05/26/1978

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
May 26-27, 1978








05-26-1978

Pages 240-262

                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                           May 26, 1978



The Board of Regents met on the above date at Northern Nevada

Community College, Elko, Nevada.



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

                  Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

                  Mr. John Buchanan

                  Mrs. Lilly Fong

                  Mr. Chris Karamanos

                  Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

                  Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

                  Mr. John Tom Ross (for part of the meeting)



Members absent:   Miss Brenda D. Mason



Others present:   Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

                  President William Berg, NNCC

                  President Russell Bloyer, CCCC

                  President Joseph Crowley, UNR

                  President Jack Davis, WNCC

                  President Brock Dixon, UNLV

                  President Lloyd Smith, DRI

                  General Counsel Larry Lessly

                  Mrs. Bonnie Smotony, Secretary

                  Mr. Stan Aiazzi, NNCC Faculty Senate

                  Ms. Jo Anne Dain, WNCC/N Faculty Senate

                  Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/S Faculty Senate

                  Dr. Thomas Hoffer, DRI Faculty Senate

                  Dr. Vernon Mattson, UNLV Senate

                  Dr. Paul Page, UNR Faculty Senate

                  Dr. John Rosich, CCCC Faculty Senate

                  Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit Senate

                  Ms. Cara Caesar, CCCC Associated Students

                  Mr. Greg Neuweiler, ASUN

                  Mr. Chuck White, CSUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 10:05

A.M.



 1.  Approval of Minutes



     The minutes of the regular session of April 21, 1978 were

     submitted for approval.



     A typographical error was noted on Page 239 in the spelling

     of Mr. John Buchanan's name, and Mrs. Fong objected to the

     wording that she was present "for part of the meeting".  She

     suggested that it was poorly worded and misleading.  It was

     pointed out that the minutes reflected immediately following

     Item 3 that Mrs. Fong had entered the meeting at that point.



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

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



 2.  Report of Gifts and Grants



     Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the Offi-

     cers was recommended (report identified as Ref. A and filed

     with permanent minutes).



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

     Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Dr. Anderson, the supple-

mental agenda was accepted.



 3.  Request for Financial Assistance Professional Personnel,

     NNCC



     President Berg requested financial assistance from the Board

     of Regents for the following professional personnel costs:



     (1)  $24,348 for salary, fringe benefits and operating ex-

          penses for the position of Administrative Assistant

          to the President, presently held by Stan Aiazzi.

          This position will be absorbed within the College

          budget beginning in July, 1979.



     (2)  $18,348 for salary and fringe benefits for a Financial

          Aid/Veterans Coordinator.  This will be a temporary

          position with its continuance beyond one year subject

          to adequate funding from the Legislature.



     (3)  $4,000 to supplement the amount available to Northern

          Nevada Community College for professional salary in-

          creases for 1978-79, as approved by the Board in April.



     Chancellor Baepler recommended this financial assistance

     be provided by allocation of $42,696 from the Board of

     Regents Special Projects Account to fund the positions of

     Administrative Assistant to the President and Financial

     Aid/Veterans Coordinator for 1978-79, and authorization to

     use $4,000 of unrestricted endowment income available to

     the Chancellor's Office for the supplement required for

     professional salary increases.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



President Bloyer introduced Ms. Cara Ceasar, President of the

Associated Students of Clark County Community College, who read

the following letter for the record:



     We the elected Officers of the Associated Students of

     Clark County and Official Representatives of the Student

     Body, approximate enrollment of 9,500, do support Dr. Paul

     Kreider as Interim President of Clark County Community

     College until such time as the Board of Regents appoint him

     as President.



 4.  Bid Opening, Science Laboratories Expansion, CCCC



     President Bloyer reported that bids were opened May 4, 1978,

     for expansion and modification of the Campus to accommodate

     the science laboratories.  The low bidder was Ponderosa

     Construction Company, Inc., Las Vegas, at $208,413.



     President Bloyer recommended, and Chancellor Baepler concur-

     red, that the bid of Ponderosa Construction Company be ac-

     cepted.  Funds are available in the CCCC Capital Improvement

     ment Fee Account.



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

     carried without dissent.



 5.  Revision of 1978-79 Work Program, CCCC



     President Bloyer requested approval of fund transfers from

     Instruction to Student Services in order to align personnel

     more closely with the duties they perform, resulting in the

     following revision to the 1978-79 Work Program for CCCC:



                         Current Work             Transfer

                        Program 1978-79           Requested



     Budget Function      FTE       $           FTE        $



     Instruction Function

     Professional      150.85   1,882,439      4,00-     71,486-

     Classified         33.00     374,642     14.00-    161,611-

     Operating                    204,410

     Total             183.85   2,461,491     18.00-    233,097-



     Student Services Function

     Professional       10.00     197,499      3.00      49,631

     Classified          5.50      67,679      7.00      74,853

     Wages              10.10      50,500

     Operating                     60,000

     Total              25.60     375,678     10.00     124,484



     Institutional Support Function

     Professional        2.00      64,643      1.00      21,855

     Classified          5.50      74,831      7.00      86,758

     Operating                    107,141

     O-S Travel                     9,143

     Total               7.50     255,758      8.00     108,613



                         Adjusted Work

                        Program 1978-79



     Budget Function      FTE       $



     Instruction Function

     Professional      146.85   1,810,953

     Classified         19.00     213,031

     Operating                    204,410

     Total             165.85   2,228,394



     Student Services Function

     Professional       13.00     247,130

     Classified         12.50     142,532

     Wages              10.10      50,500

     Operating                     60,000

     Total              35.60     500,162



     Institutional Support Function

     Professional        3.00      86,498

     Classified         12.50     161,589

     Operating                    107,141

     O-S Travel                     9,143

     Total              15.50     364,371



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



 6.  Approval of Fund Transfers, CCCC



     President Bloyer requested approval of the following trans-

     fers from the Contingency Reserve:



     #78-532   $25,000 to Business Office Administration

               Instruction for purchase of additional office

               equipment for instructional purposes.



     #78-533   $39,000 to Repairs and Improvements to build

               wall around Day Care Center, installation of

               window wall, installation of dust evacuator, and

               construction of welding booths.



     #78-540   $6,000 to Repairs and Improvements to provide

               funds for purchase of new service equipment.



     #78-541   $15,000 to Library to provide funds for Audio-

               Visual and Library acquisitions.



     #78-542   $15,000 to Occupational Instruction to provide

               funds for electronic equipment and graphic arts

               material.



     #78-543   $18,700 to Office of Dean of Students to provide

               funds for furniture for offices and lounge area.



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Mr. Ross entered the meeting during the discussion of the preced-

ing item.



 7.  Appointment of Interim President, CCCC



     Chancellor Baepler reported that President Bloyer had sub-

     mitted his resignation, effective June 30, 1978, and it had

     been anticipated that a recommendation concerning appoint-

     ment of an Interim President for CCCC would be ready for

     Board action.  He requested that this matter be deferred

     until the June meeting, noting the earlier recommendation

     by the Associated Students of CCCC for the appointment of

     Dr. Kreider, and the additional report from Chairman

     Buchanan that the CCCC Advisory Board had also recommended

     Dr. Kreider.  Dr. Baepler stated that he wished to consult

     with the faculty of CCCC and would make a recommendation

     at the June 30 meeting.



     Mrs. Fong moved that the matter be tabled until the June

     meeting.  Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without

     dissent.



 8.  Western Nevada Community College/North, Phase III



     Chancellor Baepler reported that the wording of the bill

     which authorized a $2.2 million bond issue for construction

     of Phase II at WNCC/North Campus requires legislative clari-

     fication before the entire issue can be sold.  It is planned

     to offer $1.2 million in September, 1978 with the remaining

     $1 million to be offered subsequent to the 1979 Legislative

     Session at which the clarification will be requested.



     To avoid delaying the project, Dr. Baepler noted that the

     State Public Works Board has authorized a temporary transfer

     of $500,000 from Furnishings and Equipment to Construction,

     and has requested the University to provide the other

     $500,000 until the second bond issue sale.



     Chancellor Baepler recommended that the Board authorize the

     use of $300,000 of WNCC Capital Improvement Fee Funds, and

     $200,000 to be borrowed from the CCCC Capital Improvement

     Fee Funds, until the $1 million bond issue is sold in 1979.

     He stated that it is unlikely that the borrowed funds will

     actually be required but must be pledged in order that the

     project proceed.



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

     carried without dissent.



 9.  Proposal for Fallon Facility



     President Davis introduced Mr. Elliott Lima, who in turn

     introduced a delegation from the Fallon area who spoke in

     support of the construction of a Community College facility

     in Fallon.  A report distributed by the delegation is on

     file in the Chancellor's Office.



10.  Proposed Athletic Fee, UNLV



     President Dixon recommended that the Board authorize the

     assessment of a $2 per credit athletic fee, effective Fall,

     1978.  He noted that this per-credit-fee will allow students

     registered for 7 credits or more (i. e., those students who

     pay CSUN fees) to purchase tickets to athletic events at a

     discounted price.



     CSUN President Chuck White spoke in opposition to the $2

     per credit fee, stating that he would support a $1 per

     credit fee with stipulation for possible removal of the

     fee in the Spring.



     Dr. Wayne Pearson, Director of Development for Athletics,

     stated that he supported the assessment of the fee, but

     warned that the athletic program could not function if

     there was no assurance that the fee would be continued.

     He recommended that whatever fee is assessed not be

     subject to removal.



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the $2 per

     credit fee for athletics, effective Fall, 1978.



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

     Ross, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing and Mrs. Knudtsen

     abstaining.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee and reconvened at 1:45 P.M.



11.  Report of Tadlock Associates, Inc.



     Mr. Max Tadlock and Mr. Joe Conte of Tadlock Associates

     presented the interim report of the feasibility study of

     the Community Colleges.  Report on file in the Chancellor's

     Office.



     Following presentation of the report, Mr. Ross asked if

     the definition for College Center contained in the report

     would include daytime classrooms.  Mr. Tadlock stated that

     it could.



     Chairman Buchanan noted that the agenda had anticipated a

     public discussion of the report, along with an opportunity

     for public discussion of other Community College matters.

     He reported that similar discussions would be scheduled

     for the meeting June 30 in Las Vegas, and August 4 in

     Reno, after which the Tadlock Report would be finalized.



     In the public discussion following (transcript on file in

     Chancellor's Office), concerns about the Community College

     were expressed by Senator Norman Glaser, Mr. Mike Marfisi,

     and Assemblyman Dean Rhoads.  Additionally, Ms. Jo Anne

     Dain presented a statement on behalf of the faculty of

     WNCC/N.



     Following a recess, Regent Anderson spoke concerning the

     recent release by a former member of the CCCC Advisory

     Board of a list of 29 comments critical of the relationship

     between the Community Colleges and the University, which

     Dr. Anderson noted were attributed to former President

     Donnelly, and requested that the responses prepared by

     Chancellor Baepler to those criticisms be made public and

     copies provided to the Legislature.



     Dr. Anderson moved that the Administration be directed to

     make the comments and the University's responses to those

     comments public and provide copies to the Legislature.

     Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



12.  Appointments to Advisory Council on Water Resources Research



     President Smith requested approval of the appointment of

     the following individuals to the Statewide Advisory Council

     on Water Resources Research:



          Mr. Sterling C. "Buzz" Ditsworth

          Boyle Engineering Corp.

          1209 S. Commerce

          Las Vegas, Nevada



          Mr. Charles White, Exec. V. P.

          Nevada Farm Bureau

          1300 Marietta Way

          Sparks, Nevada 89431



          Mr. Frank Hidaka, Dist. Chief

          Water Resources Division

          U. S. Geological Survey

          Federal Building, Room 229

          Carson City, Nevada 89701



          Mr. William Nork

          William Nork, Inc.

          950 Greg Street

          Sparks, Nevada 89431



          Mr. James P. Hawke, II

          Acting Administrator

          Division of Water Planning

          Department of Conservation and Natural

          Resources Carson City, Nevada 89701



     President Smith noted that three of the above will serve

     as replacements for Mr. Herbert E. Rowntree, Mr. C. W.

     Mc Donald and Mr. Robert S. Leighton, whose appointments

     have expired.  These appointments will bring the total

     membership of the Council to 23.  Chancellor Baepler

     recommended approval.



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

     Fong, carried without dissent.



13.  Appointments to National Advisory Board



     President Smith recommended the following new appointments

     to the DRI National Advisory Board:



          Dr. David R. Williams, Jr., Engineer and Business

          Executive, Chairman of the Board of Resource Sciences

          Corporation



          Dr. Horace R. Byers, Meteorologist, Professor

          Emeritus, Texas A & M



          Dr. William C. Steere, Botanist, Former President of

          the New York Botanical Gardens



          Mr. James J. Ritter, Economist, Secretary-Treasurer,

          Menlo Capital Corporation



     President Smith noted that three of these individuals will

     serve as replacements for Dr. Clifford Evans, Mr. Robert

     J. Pafford and Dr. Vincent Schaefer, with Dr. James S.

     Coles, Dr. John C. Frye, Dr. C. Lester Hogan, Dr. Frederick

     Seitz and Mr. Herbert E. Grier continuing.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the appointments.  Motion

     seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



     Dr. Lombardi moved that resolutions of appreciation be pre-

     pared for Dr. Evans, Mr. Pafford and Dr. Schaefer for their

     service to the Desert Research Institute as members of the

     National Advisory Board.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

     carried without dissent.



14.  Appointment of Presidential Assistant for Development, UNLV



     President Dixon reported that although he had anticipated

     that recommendation for appointment of a part-time Presi-

     dential Assistant for Development would be ready for Board

     consideration, he was not yet quite ready and asked that

     the matter be deferred.



     Mrs. Fong moved that the matter be tabled.  Motion seconded

     by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



15.  Reappointment of Acting Graduate Dean, UNLV



     President Dixon recommended that Dr. Joseph Mc Cullough be

     reappointed as Acting Dean of the Graduate College for

     1978-79, at a Salary of $36,369.  He reported that the

     search for a Dean will be reopened with the anticipation

     that it can be successfully concluded prior to the 1979-80

     academic year.



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

     carried without dissent.



16.  Appointment of Dean, College of Education, UNLV



     President Dixon recommended the appointment of Dr. Richard

     C. Kunkel as Dean of the College of Education and Professor

     in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, effective

     August 7, 1978, at an annual salary of $37,278.  A copy of

     Dr. Kunkel's vita was included with the agenda (identified

     as Ref. C and filed with permanent minutes).



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



17.  Appointment of Dean, College of Arts and Letters, UNLV



     President Dixon recommended the appointment of Dr. John C.

     Unrue as Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, effective

     July 1, 1978, at a salary of $36,244.  A copy of Dr. Unrue's

     vita was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. D and

     filed with permanent minutes).



     Statements concerning the process followed in the selection

     of Dr. Unrue were made by Mr. Jim Kitchen, Affirmative

     Action Officer, and President Dixon.  Statements opposing

     the appointment of Dr. Unrue were made by Dr. Patricia

     Geuder and Dr. Marie France Hilgar, on behalf of the Women's

     Caucus, based on their opinion that Dr. Renee Kogel was bet-

     ter qualified and should have been appointed.  They also

     expressed concern that failure to appoint Dr. Kogel was a

     violation of the University's affirmative action policy.

     (Transcript of the dicussion on file in the Chancellor's

     Office.)



     Following extensive discussion, it was suggested by the

     Chairman that the appropriate decision for the Board to

     make was not whether one candidate was more qualified than

     the other, since the Search Committee had certified all

     three of the finalists as equally acceptable, but whether

     or not affirmative action guidelines had been violated in

     the process of reaching the final decision.



     Based on assurances by Mr. Kitchen that affirmative action

     guidelines had not been violated, and the advice from

     General Counsel Lessly that, after having gone procedurally

     and correctly through the selection process, it is the re-

     sonsibility of the President to select the best candidate

     for the position, without regard to race, color, creed or

     sex, the Chairman declared the discussion closed.



     Mr. John Buchanan moved approval of the appointment of Dr.

     John Unrue, as recommended by President Dixon.  Motion

     seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



18.  Recommendation for Award of Tenure



     President Dixon recommended the award of tenure, effective

     July 1, 1978, to the following:



          Dan M. Baxley, Associate Professor of Education

          Lawrence Ita, Assistant Professor of Engineering

          Roosevelt Fitzgerald, Associate Professor, Anthropology

              and Ethnic Studies



     Supporting material for the recommendations was included

     with the agenda (identified as Ref. E and filed with

     permanent minutes).



     Mrs. Fong moved approval of the award of tenure to Dr. Dan

     Baxley.  Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried with

     Mrs. Knudtsen and Mr. John Buchanan opposing.



     By consensus, discussion of the recommendations for Dr. Ita

     and Mr. Fitzgerald was tabled until later in the meeting.



19.  Master of Social Work, UNLV



     President Dixon presented a proposal for a Master of Social

     Work to be offered by UNLV.  (Copy of Phase I Proposal on

     file in Chancellor's Office.)



     Dr. Dixon requested approval of the Phase I Proposal and

     authorization to proceed to Phase II.  Chancellor Baepler

     recommended approval.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried with Mrs. Fong abstaining.



20.  Phase II Proposal - Interdisciplinary Committee Degree

     Program in College of Arts and Letters



     President Dixon recalled that in February, 1978 the Board

     approved a Phase I Proposal for an Interdisciplinary

     Committee Degree Program to be offered by the College of

     Arts and Letters, and authorized planning for this program

     to proceed to Phase II.



     Dr. Dixon presented a Phase II Proposal and requested ap-

     proval, with implementation in Fall, 1978.  Chancellor

     Baepler concurred. (Copy of proposal on file in Chancellor's

     Office.)



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

     carried with Mr. Ross opposing.



21.  Increase in Residence Hall and Food Service Rates, UNLV



     President Dixon requested approval of a increase of $25

     per semester in the residence hall and food service rates,

     effective with the Fall 1978 semester, and elimination of

     the meal plan option of 12 meals per week, providing only

     a 19-meal plan.  He noted that this increase will result in

     a charge of $871 per semester for board and room.  Chancel-

     lor Baepler recommended approval.



     Mr. Karamanos moved to table action on this matter.  Motion

     seconded by Mrs. Fong, failed to carry.



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

     Buchanan, carried with Mrs. Fong and Mr. Ross opposing.



22.  Proposed Summer Session Salary Schedule for 1978, UNLV



     President Dixon requested approval of the following

     changes in the salary schedule for the 1978 Summer

     Session:

                        Max. per                     Max. per

       1977 Schedule     Cr. Hr.    1978 Schedule     Cr. Hr.

     B Contract Salary   Salary   B Contract Salary   Salary



     $17,600 and up       $594    $19,259 and up       $650

      16,000 to 17,599     540     17,777 to 19,258     600

      14,400 to 15,999     486     16,296 to 17,776     550

      12,800 to 14,399     432     14,814 to 16,295     500

      11,200 to 12,799     378     13,333 to 14,813     450

          up to 11,199     324         up to 13,332     400



     Visiting Faculty



     Full Professor       $500    Full Professor       $550

     Associate Professor   425    Associate Professor   475

     Assistant Professor   350    Assistant Professor   400

     Instructor            300    Unranked/Lecturers  350-550

     Lecturer            300-500



     President Dixon noted that the 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.  Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



23.  Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



     President Dixon requested approval of the following fund

     transfers from the Contingency Reserve:



     #78-172   $10,000 to Physics to provide funds for start-up

               costs as provided in the agreement with the John

               Muir Institute.



     #78-173   $30,000 to Library Acquisitions to purchase

               periodicals and volumes for the Library.



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



24.  Revision of Estimative Budgets, UNLV



     President Dixon requested approval of the following revi-

     sions to Estimative Budgets for 1977-78:



     A.  Central Office Services



                                     Current Revision   Revised

                                      Budget Requested   Budget

         Revenue

           Opening Cash Balance     $ 19,268  $10,370  $ 29,638

           Sales                      85,099    9,901    95,000

           Total                    $104,367  $20,271  $124,638



         Expenditures

           Wages Compensation       $  4,400  $        $  4,400

           Operating                  90,767   21,033   111,800

           Ending Fund Balance         9,200      762-    8,438

           Total                    $104,367  $20,271  $124,638



     B.  Business Center South Central Stores



                                     Current Revision   Revised

                                      Budget Requested   Budget



         Revenue

           Cash Balance             $  5,271  $ 7,345  $ 12,616

           Sales                     152,880   22,120   175,000

           Total                    $158,151  $29,465  $187,616



         Expenditures

           Classified Compensation  $ 13,114  $ 9,856- $  3,258

           Operating                 136,830   42,528   179,358

           Ending Fund Balance         8,207    3,207-    5,000

           Total                    $158,151  $29,465  $187,616



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



     Mr. Karamanos moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



25.  Recruiting and Interview Account, UNLV



     President Dixon requested an allocation from the Board of

     Regents Special Projects Account of $9,401.66 to bring the

     UNLV Interview and Recruiting Account up to $10,000.

     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried without dissent.



26.  Proposed Lease to Nevada Public Radio Corporation



     President Dixon reported that the Nevada Public Radio

     Corporation has requested that the University donate for

     an indeterminate period, but on a clearly revocable basis,

     a site for a satellite antenna.  The Corporation has the

     possibility of obtaining either of two other sites which

     would be better from an engineering standpoint but wishes

     to have the Campus site as an alternative.   The request

     is for a space 30' x 30' which they will fence for

     security and in which they will place an 11' x 11' slab

     for antenna mounting purposes.  A limited amount of AC

     power and telephone lines would be required.  A good

     location on the Campus would be on the south side of the

     Business Services building at the east end of trailer row.



     President Dixon noted that the Nevada Public Radio

     Corporation will be operating a new radio service which is

     clearly in the public interest and he recommended that the

     Administration be authorized to offer UNLV as an alternate

     site for the antenna, conditional on the following:



     (1)  The University will lease the space to them for a

          dollar a year for an indeterminate period;



     (2)  The lease will be revocable by the University with

          one year's notice; and



     (3)  The Nevada Public Radio Corporation will guarantee to

          save the University harmless from any damage in

          connection with the Corporation's use of University

          property.



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



27.  Proposal for Appointment of An Academic Advisor for UNLV

     Athletics Department



     Regent Karamanos recalled that in April he had requested

     the Regents to give consideration to the appointment of an

     academic advisor for the UNLV Athletics Department.  He

     stated that there had been a number of problems in the

     Department recently which perhaps could have been avoided

     if such a person had been available to counsel athletes.



     Mr. John Buchanan questioned why athletes should require a

     special academic advisor when no other group of students

     is provided such a service.  He pointed out that these are

     students first and athletes second, adding that if they

     are interested in participating in the extracurricular

     activity of Intercollegiate Athletics they should be

     permitted to do so, and even encouraged, but should not be

     accorded a special counselor not available to nonathletes.



     Dr. Vernon Mattson, Chairman of the UNLV Senate, spoke

     against the proposal, suggesting that it would be perceived

     by the faculty as another example of preferential treatment

     given to the athletic dimension of the University.



     Dr. Anderson suggested that if this is truly an appropriate

     service to the Intercollegiate Athletics Program and desired

     by the Department, the request and justification should be

     properly advanced through the appropriate Campus channels

     to the Regents.



     Mrs. Fong moved that the matter be tabled.  Motion seconded

     by Mr. Ross, carried with Mr. John Buchanan opposing.



28.  Bid Opening, Snack Bar Remodeling, UNLV



     President Dixon requested approval of a bid from Ponderosa

     Construction Company of Las Vegas for a total of $115,104

     for remodeling of the Snack Bar in the Moyer Student Union.

     Chancellor Baepler concurred.



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

     carried without dissent.



29.  Naming of Medical School Library, UNR



     President Crowley requested approval for the naming of the

     Library in Phase III of the Medical School Complex in honor

     of Sol and Ella Savitt.  Chancellor Baepler concurred.



     Mr. John Buchanan moved approval, with the further sugges-

     tion that an appropriate resolution of appreciation to the

     Savitts be prepared for Board consideration.  Motion sec-

     onded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



30.  Proposed Lease for Medical School Use



     President Crowley requested authorization to lease the fol-

     lowing facilities for use by the Medical School for operat-

     ing and conducting an ambulatory medical care and teaching

     facility and to provide some office space required in con-

     junction with the operation of the clinic:



          490 Mill Street, consisting of 3,200 square feet,

          plus an additional 1,800 square feet of unfinished

          space at $1,300 per month,



          410 Mill Street, consisting of 5,000 square feet at

          $1,700 per month.



     Dr. Crowley noted that the lease would be for an initial

     two year period with an option to renew.  Chancellor

     Baepler recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



31.  Proposed Joint Agreement for College Inn



     President Crowley presented a joint agreement among UNR,

     the National College of the State Judiciary and the National

     Council of Family and Court Judges for shared use of the

     College Inn, noting that the agreement had been developed

     in conformity with a request from the Fleischmann Foundation

     in making the grant to the University of funds with which to

     acquire the facility.  (Copy of the agreement filed with

     permanent minutes.)



     In response to a request from ASUN President Neuweiler for

     assurances from the Regents that students who live in the

     College Inn would not be evicted, President Crowley stated

     that there would be no exception taken to allowing present

     student residents to remain at the College Inn during their

     enrollment at UNR.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried with Mr. John Buchanan opposing.



32.  Proposed Revision of Graduate Student Association

     Constitution



     President Crowley requested approval of a proposed revision

     to the Graduate Student Constitution, as submitted by the

     Graduate Student Association (copy of revised Constitution

     included with agenda, identified as Ref. I and filed with

     permanent minutes).  Chancellor Baepler recommended

     approval.



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



33.  Approval of Postretirement Appointment, UNR



     President Crowley recommended that a postretirement ap-

     pointment be offered Professor Sven Liljeblad as Hilliard

     Professor for the period October 1, 1978 to September 30,

     1979, with a stipend of $12,500 for the year, to be funded

     from income from the Hilliard Endowment Fund.



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



34.  Proposed Increase in Board Rates, UNR



     President Crowley recommended the following increases in

     Food Service rates for UNR, effective Fall semester, 1978:



                                Current          Proposed

                            P/Day   Semester  P/Day   Semester

     Contract Regular Semester



     10-meal plan (any 10)   $3.03   $242.50   $3.10   $350.00

     15-meal plan (any 15)    3.18    354.50    3.40    384.00

     20-meal plan             2.80    313.50    3.57    403.00



     (Steak nights during first and third week, except Friday,

     Saturday or Sunday.)



     Cash Sales                Current       Proposed



     Breakfast                  $1.35          $1.40

     Lunch                       1.65           1.85

     Dinner                      2.25           2.50

     Steak Dinner                3.60           3.75



     Summer Session



     Daily Rate (3 meals)        4.50           4.85



     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Karamanos, carried without dissent.



     ASUN President Neuweiler stated that although the students

     recognized the need for an adjustment in the food service

     rates, they would have preferred to see a better justifica-

     tion for the increases than was evident, noting that there

     did not seem to be any uniformity in the percentage increase

     requested for contract food service and cash sales prices.



     Mrs. Fong moved to table further consideration until the

     June meeting.  Motion to table was not seconded.



     Motion for approval carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



35.  Change in Bank Accounts, UNR



     President Crowley recommended that the several bank ac-

     counts maintained by UNR be reduced to the following two

     accounts:



     Board of Regents University of Nevada Revolving Account

     Board of Regents University of Nevada Payroll Clearing

         Account



     Dr. Crowley requested that signature authority for the two

     accounts remain with Vice President E. L. Pine, Controller

     Henry Hattori and Deputy Controller Dan Pease.  He also

     proposed, following consolidation into the two accounts,

     bids be invited from all banks in Reno for the maintenance

     of the two accounts on a compensating balance.  It is

     believed that this procedure will allow for more efficient

     cash management, resulting in greater income from short-

     term investments.  Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



36.  Expansion of Mackay Stadium, UNR



     President Crowley reported the following bids received by

     the State Public Works Board for expansion of Mackay Stadium

     by the addition of toilet rooms and lockers:



                         Base Bid   Alt. A   Alt. B      Total



     Ian Mc Sween        $215,775   $5,937   $4,362    $226,074

     O. S. O. Const. Co.  217,720    4,807    4,186     226,713

     Nevada Builders      226,790    6,295    4,390     237,475

     Walker Boudwin       234,696    5,957    3,962     244,615

     Action Const.        234,750    6,950    3,950     245,650

     K & W Const. Co.     243,760    6,300    4,400     254,460



     Alternate A - Brick Veneer

     Alternate B - Cement Plaster



     President Crowley recommended that the Board concur in the

     award by the State Public Works Board of a contract to Ian

     Mc Sween for $226,074, the base bid plus alternates A & B.

     Funds are available from the Interim Finance Committee.

     Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



37.  Appointment of Assistant Secretary of the Board



     Chancellor Baepler recommended that Barbara Summers, pres-

     ently serving as Contracts Coordinator in the Chancellor's

     Office, and previously designated to act in the absence of

     the Secretary of the Board, be designated Assistant

     Secretary of the Board, and that as soon as financially

     feasible, .25 FTE of her salary be budgeted to the Board

     of Regents.  The remaining .75 FTE will continue to be

     devoted to duties of the Contracts Officer, budgeted to

     the Chancellor's Office.



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

     carried without dissent.



38.  Proposed Amendment to Board of Regents Bylaws



     Regent Karamanos proposed the following amendment to the

     Board of Regents Bylaws:



                              ARTICLE III

                               Officers



          Section 2.  The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall be

          elected from among the membership of the Board at the

          organization meeting of the Board in January of the

          odd-numbered years and shall serve two-year terms.

          In the event of a vacancy in office the Board shall

          fill the vacancy by election at the next regular

          meeting of the Board.



     The provision for amendment of the Bylaws reads as follows:



          The Bylaws may be amended at any regular or special

          meeting of the Board of Regents by a two-thirds vote

          of all members, provided that written notices and

          copies of such planned amendment shall have been

          given to each member of the Board of Regents at least

          thirty days prior to the meeting at which amendment

          action will be introduced.



     Mrs. Knudtsen recalled the reasons for the limitation on

     terms of Officers and requested Mr. Karamanos to withdraw

     his proposed amendment.  Mr. Karamanos declined.



     Action on the proposed amendment will be requested at the

     June 30 meeting.



39.  Administrative Salary Recommendations



     The following additional administrative salary recommenda-

     tions were submitted for approval:



                             1977-78     1978-79    % Increase



     A.  Desert Research Institute



         Peter Krenkel         N/A       $42,000       N/A

        (newly appointed Executive Director of Water Resources)



     B.  Western Nevada Community College



         David Wilkins       $29,000     $34,000      17.2

                                        (R0(4)-S20+)



         John Caserta        $26,700     $28,770       7.8

                                        (R3-S18)



         Eugene Hillygus     $24,700     $27,819      12.6

                                        (R3-S16.5)



         Bert Munson         $26,700     $28,770       7.8

                                        (R3-S18)



     C.  University of Nevada, Reno (Deferred from April meeting)



         Robert Gorrell      $38,000     $42,750      12.5

                                    (R4-S20+)



         Harry Gianneschi    $21,507     $26,207      22.0

                                    (R2-S17.5)



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

     Buchanan.



     Mr. Ross moved to amend to reduce the salary increase for

     Dr. Gianneschi from 22% to 11%.  Motion to amend was not

     seconded.



     Motion carried with Mrs. Fong and Mr. James Buchanan

     opposing.



40.  Establishment of New Position - Administrative Assistant

     to General Counsel



     Chancellor Baepler requested authority for the expenditure

     of unrestricted endowment income available to the Chancel-

     lor's Office, up to $20,000, for salary, fringe benefits and

     operating expenses, to support a new professional position,

     Administrative Assistant to General Counsel, to be recruited

     as soon as possible.  He added that it is anticipated that

     this position will be absorbed within the Chancellor's Of-

     fice appropriation in July, 1979.



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

     carried without dissent.



41.  Establishment of New Position - Director of Information

     Services



     Chairman Buchanan requested that a Director of Information

     Services be appointed in the Chancellor's Office at .50 FTE,

     and that up to $9,000 be allocated for salary, fringe bene-

     fits and operating expenses for 1978-79 from unrestricted

     endowment income available to the Chancellor's Office.

     Continuation of the position beyond one year would be sub-

     ject to availability of funding.



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



42.  Faculty Responsibility Prospectus



     Chancellor Baepler reported that the Faculty Responsibility

     Prospectus, as included in the Board of Regents Handbook,

     Title 4, Chapter 16, has proven to be unworkable and he

     recommended that the policy statement be rescinded.  He

     suggested that the worthwhile components of the policy be

     developed by each Campus as part of the management proce-

     dures associated with effective administration of the re-

     spective College or University.



     Dr. Baepler recalled that the original intent of the policy

     was to obtain information on faculty activity to be used in

     constructing the annual work program.  However, the timing

     of the work program preparation proves to be far in advance

     of the submission of the Prospectus and, as a consequence,

     the principal reason for establishing this policy has been

     obviated.



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

     carried without dissent.



43.  Estimative Budgets for 1978-79



     Chancellor Baepler noted the inclusion with the agenda of

     Estimative Budgets for 1978-79, totaling $9,950,971, to-

     gether with a Financial Plan for DRI for the same period,

     totaling $6,249,078.  Chancellor Baepler recommended

     approval.



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

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



44.  Proposed Capital Improvement Request, 1979-83



     Chancellor Baepler presented a proposed Capital Improvement

     Program for 1979-83 containing 16 projects at an estimated

     total of $54,983,000.  (Copy of proposed program was in-

     cluded with agenda, identified as Ref. K and filed with

     permanent minutes.)  Dr. Baepler recommended adoption of

     the proposed program, with the addition of a 10,000 square

     foot facility for Fallon, at a cost of $1,050,000 to be

     funded from the General Fund.



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

     carried without dissent.



45.  Preliminary Discussion of Biennial Budget Request



     Chancellor Baepler presented a preliminary budget request

     for 1979-81 which had been developed utilizing the previous-

     ly adopted concepts and parameters.  He recalled that in

     earlier discussions with the Board, it was agreed that as

     the budget development proceeded, Board input would be

     requested.



     In discussing the budget summary which was distributed,

     Chancellor Baepler offered the following explanations:



     (1)  The Desert Research Institute budget will be handled

          as a separate request to the Legislature with new

          areas of research to be identified for Board and

          Legislative consideration.



     (2)  New academic degree programs for the instructional

          Divisions will be submitted as a separate request.



     (3)  Professional salary increases projected at 11% for

          each year of the biennium.  This is projected as the

          amount required to meet the Board's previously

          adopted goal of achieving an average all ranks salary

          equal to the average of the 50 State Universities in

          the U. S.  In recommending that the present salary

          goal be retained for the coming biennium, Chancellor

          Baepler recommended that the Board consider a salary

          goal (perhaps for the 1981-83 biennium) of an all

          ranks average equal to the bottom of the upper 25% of

          the 50 State Universities.



     (4)  Certain items contained in the tentative budget may

          be withdrawn and submitted as one-shot items requiring

          funding only once so as not to be carried forward in

          the budget base.



     (5)  Enrollment projections which are a critical part of

          the budget will be revised as data becomes known and

          could result in downward adjustment in several areas

          of the budget.



     Mrs. Fong moved approval of the concepts discussed and

     authorization to proceed with the development of the budget

     as outlined.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

     without dissent.



46.  Proposed Change in Residency Requirements, Ed. D. Program



     Chancellor Baepler recalled that when the cooperative Ed. D.

     program had been approved, it had included a requirment that

     students enrolled in the program at UNLV would spend one

     semester or Summer Session in residence at UNR, as would UNR

     students at UNLV.  He recommended that, effective immediate-

     ly, this mandatory resident requirement be removed.



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

     carried without dissent.



47.  Report of Investment Advisory Committee



     Mr. John Buchanan reported the following recommendations of

     the Investment Advisory Committee, as a result of a noon

     meeting, and requested Board approval:



     (1)  Acceptance of an offer from Dean Witter and Co. to

          provide certain services to UNR and UNLV, specifically

          the purchase of COMPUSTAT, from commission dollars

          earned through the handling of stock transactions on

          behalf of the University.



     (2)  Authority to FNB to sell the following:



          5,000 shares Aetna            (current value $35)

          3,000 shares American Brands  (current value $48)

          7,500 shares Nevada Power     (current value $18)



     (3)  Authority to Valley Bank to purchase $100,000 in U. S.

          Government Bonds, with maturity to be somewhere

          between 1988 and 2005 at the discretion of the bank.



     (4)  Authority for a letter of appointment for Dr. Delmar

          Hartley for approximately 200 hours during second

          term of Summer Session, to be paid at salary rate

          authorized for 1978-79, and to be funded by allocation

          from Board of Regents Special Projects Account.



     (5)  Authority for continuation of research assistant to

          Dr. Hartley for Summer Session, to be funded by

          allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects

          Account.



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

     carried without dissent.



48.  New Business



     Dr. Lombardi spoke concerning the intercollegiate athletic

     competition between UNR and UNLV and expressed regret that

     changes had been made in the schedule this year which pre-

     cluded this competition.



     Mr. Ross moved that it be the policy of the Board that the

     two Universities shall continue with interinstitutional

     competition in athletics.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

     carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 18, Recommendation for Award of Tenure



     Mr. John Buchanan moved that the Board go into a Personnel

     Session to discuss the recommendations for award of tenure

     to Dr. Lawrence Ita and Mr. Roosevelt Fitzgerald.  Motion

     seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Regular Session reconvened and discussion resumed on Item 18,

Recommendation for Award of Tenure



     Mr. Karamanos moved that Mr. Roosevelt Fitzgerald be offered

     appointment at Rank 0, that he be allowed to remain at Rank

     0 for up to four years at the end of which time he shall

     have received the Doctorate as a condition of continued

     employment beyond the fourth contract year.  Motion seconded

     by Mrs. Fong, carried with Mrs. Knudsen abstaining.



     Mr. Karamanos moved that Dr. Lawrence Ita be granted tenure,

     effective July 1, 1979.  Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, fail-

     ed by the following roll call vote:



         No  - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong,

               Mrs. Knudtsen

         Yes - Mr. Karamanos, Mr. Ross

         Abstain - Mr. James Buchanan and Dr. Lombardi



   The meeting adjourned at approximately 7:00 P.M.



                             Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary of the Board

                                                       05-26-1978