05/14/1976

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 14-15, 1976








05-14-1976

Pages 81-118

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

May 14, 1976



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 A. Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross

Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Max Milam, UNR

Mr. Mark Dawson (representing President

Smith), DRI

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Miss Delia Martinez, Unit Senate

Dr. James Richardson, UNR Senate

Dr. Henry Sciullo, UNLV Senate

Mr. Paul Swartz, CCD, CCCC

Mr. Joseph Warburton, DRI Senate

Mr. Jim Stone, ASUN

Mr. Dan Russell, CSUN

Mr. Bob Sheppard, ASB, CCCC



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at

8:45 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of April 2-3, 1976 were

submitted for approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants included with the agenda

was recommended (report identified as Ref. 2 and filed with

permanent minutes).



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, four

additional items were admitted to the agenda.



3. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Dr. Lombardi, Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee,

presented the minutes of the meeting of that Committee held

on April 2, 1976, and requested confirmation of the Commit-

tee's actions. (Minutes identified as Ref. 3 and filed with

permanent minutes.)



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



4. Law Library of the National College of the State Judiciary



President Milam reported that the Fleischmann Foundation

has proposed an agreement whereby the law library located

in the Judicial College, which was purchased with funds

supplied by the Foundation, will be transferred to the

University. Agreement identified as Ref. 4 and filed with

permanent minutes. President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



5. Proposed Changes in Student Health Service, UNR



President Milam commented on a memorandum from Roberta

Barnes, Dean of Student Services (memorandum identified as

Ref. 5 and filed with permanent minutes), which recommended

that the UNR Student Health Services be changed from a 24-

hour, 7-day-week, inpatient operation, to a 12-hour-weekday,

outpatient clinic. He noted the anticipated resulting sav-

ings from this change, which he stated would preclude the

necessity of a Health Service fee increase. He also pointed

out that this change will make it feasible to relocate the

Student Health Service in Juniper Hall when it becomes nec-

essary for it to vacate Jot Travis Student Union building.



President Milam stated that although the recommendation

from the Student Health Services specifies a 12-hour week-

day, he would wish to have discretion in setting the hours

in order to achieve the optimum utilization of staff and to

serve the best interests of the students.



Mr. Stone, ASUN President, reported that the ASUN opposition

to this proposal had been because they feared an increase in

the optional student group health insurance; however, he

stated that since they have been assured that the hours of

the Student Health Service do not affect the cost of the

insurance, they now wish to withdraw their opposition.

President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the pro-

posal for the Student Health Services be approved.



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

carried without dissent.



6. Foreign Language Requirement, UNR



President Milam recalled that in October, 1975 ASUN Presi-

dent Pat Archer requested the Board to take action changing

the foreign language requirement at UNR. The Board referred

this to the appropriate bodies on Campus for consideration,

with a request that a report and recommendation be returned

to the Board. Accordingly, a report was submitted to the

February 20, 1976 meeting, but without a recommendation.

The matter was then tabled, with an agreement that both

sides of the issue would be presented to the May meeting.



A report by Dean Robert M. Gorrell was included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 6A and filed with permanent

minutes). In addition, a brief review of the literature

concerning the foreign language requirement, prepared by

the Chancellor's Office, was also included.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

no further action be taken by the Board on this matter.



Jim Stone, ASUN President, commented on the report submitted

by Dean Gorrell, stating that although some students have

asked for complete abolition of the requirement, he believed

they would settle for something less than abolition. He

suggested the need for some sort of compromise and urged

that the matter not be dropped.



Mark Cardinalli, ASUN Vice President, noted that he had

served as a student representative on the College of Arts

and Science Goals Committee, and stated that in his opinion

that Committee was going "absolutely nowhere".



President Milam pointed out that the current regulations for

the College of Arts and Science provide for options proposed

by a Department and approved by the College. He noted that

in the course of considering some of the options proposed by

a Department, it became obvious that there were some funda-

mental disagreements about what the major itself should re-

quire. The College then turned to the task of establishing

a policy document to guide the College in its consideration

of the options that were coming forward; first, to guide the

Departments in proposing options and then to guide the Col-

lege in considering these options. The possibility of op-

tions is now a part of the College of Arts and Science

policy.



Dean Gorrell commented further on the College policy, stat-

ing that the College faculty believes that the validity of

an Arts and Science degree does not allow for each Depart-

ment to have totally different requirements. The Goals

Committee recommended that the Departments that had reasons

for separate degrees or programs should submit those to the

College for consideration. This procedure is being fol-

lowed.



Mrs. Fong commented to Dr. Gorrell that it is understood

that the University recognizes the values of a multicultural

education and encourages students to learn and try to gain

an understanding of the major cultures of the world, and

UNR was doing it through languages. However, she noted,

"nothing was mentioned in the report of the Chinese lan-

guage which has been spoken and read by more than 800 mil-

lion people in the world, which is 1/4 of the world's popu-

lation, and nowhere do I see Swahili, a commonly spoken

language, but nowhere is it mentioned as a possible substi-

tute language." Mrs. Fong expressed concern that Dean

Gorrell might be "continuing to aid and abet the superior

complex image of the Ugly American."



Dr. Gorrell agreed that any foreign language is suitable to

meet the requirements and spoke of the efforts by the

Foreign Language Department to offer languages other than

the traditional ones. These efforts, he stated, have not

always attracted sufficient numbers of students, but the

Department will continue to offer languages on an experi-

mental basis whenever the staff is available and the fin-

ancing can be managed.



Mrs. Fong also questioned what she perceived as an impli-

cation in the report that cultural awareness and knowledge

are only gained by learning a language. Dean Gorrell stated

that one of the points made in the report is that learning

the language is only one of the ways to get to know the

culture of another society.



Miss Mason asked if there was any test given at UNR to prove

a student's proficiency in the language once taken, and are

there any studies which indicate such a student is a better

graduate. Dean Gorrell commented that no such test is given

but noted also that no such proficiency examination is given

in such subjects as Physics, Chemistry or History. He sug-

gested that if such tests were given many students probably

would not pass all of them. That indicates, he said, that

although foreign language teaching is not perfect any more

than teaching subjects, it doesn't make the course less

valid if everyone who goes through does not achieve a spec-

ified goal.



Following additional discussion, Dean Gorrell responded to

a question from Chairman Buchanan concerning flexibility

within the College of Arts and Science by stating that he

was not sure how much flexibility there would be but he

could assure the Board that there will be consideration of

the student point of view and of the faculty point of view

and the issue was certainly not dead.



Dr. Lombardi moved that the Board of Regents take no action

concerning the foreign language requirement of the College

of Arts and Science. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried by the following roll call vote:



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

Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi,

Miss Mason, Mr. Ross

Abstain - Miss Thompson



7. Phase II Presentation, School of Veterinary Medicine, UNR



President Milam recalled that in May 1975 a Phase I proposal

for the establishment of a program in Veterinary Medicine

was approved by the Board of Regents. He noted the inclu-

sion with the agenda of a Phase II proposal for the estab-

lishment of a School of Veterinary Medicine, within the Max

C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture (copy of proposal on

file in the Chancellor's Office). President Milam reported

that the Phase II proposal had been approved by the UNR

Faculty Senate and he requested approval by the Board of

Regents. Chancellor Humphrey concurred, noting that it is

desirable that action be taken at this meeting in order

that a declaratory judgment can be sought to determine the

availability of the Mac Millan bequest of approximately

$500,000 for this purpose.



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



Dr. Anderson moved to amend the proposal by substituting

the following sentence for the second to last sentence of

the sixth paragraph on the first page of the proposal:

"Student Exchange Program support fees for Nevada residents

accepted and continued under this program will be provided

by the State of Nevada through its participation in the

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education." Motion

to amend seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.

Main motion as amended carried with Dr. Anderson and Mrs.

Fong opposing.



8. Atmospherium-Planetarium Estimative Budget, 1976-77



President Milam requested approval of the following estima-

tive budget for the Atmospherium-Planetarium for the period

July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1977:



Source of Funds

DRI State funded professional position $ 15,686

GUE classified position 9,218

UNR subsidy for Buildings & Grounds 36,625

UNR subsidy for Audio Visual services 5,500

UNR subsidy for equipment maintenance & repairs 4,608

Box Office receipts 34,100

Counter Sales 5,000

Total $110,737



Application of Funds

Professional compensation $ 20,394

Classified compensation 14,718

Wages 13,500

Operating 61,125

Out-of-State Travel 1,000

Total (Item 8 - Vol. 28 = 110.343 $110,737



Following is a specific fund application of Box Office and

Counter Sales receipts:



Source of Funds

Box Office Receipts $ 34,100

Counter Sales 5,000

Total $ 39,100



Application of Funds

Wages $ 13,500

Operating

Misc. equipment $ 7,400

General operating 17,200 24,600

Out-of-State Travel 1,000

Total $ 39,100



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



9. Placement Service Fee, UNR



President Milam recommended the following changes in the

Placement Service fees, effective Fall semester, 1976:



Present Proposed



Placement Office Registration $3 $5

Reactivation & Updating of

Credentials $2 $5



Persons registered with the Placement Service would be

eligible to have five copies of their placement files mailed

to prospective employers with no additional charge. $2

would be assessed for each placement file in excess of five

requested by the registrant. Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

ed approval.



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

carried without dissent.



10. ACT and Other Test Fees



President Milam requested approval of an increase in the fee

for nonscheduled ACT examinations from $10 to $15. He also

requested that authority be delegated to the Division Presi-

dent to establish fees for miscellaneous tests to be admin-

istered to part-time students and nonstudents. Examples of

such tests would be the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale,

Differential Aptitude Tests and Cooperative Mathematics

Test. Fees would range from $1 to $25 for part-time stu-

dents and from $5 to $50 for nonstudents.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective immedi-

ately, and recommended that this be applicable throughout

the System.



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

carried without dissent.



Mr. John Buchanan requested the Administration to investi-

gate the feasibility of administering the SAT. It was

agreed that a report would be made back to the Board in

response to this request.



11. Increase in Rates, UNR



President Milam recommended the following increases in food

service rates, effective July 1, 1976:



Contract Present Proposed

Regular Semester Per Day Per Sem. Per Day Per Sem.



10-meal plan (M-F)

78 days $3.01+ $235.00 $3.20 $250.00

15-meal plan (M-F)

78 days 3.36 262.00 3.45 269.00

20-meal plan (7 days)

104 days 3.25 338.00 3.35 348.50

15-meal plan (any 7 days)

104 days 3.20 22.40 wk.3.30 343.00

or 23.10 wk.



Cash Sales - Reno Campus Present Proposed



Breakfast $1.25 $1.35

Lunch 1.55 1.65

Dinner 2.15 2.25

Steak Dinner 3.40 3.60



Cash Sales - Stead Campus Present Proposed



Breakfast $1.25 $1.35

Lunch 1.55 1.65

Dinner 2.15 2.25



President Milam recommended the following increases in

residence hall rates for dormitory residents:



Present Fee Proposed Fee

(per semester) (per semester)

Double Occupancy - all halls

except Juniper $305 $340

Double Occupancy - Juniper Hall 260 290

Private Room - all halls

except Juniper 425 480

Private Room - Juniper Hall 380 430

Single Room in Lincoln Hall 370 430



President Milam noted that the above increases will be suf-

ficent to cover the 15% increase in classified salaries and

the 43% increase in utility costs if the level of occupancy

in 1976-77 is similar to that of 1975-76. Even with the

proposed rate increase, a higher level of occupancy will be

needed if the program of remodeling and improving the build-

ings is to continue. Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval, effective Fall, 1976.



President Milam recommended the following rates be estab-

lished, effective July 1, 1976 for University rentals other

than dormitories:

Monthly

Present Proposed

Married Student Housing

(University Village) $75 $85



Apartments & Houses on Reno Campus



Apartments

1262 N. Sierra $ 90 $100

1 and 5 Artemisia 90 100



Houses

1201 N. Virginia $160 $180

1394 N. Virginia 85 95

1414 N. Virginia 85 95

1416 N. Virginia 120 130

1418 N. Virginia 85 95

1420 N. Virginia 120 130

1039 Evans Avenue 175 175

1061 Evans Avenue 180 200

1065 Evans Avenue 125 140

1147 Evans Avenue 180 180



Apartments, Stead Campus

One bedroom, unfurnished,

no kitchen $ 75 $ 90

One bedroom, unfurnished 85 110

Two bedroom, unfurnished 100 125

One bedroom, furnished 100 125

Two bedroom, furnished 125 150



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



12. Telephone Rates for Dormitory Residents, UNR



President Milam noted that the current fee for a telephone

is $10 per student per semester. The Housing Office pres-

ently has the responsibility for collecting fees and making

payments to Nevada Bell. It is planned, he reported, to

submit a proposal to the Public Service Commission which,

if approved, would allow students to contract directly with

Nevada Bell for service, thereby relieving the Housing

Office of this responsibility. If the proposal is not ap-

proved, the following rates are recommended, effective

Fall, 1976:



Single occupancy $40 per semester

Double occupancy 20 per semester per student

Triple occupancy 14 per semester per student

Quadruple occupancy 11 per semester per student



President Milam commented that these rates would generate

sufficient income to cover the academic year and reconnect

charges, provided the level of room occupancy is similar in

1976-77 to that of the current year. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval of the proposed telephone rates

if the negotiations with the Public Service Commission are

not successful. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried with

Miss Mason opposing.



13. Bid Opening, UNR



President Milam reported that bids were opened April 22,

1976 for modifications to the existing outside air intake

hoods at the Lombardi Recreation building. The following

two bids were received:



Gallagher Sheet Metal Company $ 7,945

Reno Sheet Metal Company 12,311



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

Board concur in the award of a contract by the State Public

Works Board to Gallagher Sheet Metal Company for $7,945.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



14. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



From Contingency Reserve, State appropriated accounts



#387 $100 to Mining Engineering to provide additional wages

for the remainder of the year.



#396 $100 to the Art Department to provide additional oper-

ating funds to cover the cost of matting and glazing

prints.



#398 $1,974 to the Office of Information to provide addi-

tional operating funds to cover the cost of printing

the 1976-77 University Catalog.



#413 $150 to Physics to augment the wages category for the

remainder of the year.



#414 $150 to Foreign Languages to augment the operating

category for the remainder of the year.



#412 $110 to the Bureau of Business and Economic Research,

Statewide Programs, to provide student wages for the

remainder of the year.



#415 $3,036 to Curriculum and Instruction, College of

Education, to fund a temporary clerical position for

the Reading Study Center and Special Education for the

remainder of the year.



#416 $200 to the Foreign Languages Department to augment

operating category for remainder of the year.



From Ending Fund Balance, Estimative Budget Accounts



#401 $2,561 from Mackay Endowment Income Account to cover

professional salaries of incumbents for the remainder

of the fiscal year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



15. Amendment to Code Regarding Tenure



President Donnelly recalled that Chapter 573, 1975 Statues

of Nevada, directed the Board of Regents to establish a reg-

ulation providing for probation and "fair dismissal" for

CCD faculty. In November, 1975 a recommendation from Pres-

ident Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey was submitted which

provided that the statute be complied with by adding CCD to

the existing tenure provisions for UNR and UNLV faculty.

This was opposed by CCD Faculty Senates, and the Board re-

quested the Administration and Senate representatives to

attempt to develop a mutually satisfactory proposal.



Dr. Donnelly reported that he and Chancellor Humphrey had

met with the Executive Vice Presidents and representatives

of the CCD Faculty Senates and had developed the document

included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 21 and filed

with permanent minutes). He noted that there is alterna-

tive wording proposed for Section 3.6.2; otherwise, the

document represented consensus on the part of all who had

participated in its development.



President Donnelly reported that the three CCD Advisory

Boards are opposed to the extension of tenure to CCD Faculty

and noted that CCD Administration still prefers the present

economic security provisions in the Code. President

Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of

the proposed Code amendment reflected in Ref. 21.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the proposed wording of 3.6.2.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, failed with the following

roll call vote:



Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Miss Mason,

Mr. Ross

No - Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi

Abstain - Miss Thompson

Not Present for Vote - Dr. Anderson



Mr. Hug expressed concern about the reference in the Code

amendment to Bylaws, noting that there are currently no

approved Bylaws for CCD. In the discussion following,

several suggestions for alternative wording were proposed.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that this matter be further postponed

until the June meeting to allow for alternative wording to

be constructed. Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



16. Solar Research Facility, DRI



Mr. Mark Dawson, representing President Smith, reported that

the final plans for the Solar Research Facility to be con-

structed in Boulder City were ready for review and asked

that Mr. Wood, System Architect, and Mr. Leo Borns, Project

Architect, make the presentation. A budget and description

of the project were included with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 17 and filed with permanent minutes). Following pres-

entation of the plans, Dr. Dawson recommended the plans be

approved. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



17. Request to Establish an "Associates Program", DRI



Mr. Dawson presented a request from President Smith for the

establishment of a DRI "Associates Program" as a fund rais-

ing venture for the Institute. Under this program, DRI

would solicit funds from individuals, industries, businesses

and foundations throughout the country who would be inter-

ested in providing financial support for increasing DRI's

capability to perform research and development of value to

the State and the nation. Those donating $10,000 or more

would become a DRI Associate. Each donor would receive an

appropriate certificate of recognition and the names of the

"Associates" would be displayed in a prominent place in the

DRI Administration building. Also, the DRI would set aside

one day a year for an "Associates Day" to which all Associ-

ates would be invited. For those attending, DRI would

present a summary of the most interesting and current re-

search and development programs under way during the year.

The Associates would be encouraged to talk with individual

members of the DRI staff concerning research and development

projects and would be furnished with research and develop-

ment or scientific papers in their fields of interest.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval with the under-

standing that the active solicitation of contributions in

Northern Nevada would not begin until the UNR Atmospherium-

Planetarium fund raising campaign is completed.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



Item #18 missing



19. Amendment of Bylaws, DRI



Mr. Dawson recalled that in April, the Board approved cer-

tain changes in titles of Administrators within the Desert

Research Institute, with the understanding that amendments

to the DRI Bylaws necessary to accommodate the changes in

titles would be presented to the May meeting. He reported

that the necessary amendments are still under consideration

by the DRI Senate and it is anticipated that they will be

ready for action at the June meeting.



20. Approval of Fund Transfers, DRI



Mr. Dawson presented a request by President Smith for ap-

proval of the following transfers:



#76-033 $5,240 from the Contingency Reserve to provide

funds necessary to complete the Pyramid Project.



#76-034 $15,000 from the Contingency Reserve to the Water

Resources Center to provide salary support during

a period that grant support does not exist.



#76-035 $2,460 from the Contingency Reserve to provide ad-

ditional salary funding for the Walker Lake Project

for the remainder of the year.



#76-036 $4,450 from the Contingency Reserve to provide ad-

ditional salary funding for the Air Motion Project

for the remainder of the year.



#76-027 $4,085 from the Contingency Reserve to provide ad-

ditional salary support for the Solar Energy

Project for the remainder of the year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



21. Extension of Cooperative Agreement, NNCC and Public School

Districts



President Donnelly recalled that in April, 1975 the Board

had authorized NNCC to enter into a cooperative arrangement

with the Elko County School District and the White Pine

County School District whereby high school seniors may take

Community College classes at NNCC. Under this arrangement,

classes are offered by NNCC at the high school facilities

with instructors employed by the school district and the

College to insure that necessary qualifications are met.

The registration and capital improvement fee are waived in-

asmuch as the school district pays the instructional sala-

ries. The student activity fee is also waived inasmuch as

the students are still high school students. Students are

admitted to the classes under the Board's policy on superior

high school students as reflected in Section 5.1 of Chapter

10, Title 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook. Registration

of students is separately handled and not recorded as part

of the regular FTE enrollment figures.



Dr. Donnelly submitted an evaluation of this trial coopera-

tive arrangement (identified as Ref. 22 and filed with per-

manent minutes) and recommended that it be continued perma-

nently under the same conditions as imposed during academic

year 1975-76. Chancellor Humphrey agreed.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



Item #22 missing



23. Evening Course Offerings



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January Regent Mason

had requested information concerning evening course offer-

ings. He noted the inclusion with the agenda of a report

from President Donnelly for CCD and commented that similar

reports from UNR and UNLV will be submitted at subsequent

meetings.



Miss Mason stated that her request had really been directed

to President Baepler and the UNLV Campus and she was not in-

terested in what had been offered in the past but what plans

were being made for expanded offerings in the evening. It

was agreed that both President Milam and President Baepler

would provide the Board with information concerning the ex-

periences at each of the Campuses in offering sections of

required courses in the evening.



24. Special Depository Agreement, CCD



President Donnelly reported that Clark County Community Col-

lege presently has an agreement with the Main and Oakey

Branch of First National Bank for special deposits. With

the anticipated move on July 1 of CCCC's Finance Office to

the new Campus in North Las Vegas, Dr. Donnelly requested

that the account at Main and Oakey be closed and a new

Special Depository Agreement be entered into with the North

Las Vegas Branch of FNB. Signature authority for the new

account will be assigned to Josephine Durham, James S.

Freeborn and Ralph Lyons. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

carried without dissent.



25. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

transfers of funds from the Contingency Reserve:



Western Nevada Community College



$16,770 to Student Services operating for purchase of office

furniture, equipment and records systems.



$61,370 to Occupational Instruction operating for purchase

of instructional equipment and furniture.



$17,860 to University Parallel operating for purchase of

instructional equipment and furniture.



Offsetting transfers in the amount of $48,760 have been made

to Contingency Reserve from Salary Savings and $47,240 is to

be released from Contingency due to increased student fee

income.



Clark County Community College



$171,675 to Occupational Instruction operating for purchase

of instructional equipment.



$30,780 to Library operating for purchase of library secur-

ity system, video tape editor and program instruction

materials.



$16,400 to Student Services operating for purchase of coun-

seling, placement and careers materials and furnishings.



$17,000 to Buildings and Grounds operating for a fork lift

and a security vehicle.



$39,300 to University Parallel Instruction operating for

purchase of instructional equipment and materials.



Offsetting transfers in the amount of $240,000 have been

made to the Contingency Reserve from Salary Savings ($32,068

of this total is from instructional salaries; the balance

is from Administrative and classified salaries), and $35,155

is to be released from Contingency due to increased student

fee income.



The Board adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee and reconvened at 1:30 P.M.



26. Request to Sell Stock, UNLV



President Baepler reported that UNLV has received 1,000

shares of common stock in the Nevada State Bank as a gift

from Mr. Robert Z. Hawkins. This gift is part of a pledge

made earlier for the purchase of sculpture for the outside

court of the Performing Arts Complex. Dr. Baepler requested

authorization for the sale of this stock prior to December

31, 1976, at a time calculated in consultation with bank

officials to receive the highest price. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



27. Athletics Fee, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that in April, 1975 he had recom-

mended that, effective with the Fall semester, 1975, the

$9 per semester athletics fee be discontinued at UNLV, with

an alternative to be offered whereby students would be per-

mitted to purchase season tickets for basketball and foot-

ball at reduced prices and with seats set aside for students

on a per-game basis at a price below existing box office

prices.



In response to that proposal, the Board agreed to suspend

the fee for one year, beginning Fall semester, 1975, with a

final determination to be made at the fourth meeting in

1976.



President Baepler requested the suspension of the athletics

fee at UNLV be continued indefinitely. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Dan Russell, CSUN President, expressed an interest in seeing

the season tickets continued but at a reduced rate. It was

agreed that he would attempt to determine what rate the stu-

dents would consider acceptable for such season tickets.



Miss Thompson moved that the suspension of the athletics fee

be continued for one year. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



28. Increase in Resident Hall and Food Service Rates



President Baepler requested an increase in the residence

hall and food service rates, effective for the 1976-77

academic year, as follows:

Present Proposed

Combined Board and Room,

Regular Semester -

12 meals per week $720 $770

19 meals per week 754 804



Health Service Fee (per semester)

(required of all dorm residents) 4 n/c



Private Room Supplement

(per semester) 110 n/c

Damage Deposit (per semester) 25 n/c

Summer Session (room only) 110 per session n/c

Summer Session (private room

supplement) 30 per session n/c

Double Room 25 per week n/c

Single Room 30 per week n/c

Room Only 5 per day n/c



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



29. Transfer of Land to Clark County



President Baepler reported that the University has been re-

quested to grant certain portions of land on the UNLV Campus

to Clark County for the following purposes:



(1) To provide for the continuation of the ten-foot-wide

bicycle path between Flamingo Road and Tropicana, in

accordance with previously approved alignments and

understandings reached with Clark County.



(2) To provide acceptable standards of traffic engineering

at the proposed intersections of Swenson Street at

Harmon Avenue, Flamingo Road and Tropicana.



Dr. Baepler noted that the legal descriptions for the deeds

have been checked by the engineer at UNLV. He recommended

that the Board grant the land to Clark County so that con-

struction on Swenson Street and the adjacent bicycle path

can commence as soon as possible. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



30. Establishment of Estimative Budgets for 1976-77, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following esti-

mative budgets for 1976-77:



Games Room



Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 6,400

Sales and Service 6,000

Total $ 12,400



Application of Funds

Wages $ 4,500

Operating 3,000

Ending Fund Balance 4,900

Total $ 12,400



Student Union



Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $ 30,000

Student Fees 350,000

Sales and Service 56,000

Rental Income 4,000

Total $440,000



Application of Funds

Professional Compensation $ 28,295

Classified Compensation 115,542

Wages 39,500

Operating 211,622

Out-of-State Travel 1,000

Ending Fund Balance 44,041

Total $440,000



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



31. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following

transfers of funds:



From Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



#76-157 $1,500 to Dean, College of Education, to cover the

cost of a new typewriter, office furniture and pub-

lication of College of Education brochure.



#76-171 $1,300 to Engineering, to provide additional oper-

ating funds for remainder of fiscal year.



#76-172 $1,200 to Dean, College of Arts and Letters, to

provide additional operating funds for remainder

of fiscal year.



#76-174 $250 to Political Science to provide additional

operating funds.



#76-178 $5,000 to Office of Information and Publications,

for brochures and additional copies of Fall

catalog.



#76-187 $15,000 to Maintenance and Operation, to rebuild

doors in Humanities and Library.



#76-179 $1,108 from the Reserve for Contingency, Inter-

collegiate Athletics, to Professional Salaries and

Fringe Benefits, to provide funds for letter of

appointment for Women's Assistant Basketball Coach

and Diving Coach.



#76-180 $7,867 from Reserve for Contingency, Intercolle-

giate Athletics, to Operating, to provide funds

for year end expenses.



From Ending Fund Balance, Estimative Budget Accounts



#76-151 $50,000 to Conferences, Institutes and Off-Campus

professional salaries.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



32. Intercollegiate Athletics Work Program



Chancellor Humphrey noted that in April the Board adopted a

Work Program for 1976-77, with the understanding that the

total budget figures for Intercollegiate Athletics at UNR

and UNLV were final, and between men and women would be pro-

vided at the May meeting. He reported that at the time of

printing of the agenda, the material was not complete and

would be rescheduled for the June meeting.



33. Grants-in-Aid for 1976-77, CCD



President Donnelly requested the following grants-in-aid for

CCD for 1976-77:



Nevada Resident Indians

CCCC 80 14

NNCC 9 20

WNCC - North 36 5

WNCC - South 18 5



Each grant-in-aid is for $256 per year and may be divided.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



34. Proposed Name Change, UNR



President Milam recommended that the name for the combined

unit of Summer Session and General University Extension be

identified as "Extended Programs and Continuing Education".

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



35. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Fund



Chancellor Humphrey requested an allocation of $1,000 from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Account to fund out-

of-state travel for Dr. Robert Taylor and any other persons

necessary for the advancement of contracts for education of

veterinary students.



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

carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 25. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly noted that there had been considerable

discussion about the transfer of funds in the Community Col-

leges, and for Clark County in particular. There have been,

he added, several letters and statements made about the op-

eration of the Community Colleges and he believed it was

necessary to make some statement about what they have tried

to do in the past five years and to show that they have

succeeded. Dr. Donnelly made the following statement:



In January, when this came up, there was a letter from

the Chairman of the UNR Senate which objected to the way

we were spending our money. At the last Board meeting

the Chairman of the Reno Senate again voiced his disap-

proval and concern over our transfers and the way we

were budgeting. And, at a recent Senate meeting, the

Chairman mentioned the grave concern on the part of the

Senate if Clark County Community College is to do more

teaching with part-time faculty with technological aids.

I would like to respond to that.



First of all, I would like to point out that the CCCC

savings reflected in the fund transfers are almost to-

tally from Administrative and classified personnel sal-

aries and the $32,068 that comes from instruction rep-

resents savings in fringe benefits.



Our philosophy in our Community Colleges is that our

primary function is to serve students and thus the pub-

lic and not for the sole purpose of serving faculty,

classified or Administrators. We have tried to provide

the most effective learning experiences for students and

to make the most efficient use of funds provided by the

taxpayers of the State. In order to do this we try to

provide a variety of instructional methods since stu-

dents learn in a variety of ways. These methods include

the old fashioned lecture method, which by many studies

is the poorest, the use of books, audio tapes, video

tapes and programmed instruction to assist the teacher.

There is plenty of evidence that CCCC is in the fore-

front of innovative methods in this country. The

Northwest Accrediting team so indicated. I was invited

to a national meeting of 15 selected individuals to talk

about the excellent innovative methods used at CCCC.

Recently published books on instructional methods indi-

cate that we are following what appears to be an ideal

Community College setup.



Our philosophy is still to provide four basic and broad

types of programs -- occupational, designed to provide

students with vocational or technical skills so that

they may enter the labor force upon completion of their

program; developmental, designed to assist students to

remove deficiencies so they may qualify for occupational

programs; community services, designed to provide adults

with a variety of occupational, cultural and recreation-

al skills; and University parallel, designed to enable

students to transfer to a four-year College. In order

to save money, students in the occupational programs

take a required 20 hours of general education with the

University parallel students.



Our goal has been to have 60% of our students enrolled

in occupational programs. We have achieved that goal.

In our graduation ceremonies next week over 70% of our

students will get associate in applied science degrees,

the occupational degree.



The Community College is uniquely American, having

started here. It is the College associated not with

elitism and aristocracy but with politcal and economic

democracy. One of its great characteristics is its

adaptibility. Ronnie Dugger has said in a recent arti-

cle "The Community College Comes of Age", "The wide

range of student abilities, from genius to barely there,

and the social heterogeneity of the students have caused

a broadening of the offerings, more realism about what

they may be taught, ingeniously innovative instructional

methods and materials and more flexibility and humanism

in evaluation. Non-punitive grading is one of the most

striking of the innovations, a humanly beautiful empha-

sis on helping students." The Community College sug-

gests a democractic mutation in the phenomenon of the

College.



"Establish the law for educating the common people",

said Jefferson. We are finally fulfilling what

Jefferson said 200 years ago. This is the business of

State to effect. Ortega y Gassett stated decades ago,

the College must teach only "what can be learned ... We

must begin with the ordinary student and take on the

nucleus of the institution...exclusively the subject

matter which can be required with absolute stringency,

i. e., those a good ordinary student can learn." Of

course, this includes practical training, but it must

also include a fund of learning, which it is the right

of every citizen to obtain. Any good ordinary student

should be able to acquire this social inheritance by

going to College. I think of this body of knowledge as

the cultural fund, meaning the basic knowledge, from

every discipline and profession that it would be inter-

esting, useful and enlightening for a good ordinary stu-

dent to know. The delivery of this cultural fund to

each student for his or her enlargement and personal use

is the main idea of universal College education. The

Community Colleges can dispense and are dispensing this

cultural fund.



With its fierce dedication to teaching, the Community

College movement can mold the practical purpose of ed-

ucating for jobs, the political purpose of educating

for citizenship, the cultural purpose of educating in

the arts and humanities, and the democractic purpose of

providing a College education to everyone who wants it.



How do we do all this and still provide quality educa-

tion that honors the dignity of every human being? We

have had to be flexible with changing schedules, exten-

sive use of part-time faculty, individualized lab pro-

grams, use of programmed instruction.



We have had to be diversified by Colleges to reflect

community needs, by classes and programs to serve stu-

dent needs -- again necessitating large numbers of part-

time instructors.



The records will show that our students have been able

to get jobs and have worked well in them. The records

will also show that our students who transfer to the

Universities do well. The records tend to repudiate

the contention by certain University professors that

individualized labs, use of programmed instruction,

audio and video tapes do not make for quality education.

In fact, they show just the opposite. Instructors are

forced to set goals and objective, to have detailed

course outlines, syllabi, etc. in contrast to the Uni-

versities who would not or could not even provide us

with course outlines as per the articulation agreement.



The use of part-time instructors and programmed instruc-

tion was the only way we could provide services to the

rural areas -- a mandate by the Legislature. Fortunate-

ly though this means we have classes available within an

hour's driving distance for 98% of the people in Nevada.

One further advantage of employing part-time people is,

as Dr. Anderson pointed out in January, it provides

jobs for many Nevadans.



The largest number of our part-time faculty are in the

occupational, developmental and community service areas.

Only 25% are in University parallel courses and most of

those are in the rural areas. When we agreed to take

over the adult education programs from the school dis-

tricts, we promised that we would maintain the same

programs, same staff if possible, etc. Many of these

part-time instructors are in adult basic education and

apprenticeship programs. We actually probably have

fewer part-time faculty teaching University parallel

courses than does the University.



What we have planned in detail has been discussed thor-

oughly with the three advisory boards in the State.

These exceptionally capable people appointed by you

have provided us with excellent programs and personnel

advice -- they provide us with great contact with the

community. I can assure you that they are unanimously

in support of our program, our hiring practices and

our transfer of funds.



The resultant savings from employing part-time faculty

in large part accounts for the salary savings. In this

request for WNCC it accounts for most of them; for CCCC

it means fewer Administrators and classified personnel

to support faculty, plus one Administrator resigned in

the middle of the year and was not replaced. A further

problem would have been adequate office space. If we

had employed these people, we would have had to lease

space costing even more money. We even reduced our

conference room for office space for classified.



The University Faculty Senate Chairman would have us em-

ploy all full-time faculty or pay part-time faculty on

the same scale. To do so would immediately increase

our FTE costs of approximately $1,300 per FTE student

(a real bargain for the State) to $1,800 per FTE stu-

dent. This would immediately necessitate either sub-

stantial new appropriations or reduced enrollments.

If the latter, that would mean reduced service to the

people of Nevada. There is ample evidence of this in

both New York State and Michigan where unions demanded

equal pay for part-time faculty and in those Colleges

where it was achieved, they have had a considerable

number of economic problems. I know one of them from

personal experience, having just been interviewed about

the 1976 financial problems of that College -- a prob-

lem which I predicted in 1968. I know many friends who

experienced the same problem in New York.



Finally, these transfers get at the very heart of what

we are trying to do. If we can continue in this way, we

can fulfill our mission of serving students and the pub-

lic with effective learning experiences with optimum use

of available funds.



Following Dr. Donnelly's comments, Dr. Stephen Nicholson and

Dr. Jack Davis spoke concerning some of the time sequences

in recruiting of personnel which have resulted in the salary

savings reflected in the transfers.



Dr. Neal Ferguson read the following resolution which he

identified as being adopted by the 1976 N. S. E. A. Delegate

Assembly:



The Nevada State Education Association requests that

the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada System

initiate a comprehensive study in order to ascertain

the impact of part-time teaching on higher education in

Nevada. The Nevada State Education Association is con-

cerned about this matter for the following reasons:



The extensive employment of part-time teachers may be

detrimental to the quality of education provided to

College students in Nevada. This practice threatens

the integrity of Nevada's teaching profession, and

this practice may threaten the accreditation of various

University of Nevada System programs.



NOTE TO MINUTES: The above text was verified from

shorthand notes and transcription of tape recording.

Subsequent to the meeting the following text of the

resolution was provided by Dr. Ferguson to the Board

Secretary.



The Nevada State Education Association requests that the

Board of Regents of the UNS initiate a comprehensive

study in order to ascertain the impact of part-time

teaching on higher education in Nevada, and furthermore,

the Nevada State Education Association will request the

Nevada State Legislature to investigate this matter if

the Board of Regents chooses not to take action.



The N. S. E. A. is concerned about this matter for the

following reasons: the extensive employment of part-

time teachers may be detrimental to the equality of

education provided to College students in Nevada; this

practice threatens the integrity of Nevada's teaching

profession; this practice may threaten the accredita-

tion of various UNS programs; and the use and renumer-

ation of part-time teachers may be in violation of

Federal labor and affirmative action laws.



Dr. Richardson, Chairman of the UNR Senate, spoke concerning

the position of the UNR Senate, stating that the concerns of

the UNR faculty deal with two specific aspects. That is,

they are concerned about the integrity of the budget request

process and as members of the faculty about the integrity of

the teaching profession.



Mr. Paul Swartz, speaking on behalf of the CCCC faculty,

stated that some of the faculty having considered the paper

prepared by Dr. Nicholson in justification of the CCCC

transfers and which was included with the agenda (identified

as Ref. 25 and filed with permanent minutes) and reported

that of those faculty contacted (more than half) the major-

ity were in support of the position taken by Dr. Nicholson.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the fund trans-

fers as requested by Dr. Donnelly.



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

carried without dissent.



36. Student Fees, 1977-79



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the 1977-79 budget request

will be presented in draft form to the Board at the June

meeting and finalized at the July meeting. Before the budg-

et can be completed, however, student fees should be agreed

upon. He reported that the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet

had requested development of a new fee assessment method

which would consolidate all existing fees into a single fee

on a per-credit basis. This has been done and is now

ready for Board action.



Dr. Humphrey commented that the objectives recognized in

proposing the new consolidated fee were:



(1) The consolidated per-credit fee will be the same for

all students within a Division during the academic year

except for students in (a) the cooperative doctorate

in education; (b) the School of Medical Sciences; or

(c) community services courses.



(2) The same dollar amount per credit for each category

of students will go to the UNR and UNLV general funds.



(3) Students registering for seven credits or more will be

served by the Health Services at UNR and UNLV.



(4) Undergraduate students registering for seven credits

or more will be members of the ASUN or CSUN and en-

titled to the privileges of such membership.



(5) Special course fees will be assessed only in excep-

tional cases where specifically authorized by the

Board of Regents.



(6) Miscellaneous fees (application, late registration,

etc.) will be the same in all Divisions.



(7) The distribution of the consolidated fee will be deter-

mined each year by the Board; however, it will be as-

sumed that the distribution set for the first year of

the biennium will also be used for the second year

unless there are extraordinary reasons for adjustments.



Material submitted with the agenda by way of explanation of

the consolidated fee proposal include An Explanation of

Present Fee Assessment (Ref. 33A), a proposed revision of

Chapter 13 (Ref. 33B); Proposed 1977-78 Distribution of

Consolidated Registration Fee (Ref. 33C); A Comparison of

Fee Assessment Methods as of 1977-78 - Per Semester (Ref.

33D). All references are filed with permanent minutes.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the consolidated

fee proposal, the proposed distribution for 1977-78 and the

proposed revision of Chapter 13, to be effective Summer,

1977 and Fall, 1977.



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

carried with Miss Thompson, Mrs. Fong and Miss Mason

opposing.



37. Admission of Applicants with Criminal Records or Psychiatric

Problems, UNLV and CCD



Chancellor Humphrey recalled tht in February the Board took

action rescinding a policy concerning admission to UNR of

applicants with criminal records. In April, the Board

denied a request to rescind a similar policy for admission

to UNLV and CCD of applicants with criminal records or

psychiatric problems.



Dr. Humphrey reported that both President Baepler and Pres-

ident Milam request reconsideration of the Board's action

in April. Chancellor Humphrey concurred with that request,

adding that if this action is not acceptable to the Board

of Regents, he then recommends that the policy statement

be reinstated for UNR so that applicants for admission will

be treated the same at all three instructional Divisions.



Mr. Ross moved that the matter be tabled and that a new pro-

cedure be developed. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



38. Common Course Number System



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in April he had proposed

adoption of a uniform course numbering system for all in-

structional Divisions. Exception was taken to that proposal

by President Donnelly and the Board requested that a compro-

mise solution be sought. Dr. Humphrey reported that a pro-

posal had been submitted by President Donnelly (identified

as Ref. 36B and filed with permanent minutes), which he

recommended for adoption. That proposal provides for the

following numbering system:



100B-299B Occupational courses and CCD general education

courses

100C-299C Community service courses

100D-299D Developmental courses, CCD

100 -299 Lower division University courses and CCD

equivalent courses

300 -499 Upper division University courses

500 -799 Graduate courses



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the above proposal had

been considered the previous day by the Articultion Board,

which had endorsed the proposal, "provided CCD is willing to

commit itself to the clear identification and proper classi-

fication of all baccalaureate transfer courses for reference

by everyone concerned." Chancellor Humphrey stated that Dr.

Donnelly's proposal was acceptable to him.



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



Bob Sheppard, President of ASB of CCCC, spoke in support of

the common course number proposal by President Donnelly.

He requested, however, that courses numbered 100B-299B be

acceptable as transfer courses. Mr. Sheppard also requested

the Articulation Board membership be revised to provide for

the following membership:



One representative from each of the three Community

Colleges; one representative from each University;

one member from the Board of Regents or a representative

from the Chancellor's Office; and one student appointed

by the Nevada Colleges Council.



Mr. Sheppard also requested that the ability of the

Articulation Board to hear appeals be communicated to all

students.



Chairman Buchanan suggested that Mr. Sheppard's proposal for

restructuring the Articulation Board could be more appro-

priately dealt with at a subsequent meeting since it was not

a part of the motion under consideration. He requested Mr.

Sheppard to transmit his recommendation through Campus

channels so that it could be considered and acted upon.



Senate representatives from Clark County and Western Nevada

spoke in support of the proposal under consideration. The

UNR Senate representative stated that either proposal would

be acceptable to UNR.



The motion carried without dissent.



39. National Society of Professors



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the sequence of events which

had occurred leading up to placement of this matter on the

agenda. He referred to a letter from Mr. Charles Levinson,

President UNLV Chapter of NSP, dated April 12, 1976, to

Chancellor Humphrey, requesting that an election be held

to determine the collective bargaining agent for faculty of

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (letter identified as

Ref. 44A and filed with permanent minutes). He also refer-

red to his letter in response, dated April 22, 1976, in

which he detailed the deficiencies in the request which

prevented its being placed on the agenda of the Board of

Regents (identified as Ref. 44B and filed with permanent

minutes). Chancellor Humphrey then referred to a letter

from Mr. Levinson, dated April 27, 1976, to members of the

Board of Regents, and others, which, in effect, appealed

the decision of the Chancellor (identified as Ref. 44C and

filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey briefly summarized the deficiencies in

the request submitted by Mr. Levinson:



(1) Section 18.1(e) of the Regulations requires that the

application include "signed evidence of interest in

being so represented from no less than 30% of the eli-

gible employees contained in the unit sought." The

evidence submitted by Mr. Levinson was a letter from a

certified public accountant that such evidence was in

his possession. The regulations do not provide for a

third person to examine and certify to such evidence

and the letter did not state the number of signatures

nor the total number upon which the 30% calculation was

based.



(2) Section 18.1(d) requires identification of the unit

sought for representation. The material submitted by

Mr. Levinson was on behalf of the UNLV professional

employees only; whereas, the Regulations provide in

Section 23.1(a) that one unit shall consist of the pro-

fessional employees of UNR and UNLV. In order to meet

the requirement of Section 18.1(e) (of 30% of the eli-

gible employees) this required signed evidence of in-

terest in being so represented from 276 of the 919

eligible employees at UNR and UNLV.



(3) The membership card submitted as a sample indicates

that the person signing authorizes "my local NSEA af-

filiate to negotiate for me before school distrist

officials of trustees, as provided in Nevada Statues."

This would not be applicable to employees under the

University of Nevada System Professional Employees

Collective Bargaining Regulations.



(4) The application was submitted on behalf of the National

Society of Professors, but included the Articles of

Incorporation of the NSEA, and the Constitution and

Bylaws of the UNLV Association of the NSEA. The rela-

tionship of NSP to the organizations identified in the

documents needs to be clarified.



(5) The documents submitted specify that membership in the

UNLV Association of the NSEA is open only to teaching

and research faculty employed at UNLV. If the UNR fac-

ulty members, who are also members of the unit for

which recognition is sought, are not eligible for mem-

bership in the employee organization seeking to repre-

sent that unit, an additional problem exists.



Following the Chancellor's introductory remarks, a statement

was presented on behalf of the UNLV chapter of NSP by Mr.

Charles Levinson, Chapter President. Additionally, Mr.

Joseph Newlin, Executive Director of the Nevada State Educa-

tion Association, and Dr. Neal Ferguson, speaking on behalf

of the UNR Chapter of NSP, presented statements in support

of the petition from the UNLV Chapter of NSP. (Transcripts

of statements on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



In the discussion following, Counsel Hug confirmed the defi-

ciencies in the application submitted by NSP, specifically

noting that the present regulations require that the UNR and

UNLV professional staff are one unit for collective bargain-

ing purposes. Secondly, he noted, the existing regulations

require that as part of the submission to the Chancellor

there is to be received signed evidence of interest from no

less than 30% of the eligible employees of the unit concern-

ed, and such evidence must be from the employees themselves,

not from a third party. He cited other deficiencies, also

identified in the Chancellor's letter to Mr. Levinson, not-

ing that they were technical points but should be corrected.

He again confirmed that the application did not comply with

the requirements of Title 4, Chapter 5, Professional Employ-

ees Collective Bargaining Regulations.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the Chancellor's action be upheld

and the appeal of NSP be denied. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



40. 1977 Legislative Program Items



Chancellor Humphrey noted the desirability of developing

the University's legislative proposals as early as possible

and recommended approval of the following:



A. UNS faculty employed on an academic year basis are paid

in ten installments during their first year of employ-

ment (September-June), and in twelve installments there-

after (July-June). This practice had no ill effects in-

sofar as service credits for retirement purposes was

concerned until 1974, when a UNR faculty member who was

about to retire was informed that she would be penalized

.15 of a year credit for the first year of service. She

appealed to the State Retirement Board and to the Legis-

lature for relief, and the 1975 Legislature amended NRS

286.495 to read as follows:



5. Any person originally employed by the University of

Nevada on a 10-month contract prior to June 30, 1975

is entitled to an additional .15 year of service

credit for that year if the member was paid a full

12-month salary during the 10-month period and term-

inates his service at the end of a fiscal year.

This adjustment applies only to the first time a

person is employed by the University of Nevada.



This action by the Legislature resolved the problem for

all faculty then employed, but leaves an inequitable

situation for faculty employed after July 1, 1975. Pub-

lic school teachers employed for the academic year do

not have this problem because their salary is always

paid in 12 installments (September-August). Both sys-

tems provide for payment of the same premium to the

Public Employees' Retirement System, and in both cases

only the academic year is worked.



To overcome the inequity described above, Chancellor

Humphrey proposed that an amendment to NRS 286.495 be

sought, as follows:



5. Any person employed by the University of Nevada on

a 10-month contract is entitled to an additional

.15 year of service credit for the initial year if

the member was paid a full 12-month salary during

the 10-month period and terminates his service at

the end of the fiscal year. This adjustment applies

only to the first time a person is employed by the

University of Nevada.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



B. Dr. Humphrey noted that Regents do not receive an honor-

arium and their per diem allowance has not been adjusted

since 1971. The mileage rate received by Regents is

less than that paid State employees. He proposed the

following change to the statute:



396.070 Compensation and Expenses of Regents.



1. No member of the Board of Regents shall receive any

compensation for his services.



2. Each member of the Board of Regents shall receive in

attending meetings of the Board, or while on Board

of Regents' business within the State:



a. A per diem expense allowance of $50 per day.



b. Travel expenses computed at the same rate pro-

vided by law for State officers and employees.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing the increase

in per diem.



41. 1977-81 Capital Improvement Program



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that a draft document had been

presented in April, with the understanding that there would

be revisions to the document and action would be requested

at the May meeting. He noted the inclusion with the agenda

of a final document recommended by the Administration.



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, presented the final docu-

ment and outlined the areas where changes had occurred.



Mr. John Buchanan moved acceptance of the projects contained

in Group A in the order listed. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Miss Thompson moved approval of the projects contained in

Group B, in the following order:



1. CCD - CCCC, Charleston Campus

2. DRI - Southern Nevada Facility

3. UNR - Addition to Church of Fine Arts, Phase I

4. UNLV - Additions to Chemistry and Life Science Bldg

5. CCD - Henderson Campus



Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong.



Mr. Ross moved to amend the motion to provide for the fol-

lowing order of Group B:



1. CCD - CCCC, West Charleston Campus

2. DRI - Southern Nevada Facility

3. UNR - Addition to Church Fine Arts, Phase I

4. UNLV - Additions to Chemistry and Life Science Bldg

5. CCD - Henderson Campus

6. CCD - Western Nevada Community College

a. Carson City (15-20,000 sq. ft.)

b. Fallon (10,000 sq. ft.)



Motion to amend seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried with the

following roll call vote:



Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr.

Lombardi, Miss Mason, Mr. Ross, Miss Thompson

No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan



Main motion then carried with nine affirmative votes.



Miss Thompson moved acceptance of the Capital Improvement

Program for 1977-81, as amended. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



42. Capital Improvement Plan, 1979-1983



Mr. John Buchanan requested a committee of faculty, stu-

dents, Administrators and outside persons be established to

assist in the development of a master plan for UNLV. He

requested that the necessary advance work be done by the

UNLV Administration and faculty, in cooperation with Univer-

sity Architect Harry Wood, to permit the inclusion of a mas-

ter plan in the 1979-83 Capital Improvement Program.



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

carried without dissent.



43. Minimum Age for Admission of Nongraduates of High School



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the different requirements at

each of the instructional Divisions for the admission of

nongraduates of high school and endorsed a recommendation

of the UNS Articultion Board that the Board of Regents ap-

prove a minimum age of 18 for admission of nongraduates of

high school to any UNS Division. The Presidents concurred

in this recommendation.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



44. Announcement of Gifts and Grants



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the Board's policy on gifts

and grants be amended to read as follows:



Title 4, Chapter 3, Board of Regents Handbook



Section 5. Approval, Announcement and Acknowledgment of

Gifts and Grants



1. A gift or grant to the University of Nevada or one of

its Divisions may be accepted only by the Board of

Regents. Before the Board considers acceptance, the of-

fer shall be investigated by the cognizant President

and a recommendation made concerning acceptance.



2. A President, or the Chancellor in instances of gifts or

grants to UNS rather than to a specific Division, may

announce that a gift or grant has been offered before

it is accepted. A recommendation concerning acceptance

must be presented to the next Board meeting after re-

ceipt, provided it is received in time to be placed on

the regular agenda.



3. Receipt and appropriate acknowledgment of all gifts and

grants shall be the responsibility of the President of

the Division concerned. Following acceptance by the

Board, gifts of $1,000 or more shall also be appropri-

ately acknowledged on behalf of the Board by the Board's

Secretary.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson.



Mrs. Fong moved to amend to require that appropriate acknow-

ledgment also be given to those assisting in raising funds.

Motion seconded by Miss Thompson. Second was then with-

drawn. Motion to amend was declared to have failed for lack

of a second.



Motion carried without dissent.



45. Proposed Amendment to Code



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNLV Senate and Presi-

dent Baepler proposed that the Code be amended by adding

the following new Section 3.7:



Section 3.7 - Economic Security Provisions for Professional

Administrative Personnel Not Holding Rank in

a Teaching and Research Department



3.7.1 Tenure as defined above is related specifically to

teaching and research. Professional personnel whose

administrative tasks entitle them to appointments

with faculty status and fringe benefits but who are

not engaged in teaching and research are not eligi-

ble for tenure as administrative officers. Although

they do not have the need for tenure as a protector

of academic freedom, they do have a need for alter-

native arrangements with respect to job security and

academic due process.



3.7.2 Administrative personnel may be appointed with or

without concurrent academic rank in a teaching and

research Department. If they have such academic

rank, they may be considered for tenure by such a

Department in accordance with the regular tenure

provisions set forth above. Lacking such concurrent

appointment, they have as an alternative to tenure

the following provisions to assure economic security

and due process.



3.7.3 Persons appointed without academic rank in a teaching

and research Department to administrative positions

carrying professional and faculty status and fringe

benefits are hereafter called Administrative Profes-

sionals. They are appointed annually with either

provisional or continuing appointments. The first

six annual appointments are deemed to be provisional

and beginning with the seventh annual appointment,

the appointments are deemed to be continuing.



3.7.4 The appointment of an Administrative Professional may

be terminated only for cause. Such cause will be one

which would justify the termination of a tenured fac-

ulty member and the Administrative Professional will

be accorded the same rights of appeal as a tenured

faculty member would enjoy.



3.7.5 During the period of the six provisional appointments

an Administrative Professional may be dismissed with-

out cause with 90 days notice.



3.7.6 Neither the limitation of cause in Section 3.7.4

above nor the limit of 90 days in Section 3.7.5 is

intended to restrict the Presidential authority to

require immedidate suspension under Section 5.3.3.



Dr. Humphrey stated that by inclusion in this agenda, this

proposed amendment was being referred to all Senates and

would be scheduled for action by the Board at the November

19, 1976 meeting.



46. Faculty Working on Advanced Degrees



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNLV Senate and Presi-

dent Baepler recommend that Title 4, Chapter 4, Section 4 of

the Board of Regents Handbook, be amended as follows:



No faculty member holding the rank of Assistant Profes-

sor, Associate Professor or Professor, or equivalent,

shall be permitted to become a candidate for an advanced

degree at the University, except that (1) students who

enter a graduate program and who by virtue of their

advanced standing are qualified for temporary appoint-

ment on the faculty shall be permitted to complete their

training while retaining such position, or (2) a faculty

member may be permitted to become a candidate for an ad-

vanced degree outside of his/her own Department if the

request to do so is approved by the UNLV Graduate

Standards Committee.



By inclusion on the agenda, this matter was referred to

other Faculty Senates with a request that they make a recom-

mendation for consideration by the Board of Regents at its

October 8, 1976 meeting.



47. Grants-in-Aid for Nevada Resident Indians



In conformity with Board of Regents policy (Title 4, Chapter

14, Section 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook), President

Baepler requested that ten grants-in-aid be provided for

UNLV for Nevada resident Indians for 1976-77, and President

Milam requested twenty such grants-in-aid for UNR for 1976-

77. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



48. Howard Hughes' Will



Mr. Hug spoke briefly concerning a meeting he had attended

with other attorneys concerning the Howard Hughes' will

which had named the University of Nevada as one of the

beneficiaries.



Dr. Anderson moved to authorize Counsel to work coopera-

tively with other beneficiaries to the Hughes' estate and

further, in recognition of the expenses which will be in-

curred in pursuing this matter, an allocation of up to

$15,000 be provided from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account, to be expended at the discretion of

Counsel and Chancellor Humphrey. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, carried without dissent.



49. Cooperative Doctorate in Education



Chancellor Humphrey commented on the Cooperative Ed. D.

Program, and submitted the following statement and recom-

mendation on behalf of Presidents Milam and Baepler and

himself:



The Doctoral Program in Education was recommended by

the faculty and Administration and approved by the

Board of Regents as a cooperative program between UNR

and UNLV. It provided for students to take part of

their courses at each of the institutions to gain

from the strengths of both facilities and libraries.

It was also approved as a largely self-supporting

program by the use of a $75 per-credit fee. Both

aspects -- the cooperative and self-supporting --

were believed to be essential elements in advancing

this program ahead of all others.



Recent objections by students to the program, com-

pounded by apparently inconsistent counseling, have

caused concern. President Baepler, President Milam

and I conclude that the two Colleges of Education

should review the program and give us the benefit of

their experience to date. We caution, however, that

the progress of students in the program should not

be interrupted. We believe that any major modifica-

tion of the basic elements of cooperation between the

two Colleges and basic self-support must be achieved

by submission of new program proposals through regular

channels.



Dr. Anderson moved approval of the joint statement from the

Officers, as reflected above. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



50. New Business



Mrs. Fong expressed concern about the lack of newspaper

coverage prior to a Board of Regents meeting and requested

that some effort be made to distribute information to the

news media. Chancellor Humphrey noted that sixteen copies

of each agenda are provided to the news media at the same

time they are mailed to the Regents. He pointed out that

the decision to use this material rests not with the Uni-

versity but with the media.



The meeting adjourned at 5:45 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

05-14-1976