UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 18-19, 1976


Pages 119-149



June 18, 1976

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

tion building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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

Mr. James L. Buchanan II

Mr. John A. Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross

Miss Helen Thompson

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

Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Max Milam, UNR

President Lloyd P. Smith, DRI

Dr. Ramon La Grandeur, CCD

Dr. Arthur Gentile, UNLV

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Mrs. Linda Chambers, UNR Faculty Senate

Miss Delia Martinez, Unit Senate

Mr. Robert Rose, WNCC (North) Senate

Mr. Bob Hill, WNCC (South) Senate

Dr. Henry Sciullo, UNLV Senate

Mr. Jim Stone, ASUN, UNR

Mr. Dan Russell, CSUN, UNLV

Mr. Robert Sheppard, ASB, CCCC

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 9:30 A.M.

1. Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the regular session of May 14, 1976 were sub-

mitted for approval with the following additions:

(1) The following fund transfers were approved for UNR but

were omitted from the minutes:

#423 $150 to the Art Department to provide operating

funds to complete several work study projects.

#424 $165,000 to Buildings and Grounds Operating to

provide sufficient operating funds for the re-

mainder of the fiscal year.

#432 $20,280 to the College of Engineering Equipment

Account to be used to establish a 12-student-

station electronics laboratory and to purchase

two miniprocessors for the Engineering Technol-

ogy Department.

#434 $7,000 to the President's Office to be used to

settle a legal claim against the University.

#437 $1,308 to the Mathematics Department to provide

compensation for Summer work related to updating

the Mathematics television teaching films.

(2) Mrs. Fong requested that the minutes reflect that she

had filed petitions containing approximately 1,000

names, and numerous letters, in support of the Charles-

ton Campus as the first priority for capital improve-

ments for CCD for the next biennium.

(3) Mrs. Linda Chambers, UNR Faculty Senate, requested that

the minutes reflect that the UNR Senate had unanimously

endorsed the concept of separate units for UNR and UNLV

for collective bargaining purposes.

Mrs. Fong moved approval of the minutes with the above addi-

tions. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without


Upon motion by Mrs. Fong, seconded by Miss Mason and unanimous

vote, two additional items were admitted to the agenda.

2. Gifts and Grants

Acceptance of the gifts and grants included with the agenda

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

permanent minutes).

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

carried without dissent.

3. Report of Investment Advisory Committee

The minutes of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting of

May 14, 1976 were included with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 3 and filed with permanent minutes).

Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the actions of the Committee be

confirmed. Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, carried

without dissent.

4. Bid Opening, Solar Research Building, DRI

Bids were opened June 16, 1976 for construction of a Solar

Research building in Boulder City. The bid tabulation is

as follows:

Base Bid Alternate A Alternate B

Grove Incorporated $349,494 $4,646 $10,100

Sunrise Construction Co. 351,000 5,200 11,000

Blanchard Construction Co. 352,950 4,975 10,780

Sletten Construction Co. 355,300 4,500 10,500

Claude Cook Construction Co. 364,970 5,000 11,000

Empire Construction Co. 365,955 5,060 10,972

Alternate A - Install quarry tile.

Alternate B - Install planting and irrigation system.

Dr. Smith noted that the project has a total budget of

$370,000, provided by an appropriation from State General

Fund. Of the total, $33,140 is budgeted for professional

services, $10,000 for inspection and testing, $21,850 for

miscellaneous costs, and $300,000 for construction, leaving

an unobligated balance of $5,015. Dr. Smith noted that the

low bid exceeds the estimate by roughly 18%; therefore, none

of the bids is negotiable since State law requires that any

bid more than 10% over the project budget must be rejected.

Accordingly, the State Public Works Board intends to reject

all bids, revise the bidding documents and rebid the proj-

ect as soon as possible.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved that an allocation be provided from the

Board of Regents Special Project Fund to make up the dif-

ference between the construction budget and the low bid, if

such augmentation is permissible. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, carried without dissent.

It was agreed that this procedure would be discussed with

the State Public Works Board and further information would

be available to the Board later in the meeting.

5. DRI Contingency Reserve

President Smith requested authorization to increase the loan

from the DRI Contingency Reserve to the Telephone Clearing

Account from $900 to $2,000. The present balance of the DRI

Contingency Reserve is $173,414.94. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.

Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.

6. Amendment of DRI Bylaws

President Smith recalled that title changes for Center Heads

had been approved at the April, 1976 meeting with the under-

standing that amendments to the DRI Bylaws necessary to

accommodate these title changes would be submitted to a

subsequent meeting. He noted the inclusion with the agenda

of the proposed amendments (identified as Ref. 6 and filed

with permanent minutes) and requested approval by the Board.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval, with substitution of the word

"abolition" for "abolishment" in Section 1.2.1(b). Motion

seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without dissent.

7. Teaching of Writing

At the request of Regent Fong, Dr. Herman Van Betten, UNLV

faculty member and a member of the Clark County School

Board, presented A Status Report on the Teaching of Writing

from the Elementary School through the University in Clark

County. (Transcript of Dr. Van Betten's statement on file

in Chancellor's Office.)

In the discussion following, Mr. Ross expressed his appre-

ciation to Dr. Van Betten for his presentation and for his

dedication to the teaching of writing, particularly noting

that Dr. Van Betten is active in the public schools where,

he suggested, the remedy to the problem identified by Dr.

Van Betten should begin.

8. Revision of Estimative Budgets, UNLV

Dr. Gentile presented a request by President Baepler for

approval of the following amendment to the Audio Visual

Sales budget, noting that the increased revenue comes

primarily from an agreement with the State Department of

Rehabilitation for the employment of a worker partly funded

by that agency.

Requested Revised

Budget Change Budget


Opening Cash Balance $ 400 $ $ 400

Sales and Service 17,800 5,000 22,800

Total $18,200 $5,000 $23,200


Wages $ 4,132 $1,350 $ 5,482

Professional Salaries 250 250

Fringe Benefits 518 200 718

Out-of-State Travel 470 470

Operating 12,830 2,000 14,830

Ending Fund Balance 1,450 1,450

Total $18,200 $5,000 $23,200

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.

9. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV

Dr. Gentile requested approval of the following transfers

from the ending fund balance of estimative budget accounts:

#76-193 $3,000 to Special Music Lessons, Wages to provide

additional funds for the remainder of the fiscal


#76-194 $15,000 to Student Union, Wages to provide addi-

tional funds for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

10. Life Sciences Building, UNLV

Dr. Gentile presented a request by President Baepler for

amendment of the construction budget for the Life Sciences

building to add $15,000 for landscaping. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

11. Request for Right-of-Way

Dr. Gentile reported that the Nevada Power Company is re-

questing a 20 x 15 foot right-of-way grant for the replace-

ment of a wooden power pole with a steel pole on Maryland

Parkway, northeast of Grant Hall and at the edge of the

parking lot between Grant Hall and the Judy Bayley Theatre.

A right-of-way for down guy wires on the current wooden pole

to be abandoned. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

12. College of Education

At the request of Regent Fong for information concerning the

number of teachers being graduated from UNLV and the employ-

ment possibilities for these graduates, a report prepared by

the UNLV College of Education was distributed with the agen-

da (report on file in the Chancellor's Office).

Subsequent to the discussion on the above report, the Board

discussed the following status report filed by President

Baepler on the Cooperative Ed. D. Program:

At a meeting held in Chancellor Neil Humphrey's office on

June 2 involving the Chancellor, the two University Presi-

dents, and the two Deans of the Colleges of Education, the

various problems associated with the cooperative nature of

the doctorate in Education were discussed and a course of

action for the coming Summer Session was determined.

At UNLV there are currently approximately 17 students who

are ready to implement that portion of their doctoral pro-

grams which would involve going to the Reno Campus to take

12 credits. Only one student from the Reno Campus is pres-

ently ready to come to the Las Vegas Campus, but it is

anticipated that by next Summer there will be a significant

number of students from the Reno Campus who would be ready

to come to the Las Vegas Campus. In analyzing the programs

of the students scheduled to go to Reno, the following kinds

of problems become apparent:

A very small minority of the students (2) have completed

their total coursework prior to the time when they would

attend the Reno Summer Session. Proper counseling could

have avoided this problem, and in the future, counselors

must be aware of the possibility of this problem recurring.

Basically, it involves a student that transfers 16 credits

into the program and then who goes to school full time

during the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. The second

problem is that by the time a student nears the completion

of the formal coursework leading to the doctorate, it is

difficult to schedule bona fide courses to complete the

requirements of the student's program. Thus we find that

in order to provide 12 credits for some of our students,

Reno was forced into a position of asking these students

to take credits in activities such as individual studies,

directed readings, and field studies, which in most

instances minimizes the value of an intercampus exchange.

We therefore resolved for this coming Summer to be as

flexible as possible in meeting the students' problems

and to treat each student as an individual situation and to

structure each student's program to best meet the academic

needs of the student. We find, therefore, that approximate-

ly one-half of the students will be in a position to go to

Reno and to take the full 12 credits that their program

calls for. The other half are in a position where they can

go to Reno and take 6 credits of bona fide coursework and

then will return to the Las Vegas Campus to pursue the re-

maining 6 credits. It may well be that next Summer UNLV

will find itself in a situation where it will not be able

to provide a bona fide 12 credits of coursework for each of

the Reno students, and the same individual flexibility will

be provided to meet the academic needs of the Reno students.

We further recommend that communication between the two

Colleges of Education be improved, specifically in that

courses projected to be taught on each Campus during the

Summer Sessions should be known to both faculties approxi-

mately a year in advance of each Summer Session so that

appropriate counseling and scheduling can be provided each

of the doctoral students. There should be earlier trans-

mittal of student records from one institution to the other

so that each faculty can become aware of the backgrounds

and course needs of the students enrolled on the other Cam-

pus. Finally, it is suggested that each Campus should ana-

lyze the fundamental aspects of the cooperative program

leading to the doctorate in Education to determine whether

any changes should be recommended in the degree require-

ments, exploring the possibility of each Campus offering

its independent degree. If the latter course is recom-

mended, it would then be necessary for each College to de-

velop a format for the doctoral program and to submit it to

such internal review as each Campus calls for before pre-

senting it to the Board of Regents for ultimate adoption.

In any event, it is felt that through better cooperation and

closer communication, particularly with schedule planning on

an advanced basis, it will be possible to preserve the ele-

ments of the cooperative program for most of the students

currently enrolled at UNR and UNLV. Where impasses are

reached, however, and based on the academic merits of each

situation, flexibility will be maintained to further the

better interests of the student.

Chancellor Humphrey recalled how the doctorate in Education

had started, noting that both Campuses had advanced propos-

als through Phase II, but which were low in priority on each

Campus. A legislative solution had been passed in the 1975

Session asking the Board of Regents to speed up the process

whereby the doctorate in Education could be implemented and

urging that it be cooperative between the two Campuses and

that it be largely self-supporting. He recalled that the

faculties of the two Colleges of Education and the faculties

of the two Universities had agreed that the cooperative pro-

gram could be jumped ahead of the other pending programs.

Subsequently, a specific degree proposal had been developed,

encompassing the cooperative feature and the self-supporting

requirement, and was approved by the Colleges of Education

and the Division faculties, and endorsed by the Presidents

and Chancellor and approved by the Board of Regents.

In response to statements that the requirement to spend a

Summer on the other Campus was causing undue hardship on the

students, Mr. Ross suggested that the whole matter be dis-

cussed in its proper perspective, pointing out that spending

a Summer on the "away" Campus is not all that inconvenient

or costly when compared with the traditional doctoral pro-

gram which frequently requires the student to take a leave

of absence for an extended period and establish residence

in another state. He also stated that, in his opinion, this

degree is highly coveted and the student should have the ex-

perience and exposure to different faculties and resources

such as libraries. He pointed out that the program is de-

signed to use the strengths of both Campuses and such a

cooperative venture should not be abandoned prematurely.

Chancellor Humphrey urged that no further action be taken on

this matter at this time. He pointed out that a request has

been made to the two Colleges to review the program and come

back in the Fall with a report, either recommending continu-

ation of the program with the deficiencies corrected, or

recommending that new and separate programs be developed.

He agreed that the complaints which had been made earlier

appear to have been resolved. In response to an inquiry

concerning the waiver of the residency requirement for two

individuals, Chancellor Humphrey stated that he did not

agree with the waivers being approved but strongly supported

the right of the President to make the exceptions.

Mr. Ross moved that the matter be tabled until Fall or until

such time as the review of the program is completed. Motion

seconded by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.

13. Bid Opening CCCC, Phase III

Dr. La Grandeur reported that bids were opened June 3, 1976

for equipment for the TV Studio, Kitchen, Snack Bar and Shop

for Phase III of CCCC. This project has a total budget of

$443,000 of which $408,900 is for installation and equip-

ment, with the following work included in the bid:

(1) Exhaust hoods, makeup air units, procurement and in-

stallation of all food preparation equipment in the

kitchen and snack bar areas of the Culinary Arts


(2) Lighting, lighting control and distribution equipment,

necessary outlets, and sound control devices in the TV

Studio and Theatre Arts Room.

(3) Procurement and installation of equipment in the

Automotive Shop.

Dr. La Grandeur reported the following:

Blanchard Construction Company $391,995

Claude Cook Construction Company 371,547

Corrao Construction 354,813

Dr. La Grandeur recommended that the Board concur in the

award by the State Public Works Board of a contract to

Corrao Construction Company for $354,813. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.

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

carried without dissent.

14. Amendment to Code Regarding Tenure

Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the sequence of action concern-

ing this matter, beginning with the adoption by the 1975

Legislature of legislation directing the Board of Regents to

establish a regulation providing for probation and "fair

dismissal" for CCD faculty. Accordingly, in November, 1975

it was recommended by President Donnelly and Chancellor

Humphrey that the statute be complied with by adding CCD to

the existing tenure provisions applicable to UNR and UNLV

faculty. However, this was objected to by CCD Faculty

Senates, and the Board requested the Administration and the

CCD Senate representatives to attempt the development of a

mutually satisfactory proposal.

The three CCD Senates, the three CCD Executive Vice Presi-

dents, President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended a compromise solution to the Board at the May meet-

ing. This compromise represented consensus except that

there was disagreement among this group concerning whether

or not legal counsel should be allowed to accompany a fac-

ulty member attending an administrative review of non-reem-

ployment of a probationary faculty member. At the May meet-

ing, Counsel Hug made suggestions for several changes and

the matter was tabled for one month to allow for considera-

tion of these suggestions.

Chancellor Humphrey reported that Mr. Hug's suggestions have

now been incorporated and proposed amendments to Chapters 3

and 4 of the Code were now ready for Board consideration and

action (identified as Ref. 14 and filed with permanent min-

utes). Dr. Humphrey stated that the difference of opinion

concerning counsel at administrative review proceedings re-

mains and the alternative wording to Section 3.6.2 is iden-

tified as Alternatives A and B.

Dr. La Grandeur spoke in support of the proposed amendments

and specifically in support of Alternative B to Section

3.6.2. Executive Vice Presidents Berg and Nicholson


Mr. Bob Hill, Chairperson, College Senate WNCC South Campus,

made the following statement:

The College Senate of the South Campus, Western Nevada

Community College, endorses the continuing contract

proposal presented by the Chancellor.

We feel the Chancellor, the Division President, and

faculty representatives have made a good faith effort to

draft a proposal within the parameters set forth by the

Nevada State Legislature.

The College Senate of the South Campus, Western Nevada

Community College, feels further delay caused by differ-

ences over the "Rose Alternative" is not in the best

interest of the Community Colleges. We, therefore, urge

adoption of the Chancellor's good faith proposal.

Mr. Robert Rose, WNCC Faculty Senate Chairperson, read the

following letter from Mr. Harvey Allen, CCCC:

The faculty of Clark County Community College has taken

a stand to support Alternative "A" which provides for

the probationary employee the opportunity to bring legal

counsel to the administrative review with the President

of the Community College Division.

Mr. Rose also spoke in support of Alternative A. Upon ques-

tion from Mr. Ross, Counsel Hug confirmed that the adminis-

trative review is the last step within the University System

for the probationary employee. Mr. Ross stated that, in his

opinion, the probationary employee should be allowed to have

counsel present at an administrative review, if he wishes.

Mr. Ross moved approval of Alternative A to Section 3.6.2.

Motion seconded by Miss Mason, failed by the following roll

call vote:

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

Miss Thompson

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


(Note: Five votes are required to carry an issue.)

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of Alternative B. Motion

seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried with the following roll

call vote:

Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Knudtsen, Mr. Ross, Miss

Thompson, Mr. James Buchanan

No - Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Miss Mason

Mr. John Buchanan asked that the record reflect that his

negative vote was due to his belief that the present eco-

nomic security provisions for CCD faculty are more than

adequate and, in fact, more effective than tenure.

Mr. Ross moved approval of the proposed Code amendment

with Alternative B to Section 3.6.2.

Chancellor Humphrey urged Board approval, noting that the

Legislature has asked the Board to adopt economic security

provisions for CCD faculty and pointed out that this propos-

ed amendment is very similar to the tenure provisions for


Motion to approve seconded by Dr. Anderson, with the quali-

fying statement that he strenuously objected to the Legis-

lature attempting to direct the Board in this manner and

especially to the interference of an individual Legislator

at a previous Board meeting.

Mr. Hug suggested an editorial change in Section 3.6.1. to

change the first sentence to read: "All full-time CCD fac-

ulty appointments will be probationary until notification

of appointment to continuing contract (tenure) is sent in

writing by the President to the appointee."

Mr. Ross moved amendment to approve the editorial change.

Motion to amend seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried with Mr.

John Buchanan opposing. Mr. Buchanan again explained that

his negative vote was in opposition to the concept of ten-

ure. Amended motion carried with the following roll call


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

Yes - Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss Mason, Mr. Ross, Miss

Thompson, Mr. James Buchanan

In casting the above votes, the following explanations were

made for the record:

Dr. Anderson:

With the belief and expectation that it would pass any-

way, and with the firm belief that there should be job

security, I am going to vote no just as protest to the

Legislature interfering with the internal affairs of

the University.

Mr. John Buchanan:

For the reasons previously stated, and in addition to

the fact that I agree with Dr. Anderson on the matter

of Legislative intereference.

Mrs. Fong:

I also vote no because I don't like further Legisla-

tive encroachment.

Mrs. Knudtsen:

I vote yes, not because I favor Legislative encroach-

ment, but because the Administration in their wisdom

have urged us to accept this and I respect their rea-

sons, even though I don't like what the Legislature

has done.

Mr. Ross:

I dont' think we should consider the Legislative action

one way or the other. This is something we have insti-

tuted, and we have had study groups from all facets of

the University that have worked hard on this and I

don't believe the Legislature enters into it one way

or the other. I hate to see job security for our Com-

munity College System sacrificed because of Legislative


15. Associate in Applied Science (Nursing), NNCC

Dr. La Grandeur requested approval of the Phase I proposal

(enclosed with the agenda and on file in the Chancellor's

Office) to expand the present LPN program at NNCC to an

Associate in Applied Science degree which would enable the

student to apply for the R. N. license.

Executive Vice President Berg and Mrs. Delna Day, Director

of Nursing at NNCC, spoke in support of the proposal.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that authorization be

granted to proceed to Phase II, noting that by the time

the Phase II presentation is completed, the Ad Hoc Health

Manpower Planning Group will have finished its report on

a health education plan for UNS.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.

16. 1976 Artemisia, UNR

At the request of several Regents, the Chair ordered the

item concerning the 1976 Artemisia moved from the Informa-

tion to the Action Agenda.

President Milam commented on the responses which had been

received upon distribution of the 1976 Artemisia, noting

that the Administration and student government leaders have

been working very hard in an attempt to insure that the stu-

dents are more fairly represented in the publication of the

Artemisia that will appear next year, and to assure that

this kind of event will not recur.

Jim Stone, ASUN President, also commented on the Artemisia,

noting his concern and his appreciation of the concern of

the Regents. He noted that although he did not personally

like the book, apparently many of the other students did.

He requested the Board to allow a little more time for the

students to work out the problem, reporting that contracts

with the editors are being rewritten and student government

is in the process of rewriting the Bylaws which govern the

publications. They are also, he stated, in the process of

looking at a constitutional amendment to make the Bylaws

enforceable. Mr. Stone stated that it is intended to spec-

ify in the contract with the Artemisia editor what will be

expected from the next publication.

Mrs. Knudtsen asked if there had been any consideration

given to establishing an editorial board. Mr. Stone stated

that this had not been discussed with the full executive

council but preliminary discussions with the editors had

drawn negative responses.

Mrs. Knudtsen suggested there be some consideration given

to the potential audience of University publications, noting

that not only students but alumni and other members of the

general public are among the readers. Mr. Stone agreed that

the Artemisia should not be offensive to the general public

but pointed out that it is paid for with student fees and is

printed for the students. Mr. Stone also noted that ASUN is

the publisher and will stipulate in the new contracts that

the Publications Board will approve every layout on every

page of the future issues of the Artemisia.

President Milam spoke of the restrictions contained in the

Student Bill of Rights against censorship by the administra-

tion of student publications. It does not, however, he

pointed out, place restrictions on ASUN in its role as pub-

lisher to establish editorial policy.

Mr. Stone agreed, stating that ASUN does view itself as pub-

lisher and intends to exercise its right as publisher to es-

tablish and control editorial policy of its publications.

Dr. Anderson suggested that the discussion was perhaps too

narrow, concentrating on the 1976 Artemisia when there had

been a history through the years of objectionable publica-

tions. He suggested that one Division or one publication

not be singled out, but, at the same time, the Board should

not be unresponsive to complaints which had been received.

Dr. Anderson moved that student body officers, and other

appropriate persons in all Divisions concerned with student

government and student publications prepare reports to be

brought back to the Board on how these publications are

supervised, how they are financed, together with a plan for

procedures that will attempt to maintain them as acceptable

to the student body at large and also not be offensive to

alumni and the public. Motion seconded by Mr. John


In response to a question from Miss Thompson, Chancellor

Humphrey stated that it was his opinion that the only way

the Board of Regents could control student publications

would be to change the funding through action approving

the ASUN budget. Dr. Anderson suggested that the students

be first allowed an opportunity to resolve this problem

on their own.

Mr. Stone agreed that this would be what the students would

wish and noted that changes to the Bylaws and to the con-

tracts would be completed by the July meeting if the Board

wished to review them. President Milam noted that the cur-

rent student government has been quite responsive to the

problem and he stated that he was pleased with the evidence

of their concern.

Mr. Ross suggested that the complaints concerning the 1976

Artemisia could be divided into two separate categories:

(1) A complaint that the publication produced was not a


(2) The publication is in poor taste -- it has gotten away

from the students and has become an ego trip for the


Mr. Ross agreed that ASUN needs to regain control of its

publications and believed they were proceeding correctly.

He stated that he strongly objected to any inference of

censorship being drawn from the expressed concerns of the


Mrs. Knudtsen suggested deferring action on Dr. Anderson's

motion until after the students have made their report to

the July meeting. Dr. Anderson disagreed, pointing out

that the reports requested may conceivably take some time to

formulate and prepare, and also noting that his request is

made of all Divisions, not just UNR.

Mr. Stone stated that he disliked seeing the entire System

punished because of the transgressions of one Division. Dr.

Anderson denied that his motion was intended to be punitive,

noting that he is requesting the student government to de-

fine its relationship to the publications it sponsors and to

develop policy guidelines for the editorial content of those


Dave Kelly, who identified himself as former editor of the

Rebel Yell, suggested that the Board of Regents would find

itself on some shaky legal grounds by this action. He sug-

gested that whether the attempt to control comes from the

Administration or from the student government itself makes

no difference. In either of these instances, where an edi-

tor is prepared to fight, the editor can win. Mr. Kelly

also suggested that just because a publication is bad does

not give any government body the right to step in. Freedom

of the press, he said, means an editor has the freedom to

be bad as well as good. The publication can only reflect

the viewpoint and the ideas of the editor.

Mr. Stone pointed out that Mr. Kelly was not speaking for

ASUN, noting that any publisher has the right to fire an

editor, the publisher has the right to set editorial policy

and if the editor does not like the editorial policy estab-

lished by the publisher, he is under no obligation to con-

tinue as editor.

Motion carried with the following roll call vote:

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

Mason, Mr. Ross

No - Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss Thompson, Mr. James Buchanan

17. Bid Opening, Central Management System, UNR

President Milam reported that bids were opened June 15, 1976

by the State Public Works Board for a Campus-wide automated

utility control system at the existing Central Heat Plant

for the purpose of monitoring and maintaining information on

all existing and future buildings on the Campus connected to

the High Temperature Hot Water Distribution System. The

construction budget for the project is $409,500. A tabula-

tion of the three bids received is as follows:

Bidder Base Alt Alt Alt Alt

Bid A B C D

Johnson Controls $392,400 $30,800 $28,000 $15,000 $31,470

Honeywell Inc. 415,700 45,600 29,450 5,504 11,559

Powers Regulator 452,000 39,991 28,874 14,900 25,800

Alternate A - Extend system to serve Nye, Juniper, Lincoln,

Manzanita and White Pine Halls.

Alternate B - Extend system to serve greenhouses, Palmer

Engineering, Morrill Hall, Mackay Science and

Humanities building.

Alternate C - Provide a 24 month service and maintance con-

tract in lieu of 12 month contract.

Alternate D - Provide a 36 month service and maintance con-

tract in lieu of 12 month contract.

President Milam reported that the State Public Works Board

has recommended awarding a contract to Johnson Controls in

the amount of $423,200 for the base bid and Alternate A,

noting that the slight increase in the construction budget

is made possible through the transfer of available supple-

mentary State General Funds authorized in 1975.

President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

Board of Regents concur in the award by the State Public

Works Board of a contract to Johnson Controls for $423,200.

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

carried without dissent.

18. Lombardi Recreation Building, UNR

At the request of Regent John Buchanan, President Milam pre-

sented a report concerning the Lombardi Recreating building

(identified as Ref. 17 and filed with permanent minutes).

Mr. John Buchanan voiced concern with the number of problems

that arise during and after the completion of the construc-

tion of University projects. He cited, in particular, the

location of the expansion joints at the handball courts of

the Physical Education Complex, and the fact that the Mc

Dermott fund had to pay for the necessary corrections. He

stated that one might question the competence of the various

parties to the contracts, i. e., the architect, the State

Public Works Board, the painting problems in the aluminum

pools, and questioned the wisdom of approving such a pool

for UNR when previous experience had shown it to be a prob-

lem. Further problems were cited, such as buckling walls

at the gymnasium of the UNR Lombardi Recreation building.

Mr. Buchanan suggested more thorough review of contract

documents prior to Board approval, as well as urging the

State Public Works Board to fulfill its obligation in order

to avoid necessary costs and loss of time and money.

The question arose concerning the extent of the consulting

project architect's follow-through on each project, during

and after construction, as well as the extent of responsi-

bility for potential errors in design. Regent Anderson

wondered whether the architect's agreement for services

should be extended to include clauses regarding these

responsibilities. Regent Fong asked whether there were

sufficient personnel at the job site to oversee the work.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that the project architect has

the responsibility to administer the contract, the State

Public Works Board has a full-time inspector during con-

struction, and the University architect visits the site in

order to determine whether the educational program is being

met by the project construction.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the University archi-

tect review the Regents' comments with the Secretary-Manager

of the State Public Works Board, Bill Hancock, in order to

develop a statement that addresses itself to these problems.

19. Students' Optional Insurance, UNR

President Milam presented the following report and recom-

mendation from Dean Roberta Barnes for a student health and

accident insurance program:

The optional student health and accident insurance program

underwritten by Puritan Life Insurance Company which has

been in effect for the past two years expires at the end of

the current academic year. The new requirements imposed by

Title IX and the unwillingness on the part of Puritan Life

to continue to underwrite our policy for a reasonable pre-

mium made it necessary for us to solicit new bids. A report

on the process which was followed from Dr. Robert Locke,

Director of the Student Health Service, is attached, and

the results are summarized below.

Annual Student,

Premium: Student Spouse Student

Student and and and All

Only Spouse Children Children

World Book Life

Insurance Co. * $38.00 $ 90.30 $150.50 $136.15

With Maternity

Benefits ** 45.00 100.80 161.00 108.20

General American ** 43.00 91.00 151.00 107.50

Life Insurance Co.:

Includes "meeting

requirements of

Title IX". ***

With Maternity

Benefits ** 44.00 95.00 156.00 108.00

* Two-year guaranteed rate = $40 per year

** Rates guaranteed for two years

*** Optional maternity benefits $55 per year

Both policies provide basically the same coverage as our

current policy with the following exceptions:

1. The $1,000 accidental death and dismemberment feature

is eliminated.

2. Out-patient diagnostic x-ray and lab work done at the

request of Student Health Service (to $25 per illness)

is eliminated.

3. Consultation expense (to $30) when approved and request-

ed by the Student Health Service is eliminated.

With these modifications, World Book Insurance Company would

provide student insurance for an annual premium of $38 per

student. With maternity benefits included (pregnancy and

pregnancy-related illnesses covered on the same basis as any

other illness), the annual premium would be $45 per student.

General American Life Insurance offered to provide the same

basic coverage and meet the requirements of Title IX when

these requirements are officially established for an annual

premium of $43. Under this plan, a student would have the

option of obtaining maternity benefits as described below

for an additional $55 per year.

Maternity Coverage - Optional

Will also be made available on a purely optional basis

for married students. If such coverage is desired, the

insured married student must purchase the maternity

coverage at the same time as when application is made

for the basic plan. The schedule of coverage is up to

$50.00 for miscarriage, up to $100.00 for normal deliv-

ery, and up to $150.00 for Caesarean delivery. Mater-

nity benefits are applicable commencing nine (9) months

after the effective date of insured's insurance, but

continuing for a period of nine (9) months after the

termination date of the policy.

This appeared to be the most desirable bid in that the

University would be in compliance with Title IX when the

exact requirements of the law are established. The disad-

vantages of this plan are:

1. The maternity benefits are minimal, particularly for

an annual premium of $55.

2. Uncertainty would exist about the coverage provided

until the exact requirements of Title IX have been


The second bid presented by General American Life Insurance,

$44 per student per year, includes maternity benefits. Un-

der this plan, pregnancy and pregnancy-related illnesses

would be covered in the same manner as any other illness.

For example, hospital room and board would be covered up to

a maximum of $55 per day. Under this plan students would

receive better coverage, and the scope of coverage would be

stated in unambiguous terms. According to legal counsel,

in insurance programs sponsored by the University, pregnancy

and pregnancy-related illnesses should be covered in the

same manner as any other illness in order for the University

to be in compliance with the Title IX regulations. For

these reasons, it is recommended that the University accept

the second option presented by General American Life Insur-

ance ($44 premium) in which maternity benefits are included.

President Milam endorsed the recommendation from Dean Barnes

that the General American Life Insurance policy be accepted

at $44 per year premium, with maternity benefits included.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.

20. School of Medical Sciences, UNR

President Milam reported that the 1975-76 budget for the

School of Medical Sciences is $1,309,779, including $407,610

of nonappropriated monies. He stated that it now appears

that $25,000 of the nonappropriated monies, which was antic-

ipated from the settlement of an estate, will not be re-

ceived until sometime after June 30. President Milam re-

quested a loan be made to cover the budget, with the loan

to be repaid when estate is settled. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred and recommended approval of a loan of $25,000

from the Alice Dimmitt Endowment Income Fund (260-4001-002),

which has a current balance of $29,905.28.

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

carried without dissent.

21. Authority to Sell or Lease Land, UNR

President Milam recalled that in September, 1973 the Board

of Regents authorized UNR to offer for sale 4.28 acres of

land on the Valley Road Farm which had been separated from

the balance of the farm by the construction of Interstate

80. He noted that this land has not been sold and requested

authority to offer this property be renewed and authority

also be granted to renegotiate a long-term lease as an al-

ternative to selling. Chancellor Humphrey concurred, not-

ing that the Board's approval will be required for the spe-

cific terms of a sale or lease, as will the Governor's con-


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

carried without dissent.

22. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR

President Milam requested approval of the following trans-

fers from the Contingency Reserve:

#440 $3,200 to the Learning Resources Center, College of

Education, Operating, to provide funds for minor re-

modeling, equipment and audio visual and graphic


#446 $250 to History Department, Operating, to provide

funding for a TOP student during the Summer months.

#453 $600 to Biology Department, Operating, to provide

additional in-state travel money for Departmental

field trips.

#459 $24,380 to Nevada Bureau of Mines, Statewide Programs,

to be used for the purchase of two 4-wheel-drive ve-

hicles, and to pay for printing of plastic relief

maps of various sections of Nevada.

#460 $10,000 to Seismological Laboratory for the purchase

of a mini-computer which will provide the capability

of processing seismic data tapes currently available


#461 $10,500 to the Bureau of Business and Economic

Research for the purchase of a word processor and

three remote computer terminals.

#462 $5,400 to Extended Programs and Continuing Education

for the purchase of a memory typewriter to be shared

by several Departments.

#463 $1,500 to the Mathematics Department for the purchase

of an LSI-11 computer for use in classes taught by

this Department.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

23. Revision of Estimative Budget, UNR

President Milam requested approval of the following revision

of the State Bank Sales Account, which has generated a larg-

er than anticipated increase in revenue:

Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget


Opening Cash Balance $ 1,365 ($1,365) $ 0

Outside Sales 18,000 6,400 24,400

Total $19,365 $5,035 $24,400

Application of Funds

Professional Salaries $ 0 $1,100 $ 1,100

Wages 3,300 7,500 10,800

Fringe Benefits 450 550 1,000

Out-of-State Travel 200 1,300 1,500

Operating 15,350 ( 5,350) 10,000

Ending Fund Balance 65 ( 65) 0

Total $19,365 $5,035 $24,400

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

24. ASUN Bookstore Funds

President Milam reported that on July 1, 1976 the ASUN

Bookstore will begin operation totally in conformity with

Counsel's opinion of September 24, 1973, which stated that

student body organizations are part of the University and,

therefore, their funds are subject to University control.

President Milam requested that a specific exception be ap-

proved by the Board, to the provisions of Title 4, Chapter

3, Section 3(4), to allow the ASUN Bookstore to receive the

interest from the investment of specific surplus funds:

Fixed Asset Replacement Fund $45,904

Bookstore Expansion Fund 25,989

First Federal Savings & Loan -

Operating Account 20,000


Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

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

carried without dissent.

25. Change in ACT Fee

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the May meeting the

ACT fee was increased to $15. This action, he stated, was

intended to affect only unscheduled special examinations

which are given by the University, and was not intended to

change the $7.50 fee which is assessed by ACT for the sched-

uled examination. He requested the Board to take action

confirming this understanding.

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

carried without dissent.

26. Consolidated Registration Fee

Chancellor Humphrey reported ASUN President Jim Stone had

requested reconsideration of the consolidated registration

fee adopted at the May meeting so that he might present a

request for consideration of a higher fee for graduate


Mr. Stone stated that he did not oppose the concept of a

consolidated fee but was opposed to the same fee for grad-

uate students as for undergraduate students in that he be-

lieved that the cost of instruction was higher for graduate

students and the fee should reflect that fact. Mr. Stone

reported that CCCC and UNLV student governments concurred

and they believe that the undergraduate students are being

asked to subsidize graduate students.

Chancellor Humphrey suggested that the conclusion that the

undergraduate students are being asked to subsidize graduate

students is invalid, noting that it is the Legislature which

is being asked to provide the difference in the cost of in-

struction. He further noted that $11 per credit for under-

graduates goes to the University's general fund, whereas

$12.80 per credit for graduates goes to the general fund.

Dr. Humphrey recommended that the action taken in May be

allowed to stand.

Mr. Ross moved that the Board take no action on this matter

at this time. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without


27. Use of SAT and ACT Tests

Chancellor Humphrey reported that John Buchanan had proposed

amendment of Chapter 10, Title 4, of the Board of Regents

Handbook to provide wherever the American College Test (ACT)

is mentioned, the Scholastic Aptitute Test (SAT) also be

included and that the SAT also be administered on Campus by

each Division.

Included with the supplemental agenda was a report and rec-

ommendation from Dean Roberta Barnes that the current pol-

icy regarding ACT be retained (identified as Ref. 26 and

filed with permanent minutes).

Mr. Buchanan stated that he did not wish to pursue his re-

quest that the SAT be administered on Campus, but he did

recall his earlier request which had been approved by the

Board that the SAT be accepted in substitution of the ACT

if the student had already taken the test.

President Milam stated that he preferred that the ACT test

be continued and recommended that the policy adopted earlier

as recalled by Regent Buchanan, be continued, i. e., that

the SAT when already taken, be accepted in lieu of the ACT.

Dr. Robert Glennen, Vice President for Educational Services

at UNLV, also spoke in support of the continuance of the

"either/or" policy.

It was agreed that no action was required and that the Hand-

book would be conformed to reflect the Board's earlier ac-

tion to require that the SAT be accepted in lieu of the ACT

when that test had already been taken by the student. The

Division catalogs are also to reflect this action.

28. Proposed Code Amendments

Chancellor Humphrey reported that the UNR Faculty Senate had

proposed amendments to Sections 1.39, 3.2, and 3.3 of the

Code. The proposed amendments were included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 27 and filed with permanent minutes).

By inclusion with the agenda, Chancellor Humphrey noted that

the proposed amendments are referred to the other Senates

and to the Administration, and action by the Board will be

scheduled at the November meeting.

29. Compensation for Nonteaching and Nonresearch Professionals

Chancellor Humphrey commented as follows:

The three salary schedules called for in Section 4.6 of

of Code apply to all professionals in the University of

Nevada System. These schedules, when revised at least

biennially, adequately serve the needs of teaching and

research faculty and the institution. It has long been

my conclusion, however, that these schedules do not

serve the needs of nonteaching, nonresearch profes-

sionals. Employees in this latter category should be

compensated based not on their rank nor their degrees,

but rather on their assignment and how well they do it,

modified by a reasonable longevity recognition agree-

ment. I believe that the majority of higher education

institutions compensate these professionals in this


Twice in recent years we have approached the problem of

implementing a compensation plan for nonteaching, non-

research professionals. Considerable work was done both

times by the Director of Employment Relations, Office of

the Chancellor, assisted by a consultant from the Uni-

versity of California. Both times we stopped short of

implementation due to opposition from some of the per-

sonnel affected, disagreement as to personnel to be in-

cluded, and, the second time, due to a challenge from

the UNR Faculty Senate concerning whether or not the

present wording of the Code would accommodate this plan.

The projections of salaries which will appear in the

1978-79 biennial budget again emphasize this problem.

We have considerable salary compaction in higher

salaries, and there are numerous instances of salaries

poorly related to assignments. I believe that we must

try again to bring about some improvement in this


Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Code be amended by

adding the following:

Section 4.6.4 Nothing in this section shall be construed as

prohibiting the implementation of a non-rank-

related compensation plan for nonteaching,

nonresearch professionals.

Dr. Humphrey also recommended that a private consulting firm

be retained to complete a position evaluation study and make

a recommendation for a compensation plan for all nonteaching

and nonresearch professionals.

Chancellor Humphrey requested that the suggested Code amend-

ment be referred to the Senates for consideration and action

by the Board scheduled for the October meeting. He estimat-

ed the cost of retaining a private firm between $18,000 -

$23,000, and requested permission to proceed to retain such

a consulting firm, noting that part of the cost could be

paid from the Chancellor's Office operating budget for 1976-

77 and the balance would then be requested from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Funds.

Dr. Al Stoess, Director of Employment Relations, commented

on the role a consultant would play and what the consultant

would be expected to do by way of fulfilling the require-

ments for such a study.

Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.

30. Approval of Fund Transfers

Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the following fund

transfers from the Chancellor's Office Contingency Reserve:

#75-54 $5,811.23 to Operating to provide for unbudgeted

expenses, including the following:

(1) Printing "Taxwise Giving" brochures $1,556.92

(2) Oce 3655 Microfiche Reader/Printer 1,570.00

(3) Monroe Electronic Calculator 361.65

(4) Holga Model Shelf Files 395.84

(5) Visible Computer Supply Files 369.55


#75-58 $1,101.72 to Graduate Assistant Salaries to provide

for employment of two graduate assistants for month

of June.

#75-60 $2,400 to Legal Counsel Account to provide for un-

budgeted monthly miscellaneous legal expenses.

Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.

31. Intercollegiate Athletics Work Program

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in April the Board adopted

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

total budget figures for Intercollegiate Athletics at UNR

and UNLV were final, but a detailed breakdown of the alloca-

tion among the sports and between men and women would be

provided at a subsequent meeting. Accordingly, such a

breakdown was included with the agenda (identified as Ref.

30 and filed with permanent minutes), and was recommended

for approval by the officers.

Following discussion of the allocation among the sports and

the distribution between men and women, Linda Chambers,

Vice Chairman of the UNR Faculty Senate, expressed her per-

sonal concern with the "inadequate improvement over the pre-

vious year" in the allocation of funds to women's athletics.

Dr. Milam agreed that the improvement was not as marked as

would be desirable but pointed out that there had been sub-

stantial effort made in the 1975-76 Work Program to improve

the distribution of funds between men and women, which had

left very little flexibility in the second half of the


Delia Martinez, System Equal Opportunity Officer, read the

following excerpt concerning Title IX, from a publication by

HEW, Office of Civil Rights:

Section 86.3(c) generally requires that by July 21, 1976

educational institutions (1) carefully evaluate current

policies and practices (including those related to the

operation of athletic programs) in terms of compliance

with those provisions and (2) where such policies or

practices are inconsistent with the regulation, conform

current policies and practices to the requirements of

the regulation.

An institution's evaluation of its athletic program must

include every area of the program covered by the regula-

tion. All sports are to be included in this overall

assessment, whether they are contact or noncontact


With respect to athletic programs, Section 86.41(d)

sets specific limitations on the attainment of total

conformity of institutional policies and practices with

the requirements of the regulation -- up to one year for

elementary schools and up to three years for all other

educational institutions.

The adjustment period is not a waiting period. Institu-

tions must begin now to take whatever steps necessary to

ensure full compliance as quickly as possible. Schools

may design an approach for achieving full compliance

tailored to their own circumstances; however, self-eval-

uation, as required by Section 86.3(c) is a very impor-

tant step for every institution to assure compliance

with the entire Title IX regulation, as well as the

athletics provisions.

Miss Martinez reported that by July 21 the self-evaluation

will be available for public inspection. She stated that

she believed the self-evaluation should then be examined to

see where adjustments might be necessary; however, she add-

ed, in fairness to the institutions, adjustments should wait

until their evaluations are completed.

Miss Thompson asked if Miss Martinez believed that it would

be all right for the Regents to approve the ICA budgets be-

fore the evaluation is complete. Miss Martinez noted that

action must be taken prior to the beginning of the new fis-

cal year, July 1. She added that she believed that both

institutions have made great strides in their attempts to

give women more opportunity; however, her personal opinion

was that more progress is needed.

Chancellor Humphrey stated that Title IX regulations will be

thoroughly reviewed and if sufficient progress toward con-

formity is determined as not being achieved, additional rec-

ommendations will be made by the Administration.

Miss Thompson moved approval of the Intercollegiate Athle-

tics Work Program as presented. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, carried without dissent.

32. Joint UNLV-CCCC Radio Station

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in April a document was

distributed to the Regents which explained a student pro-

posal for a joint UNLV-CCCC student/government-sponsored

radio station. This proposal has been reviewed by President

Baepler and President Donnelly, both of whom recommend that

the student government associations be allowed to jointly

apply to the Federal Communications Commission for a li-

cense. Chancellor Humphrey concurred and recommended ap-

proval by the Board.

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

carried without dissent.

33. Proposed Amendments to Articulation Agreement

Dr. Stoess presented the following amendments as proposed by

the System Articulation Board and endorsed by Presidents

Baepler, Donnelly and Milam:



Section 3. Transfer Courses

1. A transfer course is one that is acceptable by a receiv-

ing Community College or University to apply toward an

approved degree program at that institution.

2. All baccalaureate-level courses are transferable. In

general, a baccalaureate course is one that is commonly

offered by a regionally accredited four-year educational

institution as being applicable toward a bachelor's


3. Departmental teaching faculty in each Division are en-

couraged to establish and maintain informal, direct

discussions on all courses designed for transfer to a

baccalaureate program prior to the official evaluation

request from CCD to the University's Office of Admis-


Every effort should be made to provide consistency in

the acceptance of transfer credit within the University

of Nevada System.

4. A maximum of 64 credits is acceptable in transfer from

the Community Colleges to the University Divisions.

5. Receiving institutions are not to require transfer stu-

dents to take examinations to validate credit in Commun-

ity College courses that are approved as transferable.

6. A common-course level numbering system for all Divisions

shall be maintained so that baccalaureate transfer

courses are clearly identified for student reference

prior to registration. Transferable courses should be

reviewed annually preceding publication of the institu-

tional catalog.

7. Each Division should clearly publish the necessary

curricular requirements for normal progression toward

each major in each degree program.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.

34. System Policy Concerning Consulting and Outside Employment

Chancellor Humphrey noted that Regent Fong had requested

discussion of the policy applicable to faculty having em-

ployment or doing consulting outside of the University.

Board policy concerning this is reflected in Title 4,

Chapter 4, Section 6 of the Board of Regents Handbook,

and was included with the agenda.

Mrs. Fong stated that she was interested in knowing the

amount of outside employment a full-time faculty member

could have without incurring conflict of interest. Dr.

Gentile stated that, in his opinion, the amount of consult-

ing does not introduce a conflict of interest but rather

the type of assignment the faculty member may accept.

Dr. Sciullo suggested that faculty members not be discour-

aged from doing consulting work, noting that it is a useful

and productive way for a faculty member to keep current in

his field. He agreed with Dr. Gentile's statement that it

is the type of assignment rather than the amount of time,

and suggested that the important consideration is whether or

not a faculty member meets obligations to the University.

No action was taken on this matter.

35. Frederick H. Williams, Jr. Scholarship, UNR

President Milam noted that for several years there has been

a scholarship account known as the Frederick H. Williams,

Jr. Scholarship. This account has a present balance of

$1,653.63. Dr. Milam endorsed a request by Dr. Robert Mc

Queen, Chairman of the UNR Scholarships and Prizes Board,

that $1,500 of this amount be designated by the Board of

Regents as an endowment account, with the earnings to be

used for a scholarship. The balance of $153.63 will be

included with the income. Chancellor Humphrey recommended


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

carried without dissent.

36. Faculty Moving Allowance

Chancellor Humphrey noted that Board policy provides that

a moving allowance may be paid to new faculty. The amount

paid is $125 plus five cents per mile for miles in excess

of 1,000. The account now has a balance of $687.25 and

Chancellor Humphrey recommended a transfer of $10,000 from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund.

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

carried without dissent.

37. Purchase of Library Furniture, UNR

President Milam reported that bids were being opened as of

the day of the meeting for Library furnishings for the

Getchell Library addition, at an estimated cost of $36,000.

He requested that authority to award the bid be delegated to

the UNR President and the Chancellor and that a report be

presented to the Board in July.

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

carried without dissent.

Discussion resumed on Item 4, Solar Research Building

Chancellor Humphrey reported that even though the augmenta-

tion to the construction budget which the Board has agreed

to provide is University money, the augmentation requires

concurrence of the State Public Works Board and the Legis-

lature's Interim Finance Committee. He pointed out that

this approval must be obtained within 30 days to allow for

the bid to be accepted. It was understood that should con-

currence not be obtained, the project would be redesigned

and rebid.

38. New Business

(1) Mrs. Knudtsen requested that Dr. Robert Mc Queen,

Chairman of the UNR Scholarships and Prizes Board, be

asked to provide for the Board a list of any scholar-

ships which he can identify as having no recipients.

(2) Brenda Mason requested a feasibility study of the

establishment of a Junior College of Nevada. Chancel-

lor Humphrey noted that the Community College is a

comprehensive institution, including what a Junior

College was previously designed for but also including

vocational, technical and occupational programs. He

pointed out that the Community College Division in

Nevada combines both kinds of institutions.

Dr. La Grandeur suggested that Chancellor Humphrey and

President Donnelly meet with Miss Mason to discuss her

perception of a Junior College. Chairman Buchanan said

that he would place the matter on a later agenda if

Miss Mason so requested after discussing the matter

with President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey.

(3) Mrs. Fong spoke about the reduced fee which is avail-

able at UNLV for native Spanish-speaking students in

Spanish Literature classes, and suggested this might

be broadened to include other students who have lan-

guage abilities. It was agreed that a recommendation

would be brought back to the next meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P.M.

Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board