quently died. Under the terms of the trust, 50% of the net

current annual income of the Trust Estate is to be distrib-

uted to the University of Nevada, Reno, for the creation

and maintenance of a scholarship fund in memory of the

Wilsons. UNR will receive $1,181.48 from this trust for

the fiscal year ended June 30, 1976.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

the Board accept the "Jerry and Betty Wilson Fund" and that

a scholarship fund be established at UNR which will comply

with the terms of the Trust.



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

carried without dissent.



51. ASUN Agreement



President Milam reported that ASUN and the UNR Administra-

tion have developed an agreement governing the operating

procedures for ASUN and the ASUN Bookstore, as follows:



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada System hereinafter known as "The Regents", and

the Associated Students of the University of Nevada,

hereinafter known as ASUN, "desire to enter into an

agreement to establish terms and conditions upon which

the relationship between the said parties shall exist:



1. ASUN agrees that it is subject to all System and

Reno Campus policies, rules and regulations adopted

by the Regents, covered by this document, unless

otherwise agreed to by both parties.



2. ASUN agrees that all employees will be selected,

employed and promoted according to the Regents'

policies and that all fringe benefits as well as

salaries will be paid by ASUN to such employees.

The employment or discharge of any employees will

be a cooperative effort of the University of

Nevada, Reno, President and ASUN designees. Em-

ployee responsibilities, job descriptions, and

internal organization will be developed by ASUN

and approved by the UNR President.



3. Auxiliary enterprise operations (Bookstore), as

well as student activities will be supervised by

the ASUN Business Manager. Those activities in-

volving business operations, such as the Bookstore,

will be under the general supervision of the Vice

President of Business of UNR. Those activities

directly involving student activities, such as con-

certs, movies, dances, etc., will be under the gen-

eral supervision of the Dean of Students. The ASUN

Business Manager will be responsible to the two

above-named UNR employees.



4. The ASUN Bookstore management may purchase books and

supplies directly from publishers or suppliers or

may use the UNR purchasing office to assist in ASUN

purchases. All funds of any type will be deposited

with the UNR Controller. The Controller will pay

out funds upon submission of proper vouchers, if

funds are available. Surplus funds will be invested

by ASUN. Returns on investments will be the prop-

erty of ASUN. Investments may be made in any legal

business operating in the State of Nevada. Approval

of investments will be obtained from the UNR Presi-

dent or his designee.



5. Contracting authority for all services or independ-

ent contracts will be accomplished by ASUN. The

authorization or approval of each contract will be

subject to UNR administrative approval as to its

legality.



6. A Bookstore advisory committee of ASUN executive

officers, UNR Vice President for Business, ASUN

Business Manager, ASUN Bookstore Manager and member

of the College of Business shall offer assistance

to ASUN in this auxiliary enterprise. The ASUN

President will be the Chairman of the committee

and will establish the meeting dates.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval

of the proposed agreement with the following language

substituted for the last two sentences of paragraph 4:



Investment of surplus operating capital of ASUN will be

made in the same manner as investment of other surplus

operating capital of University funds.



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

carried without dissent.



52. Student Association Constitutions, WNCC



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval of the proposed student body association constitu-

tion for WNCC/North (identified as Ref. 39A) and the pro-

posed student body constitution for WNCC/South (identified

as Ref. 39B). Both documents are filed with permanent min-

utes. It was noted that adoption of two separate constitu-

tions will rescind the WNCC Constitution adopted in

February, 1972, and which appears in the Board of Regents

Handbook as Chapter 20, Title 4.



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

carried without dissent.



53. Request for Increase in Student Activity Fee, CCCC



President Donnelly submitted the following resolution adopt-

ed by the ASCC Student Council of Clark County Community

College:



In order to improve and increase services and activities

offered to Clark County Community College Student Body,

we, the Associated Students of Clark County Community

College, resolve that student fees be increased from

fifty cents per credit to $1 per credit, beginning in

the Fall semester, 1977.



President Donnelly stated that he does not concur with this

resolution because he believes the consolidated per credit

fee of $13 is already high and he does not recommend an

increase. He noted that the students wished to have the

increase in order to build a fund for a student center;

however, he believed there were other ways of providing

this student center and he would continue to work with the

students in this matter. Chancellor Humphrey also recom-

mended against the proposed increase.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the request for a fee increase

be denied. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without

dissent.



54. Special Reduced Registration Fee



The Officers recommended that Section 5, Chapter 13, Title 4

of the Board of Regents Handbook be amended as follows:



1. Persons 62 years of age or older shall be permitted to

register for credit or as auditors in any course without

fee except as noted below.



2. Such registration shall not entitle a person to any

privileges usually associated with registration, e. g.,

student association membership, health service,

Intercollegiate Athletic tickets.



3. Persons 62 years of age or older may register in Summer

Session or Off-Campus credit courses (Independent Study

by Correspondence and field study programs excepted) and

in non-credit Continuing Education courses at UNLV or

UNR or in community service courses at CCD, all of which

are supported by registration fees, for one-half the

regular registration fee. Reduced fee benefits are

always subject to programs otherwise being self-

sustaining.



4. Nonmatriculated native speakers of any foreign language

may be permitted to register without fee for credit or

as auditors in literature courses in that language.



5. The consent of the course instructor may be required for

all such registration.



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

carried without dissent.



55. Federal Funding, Reconstruction and Renovation Projects



In response to an inquiry at the April meeting from Regent

Mason, Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, presented a report

concerning the availability of federal funding to remove

existing architectural barriers at its various facilities

where such conditions may exist. (Report identified as Ref.

46, filed with permanent minutes.) Mr. Wood reported that

there are not now, nor have there been at any time, federal

funds available for this specific purpose. Part E of Title

VII which authorizes grants and loans for reconstruction

and renovation projects has not been funded and the Depart-

ment of HEW is not accepting applications. Mr. Wood noted

that the Chancellor's Office maintains close contact with

both the regional and central offices of the Office of

Education, HEW, and should funds materialize for these

purposes, the conditions for such grants and loans will be

reported to the University Divisions and to the Regents.



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda

submitted. The Information Agenda is on file in the Chancel-

lor's Office and contains the following items:



(1) Schedule of Remaining 1977 Board Meetings

(2) Report of Disciplinary Cases

(3) Report of Fund Transfers

(4) Report of Foreign Travel

(5) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8,000

(6) Progress of University Projects

(7) Press Release Abstracts, Mackay School of Mines

(8) Board of Regents Special Projects Account



The meeting adjourned at 4:50 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

05-13-1977