UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 18-19, 1979


Pages 79-101



May 18, 1979

The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Teacher

Education building, UNLV.

Members present: Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. Robert A. Cashell

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. John R. Mc Bride

Miss Brenda D. Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross

Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President William Berg

President Joseph Crowley

President Jack Davis

President Brock Dixon

President Paul Kreider

President Lloyd Smith

General Counsel Larry Lessly

Bonnie M. Smotony, Secretary

Also present were Senate representatives Kendall (Unit), Elliott

(WNCC/N), Van Vactor (UNLV), Christopher (CCCC), Marschall (UNR),

Pugsley (WNCC/S), and Jacobsen (DRI); and student representatives

Ritch (ASUN), Campbell (CSUN), and Schefcik (USUNS).

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 9:00 A.M.

1. Report of Investment Advisory Committee

The Chair was assumed by Mr. Karamanos for a meeting of the

Investment Advisory Committee. Mr. Cashell resumed the

Chair and Mr. Karamanos requested approval of the Board of

the following recommendations by the Investment Committee:

(1) Mac Millan Endowment, First National Bank

Sale of the following: Approx. Value

50,000 P.V. United Financial Corp.

8-1/8%, due 7/15/87 $ 46,000

25,000 P.V. European Coal & Steel Cmty.

8-1/8%, due 11/15/84 23,500

25,000 P.V. International Harvester Credit Corp.

8-3/4%, due 1/1/81 24,250

615 Harrah's 12,915

Total Sales $106,665

Purchase of the following:

100,000 P.V. U.S. Treasury Bonds at 8-3/4%,

due in 2008 95,000

Commercial Paper 11,665

Total Purchases $106,665

(2) Engel Unitrust, First National Bank

Sale of the following: Approx. Value

20,000 Comnonwealth of Australia

at 8.25, due 6/1/81 $19,800

20,000 Arco Pipeline

at 8.375, due 7/15/83 19,000

25,000 Commercial Credit Corp.

at 8%, due 1/15/81 24,250

Total Sales $63,050

Purchase of the following:

90,000 U.S. Treasury Bonds at 9-1/8%,

due 2009 $89,100

(3) Main Endowment Pool, First National Bank

Sale of the following: Approx. Value

4,365 United Nuclear Corp. $ 74,205

2,500 Dome Mines 255,000

6,153 Harrah's 129,213

Total Stock Sales $458,418

200,000 P.V. International Bank for Recon.

due 12/15/85 $192,000

Purchase of the following:

600,000 U.S. Treasury Bonds at 9-1/8%,

due 2009 591,000

(4) Valley Bank Endowment Pool

Purchase of the following at proposed price or lower:

1200 shares American Tel & Tel @ $ 52 62,400

150 shares IBM @ 270 40,500

3600 shares Merrill Lynch @ 18 64,800

2000 shares Phillips Petroleum @ 31 62,000

3400 shares Pittston Company @ 19 64,600

2500 shares Western Bancorp @ 26 65,000

2400 shares Weyerhaeuser Company @ 27 64,800

Total Purchases $424,100

Purchase of 250,000 U.S. Treasury Bonds with a matur-

ity from 1990-2010, present yield to maturity of these

bonds 9.20% to 9.30%.

Extension of a previous authorization, given in Novem-

ber, 1978, to purchase certain other stocks. Author-

ization to remain open and allow Valley Bank to select

from the the recommendations those stocks which appear

most desirable after a market correction, at which time

the approximate $580,000 available for that purpose

would be invested.

(5) Recommendation that the Investment Committee return to

its usual practice of meeting at lunch during regular

Board meetings.

(6) Extension of authorization to Security Bank given in

April, 1979, to sell 400 shares of American Telephone

and Telegraph Company.

Mr. Ross moved approval by the Board of the recommendations

of the Investment Advisory Committee as reported by Mr.

Karamanos. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without


2. Adoption of Consent Agenda

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the following

items contained on the Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A

and filed with permanent minutes):

1. Approval of Minutes of Regular Meeting of April 5, 1979

2. Report of Gifts and Grants

3. Augmentation of Special Accounts

4. Request for Expenditure of CIP Fee Funds, WNCC

5. Request for Budget Augmentation for Atmospheric

Sciences Center, DRI

6. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV

7. Request for Leave of Absence Without Pay for Dunnovan

Sapienza, College of Hotel Administration, UNLV

8. Approval of Postretirement Appointments for M. J.

Miles, DRI; Elizabeth R. Sturm, WNCC/N, and Chauncey

Oakley, WNCC/N

9. Addition of Richard Bryan to College of Education

Advisory Committee, UNR

10. Proposed Amendments to UNLV Parking Regulations

In response to a request from a UNLV student that Item 10 be

moved to the Action Agenda in order that student objections

to some of the provisions could be heard, Mrs. Knudtsen

moved that Item 10, Proposed Amendments to Parking Regula-

tions, be removed from the Consent Agenda. Motion seconded

by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.

Miss Mason moved approval of the remaining items on the

Consent Agenda. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried

without dissent.

3. Appointment of President Clark County Community College

Mr. Karamanos moved that the Board go into personnel session

for the purpose of discussing the professional competence of

the CCCC Presidential candidates. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Bride, carried without dissent.

Upon reconvening in open session, Mr. Buchanan moved that

the Presidential search be reopened, that the position be

readvertised, and that such action not be considered prej-

udicial to any candidate. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried by the following roll call vote:

Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr.

Mc Bride, Mr. Cashell

No - Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Miss Mason

Abstain - Mr. Ross

4. Construction of El Rancho Drive Extension, WNCC

President Davis recalled that an appropriation of $301,000

had been requested from the Legislature to fund the exten-

sion of El Rancho Drive from the DRI and WNCC/Reno sites to

U. S. 395. The State Public Works Board has requested that

the City of Reno undertake the design and construction pro-

gram and, subject to concurrence of the Board of Regents,

the City has agreed to do so. Dr. Davis noted that it is

anticipated that the design will be completed by mid-Septem-

ber, 1979, with a contract to be awarded in October, 1979,

and construction to be completed before the end of the

1979-80 fiscal year.

Chancellor Baepler recommended that the Board of Regents

concur in this proposal by the State Public Works Board for

the City of Reno to design and construct the roadway con-

necting the University's facilities (DRI and WNCC/Reno) with

U. S. 395 North, by agreement between the City of Reno and

the Public Works Board.

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

Bride, carried without dissent.

5. Renaming of Department of Laboratory Medicine, UNR

President Crowley recommended that the Department of Labora-

tory Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, be renamed the

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, effective


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

carried without dissent.

6. Request for Authorization for Assessment of Special Fees,


President Crowley requested authorization to assess the

following new special fees, effective Fall semester, 1979:

Criminal Justice 424-425 $15 per semester

Military Science 203 (scuba diving) 51

Recreation and Physical Ed. (skating) 20

Medical Technology 25

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval, noting that in each

case these fees are in addition to the regular per-credit

fee to meet special requirements for equipment or laboratory

supplies or to be passed through to agencies who provide

special facilities not available on Campus.

Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,

carried without dissent.

7. Proposal for Fee Increase, School of Medical Sciences, UNR

President Crowley presented a request from Dean Scully for

an increase of $100 per semester (from $1,200 to $1,300) in

the registration fee to be assessed medical students, effec-

tive with the 1979-80 academic year (request identified as

Ref. B and filed with permanent minutes). Dr. Crowley noted

that this increase is required to offset the loss of Federal

capitation monies for medical students. President Crowley

and Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

8. Proposal for Advanced Computer-Assisted Registration System

President Crowley presented a report from Dr. Jack Shirley,

Director Of Admissions and Registrar, UNR, on the feasibil-

ity of an advanced computer assisted registration system at

UNR. Dr. Crowley requested that this system be initiated at

UNR, noting that should it prove effective, UNLV has indi-

cated some interest in implementing the program for that

Campus. He noted also that the system requires funding for

three items. One is a classified position in Admissions and

Records which UNR will fund. The second is an Optical

Character Reader, costing between $60,000 and $70,000. If

funding for this equipment is not forthcoming from the Leg-

islature, Dr. Crowley suggested that it would be possible

to tie in with Washoe County equipment until such funding

does become available. The third item is a start up cost

of $20,000 to provide support for installing the system,

for which President Crowley requested an allocation from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Account.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the initiation of

this advanced computer-assisted registration system at UNR,

and allocation of $20,000 from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account to fund the start up costs.

Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,

carried without dissent.

Mrs. Fong requested that registration be programmed by zip

code so that car pooling information could be available to


9. Naming of Laboratory

President Crowley endorsed a recommendation of the College

of Engineering that the College Laboratory be designated

"The Clarence Jones Computer Library", in recognition of

the contributions to the College of Mr. Clarence Jones, a

graduate and benefactor.

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

carried without dissent.

10. Award of Bid for Grandstand Seating, Mackay Stadium, UNR

President Crowley reported that the following bids were

received April 15, 1979, for installation of 25 rows of

grandstand seating at the south end Of Mackay Stadium:

Chapman and Co., Salt Lake $ 83,950

O. S. O. Construction Co. 119,729

President Crowley noted that funds are available from the

Athletic Department and recommended award to Chapman &

Company for $83,950. Chancellor Baepler concurred.

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

carried without dissent.

11. Request for Right-of-Way and Easement

President Crowley reported that the City of Reno has entered

into a joint agreement with the Nevada Highway Department to

update the traffic signal system at the intersection of 9th

and Virginia Streets. In order to accomplish the necessary

work, the City has requested a right of way on the northeast

corner of that intersection to allow a larger curb return

radius to be constructed at approximately 25 feet, and has

requested an easement for the installation of a signal pole,

underground conduit runs and appurtenances for the system.

Removal of two trees will be necessary for the sidwalk and

curb setback on the return and for the combination signal

and luminary pole. Dr. Crowley explained that the trees

involved are a Chinese Elm in the middle of the return, and

the first cottonwood north of the corner, noting that both

species are on the City's nonallowed tree list.

President Crowley and Chancellor Baepler recommended the

right-of-way and the easement be granted to the City of Reno

for the purposes stated.

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

carried without dissent.

12. Recommendation for Food Service Rates, UNR

President Crowley reported that bids had been received for

the food service contract for UNR and, acting within the

authority granted by the Board's policy on purchasing, a

contract had been awarded to Saga Food Service. He noted

that a number of committees and groups on Campus had review-

ed the various bids and were in agreement that the bid of

Saga should be accepted as the lowest responsive and respon-

sible bid. Dr. Crowley requested approval of the following

food service rates for 1979-80:

Contract Regular Semester Per Day Per Semester

10-meal plan $3.32 $372.00

15-meal plan 3.62 405.00

20-meal plan 3.82 428.00

25-meal plan (College Inn) 5.70 445.00

Cash Sales

Breakfast $1.45

Lunch 1.75

Dinner 2.30

Steak Dinner 3.75

College Inn Cash Sales

Breakfast $1.75

Lunch 2.25

Dinner 2.75

ASUN President Dave Ritch presented the following 4 requests

from the students which he stated would be submitted to Saga

for consideration during the coming year:

(1) Allow the students residing at College Inn to have the

option to obtain one of the different meal plans offer-

ed on Campus.

(2) If financially feasible, allow higher rates of trans-

ferability in the Snack Bar and Pyramid Lake Room.

(3) That a manager be available on the floor of the Dining

Commons for easier accessibility by the students.

(4) That Saga follow through with their proposal to deco-

rate the dining areas to create a more appetizing

atmosphere in which to dine.

Mrs. Fong moved approval of the food service rates for UNR

for 1979-80 as recommended by President Crowley. Motion

seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.

13. Proposal to Sell Property

President Dixon recalled that in 1968, Abe P. Miller and

Linnea C. Miller transferred to the University an undivided

1/2 interest in 40 acres located north of Nellis Air Force

Base and between the Old Salt Lake Highway and Interstate

Highway 15. The undivided 1/2 interest was appraised at

$12,000 at the time of the transfer. The proceeds were to

be used in construction of the Performing Arts Center; how-

ever, the University was unable to sell the land.

President Dixon reported that interest has been expressed by

two real estate firms in the possible sale of this property

and they have indicated that the owners of the other 1/2

interest are willing to join in the sale. He recommended

that the Board authorize the sale of the property, with the

minimum acceptable bid to be determined by a new appraisal,

and the Regents agree to payment of a real estate commis-

sion. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

Mr. Buchanan noted that the new prison is under considera-

tion by the Legislature and one of the proposed sites for

this new facility is the Clark County area. He suggested

that if the new prison is located near this parcel of land,

it could very well increase its value. He proposed that it

not be offered for sale until the Legislature makes its

decision on the location of the prison.

Mr. Ross moved that this item be deferred until June 8.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.

14. Proposed Constitution of Moyer Student Union Board

President Dixon recommended adoption of the Constitution for

the Moyer Student Union Board, as proposed by the Union

Board and CSUN's ad hoc Student Union Governance Committee,

and endorsed by the CSUN President, Director of the Student

Union, and the Vice President for Educational Services.

(Proposed constitution identified as Ref. E and filed with

permanent minutes.) Chancellor Baepler recommended


Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.

15. Award of Tenure

President Dixon recalled that in April, action was deferred

for one month, without prejudice, on recommendations for

award of tenure to nine individuals at UNLV. He requested

approval of the award of tenure, effective July 1, 1979,

to the following:

Margaret Lyneis, Anthropology

Gerald Rubin, Social Work

Bhagwan Singh, Philosophy

Lawrence Dandurand, Marketing

Richard Hoyt, Finance

Kevin Crehan, Educational Foundations and Counseling

Carole Rae, Physical Education

Stephen Duffy, University College

Richard Kallan, Communication Studies

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.

16. Proposed Amendment to Parking Regulations, UNLV

President Dixon recommended approval of modifications to the

Parking and Traffic Regulations for UNLV (identified as Ref.

C-10 and filed with permanent minutes). Changes over the

current regulations are:

(1) inclusion of controls for mopeds;

(2) increase in parking violation fines from $2 to $5,

and from $5 to $10 for unauthorized parking in

handicapped zones; and

(3) painting handicapped zones blue to render them more


Chancellor Baepler concurred in the recommended changes.

CSUN President Dan Campbell reported that the objection of

the students was to the increase of the parking violation

fines from $2 to $5, noting that it was not believed that

this would actually stop students from parking illegally,

but would result in some rather inflationary costs to


Mr. Ross moved approval of the proposed amendment to the

traffic regulations. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried with Miss Mason opposing.

17. Report on AGB Conference

A report from Miss Mason on the AGB Conference held in Miami

in April was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. I

and filed with permanent minutes). Mr. Mc Bride also com-

mented briefly on the conference, and noted that tapes of

all the sessions had been purchased and would be circulated

to anyone interested in listening to them.

18. Proposal for Special Board Meeting

Chancellor Baepler noted that although a great deal of work

had been done based on tentative budget figures, approxi-

mately two weeks will be required following adjournment of

the Legislature, anticipated to occur shortly, before the

1979-80 Work Program and professional salary recommendations

can be finalized for Board consideration. Since the next

regular Board meeting is not scheduled until June 29, Chan-

cellor Baepler recommended that a special meeting be called

for the afternoon of Friday, June 8, in Reno, for consider-

ation of the Work Program and professional salaries for

1979-80, and such other matters as may be ready for Board

action at that time.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc

Bride, carried without dissent.

19. Proposed Tour of Little Valley

President Crowley noted that a number of Regents had indi-

cated an interest in a tour of Little Valley and agreed to

make the necessary arrangements for such a tour on the morn-

ing of June 8. It was agreed that those wishing to make

the trip would inform the Secretary of the Board as soon as

possible so that transportation could be arranged.

20. Division Host Funds

Chancellor Baepler recommended that the Division Host Fund

for DRI, established at $3,000 for 1978-79 by allocation

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account, be sup-

plemented by an additional $2,500, noting that marketing

activities of the Institute have increased substantially,

resulting in an increase of 60% in funded research expend-

itures. He also recommended that Division Host and Enter-

tainment Funds for 1979-80 be provided as follows and

that allocations be made from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account to bring each of these accounts to the

stated levels as of July 1, 1979:

1978-79 1979-80

UNR (including Med. School) $6,000 $4,000

Medical School -0- 2,500

UNLV 3,000 4,000

CCCC 1,500 2,000

NNCC 1,500 2,000

WNCC 1,500 2,000

DRI 3,000 4,000

Unit 2,000 3,000

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

Bride, carried without dissent.

21. Proposed Amendment to Board of Regents Bylaws

Chancellor Baepler recalled that in April the Board accepted

for first reading a proposed amendment to the Bylaws, with

final adoption to occur in May. The following amended

Article IV, clarifying the responsibilities of the Invest-

ment Committee, and creating the Audit Committee, was sub-

mitted for approval, effective immediately:


Committees of the Board

Section 1. The Board shall have the following standing

committees: the Investment Committee, and the

Audit Committee.

Section 2. A standing committee shall consist of at least 3

persons who are elected members of the Board and

may have not more than 2 persons as advisory

members who are not elected members of the Board

and who possess special knowledge, skills and

experience in a related field.

A standing committee shall meet as directed by

the Board or when called by the Chairman of the


Notice of meetings shall be furnished to all

members of a standing committee by the committee

Chairman or the Secretary of the Board at least

3 days in advance of the meeting. All meetings

of the committee shall be called and held in com-

pliance with the provisions of NRS Chapter 241.

A majority of the membership of the committee

shall constitute a quorum to transact business;

however, a vote of at least 2 of the Board members

shall be required for action by the committee.

Committee members and the Chairman of the commit-

tee shall be appointed by the Chairman of the

Board for a term of 2 years, or until the next

organizational meeting of the Board.

Section 3. The Investment Committee shall have the following

areas of responsibility:

a. The formulation and recommendation for

approval by the Board of appropriate

investment policies to govern the investment

program of the University.

b. The recommendation for approval by the Board

of investment and reinvestment transactions

within the limits of the investment policies

approved by the Board of Regents.

Section 4. The Audit Committee shall have the following

areas of responsibility:

a. To provide assistance to the Board in

fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities

relating to accounting and reporting

practices, and

b. To maintain, by way of regularly scheduled

meetings, a direct line of communications

between the Board and the independent auditors

to provide for exchange of views and


c. In fulfilling these responsibilities, the

Audit Committee shall:

(1) recommend to the Board a firm of certi-

fied public accountants which shall audit

the financial books and records of the


(2) review and evaluate reports prepared by

the University's internal accounting and

management controls and make recommenda-

tions to the Board for appropriate

action; and

(3) review the annual financial statements

with the independent auditors.

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

carried without dissent.

Chairman Cashell reported that the Audit Committee, created

by the foregoing action, would be appointed at the June 8


22. Proposed Amendment to Board of Regents Handbook

Chancellor Baepler reported that the UNLV Faculty Senate and

Graduate Council had recommended that the current policy re-

garding admission of faculty to advanced degree programs be

revised. That proposal had subsequently been referred to

UNR (the only other Division affected) and no exception had

been taken. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval, ef-

fective immediately, of the following amendment to Chapter

4, Title 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook:

Section 4. Advanced Degrees

A Faculty member, regardless of rank, may be permitted

to become a candidate for an avanced degree at the Uni-

versity, except that (1) students who enter a graduate

program and who by virtue of their advanced standing

are qualified for temporary appointment on the faculty

shall be permitted to complete their training while re-

taining such position, or (2) a faculty member may be

permitted to become a candidate for an advanced degree

outside his/her own Department if the request to do so

is approved by the appropriate graduate school commit-

tee, the Graduate Dean and the President.

In the discussion following, it was agreed that the proposed

new wording "regardless of rank" was unnecessary and should

be deleted.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the proposed amendment of

Section 4, to read "A faculty member may be permitted to

became a candidate for an advanced degree outside his/her

own Department if the request to do so is approved by the

appropriate graduate school committee, the Graduate Dean

and the President." Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, car-

ried without dissent.

23. Request for Authorization to Sell Revenue Bonds

At the Chancellor's request, Mr. Kenneth Partridge, Director

of Internal Audit, reported concerning the status of the

arrangements for the sale of revenue bonds as authorized by

the 1979 Legislature. Mr. Partridge noted that it had been

intended to request permission from the Board to proceed

with the sale of $5.1 million in bonds for the Dickinson

Library addition at UNLV, and $4 million for the UNR School

of Business Administration, as well as $2.2 million for

Phase III of WNCC. However, he reported there is one crit-

ical piece of legislation which has not yet been approved

which affects the Library and School of Business projects.

He recommended that action on these issues be deferred until

the June 29 meeting and authorization be given at this time

to proceed with the sale of $2.2 million in bonds for WNCC,

using $1.2 million of the proceeds to redeem an outstanding

interim debenture which had been authorized earlier. Mr.

Partridge requested adoption of the necessary resolution

authorizing the sale of the $2.2 million in revenue bonds

and such other actions as are necessary to complete this

transaction. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval and

adoption of the following resolution:















Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.

24. Proposed Summer Session Salary Schedules

(1) University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Dixon

recommended continuation of the 1978 Summer Session

Salary Schedule for UNLV for the 1979 Summer Session,

as follows:

1978 Schedule Max. Per Cr.

(B Contract Salary) Hr. Salary

$19,259 and up $650

17,777 to 19,258 600

16,296 to 17,776 550

14,814 to 16,295 500

13,333 to 14,813 450

up to 13,332 400

Visiting Faculty

Full Profesor $550

Associate Professor 475

Assistant Professor 400

Unranked/Lecturer 350-550

This proposed per-credit-hour salary is understood

to be a maximum allowable salary. A lower per-credit-

hour salary, when necessitated by low enrollment and

when agreed to by the instructor, is not precluded.

(2) University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley rec-

ommended the following schedule for UNR for Summer

Session 1979:

1978 Actual 1979 Proposed

I. Resident Faculty

Faculty 1978 Max 1979 Max

Rank Per Credit Per Credit

Professor 594 636

Associate Professor 513 549

Assistant Professor 432 462

Lecturer 351 376

Graduate Assistant 250 268

II. Visiting Faculty

Professor 500 535

Associate Professor 400 428

Assistant Professor 300 321

Unranked/Lecturer 250/500 268/535

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.

Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.

25. Professional Salary Schedules for 1979-80

Chancellor Baepler made the following recommendations for


(1) The 1979-80 salaries of faculty be increased 8 percent

through a combination of step and percentage increases

by advancing each faculty member one step on the 1978-

79 salary schedule and increasing the dollar amounts of

the steps, and that unallocated professional salary

monies be used to fund promotions (lateral progres-

sions in CCD) and merit increases (or inequity adjust-

ments) in that order. (For example, if the cost of

advancing each faculty member on the existing salary

schedule is 3%, then each step would be increased by

5% to insure an overall increase of 8% for 1979-80.)

Amended salary schedules necessary to accommodate this

salary increase were included with the agenda and the

UNR/UNLV schedule (identified as Ref. H, Pg. 1) is

filed with the permanent minutes. Chancellor Baepler

noted that the CCD schedule would be amended, at the

request of the Community Colleges, to correspond ex-

actly with the procedure followed for the Universities

in the distribution of the 8% increase. Dr. Baepler

stated that the amended CCD schedule would be trans-

mitted to the Board as soon as it was printed.

(2) It is understood that the one-step increase on the

salary schedule will be given for satisfactory service

and may be withheld at the discretion of the Adminis-

tration. Faculty members at the top step of a rank

or a range would not automatically advance to a higher

step within a rank or range but receive the percentage

increase for that step.

(3) Advancement on the salary schedule be limited to one

step except where promotions or merit increases also


It was also agreed that the following preamble to the salary

recommendation would be included as part of the recommenda-

tion of the Officers:

In proposing a salary recommendation for 1979-80, the

Divisions wish to affirm their strong support for the

concept of merit and the vital need to appropriately

and equitably reward meritorious performance. The

priorities established in the 1979-80 salary recom-

mendation are based on consideration of the impacts

of inflation. Funds are available for only an 8%

overall increase. The Consumer Price Index annual

rate for the first quarter of 1979 was 13%. Current,

and conservative, projections suggest a rate of in-

flation for the coming year of approximately 10%.

Clearly, an 8% salary increase will be inadequate

to allow faculty members to keep pace with the cost

of living. This inadequacy is historical as well as

projected, inasmuch as the University professional

compensation increase in Nevada for the period 1969-

70 through 1978-79 salary recommendation emerges. Even

in the face of these statistics, it is essential that

merit be recognized as a major component of the Uni-

versity salary structure. It is also essential that

improved merit systems be developed and that ways be

found to insure the recognition of meritorious per-

formance even in times of high inflation.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion, including the proposed preamble. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.

26. Medical Examination Requirements for Admission

Chancellor Baepler presented, with his endorsement, a recom-

mendation from President Dixon and President Crowley that

the policy requiring a physical examination for admission

to UNLV and UNR be discontinued, effective Fall, 1979. The

following rationale was cited in support of this request:

(1) The requirement is discriminatory and does not serve as

a public health measure since many hundreds of part-

time and continuing education students attend classes

without having the examination.

(2) Employees of the University are not required to take

the examination.

(3) The examination is believed to be often perfunctory,

and in the opinion of the Administration, an unneces-

sary financial burden to the student.

Mr. Buchanan objected to the introduction of this item, not-

ing that it had been voted down on previous occasions, and

stated that in his opinion this could not come back before

the Board except on a successful motion for reconsideration.

Mr. Lessly stated that this was a new Board and a motion for

reconsideration would not be required to introduce an item

defeated by a previous Board.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the recommendation that the

physical examination be discontinued as a requirement for

admission. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried by the

following roll call vote:

Yes - Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss

Mason, Mr. Mc Bride, Mr. Cashell

No - Mr. Buchanan

Abstain - Dr. Lombardi

27. Request for Creation of Regents Standing Committee for

Community Colleges

Mr. Mc Bride requested that this proposal to amend the Board

of Regents Bylaws to accommodate the creation of a standing

committee for the Community Colleges be tabled. Chancellor

Baepler concurred and requested that it be withdrawn until

the appointment of the Community College Coordinator. Re-

quest was approved by consensus.

28. Request for Fund Transfer, UNR

President Crowley requested approval of a $11,212 transfer

from the Contingency Reserve to the Department of Biology

to provide for payment of 1/2 of a faculty member's salary

by arrangement with another State agency which employs this

person for the remainder of his time. Chancellor Baepler

recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

29. Report from Regent Mason Concerning Meeting of May 6

A report concerning a meeting arranged by Miss Mason to

discuss problems and recommendations on "Blacks in Higher

Education", was included with the agenda, with a request

from Miss Mason that it be referred to the June 29 meeting

of the Board for consideration and action.

30. Chancellor's Report

Chancellor Baepler reported that although the Legislature

was still in session, it appeared that the University's

capital improvement budget had been finalized and will be

a good one for all components of the University. He re-

ported that several bills introduced affecting the Board

of Regents and the organization of the University System

had been successfully stopped. Bills introduced by the

University, such as the bill to pool the University's bond-

ing funds, had been passed, and the sports facilities are

expected to be approved within the next week. He noted that

the operating budgets had been the major problem; however,

in spite of the psychology created by the tax reform meas-

ures under consideration and the concern posed by threatened

energy shortages, it appeared that the Community Colleges

will have some significant increases over their present

levels and substantial repairs had been made in the original

recommendations coming from the Governor's Office related

to the two Universities. Dr. Baepler suggested that the

University has done as well as possible, given the problems

of tax reforms and energy shortage concerns.

31. Appointment of Executive Dean, County Centers, WNCC

Chancellor Baepler requested the Board consider, as an emer-

gency item, the appointment of an Executive Dean for the

County Centers, WNCC/S.

President Davis recommended the appointment of Ronald P.

Martin as Executive Dean for the County Centers, WNCC/S,

effective July 1, 1979, at a salary of $25,000, replacing

Elliot Lima who is retiring (copy of vita filed with

permanent minutes).

Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.

32. New Business

(1) Chairman Cashell reported that he had received a re-

quest from CSUN Vice President Wyman that the athletic

fee assessed UNLV students be discussed at the June


(2) Chairman Cashell noted that UNR and UNLV Commencements

were scheduled at the same time and date and requested

that there be adequate coordination among the Univer-

sities and Community Colleges to avoid such a conflict

in the future.

(3) Mr. Buchanan suggested that the Regents pursue private

funding in order to proceed with the establishment of a

Law School, noting that it has become apparent that the

Legislature is not sufficiently interested to provide

funding. He noted that Mr. Howard had, the previous

day, been reported by the newspapers as having pledged

$500,000 toward a Law School and that a previous offer

from Caesar's Palace of $1 million is presumed to still

be available. Mr. Buchanan asked that this matter be

placed on a future agenda for consideration, and fur-

thur suggested that a committee be appointed to inves-

tigate the possibility of securing sufficient funding

to endow a Law School at UNLV.

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 P.M.

Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board