06/17/1977

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 17-18, 1977








06-17-1977

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BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

June 17, 1977



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

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John Buchanan (for part of the meeting)

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos (for part of the meeting)

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Members absent: Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler

President Charles R. Donnelly

President Max Milam

President Lloyd P. Smith

General Counsel Larry Lessly

Mr. Dick Belaustegui (Unit)

Mr. George Eversull (CCCC)

Mr. Robert Hill (WNCC/S)

Dr. Paul Page (UNR)

Dr. Clarence Ray (UNLV)

Mr. Scott Lorenz (CSUN)

Mr. Nick Rossi (ASUN)

Mr. Andy Guardia (ASWNCC/N)



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of May 13, 1977, were

submitted for approval with addition of the following

actions which were taken by the Board but omitted in the

typing of the minutes:



56. State Science Advisor



Chancellor Humphrey reported that SB 197 had been

passed by the 1977 Legislature. This provides for

a State Science Advisor, to be appointed by the

Governor from a list of one-year sabbatical leave

applicants acceptable to the Board of Regents.



Dr. Humphrey recommended that the Board consider

applications at the June Meeting for a special sab-

batical leave for 1977-78 for this purpose. He

further recommended that qualified, eligible facul-

ty be urged to apply in order that this new avenue

of University-State government cooperation may be

utilized.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



57. Approval of Fund Transfer, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the follow-

ing fund transfer from the Contingency Reserve,

Statewide Programs:



#77-190 $5,000 to the Center for Business and

Economic Research to provide for letters

of appointment for professional staff for

research.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by

Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



58. Proposed Amendment to Regulations for Tuition

Charges



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in 1972, the

Board authorized participation by UNR in the

National Student Exchange Program. Under this

program, Nevada students may attend participating

institutions in other states and have the nonresi-

dent tuition waived. In return, UNR accepts an

equal number of out-of-state students on the same

basis. UNLV also participates in the program. Dr.

Humphrey noted that when the Board authorized

participation in the program, it was stipulated

that the maximum of six tuition waivers which would

be provided annually would be allocated from within

the existing number available under the provision

of NRS 396.540, which allows tuition waivers to

"students from other states and foreign countries,

not to exceed a number equal to three percent of

the total matriculated enrollment of students for

the last preceding Fall semesters."



Chancellor Humphrey reported that interest in the

program is continuing and it is believed desirable

that the number not be limited to six per Campus.

It is also considered desirable that the grants-

in-aid which are reserved for these students be

released to other qualified nonresidents.



President Milam and President Baepler requested

that the regulations for Tuition Charges (Chapter

21, Title 4, Board of Regents Handbook) be amended

so that out-of-state students who come to Nevada

through the NSE Program would comprise a third cat-

egory of students who would not be assessed out-of-

state tuition. Members of the Armed Forces sta-

tioned in Nevada and Nevada public school teachers

presently comprise the other categories of students

who are not assessed out-of-state tuition, regard-

less of residency. The following amendment to the

Handbook was proposed:



Section 12. A student who is attending the

University of Nevada, Las Vegas or the

University of Nevada, Reno through the

National Student Exchange program shall

be entitled to classification as an in-

state student for tuition purposes, and

for tuition purposes only, during the

time of the exchange. Time spent in

Nevada while a student is on exchange

shall not be counted toward satisfying

the resident requirement as described in

Paragraph 4 of these Regulations nor

shall such enrollment be included in the

"date of matriculation" for evaluation

of residency.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by

Miss Mason, carried without dissent.



59. Faculty Travel Fund, UNR



President Milam reported that UNR has received

$6,552.91 from the estate of Marion Lombard Hooton,

and noted that there is $6,268.50 available from

the Leslie and Alberta Harrington gift. Both funds

are unrestricted except that they are for the bene-

fit of UNR. Dr. Milam requested that these funds

be transferred to a UNR Faculty Travel Fund to be

used for necessary and desirable out-of-state

travel by faculty.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



In discussing the minutes of the May 13 meeting, it was

noted that Item 26 dealing with the ROTC Program at UNR

contained a note which placed a different interpretation

on the intent of the motion than was understood by those

voting in favor of the motion and it was suggested that it

would be appropriate that the matter be reconsidered.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the minutes as submitted with

the exception of the item dealing with the ROTC. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



Dr. Anderson moved for reconsideration of the previous

action concerning ROTC. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



President Milam noted that the interpretation placed on the

motion by Dr. Lombardi indicated that his intent was that

ROTC be mandatory for both male and female students. Dr.

Milam suggested that reconsideration was appropriate and

presented the following points in support of his recommenda-

tion that Military Science be voluntary:



1) Despite allegations to the contrary, the UNR ROTC pro-

gram is of high quality. This is evidenced by the high

scores received by our students in the ROTC Advanced

Camp at Fort Lewis each Summer, by the high percentage

of our commissionees who receive active duty assignments

(87.5% last year, as compared to around 22% nationally),

and the excellent reports we receive back on those

students after they go on active duty.



2) The program currently is hampered by certain factors,

including the physical quarters occupied by the program,

various recruitment problems, and the mandatory feature

which creates sufficient peer pressure to discourage

even those students who otherwise would continue into

the advanced program.



3) It was planned to move the ROTC program into the remod-

eled gym. While it appears now that this may be neither

feasible nor desirable, the University still is commit-

ted to upgrading the physical facilities available to

the ROTC program.



4) We plan to accompany the voluntary program with a vigor-

ous recruitment program in the high schools and an ex-

panded exposure to ROTC as part of our orientation

program.



President Milam stated that he believed the net result would

be a strengthening of the program, both as to quality and as

to the number of graduates. Should these results not occur,

and should the University be in imminent danger of losing

the program as a result of eliminating the mandatory aspect,

President Milam stated that he would recommend at that time

the reinstatement of the requirement without the "Military

A" option.



A memorandum from ASUN President Mc Caskill was distributed,

in which Mr. Mc Caskill urged the Board to reconsider its

action and eliminate mandatory Military Science.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the ROTC program be made voluntary,

effective Fall, 1978, with the conditions as outlined by

President Milam for reinstatement should the program be in

danger of being lost, and that the status and success of the

program be reviewed in one year from the date of its be-

coming voluntary. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong. Motion

carried by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs.

Knudtsen, Miss Mason

No - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. Ross

(Mr. Karamanos was not present)



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



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

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

with permanent minutes).



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

carried without dissent.



3. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



The minutes of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting of

May 13, 1977 were submitted with a recommendation that the

actions of the Committee be confirmed (minutes identified

as Ref. 3 and filed with permanent minutes).



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

carried without dissent.



4. Installation of New Roof on Tonopah Hall, UNLV



President Baepler requested authorization for the expendi-

ture of approximately $20,000 from Corporate Trusts #35-02

and #35-03, Repair and Replacement Fund for Tonopah Hall

and Dining Commons, for the installation of a new roof on

Tonopah Hall. He noted that there is currently a balance

of $59,000 in these funds, of which not less than $30,000

should be retained for emergencies. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



5. Authority to Receive Income



President Baepler reported that UNLV will soon advance a

Phase I proposal for a master's degree program in Hotel

Administration. In anticipation of such a program, the

College of Hotel Administration has received pledges from

Las Vegas hotels of gifts totaling $200,000, and $10,000

has recently been paid by the MGM Hotel. Dr. Baepler re-

quested authority to establish a special fund to receive

these gifts and asked that the fund receive the interest

from its investment. Should the proposed master's program

not be approved when presented, the money will be returned

to the donors. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



6. Union Board and CSUN



President Baepler requested that his recommendation included

with the agenda that the Moyer Student Union Board be sepa-

rated from CSUN, effective July 1, 1977, be deferred until

the November meeting.



Mr. Ross moved that the matter be deferred until November.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



7. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following trans-

fers from the Contingency Reserve:



#77-023 $2,500 to the President's Office to provide for a

letter of appointment for Mr. Lorne Seidman, as

special legal counsel to the President.



#77-029 $3,543 to Graduate College Professional Salaries

to provide for a letter of appointment for the

Acting Graduate Dean for part of May and the month

of June.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



8. Request for Declaration of Financial Exigency, CCCC



President Donnelly requested that the Board declare a state

of financial exigency for the Administrative Services area

of Clark County Community College. He noted that in the

1977-78 budget, the Administrative Services area has been

incorporated into Business and Accounting Services under

Institutional Support. The positions of Executive Dean and

Associate Dean of Administration have been eliminated, along

with two classified positions. In addition, he noted,

$243,887 will be transferred from Clark County Community

College to Business Center, North. Dr. Donnelly stated that

the positions affected by the declaration of the financial

exigency will be relocated within the Division if possible.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



9. Proposed Changes for Community College Division



President Donnelly recommended the following title changes

within the Community College Division, effective July 1,

1977:



(1) Community College Division to Nevada Community

Colleges.



(2) Clark County Community College to Southern Nevada

Community College.



(3) Western Nevada Community College/South to Western

Nevada Community College.



(4) Western Nevada Community College/North to Washoe

Community College.



(5) The title of the Executive Dean at WNCC/N to Executive

Vice President.



President Donnelly suggested that "Nevada Community Col-

leges" more appropriately describes the nature of this

Division than does the present title, noting that the

Community Colleges would continue to be a separate Division

of the University of Nevada System. He further noted that

Clark County Community College serves 4 southern counties,

not just one, and he believed that Southern Nevada Commu-

nity College more aptly describes the wide geographical

range of that College.



Dr. Donnelly stated that for all practical purposes WNCC has

been split into two Colleges with only a name change needed

to complete the separation. The South Campus now covers

seven rural counties, so Western Nevada Community College

is considered to be the most appropriate title for that

College. The North Campus now serves only Washoe County,

so Washoe Community College aptly describes that Campus's

service area.



Dr. Donnelly recommended that the Executive Dean at the

North Campus, who serves as the chief executive officer of

that Campus and serves the same role as the three Executive

Vice Presidents, be given the same title.



Mr. Ross expressed opposition to the recommended name

changes, suggesting that President Donnelly was trying to

urbanize the Community Colleges to the disadvantage of the

rural areas. Dr. Anderson expressed concern that separation

of the two Western Nevada Campuses would set a precedent

which would be followed for Clark County. Dr. Donnelly

disagreed with both concerns, stating that there is no

neglect of the rural areas and no intention of splitting

future Campuses in Clark County into separate Colleges.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the recommendations with the

exception of (2) related to Clark County Community College.

Motion seconded by Miss Mason.



Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the recommended changes in

titles, noting specifically the confusion which has existed

over the name of Clark County Community College with assump-

tions made that the College is operated by Clark County.



Andy Guardia, speaking on behalf of the Associated Students

of Western Nevada Community College/North, requested that no

action be taken to change the name of that Campus without

consultation with the students and a vote of the student

body.



The Chairman directed that further discussion on this item be

postponed to allow for opening of bids on the revenue bonds which

had been scheduled for a specific time.



10. Bid Opening for Student Union Addition Revenue Bonds



Chancellor Humphrey noted that bids had been received for $1

million in revenue bonds for the UNR Student Union building

addition. He introduced Dr. Guild Gray from the Las Vegas

office of Burrows, Smith and Co., and Mr. Michael Cherotas

from Dawson, Nagel, Sherman and Howard, the University's

bond counsel in Denver. Dr. Gray reported that all bids

received had been checked and the low bidder was Dean Witter

and Co. at a net effective interest rate of 5.619%. All

other bids were at 6%.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the bid of Dean Witter

and Co. be accepted and the following Post Sale Resolution

be adopted:



RESOLUTION No. 77-4



A RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE BY THE BOARD OF

REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA OF THE UNIVERSITY'S

OBLIGATIONS DESIGNATED AS THE "UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA,

RENO, STUDENT UNION BUILDING FEE REVENUE BONDS, SERIES

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

FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFRAYING WHOLLY OR IN PART THE COST

OF CONSTRUCTING AND OTHERWISE ACQUIRING AN ADDITION TO,

AND OTHERWISE IMPROVING, THE JOT TRAVIS STUDENT UNION

BUILDING ON THE CAMPUS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO,

INCLUDING THE ACQUISITION OF EQUIPMENT AND FURNISHINGS

THEREFOR AND APPURTENANCES RELATING THERETO; ACCEPTING

THE BEST BID FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE BONDS; DESIGNATING

THE PURCHASER THEREOF, FIXING THE PRICE TO BE PAID THERE-

FOR, PROVIDING THE INTEREST RATES THE PRINCIPAL OF THE

BONDS SHALL BEAR, AND PROVIDING OTHER DETAILS CONCERNING

THE BONDS AND THE DESIGNATED IMPROVEMENTS; AMENDING THE

5-1-77 BOND RESOLUTION AND, EXCEPT TO THAT EXTENT, RATI-

FYING ACTION HERETOFORE TAKEN TOWARD ACQUIRING SUCH

IMPROVEMENTS AND ISSUING THE BONDS; AND REPEALING ALL

RESOLUTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH.



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

carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 9, Proposed Changes for Community

College Division



Mr. Ken Johnson, speaking on behalf of the Clark County

Community College faculty, stated that the proposed change

for Clark County had been discussed and was endorsed by the

faculty.



Father Caesar Caviglia also spoke, on behalf of the Clark

County Community College Advisory Board, in support of the

proposed change.



Mr. Ross moved to table the matter. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



11. Resolution From Henderson City Council



President Donnelly presented a resolution adopted by the

City Council of Henderson which offered 80 acres of land

in the City of Henderson for eventual use by the University

for Community College facilities. The cost would be $6,400;

however, the Henderson Council is also offering to spend a

like amount of money on improvements to the property.



President Donnelly recommended that the offer be accepted

and $6,400 be allocated from the CCCC Capital Improvement

Fee Fund. He noted that the Capital Improvement Program of

the Community College Division must be extensively restud-

ied as a result of the 1977 Legislature's actions. Acquisi-

tion of this property would not commit the University to

selection of this site; however, he recommended that the

property be acquired at this time under these very favorable

terms in order that the possibility not be precluded of this

location eventually being approved. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Mrs. Fong stated that she had strong reservations concerning

acquisition of this particular piece of property because of

the Chairman's interest in an adjoining piece of property.

She also stated that Mr. Jerry Mack and Mr. E. Parry Thomas

had offered a site near the Clark County School District's

Vocational-Technical High School, and she reminded the Board

that Mr. Hank Greenspun had given the Board of Regents

property in the Henderson area to be used for a Community

College.



Chairman Buchanan explained that he held a ten percent

interest in a parcel of land, that he had acquired that

interest in lieu of payment of attorney's fees from a client

whom he had represented for a number of years, and stated

that he had had no contact with any of the parties involved

in making the offer of the land to the Board of Regents.



Chancellor Humphrey confirmed that Chairman Buchanan had

provided no input to the University staff in their study of

potential sites for a facility in Henderson for the Communi-

ty College. He said that when the matter was being discuss-

ed by Dr. Donnelly, Mr. Wood and himself that, to the best

of his knowledge, they were all unaware of Mr. Buchanan's

interest in land near any potential site.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the recommendation to acquire the

land with the understanding that in taking such action the

Board was not committed to that site as a location for a

Community College facility. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried with Mrs. Fong abstaining.



Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting.



12. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid for 1977-78, CCD



President Donnelly recommended the following allocation of

grants-in-aid for 1977-78:



Regents'

Indians In-State



Clark County Community College 15 80

Northern Nevada Community College 20 10

Western Nevada Community College/North 6 40

Western Nevada Community College/South 5 20



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Ross moved approval with the addition of five Indian and

five Regents' grants-in-aid to the WNCC/South allocation,

with the additional funding to come from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried with Mr. John Buchanan opposing.



13. Mackay School of Mines Accreditation Report



President Milam noted that this was deferred from the May

meeting and asked that it be further deferred until July.



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

carried without dissent.



14. Lease-Purchase of Property



President Milam requested approval to lease the Imperial

Lead Mine south of Reno to be used by students of the Mackay

School of Mines for field work and laboratory experiences,

and by the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology to do grant-

supported research. It is possible also that the Bureau

will use the mine to demonstrate and acquaint the general

public with what occurs in the development and uses of min-

eral resources.



Dr. Milam noted that the lease is $10,000 for 20 years

(i. e., $500 per year), and the total purchase price is

$50,000 with lease payments applied to the total. There

is an option to renew the lease for an additional 20 years

at $10,000, and to pay the $50,000 at the end of 40 years

with lease payments applicable to the purchase price. The

$10,000 down payment will be made from the Mackay School

of Mines Sales and Service accounts with the remainder to

to be raised from private sources over the next 20 years.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



15. Rancho San Rafael



Dr. Anderson read the following request from Mr. Clark

Santini and Mrs. Virginia Kersey, co-chairmen of the

Citizens for Rancho San Rafael.



As representatives of Citizens for Rancho San Rafael we

would like to request that the Board of Regents consider

the adoption of a resolution supporting the purchase of

the Rancho San Rafael property for park and recreation

purposes.



We would appreciate your placing this matter on the

June agenda for the Board of Regents consideration.



Such a stand would seem to be appropriate for the Board

to take because of the role the University System plays

in the present and future development of our community.



Mr. Ross moved that the Board of Regents support the acqui-

sition by appropriate city and county entities of Ranch San

Rafael for park and recreation purposes, and other community

uses including University uses. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



16. Alumni Action Day Report



President Milam noted that this item had been deferred from

the May meeting and asked that it be further deferred until

July.



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

carried without dissent.



17. Medical School Registration Fee



President Milam requested that the registration fee for

medical students be increased to $1,200 per semester, effec-

tive Fall, 1977, and that the distribution of the fee be the

same as for an undergraduate taking 16 credits; i. e., $96

to Capital Improvement Fee Fund, $3.68 to Student Union

Operating, $16 to Student Union Capital Improvement, $24 to

Health Service, $21.92 to ASUN and $14.40 to Intercollegiate

Athletics, with the residual of $1,024 going to the budget

of the School of Medical Sciences. Nonresident students pay

the registration fee plus $6,000 per semester tuition, or it

is paid for them by the sending State if they are WICHE stu-

dents. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



18. Addition to Getchell Library



President Milam reported that the addition to Getchell

Library has been completed, with $65,800 remaining from the

Capital Improvement Fee funds dedicated to the project. He

recommended the funds be used for the following additional

remodeling of the Library:



(1) Exit control system for the south ground floor to

provide access to the Mackay School of Mines

Library separate from the Main Library entrance -

$14,980



(2) Removal of partitions on east end of ground floor to

accommodate MSM Library - $3,080



(3) Installation of new partitions for computer terminal

and student lounge area in south end of ground floor -

$4,925



(4) Relocation of door to close off old stack area,

installation of partitions in gifts and exchange unit,

installation of counter across north end of ground

floor, installation of partitions for Education library

assistant, installation of double glass doors in Room

22, installation of portable sound-absorbing panels in

Catalog Department, installation of telescoping metal

gates to close off top floor and south end of east

corridor at night - $3,740



(5) Purchase of furniture and equipment.

Fumigator unit for Room 266 $ 7,550

Five map cases, MSM Library 6,140

Six file cabinets, MSM Library 900

Twelve microfilm cabinets 4,800

Five microfilm readers 6,500

One microfiche reader-printer 2,500

Two microprint readers 700

Twenty book trucks 3,000

72-drawer catalog cabinet 1,515

One computer terminal for access to

"Ballots", Stanford University

Computerized Library 3,000

$36,605



(6) Contingency 2,470

$65,800



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



19. Churchill County Agricultural Services Center



Vice President Pine reported the following bids received

June 15, 1977 for construction of the Churchill County

Agricultural Services Center:



Nevada Builders Ed Gieratz Ross Builders, Inc.



Base Bid $151,999 $168,759 $152,000

Alt. A 8,610 6,900 8,200



$160,609 $175,659 $160,200



Alt. B 2,753 3,060 2,622

Alt. C 15,672 14,050 14,925

Alt. D 1,671 1,200 1,200



President Milam recommended that the contract be awarded to

Ross Builders, Inc., for the base bid and Alternate A for a

total of $160,200. Funds are available within the College

of Agriculture and will be repaid over a 10-year period from

lease proceeds. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



20. Proposed Lease of Stead Theater



Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened June 15, 1977 for

rental of the Stead Theater, beginning at 1:00 P.M. each day

for not more than 12 hours daily, for a period of 5 years.

One bid was received from Mr. M. Tallon for $150 per month.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

bid be accepted, subject to approval of the General Services

Administration.



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

carried with Mr. Ross abstaining.



21. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



President Milam recalled that the Board has previously

provided for necessary travel expenses for members of the

School of Medical Sciences Admissions Committee to attend

Committee meetings. Some of the members are faculty, some

students, and some practicing physicians. He noted that in

1976-77, $4,500 was allocated to this fund from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account. He requested that the

allocation for 1977-78 be $5,000 and that it again come from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Account. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



22. Revision of Estimative Budget and Approval of Fund

Transfers, UNR



A. President Milam requested approval of the following

revision of the Library Xerox Sales Estimative Budget

account to permit the expenditure of income for Xerox

paper and supplies:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue



Opening Balance $ 500 $ 298 $ 798

Sales (Interdepartment) 29,500 1,500- 28,000

Recharge Credits 10,900 10,900

Total $30,000 $ 9,698 $39,698



Expenditures



Out-of-State Travel $ 800 $ 400- $ 400

Operating 28,700 3,406 32,106

Ending Fund Balance 500 6,692 7,192

Total $30,000 $ 9,698 $39,698



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



B. President Milam requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



From Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



#290 $150 to Journalism to provide for Departmental

office supplies and miscellaneous operating for

the remainder of the year.



#286 $700 to Sociology Department operating and $385

to #292 wages to cover operating expenses and

work/study student wages connected with a special

seminar series, and $600 to fund a part-time

secretary in Social Psychology.



#294 $600 to Home Economics to purchase small

equipment needed for foods laboratory.



#301 $400 to Accounting & Information Systems wages

and $1,811 to operating to provide funds for

work/study students and operating for balance of

fiscal year.



From Ending Fund Balance, Estimative Budget Accounts



#298 $4,000 to Evening/Off Campus Programs (EPCE) to

offset the cost of increased effort to serve

rural communities of the State.



#300 $9,000 to Housing, Residence Hall Telephone

account, to cover monthly service charge for

remainder of fiscal year.



#303 $4,200 to Chemistry Breakage Sales to provide

matching funds for undergraduate teaching

laboratory equipment and stockroom supplies for

balance of fiscal year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the revision and transfers.

Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without dissent.



23. Requested Report on Space Assignment, UNR



President Milam recalled that Regent Fong has requested that

reports be prepared comparing the space assigned to a De-

partment with the credits taught by that Department. A re-

port from UNR was included with the agenda and is on file in

the Chancellor's Office.



24. Reports Concerning Allocation of Grants-in-Aid



In response to a request made at the May meeting, reports

were submitted concerning the actual allocations of grants-

in-aid for the 1977-78 academic year for all instructional

Divisions. (Reports are on file in the Chancellor's

Office.)



25. Deferred Fee Payment Regulations



Chancellor Humphrey noted that present Board policy concern-

ing deferred fee payments appears in Title 4, Chapter 13,

Section 7 of the Board of Regents Handbook, and reads as

follows:



All fees are due and payable at registration. Upon

request, a student registering for seven credits or more

may enter into a contract for delayed payment of fifty

percent of the assessed registration fee (and tuition)

during Fall or Spring semesters only. The second pay-

ment shall be paid not later than Friday of the sixth

week of instruction. There shall be no grace period

beyond that date and nonpayment of the second install-

ment will result in cancellation of registration.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Presidents Milam, Baepler

and Donnelly have recommended that this deferred fee payment

regulation be modified to incorporate the following three

basic principles, effective Fall, 1977:



(1) That the practice of administratively cancelling the

registration of students for the nonpayment of deferred

fees be discontinued.



(2) That any unpaid balance on a deferred fee payment be-

come an "accounts receivable" on the due date and be

treated as an "official fee hold" for future registra-

tion and transcript privileges.



(3) That a penalty fee of $5 per $100 (or fraction thereof)

of the unpaid balance may be charged each deferred fee

payment student who does not pay the total amount by

the due date.



Approval of these modifications would amend Section 7 as

follows:



All fees are due and payable at registration. Upon

request, a student registering for seven credits or more

may enter into a contract for the delayed payment of

fifty percent of the assessed registration fee (and

tuition) during Fall or Spring semesters only. The

second payment shall be paid not later than Friday of

the sixth week of instruction. There shall be no grace

period beyond that date. Any unpaid balance on a de-

ferred fee payment shall become a student accounts

receivable on the due date and be treated as an "offi-

cial fee hold" for future registration and transcript

privileges. A penalty fee of $5 per $100 (or fraction

thereof) of the unpaid balance shall be charged each

deferred fee payment student who does not pay the total

amount by the due date.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the proposed modifications.



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

carried without dissent.



26. 1977 Open Meeting Law



An analysis of the new open meeting law and how it affects

the Board of Regents and the University of Nevada System was

presented by General Counsel Larry Lessly, as follows:



As a result of the enactment of AB 437 by the Legisla-

ture, the Nevada Open Meeting Law, as applicable to the

University of Nevada System, has been significantly

amended. NRS 396.100, which contained the open meeting

requirements applicable to meetings of the Board of

Regents, has been amended to delete all of the provi-

sions previously contained therein with respect to open

meetings and executive sessions of the Board. All open

meeting requirements for all public bodies, including

the Board of Regents, have been consolidated into NRS

Chapter 241. The Board of Regents and other UNS bodies

which advise or make recommendations to the Board of

Regents are "public bodies" under Chapter 241, as amend-

ed, and are subject to its provisions.



NRS Chapter 241 requires posting of notices of meetings

of the Board of Regents and other University "public

bodies". Such notices must be posted at the principal

office of the public body conducting the meeting and at

least three other separate prominent places within the

jurisdiction of the public body. In addition, notice

must be mailed to any person who has requested notice of

such meetings.



Under NRS 241.030, as amended, the Board of Regents and

any other UNS public body may hold a closed, executive

session only "to consider the character, alleged mis-

conduct, professional competency, or physical or mental

health of a person." That amended statute provides that

a public body may close a meeting "upon a motion which

specifies the nature of the business to be considered."

The amended statute provides further that Chapter 241

of NRS does not "permit a closed meeting for the dis-

cussion of the appointment of any person to public of-

fice or as a member of a public body."



NRS 241.040, as amended, provides that each member of a

public body who attends a meeting of the public body

where action is taken in violation of Chapter 241 of

NRS, with knowledge that the meeting is in violation of

Chapter 241, is guilty of a misdemeanor. In addition,

the office of the member of the public body becomes

vacant upon a violation of NRS 241.040 by that member.

Wrongful exclusion of any person or persons from a

meeting of a public body is also a misdemeanor. A

private right of action exists on behalf of any person

denied a right under Chapter 241, and attorney's fees

may be awarded to a successful plaintiff.



The Board of Regents of the UNS is specifically required

by NRS 241.030 to "...establish for the student govern-

ments within the University of Nevada System require-

ments equivalent to those of this chapter, and shall

provide for their enforcement."



Minutes of a public body are designated by the Act to be

public records, to be available for inspection by the

public. Minutes of closed meetings become public re-

cords when the public body determines that the matters

discussed in the meeting no longer require confidenti-

ality, and the person whose character, conduct, compe-

tence or health was discussed has consented to their

disclosure.



The impact of the amendments to Chapters 396 and 241 of

NRS upon UNS is significant. The subject matter of

closed meetings has been severely restricted. Student

governments and all University entities which advise or

make recommendations to the Board of Regents are now

covered by the requirements of Chapter 241. The

effective date of the new statutes is July 1, 1977.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee and reconvened at 1:50 P.M.



27. Allocations from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the following allocations

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account:



A. Professional Personnel Interview Account for 1977-78



UNR (including School of Medical Sciences) $15,000

UNLV 8,000

CCD 5,000

DRI 1,000

Chancellor's Office and Unit -0-



$29,000



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



B. Division Host Funds



UNR (including School of Medical Sciences) $ 6,000

UNLV 3,000

CCD 4,000

DRI 1,000



$14,000



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



C. $70,000 to the UNS Computing Center to accomplish the

remodeling and air conditioning necessary at UNLV to

accommodate the computer.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



D. $30,000 to provide the compensation and necessary in-

state travel for a Director of Accounting Services in

the Office of the Chancellor (as twice recommended by

the independent auditors, although the position was re-

ferred to as either a Vice Chancellor for Finance or a

Director of Finance).



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that these allocations total

$143,000. The current balance of the Board of Regents

Special Projects Fund is $175,252 and $100,000 owed to the

Fund by the Computing Center will be repaid July 1, 1977.



28. Work Program for 1977



The 1977-78 Work Program was presented for adoption, with

the following recommended modifications to the document

which was distributed to the Board:



A. University of Nevada, Reno



(1) School of Medical Sciences



a. Reduce the Contingency Reserve by $15,000

b. Reduce the Operating Budgets as

follows:

Behavioral Sciences $ 2,050

Biomedical Sciences 13,425

Laboratory Sciences 2,050

17,525

$32,525



(2) Business Center, North



a. Increase the Grants and Contracts Professional

Compensation by $21,065

b. Increase the Cashier, Registration and Accounts

Receivable Classified Compensation by 11,460

$32,525



B. Desert Research Institute



Retitle the position of Business Manager to Vice Presi-

dent for Administration, with Mark H. Dawson continuing

in the position, and delete the DRI Business Manager and

one FTE classified from the Business Center, North.

These positions had been anticipated as transferring

from DRI.



(Transcript of discussion and statements by officers in

support of Work Program is on file in the Chancellor's

Office.)



Mr. Karamanos moved adoption of the Work Program as sub-

mitted, with the amendments as presented above. Motion

seconded by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.



29. Selection of Architects and Engineers, CIP 1977-81



Chancellor Humphrey reported that in May the State Public

Works Board had concurred in the Regents' recommendations

for selection of consultants for UNS Capital Improvement

Projects for the period 1977-81, with the following

exceptions:



A. Modified appointments pending Regents' concurrence of:



(1) Boyle Engineering Co. in association with an

acceptable landscape architect for Miscellaneous

Campus Improvements at UNR (instead of Boyle

Engineering in association with one of three

designated landscape architects).



(2) James B. Mc Daniel for the Addition to Dickinson

Library at UNLV (instead of James B. Mc Daniel in

association with one of two designated consulting

architects).



(3) Charles Saladino for Campus Improvements at UNR

(instead of SE & A Engineers in association with

one of three designated landscape architects).



(4) Sheehan and Haase for Campus Improvements at WNCC,

Carson City (instead of one of two designated

landscape architects).



(5) Dolven, Larson and Daniels for WNCC/Reno, Phase II

(instead of Dolven, Larson and Daniels with Ernest

Kump and Associates, consulting architect).



B. Requested two additional recommendations for architects

for the Addition to Church Fine Arts, Phase I, at UNR,

since both consultants nominated by the Regents are

committed to other State projects.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the State Public Works Board

followed the Regents' recommendations in most instances,

particularly in the more important building assignments.

Their unwillingness to recognize the desirability of employ-

ing consulting planners and designers for the WNCC/Reno

project and the addition to the Dickinson Library at UNLV

is disappointing. However, Dr. Humphrey noted, their staff

recommendations were based on a desire to divide the

assignments evenly, taking into consideration all State

projects funded in 1977 and, in some cases, to simplify

contractual arrangements or provide maximum continuity for

Campus site improvements.



The Officers recommended that (1) the Regents concur in the

modifications suggested by the State Public Works Board as

reflected above, and (2) that no immediate action be taken

concerning the nomination of an architect for the Addition

to Church Fine Arts since this project is not scheduled to

commence until March 1, 1979.



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

carried without dissent.



30. Addition to Renewable Natural Resources Building, UNR



Vice President Pine presented the final drawings for the

additions to the Renewable Natural Resources building. A

review of the project scope and budget was included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 34 and filed with permanent

minutes). President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



31. Purchase of Forestry Division's Nursery Facilities



President Milam recalled that in 1957, under an agreement

between the University and the Division of Forestry, nursery

facilities were established by the Division on the Main

Station Farm. This agreement provided an option to the

University for the purchase of materials, equipment, and

improvements should the Division remove its operation from

the Farm to another location. Dr. Milam reported that the

Division of Forestry has now advised the University that,

effective July 1, 1977, it will move its arboretum from the

Main Station Farm to a larger and more complete arboretum

facility in Washoe Valley and has offered to transfer the

following to the University:



Office building and shop, 24' x 48'

Two irrigation pumps

Nine acres of sprinkler installation - $4,500



Tool and tree storage shed

Two greenhouses, 30' x 50'

One lath house, 40' x 100'

Walk-in refrigerator

Domestic well and pump

Existing plantings, shrubs and trees 4,500

$9,000



President Milam recommended that the facilities offered by

the Division of Forestry be purchased for $9,000 with monies

to come from Experiment Station funds. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried with Mr. James Buchanan opposing.



32. Lease of Classroom and Office Space by NNCC



President Donnelly requested approval of a lease of class-

room and office space in the basement of the Main Post

Office in Winnemucca, for use by Northern Nevada Community

College for classroom teaching and related services. The

term of the lease is for one year, beginning June 1, 1977,

at $3,973.20 for the year. This will provide three class-

rooms, 892 square feet of office space and 154 square feet

of storage space. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



33. Improvements to Sadlier Way



Mr. Lessly commented on the appropriation by the 1977

Session of the Legislature (AB 252) for purposes of paying

UNR's share in the cost of improvement of Sadlier Way,

Valley Road and Wells Avenue, noting that subsequent to

the passage of the legislation it has been discovered that

in 1941 the University was a party to an agreement whereby

it was agreed that in the event that Sadlier Way was ever

improved by the City of Reno, the City and Washoe County

would be responsible for the costs, and not the State of

Nevada or the University of Nevada. He requested authority

to participate on behalf of the Board with the Reno City

Attorney in an approach to the Interim Finance Committee in

an attempt to resolve the matter and to determine whether

or not it is appropriate for the University to expend funds

as its share of the improvement of Sadlier Way.



No exception was taken.



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda

submitted. That Agenda is on file in the Chancellor's Office and

included the following items:



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

(2) Report of Fund Transfers

(3) Report of Foreign Travel

(4) Progress of University Projects

(5) Board of Regents Special Projects Account

(6) Status Report from State Public Works Board

(7) Additional Report of Purchases in Excess of $8,000



The meeting adjourned at 3:05 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

06-17-1977