06/30/1978

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
June 30, 1978








06-30-1978

Pages 3-28

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

June 30, 1978



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 (for part of the

meeting)

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason



Members absent: Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President William Berg, NNCC

President Joseph Crowley, UNR

President J. Clark Davis, WNCC

President Brock Dixon, UNLV

Dr. Paul Kreider, CCCC

President Lloyd Smith, DRI

Mr. Larry Lessly, General Counsel

Mrs. Bonnie Smotony, Secretary

Mr. Cliff Blauert, WNCC/N

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/S

Dr. Joy Leland, DRI

Dr. Vernon Mattson, UNLV

Dr. Paul Page, UNR

Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit

Ms. Cara Caesar, CCD

Mr. Gregory Neuweiler, ASUN

Mr. Chuck White, CSUN



The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Knudtsen at

10:45 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of May 26, 1978, and the

emergency meeting of June 10, 1978, were submitted for

approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



2. Acceptance of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the

Officers was recommended (report identified as Ref. A and

filed with permanent minutes).



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

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



3. Phase II Proposal - Master of Science in Geoscience



President Dixon presented a Phase II Proposal for a Master

of Science Degree in Geoscience, to be offered by UNLV, and

requested approval of the program and authorization to in-

clude it on the new program requests to the 1979 Legisla-

ture. Implementation would be contingent upon funding by

the Legislature. (Copy of proposal on file in Chancellor's

Office.) Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



Mr. James Buchanan entered the meeting and assumed the Chair.



4. Extension of Leave of Absence Without Pay



President Dixon recommended that Mary Sudholt, Director of

Learning Resource Center, be granted a one-year extension

for the 1978-79 academic year of her leave of absence with-

out pay in order that she may continue her work toward the

Doctorate.



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

carried without dissent.



5. Proposed Change in University Senate



Dr. Vernon Mattson, Chairman of the University Senate, re-

ported that the faculty of UNLV have approved an amendment

to the Constitution of the University Senate which estab-

lishes a new criterion for eligibility to serve on the

Senate. Previously, all faculty and students were eligible

for election to the Senate. Under this amendment, a Senator

must be a faculty member of one of the several Colleges:

Allied Health; Arts and Letters; Business and Economics;

Education; Hotel Administration; or Science, Mathematics

and Engineering; or a member of the Library staff.



On the basis of this approving vote, Dr. Mattson reported

that the UNLV Senate Executive Committee requests concur-

rence of the Board of Regents in this change, thereby pro-

viding authority to implement the necessary changes and to

have those changes reflected in possible amendments to

Division Bylaws which will ultimately come forward for

Board consideration. President Dixon and Chancellor Baepler

recommended approval of the Senate Executive Committee's

request.



Opposition to the proposed change was expressed by Ms. Karen

Emigh, on behalf of the classified employees, and by Chuck

White, on behalf of CSUN; however, both spokespersons ap-

peared to be agreeable to a compromise of a joint student

faculty and joint faculty/classified employees committee.

Following discussion by the Board, during which concern was

expressed that all members of the University community have

some kind of representation, it was noted by President Dixon

that this kind of representation does exist -- through CSUN,

through the Classified Employees Council, through the pro-

posed Faculty Senate, and through the direct contact between

the President and his Administrators, and between the Presi-

dent and all other groups and individuals on the Campus.



Dr. Anderson moved that this matter be considered as a dis-

cussion item at this time and further consideration be given

to the Senate Executive Committee's request when the specif-

ic amendments to the Division Bylaws are proposed. Motion

seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, carried without dissent.



6. Revision of Estimative Budget For Intercollegiate Athletics



UNLV President Dixon requested approval of the following re-

vision to the 1978-79 Estimative Budget for the Director's

Office, Intercollegiate Athletics:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Revenue

Sales & Service $561,449 $255,314- $306,135

Miscellaneous Revenue 51,000 5,000- 46,000

Student Fees 368,000 368,000

Total $612,449 $107,686 $720,135



Expenditures

Professional Compensation $189,962 $ 35,783 $225,745

Classified Compensation 41,749 1,325 43,074

Wages Compensation 21,008 8,383 29,391

Operating 330,400 58,825 389,225

O-S Travel 23,575 9,125 32,700

Ending Fund Balance 5,755 5,755-

Total $612,449 $107,686 $720,135



Dr. Dixon stated that the revision is primarily to reflect

the increase provided by the $2 per-credit-hour fee approved

by the Board at the May 26 meeting, allowing the Department

to request a reduction in the amount in sales and services

to show a lesser dependence for operations on the gift ac-

count. The amount thus saved from the gift account will be

used for athletic stipends, books, etc. The increase in

expenditures will be for women's sports and minor sports.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



It was agreed that a proposal by Regent Karamanos for the

development of an academic advisement program for athletes,

included on the supplemental agenda, be discussed in

conjunction with the request for revision of Estimative

Budget, in that the two items were closely related.



Mr. Karamanos' proposal, introduced and tabled at the May

meeting, and resubmitted on this agenda, called for the

assignment of one faculty member on a full-time basis to be

responsible for providing academic advisement to all male

and female athletes. The counselor would be under the

administrative supervision of the Vice President for

Educational Services, would be housed in the University

College, and would be funded by the Athletics Department.



Dr. Dixon stated that he believed that the appointment of an

academic advisor for student athletes was an administrative

matter and he had requested Mr. Karamanos to withdraw the

proposal from the Regents' agenda. He pointed that such

action on the part of UNLV does not require the direction of

the Board to provide this counseling service. Mr. Karamanos

agreed to withdraw the proposal.



Mr. Roger Barnson explained how the Estimative Budget revi-

sion was constructed and how the increased funds would be

expended.



In response to a suggestion by Mr. John Buchanan that ap-

pointment of an academic advisor for athletes was discrim-

inatory in that no other group of students is provided such

service, Dr. Dixon explained the special circumstances which

surround students who participate in intercollegiate athlet-

ics, specifically, eligibility for participation, for schol-

arships, progress toward graduation, etc.



Dr. Dixon also pointed out that membership in the Western

Athletic Conference requires that the University certify

all participating athletes are progressing satisfactorily,

both quantitatively and qualitatively, toward graduation.



Mr. John Buchanan again expressed concern that such action

would be discriminatory and recommended against any type of

money to this function.



In response to an inquiry from Dr. Anderson concerning the

source of funds from which a proposed academic advisor for

athletes would be paid, Dr. Dixon stated that it was in-

tended that the position would be paid from the Estimative

Budget under discussion, not from State appropriated monies

or Booster contributions.



Vice Presidents Gentile and Glennen spoke concerning the

proposal for an academic advisor for athletes and the ra-

tionale for its being advanced and supported. Both express-

ed the concern that the University must meet the needs of

this group of students.



Mr. John Buchanan moved that the revision to the Estimative

Budget be approved as recommended, but that no funds be pro-

vided from this Estimative Budget for the support of an

academic advisor for athletes. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong, carried by the following roll call vote:



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

Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason

No - Mr. James Buchanan



The meeting adjourned at 12:10 P.M. for lunch and reconvened at

1:55 P.M.



7. Discussion of Tadlock Report and Other Community College

Matters



Chairman Buchanan noted that by previous agreement one hour

had been set aside for public discussion of the Tadlock

Report as it concerns Clark County Community College, and

for an opportunity to hear from anyone in the southern

Nevada area who wished to speak on Community College mat-

ters. Mrs. Fong introduced a delegation who spoke in sup-

port of a Community College Facility in the West Charleston

area of Las Vegas.



Following the above presentation, Father Caesar Caviglia,

speaking on behalf of the CCCC Advisory Board, stated that

the Advisory Board is in general agreement with the Tadlock

Report.



8. Contract for Radio Sports Rights, UNLV



Chairman Buchanan reviewed the circumstances surrounding the

bidding of the contract for UNLV sports broadcasts, and ex-

plained the reason for his decision to request the Board of

Regents, acting in its corporate capacity, to review the

bids and award the contract. Mr. Buchanan noted that Mr.

Karamanos had, the previous year, served as Chairman of a

Regents' ad hoc Committee for the purpose of participating

with the Administration in the development of specifications

for bids and award of a contract for radio and television

coverage for UNLV's basketball games for the 1977 season.

Mr. Buchanan also reported that the Committee, under Mr.

Karamanos' continuing Chairmanship, had again reviewed the

bids for the radio broadcasts of the football and basketball

games for the ensuing 2-year period and asked Mr. Karamanos

to present the recommendation to the Board concerning the

award of a contract.



Mr. Karamanos reported that a meeting had been held with

President Dixon, Vice President Westfall, Athletic Director

Ireland, and Purchasing Director Cunningham, and, as a re-

sult of that meeting, it was decided that the bid would be

awarded to KLUC Radio for the broadcast rights to UNLV's

basketball and football games for the next two years.



Because of concerns expressed by several of the Regents that

it was difficult to make a decision without having all of

the information which the Committee has access to, it was

agreed to defer action until later in the meeting to provide

time for the Administration to prepare more information con-

cerning the details of bids for review by the full Board.



Chairman Buchanan left the meeting and Vice Chairman Knudtsen

assumed the Chair.



9. Campus Improvements, UNR and UNLV



Architect Harry Wood introduced Mr. Charles Saladino,

Landscape Architect, and Mr. Leroy Givens, Boyle Engineering

Company, who presented design concepts for Campus improve-

ments at UNR and UNLV.



Included in the UNR project are: demolition of obsolete

structures, irrigation, walks and roads, and paving and

landscaping in various areas of the Campus, for a constuc-

tion budget of $863,200.



Included in the UNLV project are: paving, landscaping, and

lighting in various areas of the Campus, with a construction

budget of $602,100.



Funds for both projects are available from the Higher

Education Capital Construction Fund.



In response to an inquiry concerning a possible traffic haz-

ard at the entrance to one of the UNLV parking lots included

on the plan, it was noted that a future access road would

alleviate the problem and an immediate correction could be

accomplished by the widening of the road leading to the

parking lot, which could be done with the use of Campus

maintenance funds. Chancellor Baepler recommended approval

of the design concepts as presented. He noted that they

conform closely with the Warnecke master plan and the prob-

lem noted with the one parking lot will be corrected.



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

Anderson, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.



10. Appointment of Interim President, CCCC



Chancellor Baepler recommended the appointment of Dr. Paul

Kreider as Interim President for CCCC, effective July 1,

1978, and continuing until the selection and appointment of

a permanent President. (Note: It was assumed that Dr.

Kreider would be provided the same salary and perquisites

as previously authorized for Dr. Bloyer.)



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

carried without dissent.



11. Bookstore, CCCC



President Kreider reported that the present owner-operator

of the Cheyenne Bookstore no longer wishes to provide book-

store service to CCCC. In anticpation of this occurring,

alternative arrangements have been investigated and the

following determination has been made:



(1) The company which operates the bookstore for UNLV is

not interested in an operation at CCCC.



(2) Dalton's Bookstore is not interested in a store on the

Campus but would be willing to sell CCCC's books from

their store. This is considered unacceptable except as

a last alternative.



(3) Follett Book Company of Chicago has expressed interest

in operating a bookstore at CCCC and is preparing a

proposal which essentially calls for the following:



(a) A three-year contract extending from July 1, 1978

to June 30, 1981.



(b) Ninety days notice of cancellation with cause by

each party.



(c) The College will receive 5% of the net revenue

with payments received monthly.



(d) The College will provide 1800 sq. ft. of secure

area, utilities (heat, water, air conditioning,

light), and trash service.



(e) The company will provide furnishings and equipment

and inventory of books, supplies, etc.



(f) Books will be sold at publisher's suggested retail

price, plus 5%.



Dr. Kreider requested that he be authorized to proceed with

negotiations with Follett Book Company, along the lines

outlined above, in order that a contract may be executed

at the earliest possible date.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval, with the under-

standing that the contract will be submitted for review

by Counsel prior to execution.



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

carried without dissent.



12. Phase II Proposal - Respiratory Therapy Technician Program,

CCCC



President Kreider presented a Phase II proposal for a

Respiratory Therapy Technician Program, to be offered by

Clark County Community College, and requested approval and

authorization to include this in the new program requests to

be submitted to the 1979 Legislature. Implementation would

be contingent upon funding by the Legislature. (Copy of

proposal on file in the Chancellor's Office.) Chancellor

Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 11, Bookstore, CCCC, at Mrs. Fong's

request



Mrs. Fong reported that she had been informed by Mr. Ray

Williams, owner of the Cheyenne Bookstore, who she noted

was present, that he had a $50,000 inventory of books order-

ed by the CCCC faculty which were not sold. Mrs. Fong sug-

gested that the Board had an obligation to purchase these

books from Mr. Williams if they were going to contract with

another bookstore.



Mr. Williams explained that some publishers will buy back

the books but only if he assumes the freight costs incurred

in returning the books to them, and he requested that the

Board require that the books be purchased by whomever takes

over the bookstore.



General Counsel Lessly stated that the Board of Regents has

no authority to require Follett Book Company to purchase Mr.

Williams' inventory, and no legal obligation to reimburse

him for any costs he may incur in disposing of inventory.

Chairman Knudtsen suggested that this was a more appropriate

matter for discussion between Mr. Williams and Follett Book

Company. Mr. Williams stated that he had discussed it with

representatives of Follett Book Company and they had agreed

to purchase some of the books; however, he wished to have

them purchase the entire textbook inventory.



General Counsel Lessly again advised that the Board had no

authority to intervene in this matter.



The Chair declared the discussion closed.



13. Collective Bargaining Regulations



Chancellor Baepler recalled that in April, 1978 the Board

approved certain changes to the Collective Bargaining

Regulations as recommended by the ad hoc committee, the

Senates, and the Administration. At that time, it was

noted that several points were still under discussion and

it was anticipated that additional amendments would be sub-

mitted for Board review in June.



Chancellor Baepler submitted the following proposals for

changes in the Collective Bargaining Regulations, noting

that consensus had been reached between the ad hoc commit-

tee amd the Administration. He recommended approval by

the Board.



Section 12. "President" means the Chief Administrative

Officer of the University of Nevada, Reno; University

of Nevada, Las Vegas; Desert Research Institute; Clark

County Community College; Northern Nevada Community

College; and Western Nevada Community College.



Section 20. Upon verification by the Chancellor that

the above requirements have been met, he shall place

the application for recognition on the agenda as an

action item of the next regularly scheduled meeting of

the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents shall at

that meeting provide for the American Arbitration

Association, or the Federal Mediation and Conciliation

Service, or another neutral third party or organization

acceptable to all parties to conduct an election in ac-

cordance with the rules of the party or organization

selected. The election by secret ballot among the em-

ployees for whom representation is sought shall be held

no sooner than 15 calendar days and no longer than 45

calendar days from the date of the Board of Regents

meeting at which the request was presented.



Section 21.



1. In an election among the employees for whom repre-

sentation is sought, two issues shall be placed on

the same ballot: (a) for or against representation

and (b) the candidate organizations for representa-

tion which have been validly placed on the ballot.



2. The first part of the ballot shall be worded as

follows: A recognized employee organization has

applied to represent all the eligible employees in

this unit for purposes of collective bargaining

with the Administration. If a majority of those

voting specify "yes", then one of the organizations

of the second part of the ballot shall be elected

to serve as the employees' agent.



Vote for one alternative: Yes, I want an employee

organization designated

as my agent for collec-

tive bargaining purposes.



No, I do not want collec-

tive bargaining.



3. If a majority of the employees casting ballots on

the first part of the ballot vote "no", the party

or organization conducting the election shall not

count the votes cast for labor organizations of the

second part of the ballot.



Section 22.



1. The second part of the ballot shall be worded as

follows: If a majority of those employees voting

on the issue of collective bargaining favor the

designation of an agent for collective bargaining

purposes, one of the following organizations shall

be so designated. Regardless of how you voted on

the first part of the ballot, vote for one of the

organizations listed below to serve as agent for

collective bargaining purposes.



----------------- (organization)

----------------- (organization)

----------------- (organization)



2. After the Board of Regents has set the date of

the election, additional employee organizations

seeking to represent the eligible employees of the

unit may file an application with the Chancellor.

The application shall contain the information

specified in Section 19, subsections (a) through

(d) of this chapter. If such organization also

submits, no later than ten calendar days prior to

the election, signed evidence of interest in being

so represented from no less than ten percent of the

eligible employees contained in the unit, the organ-

ization shall be included on the ballot of the

election.



3. The results of the election shall be binding on all

parties as of the date certified by the party or

organization conducting the election, and no other

application or elections involving the same employee

unit shall be accepted or permitted for a period of

one calendar year from the date of the certifica-

tion, with the exception of a runoff election which

might be necessitated where more than two employee

organizations were listed on the second part of the

ballot and no organization received a majority of

the votes cast. Runoff elections shall be held no

sooner than 5 calendar days and no longer than 10

calendar days after the election.



Section 23.



3. No notice of intent to decertify shall be considered

during the effective term of a contract except for a

period of not more than 180 calendar days to not

less than 120 calendar days before its date of ter-

mination. For the purpose of timeliness of notice,

an existing written collective bargaining agreement

for a term in excess of 2 years shall be treated as

a 2-year agreement.



Section 27. Whenever a recognized employee organization

or the Board of Regents desires to negotiate concerning

any matter which is subject to negotiation pursuant to

this chapter, it shall provide written notice to the

other party. The employee organization and the Board

of Regents may not provide written notice to the other

party for a period of 60 calendar days from the date of

certification of the election by the party or organiza-

tion conducting the election. Collective bargaining

agreements resulting from such negotiations shall be for

a duration of not less than 2 years, with this agreement

duration to be congruent with the fiscal biennium con-

cept used within the University System. The minimum

duration required by this Section does not preclude

agreements for more than 2 fiscal years, nor does the

minimum duration apply to the initial agreement nego-

tiated between the University and the employee organi-

zation.



Section 30. The recognized employee organization and

the negotiating representative for the Board of Regents

shall promptly commence negotiation upon receipt of

notice as specified in Section 27 of this chapter.



Section 31. During the course of negotiations, the

parties may mutually agree to utilize the services of

a mediator to assist them in resolving their dispute.

If the parties are unable to agree on a mediator, either

party may request from the American Arbitration Associa-

tion, or the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service,

or another neutral third party or organization a list of

7 potential mediators who have a background in post sec-

ondary education. The parties shall, within 3 days,

select their mediator from this list by alternately

striking one name until the name of only one mediator

remains, who will be the mediator to consider the dis-

pute in question. The employee organization shall

strike the first name. The mediator shall have the

authority to schedule meetings between the parties.

The University and the employee organization each shall

pay 1/2 of the cost of mediation; however, each party

shall pay its own costs incurred in the preparation and

presentation of its case.



Section 32.



2. If the parties are unable to agree on an impartial

factfinder within 5 calendar days, either party may

request from the American Arbitration Association,

or the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service,

or another neutral third party or organization a

list of 7 potential factfinders who have a back-

ground in post secondary education factfinding.

The parties shall, within 3 calendar days, select

their factfinder from this list by alternately

striking one name until the name of only one fact-

finder remains, who shall be the factfinder to hear

the dispute in question. The employee organization

shall strike the first name.



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

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Chancellor Baepler also submitted a recommendation by the

Committee to amend Section 26 by addition of the following

paragraph:



3. Any disputes arising from the interpretation or ap-

plication of this policy shall be submitted to the

American Arbitration Association for arbitration.

The award of the arbitrator shall be binding on

both parties.



Chancellor Baepler recommended that no change be made in the

existing regulations. Arguments supporting and opposing the

proposed change were included in Ref. H and filed with per-

manent minutes.



Dr. Alan Mori, Chairman of the ad hoc Committee, Dr. Jerome

Edwards, President of the UNR Chapter of NSP, and Mr. Jim

Altman, Staff Attorney for NEA, spoke in support of the

proposed change.



Dr. Lombardi moved that no change be made in Section 26 of

the Regulations. Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan,

carried with Mr. Karamanos opposing.



Chancellor Baepler presented the Committee's recommendations

for a change to Section 34, as follows:



Recommends a last best or last final offer procedure for

resolving an impasse in negotiations by substitution of

the following wording for subsection 3, and addition of

subsections 4 through 8.



3. If no agreement can be reached pursuant to Section

34.2, an impasse exists and the issues in dispute

shall be resolved by a three-member arbitration

panel.



4. Said panel shall be comprised of three arbitrators,

one selected by the University, one selected by the

negotiating unit, and a third and impartial arbi-

trator shall act as Chairman of the panel. If the

the parties are unable to agree on the impartial

arbitrator within five calendar days, either party

may request from the American Arbitration Associa-

tion a list of 7 potential arbitrators. The parties

shall, within 3 calendar days, select the impartial

arbitrator from this list by alternately striking

one name until the name of only one remains, who

will be the impartial arbitrator to serve as Chair-

man of the panel. The employee organization shall

strike the first name.



5. The arbitration panel shall, acting through its

Chairman, hold a hearing within 10 calendar days

after the date of appointment at a place within the

locality of the unit involved. The Chairman shall

give at least 7 calendar days notice in writing to

each of the arbitrators, and to the representatives

of the University and the negotiating unit of time

and place of such hearing. The Chairman shall pre-

side over the hearing and shall take testimony.

The proceedings shall be informal. Any oral or

documenting evidence and other data deemed relevant

by the arbitration panel may be received into evi-

dence. The arbitrators shall have the power to

administer oaths and to require by subpoena the

attendance and testimony of witnesses, the produc-

tion of books, records and other evidence relative

to or pertinent to issues presented to them for

determination.



6. The hearing may be continued at the discretion of

the panel and shall be concluded within 40 calendar

days from the time of commencement. At the conclu-

sion of the hearing, the negotiating unit and the

University shall each submit to the panel a written

statement containing its last and best offer for

each of the issues in disputes. The panel shall

take said statements under advisement. Within 10

calendar days after the conclusion of the hearing,

a majority of the panel shall select, on an issue

by issue basis, the terms for the award and shall

immediately give written notice to the parties.



7. In the event that the representatives of the parties

mutually resolve each of the issues in dispute and

agree to be bound accordingly, said representatives

may, at any time prior to the final decision by the

panel, request that the arbitration proceedings be

terminated. The panel, acting through its Chairman,

shall terminate the proceedings.



8. Each of the parties shall provide compensation for

the arbitrator which he has selected pursuant to

this section. The remaining costs of the arbitra-

tion proceedings under this section shall be divided

equally between the parties.



Dr. Mori and Mr. Altman spoke in support of the recommenda-

tion. Arguments supporting and opposing the amendment were

included in Ref. I (filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Baepler recommended that no action be taken to

amend Section 34.



Mr. John Buchanan moved that no change be made to Section

34. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried with Mr.

Karamanos opposing.



Mr. James Buchanan returned to the meeting.



Mr. Robert Hill, Chairman of the WNCC/South Faculty Senate,

expressed his concern that some provision be made at the

appropriate time for the three Community Colleges to each be

treated separately for bargaining purposes, noting his fear

that geographical separation makes functioning of the three

Colleges as one unit difficult, and further noting that one

of the Campuses could, conceivably, require or deny collec-

tive bargaining for the remaining two Colleges if they con-

tinue to be treated as a single unit.



Chancellor Baepler recalled that this matter had been dis-

cussed by the ad hoc Committee, at Mr. Hill's earlier re-

quest, and the Committee took no action other than to refer

it to the Chancellor. Dr. Baepler stated that he had not

arrived at any philosophical view at this point but pre-

ferred to delay any further consideration of this until the

organizational structure of the Community Colleges has been

determined.



Mr. James Buchanan resumed the Chair.



14. Phase II Proposal - Certificate of Achievement in Solar

Energy Technology



President Kreider presented a Phase II proposal for a pro-

gram leading to a Certificate of Achievement in Solar Energy

Technology and/or Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology,

and a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Air

Conditioning/Solar Technology. (Copy of proposal on file

in Chancellor's Office.)



President Kreider requested approval and authorization to

include this in the new program requests to be submitted to

the 1979 Legislature. Implementation would be contingent

upon funding by the Legislature. Chancellor Baepler recom-

mended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



15. Extension of Leave of Absence Without Pay



President Crowley recommended that Dr. Terry Woodin, De-

partment of Biochemistry, be granted an extension of her

leave of absence without pay for an additional year through

June, 1979. He noted that Dr. Woodin had asked for this

extension in order to complete the establishment of a bio-

chemistry program at Catholic University School of Medicine

and to complete research she has begun there.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



16. Special Fees, UNR



President Crowley requested the following new assessment and

increase in special fees, effective Fall semester, 1979:



New Assessment



Anthropology 309 (cross listed with History,

Biology, Art and Home Economics) $15.00



Increase in Existing Assessments

Current Proposed



Bowling (RPEd. 158, 159) $15.00 $20.00

Recreational Shooting (RPEd. 164) 40.00 50.00

Golf (RPEd. 160, 161, 162) 15.00 20.00




Dr. Crowley noted that each of these fees is in addition to

the per-credit-hour fee and will be passed through to the

agency whose facilities are used in offering the course.

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



17. Optional Student Health and Accident Insurance, UNR



President Crowley noted that the current student health and

accident insurance policy expires at the end of the second

Summer Session. Bids on a new policy were requested and re-

sponses received from five carriers, three of whom proposed

optional plans. Dr. Crowley also noted the inclusion with

the agenda of a report from Dr. Robert Locke, Director of

Student Health Services (identified as Ref. E and filed with

permanent minutes).



Dr. Crowley endorsed the recommendation of Dr. Locke, as

contained in his report, and that of Dean Roberta Barnes

that award be made to Associated Student Plans International

at a premium of $108.50 for the calendar year, or $40 per

semester and $30 per Summer.



ASUN President Greg Neuweiler reported that he had no offi-

cial student position to report on this matter since there

had not been an opportunity for student government to for-

mally consider and act upon it; however, he noted that since

the insurance plan is optional he did not believe there

would be any opposition to it. Chancellor Baepler recom-

mended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



18. Postretirement Appointments, UNR



President Crowley recommended approval of the following

postretirement appointments for 1978-79:



(1) Vernon E. Scheid - to teach Min. E. 472, 772, World

Mineral Economics, and to conduct research on the

mineral economics of the State of Nevada.



(2) Harry H. Bradley, as Coordinator and Lecturer,

Community Development, Extended Programs.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



19. Bid Opening, Extension of Heat Trench, UNR



President Crowley reported that bids were opened June 28,

1978 for a project to extend the heat trench and piping to

the Building and Grounds Shop at UNR. He recommended award

to the low bidder, Paul's Plumbing & Combustion Equipment

Co., for $25,947.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



20. Request to Join Big Sky Athletic Conference, UNR



President Crowley requested authorization for UNR to accept

an invitation to membership in the Big Sky Athletic Confer-

ence on condition that eligibility for championship compe-

tition would commence no earlier than July 1, 1979. He dis-

tributed background information concerning the alternatives

to the Big Sky Conference which had been considered by the

University (filed with permanent minutes). Dr. Crowley

reported that this membership had been discussed with the

ASUN government, the Faculty Senate, the Intercollegiate

Athletics Board, the Athletic Department staff, and the

Board of Directors of the Wolf Club, and had received strong

support from these groups.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos.



ASUN President Neuweiler reported that the ASUN Senate

totally supports UNR's membership in the Big Sky Conference.



Motion carried without dissent.



(Note to Minutes: Because of airline schedules, all of the

officers except Chancellor Baepler and President Kreider

were absent from the balance of the meeting.)



21. Request for Reinstatement of CCD Presidency



Chancellor Baepler reported that the Joint Legislative

Subcommittee had recommended that a top-line Administrator

be restored to the University of Nevada System, to be re-

sponsible for the Community Colleges, at the same kind of

cabinet rank that the two University Presidents and the DRI

President hold.



In view of this recommendation, Dr. Anderson had requested

inclusion on the agenda of consideration of the reestablish-

ment of the CCD Presidency, and authorization by the Board

for addition of such a position with supporting staff to

the Biennial Budget Request to be presented to the Board in

August and to the Budget Office September 1.



Chancellor Baepler suggested that there needs to be some

study given to this recommendation and to any alternatives

which may be identified. He recommended that a budget item

be included, as requested by Dr. Anderson, and that a pro-

posed reorganization of the administrative structure of the

Community Colleges be presented to the Board of Regents af-

ter the August meeting at which the final public hearing on

the Community Colleges will be held.



It was agreed that no action by the Board would be appro-

priate at this point, and that the Chancellor would proceed

with the inclusion of a budget item and with preparation of

a position paper concerning reorganization.



Mr. Karamanos moved to table this item until a subsequent

meeting. Motion seconded by Miss Mason, carried without

dissent.



22. Request for Loan From the Contingency Reserve, DRI



Chancellor Baepler presented a request from President Smith

for approval of a loan of $35,000 from the Contingency

Reserve to the Water Resources Center to purchase a position

determining system, with the loan to be repaid over a 3-year

period from a contract with the Department of Energy. He

noted that the present balance in the Contingency Reserve

is $162,395.92.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



23. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Mr. John Buchanan presented the following recommendations

from the Investment Advisory Committee:



(1) Approval of a revision of the Investment Advisory

Agreement with Security National Bank related to

revision of the instructions concerning distribution

of income.



(2) Approval of a proposal by American Investors Management

for investment of $17,000 from the Pinching Memorial

Scholarship Fund in a deed of trust on property located

in Sparks, Nevada.



(3) Approval of following recommendations from First

National Bank:



a. Conversion of $100,000 of United Nuclear Cvt. to

common stock.



b. Purchase of 2,500 shares of Dome Mines.



(4) Approval of a change in agenda procedures for the

Investment Advisory Committee to provide that all

materials will be transmitted to the Committee through

the office of the Board's Secretary.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval of the recommendations of

the Investment Advisory Committee. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



24. Request for Authorization for Foreign Travel and Proposal

for Change in September Board Meeting Date



Chancellor Baepler reported that he and President Smith had

been invited to participate in and present papers to the

Cairo International Workshop at the American University in

Cairo, September 9-15, 1978. This workshop, sponsored by

the National Science Foundation, is concerned with appli-

cations of science and technology for desert development.

He requested authorization for foreign travel for himself

and Dr. Smith from September 6-16 for this purpose. Dr.

Baepler also requested that the September 15 Board meeting

be rescheduled to September 22 in order to accommodate

this travel.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Discussion resumed on Item 8, Contract for Radio Sports Rights,

UNLV



As requested by the Board, the following information was

submitted concerning the bids received for radio broadcast

of football and basketball games for a two-year period:



American Radio Air Force $32,050.00

Robert J. Blum Productions 50,800.00

KLUC Radio 42,000.00

KORK Radio 28,600.00

KLAV Radio 20,518.00



The bids requested only the dollar amount to be paid UNLV

for the radio broadcasting rights. The bid also stated

that "The University reserves the right to approve all

announcers as to their being capable of broadcasting

within the standards of the industry."



NOTES



1. KLUC did not include Tokyo football games.



2. With their bid KLUC included $79,400.00 of

promotional advertising.



3. With their bid KLAV included $23,360.00 of

promotional advertising.



4. On June 8, 1978 Robert Blum Productions submitted

a letter showing promotional advertising at

$163,296.00. This was after the public opening

of all bids and results made known.



5. If promotional advertising is included, the high

bids are as follows:



Robert J. Blum Productions $214,096.00



KLUC 121,400.00



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the bid of KLUC. Motion

seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, failed by the following roll

call vote:



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

Karamanos

No - Mrs. Fong

Abstain - Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi,

Miss Mason



Dr. Anderson requested advice from Counsel concerning the

legal implications involved in the award of this contract.



Mr. Lessly advised that the Board is not bound by the Local

Government Purchasing Act with respect to bids, as are other

State agencies, in that the Regents may accept or reject any

and all bids, and may take the best bid insofar as it is

considered to be in the best interest of the University.



In response to a request from Dr. Anderson for a recommenda-

tion from the Administration, Chancellor Baepler read the

following recommendation submitted by President Dixon prior

to his leaving the meeting:



Perhaps the Regents should know that while meeting

with Mr. Karamanos, the UNLV Administration did concur

in the analysis of the bidding and agreed that KLUC

offered a bid which was in total terms superior to Mr.

Blum's. The $8000 differential was thought to be

more than offset by the panel of announcers and by

the other desirable elements in the KLUC bid. Follow-

ing the meeting we were instructed to award the con-

tract to KLUC and we issued them a standard statement

of our intent to contract with them.



Chancellor Baepler also stated that he had, as had President

Dixon, proceeded on the assumption that this was a matter to

be determined by the Board and had therefore not analyzed

the bids; however, he endorsed the recommendation of Presi-

dent Dixon and his staff.



Dr. Anderson moved for reconsideration of the motion to

award the broadcast rights to KLUC. Motion to reconsider

seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried with Mrs. Fong opposing.

Motion to award the broadcast rights to KLUC carried with

the following roll call vote:



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

Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi,

Miss Mason

No - Mrs. Fong



Mr. Karamanos moved that any future actions regarding award

of radio and television contracts for sports broadcasts be

handled through the respective President's office and the

Regents' ad hoc committee be discontinued. Motion seconded

by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



25. UNR Boxing Team



Dr. Anderson read the following letter concerning UNR's

Boxing Team:



I have often wondered why Jim Olivas and his UNR

Boxing Team haven't received appropriate recognition

from University Officials. No other University team,

so far as I know, has ever won a national champion-

ship. Jim Olivas' teams have won two, the latest in

1978. No other UNR teams, so far as I know, have

performed for nationwide television. Olivas' 1978

team was pictured on national TV for 3 consecutive

nights this past Spring while winning its second

national championship. At one juncture, television

cameras were directed on Olivas, and the announcer

said, "Jim Olivas is one of the very best College

boxing coaches in America." Watching Nevada's team

perform so well must surely have convinced everyone

in the nationwide audience that the announcer was

right. I am aware, and also very proud, of the

exposure given by the national media to UNLV's out-

standing basketball team, and the recognition ac-

corded them by everyone connected with the Univer-

sity. Similar recognition, I submit, is due the

UNR Boxing Team and its coach.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that a letter of commendation be sent

on behalf of the Board to Mr. Olivas and his boxing team.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



26. State Science Advisor



Chancellor Baepler recalled that the Board had previously

approved funding for the Governor's State Science Advisor

for a one-year period; however, the position was not filled.

He recommended, noting President Smith's concurrence, that

Dr. Gilbert Cochran of the Water Resources Center, be grant-

ed a leave of absence with pay for the period July 1 through

December 31, 1978 to serve as the Governor's Science Advisor

with his salary to be funded from the Board of Regents

Special Projects Account.



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

carried without dissent.



27. Revision of Estimative Budget for Radiological Safety Board



Chancellor Baepler requested the following revision to the

Estimative Budget for Radiological Safety Board to reflect

an additional $2,500 in subsidy funds:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 5,000 $ $5,000

Subsidy from Other Funds 22,700 2,500 25,200

Total $27,700 $2,500 $30,200



Expenditure

Professional Compensation $15,138 $2,095 $17,233

Classified Compensation 3,652 3,652

Operating 8,810 405 9,215

O-S Travel 100 100

Total $27,700 $2,500 $30,200



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

carried without dissent.



28. Division Host Funds



Chancellor Baepler requested that the Division Host Funds

be brought to the following levels for 1978-79 by an allo-

cation from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account:



UNR (including Medical School) $6,000

UNLV 3,000

CCCC 1,500

NNCC 1,500

WNCC 1,500

DRI 3,000

Unit 2,000



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

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



29. College Inn Room Rates



Chancellor Baepler reported that the Interim College Inn

Committee, comprised of representatives of the University,

the National Judicial College and the National Council of

Juvenile and Family Court Judges, has recommended the fol-

lowing increases in student room rates for the College Inn

for the 1978-79 academic year:

Recommended

1977-78 1978-79

Semester Rate Semester Year



Small Single $453 $500

Single 538 585

Double 415 465

Large Double 478 525

Double Suite 528 575



Chancellor Baepler endorsed President Crowley's recommenda-

tion for approval, noting the proposed increases are design-

ed to cover the inflation in costs of funding a residential

facility. They are similar to those under consideration by

the management firm which has had the responsibility of op-

erating the facility under Prudential's ownership and are

approximately proportionate to increases approved earlier

for the University's other residence halls.



ASUN President Gregory Neuweiler expressed support of the

proposed increase.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



30. Expenditure of Unrestricted Funds



Chancellor Baepler recalled that in October, 1977 the Board

authorized a contract for consulting services of Tadlock

Associates at a not-to-exceed project cost of $49,700, in-

cluding labor, fees and direct costs. The services for

which the University contracted have been provided and the

funds expended. However, additional time and staff travel

has been requested from Tadlock Associates to attend the

public hearings in Elko, Las Vegas and Reno, and additional

expenses have been incurred.



Dr. Baepler requested authorization for the expenditure of

up to $2,000 from unrestricted endowment income available

to the Chancellor's Office to fund this additional expense.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried with Mr. John Buchanan abstaining and

Mrs. Fong opposing.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the following two emergency items be

admitted to the agenda. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried

without dissent.



31. Lease of Kapo Property



Chancellor Baepler reported that bids were opened June 27,

1978 for the lease of 628 acres in Humboldt County. The

lease is for a period of ten years, with ownership to remain

with the University.



One bid was received from Decker Exploration for lease of

the mineral rights for $2.11 per acre per year, or a total

of $1,325.08 with a five percent royalty on net proceeds.



Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the Board, sub-

ject to concurrence of the Governor.



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

carried without dissent.



32. Main Station Farm



Chancellor Baepler reported that bids were opened June 20,

1978 for sale, lease of trade of three parcels, totaling 255

acres, of Main Station Farm. Seven bids were received and

are under review. A report of the bids was distributed

(filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Baepler endorsed a recommendation from Dean

Bohmont and President Crowley that an ad hoc committee of

the Board of Regents be appointed to participate in further

negotiation with the bidders and that a recommendation be

developed for consideration by the Board in August.



Chairman Buchanan agreed and appointed the following

committee:



Mrs. Molly Knudtsen, Chairman, Mr. James Buchanan, II,

Mr. Chris Karamanos and Dr. Louis Lombardi.



Mr. John Buchanan moved to defer the remaining agenda items until

the August meeting. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent. Items deferred were as follows:



Proposed Change to Annual Leave Policy

Proposed Amendment of Board of Regents Bylaws

Proposed New Constitution for USUNS

Photographs of Officers

Fleishmann Foundation Proposals

Authority of Individual Regents

Request for Committee on Tenure

College-Level Instruction Offered in Nevada by

Out-of-State Institutions.



33. New Business



Mr. Karamanos expressed concern about what he believed to be

a critical situation with the UNLV Police Department and re-

quested Board consideration of financial assistance to the

Department.



Chancellor Baepler noted that President Dixon had been ex-

cused earlier and suggested that any discussion or action

concerning the UNLV Police Department deserved the partici-

pation of the Campus Administration.



In the discussion following, it was noted that a new budget

period for the University would commence the following day

and would permit the President to take whatever immediate

steps were required. It was agreed that this would be

scheduled for discussion at the August meeting, together

with a report concerning the status of the services provided

to both UNLV and CCCC.



The meeting adjourned at 6:15 P.M.



Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board

06-30-1978