07/07/1972

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 7-8, 1972








07-07-1972

Pages 127-138

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

July 7-8, 1972



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Center for

Religion and Life, 1101 North Virginia, Reno.



Members present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D. (for a portion of

the meeting)

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Clark J. Guild, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson (for a portion of the

meeting)



Members absent: Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. William W. Morris



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President John M. Ward (DRI)

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

Mr. K. Donald Jessup (UNS)

Mr. David C. Wilkins (CCD)

Mr. Mark H. Dawson (DRI)

Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

Dr. Joe Crowley (UNR)

Dr. Tom Hoffer (DRI)

Mr. Mike Mason (CSUN)



The meeting was called to order at 10:00 A.M. by Chairman

Jacobsen.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of June 9-10, 1972 were

submitted for approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



2. Reports of Gifts



In addition to the gifts and grants reported in Ref. 2 as

included with the agenda, President Miller reported that the

second payment from Mr. Howard Hughes of $200,000 for basic

and continuing support of the School of Medicine has been

received. (Ref. 2 filed with the permanent minutes.)

Acceptance of the gifts and grants was recommended.



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

carried without dissent.



3. Graduation List, UNR



President Miller presented a list of 682 graduates from UNR

in June 1972 (list identified as Ref. 3 and filed with

permanent minutes).



4. Foreign Travel Report, UNR



In accordance with the Board's policy on foreign travel,

President Miller reported the following:



Roland M. Rodgers and Philip J. Gilette, both of the School

of Medical Sciences, will be in Vancouver, British Columbia,

Canada from August 22-25 to attend the semi-annual meeting

of the Western Regional Business Officers Section of the

Association of American Medical Colleges.



5. Class A Actions by UNR Faculty Senate



A. President Miller reported that the UNR Faculty Senate

had endorsed a recommendation by the Academic Standards

Committee, as follows:



A policy change is recommended, stating that the

Instructor is responsible for the evaluation of

each enrolled student throughout the instruction

period.



President Miller noted the 1972-73 calendar for UNR does

not have "a regular schedule of examination", i. e.,

there is no final examination period. The Committee

suggested that whether a final examination period should

be given and to whom can only be determined by the

instructor, and recommended that the statement in the

UNR catalog concerning final examinations be deleted and

replaced with the above statement.



President Miller recommended approval of the change in

policy as proposed, effective Fall, 1972. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



B. President Miller reported that the UNR Faculty Senate

had approved by a vote of 119 for and 77 against, a

recommendation for a change in policy concerning the

use of the grade "W". The proposed policy is:



It is the prerogative of an instructor to assign

the grade of "W" when in his judgment no other

grade is more suitable. Circumstances warranting

that decision include disappearance of the student

at an early stage of the course, or under circum-

stances which preclude the award of either a pass-

ing or failing grade. As with the assigning of

all grades, the giving of "W" is an act of good

faith on the part of the instructor. It must not

be used as a means of avoiding decisions that may

fairly be made, however onerous to the student of

instructor.



The present policy on withdrawals and an explanation of

the grade "W" as presently contained in the UNR catalog

was presented and discussed.



President Miller recommended approval, effective with

the 1972-73 academic year. Chancellor Humphrey concur-

red.



It was suggested there might be merit in some applica-

tion of this policy retroactively. President Miller

agreed and suggested that the proposal be adopted with

the provision that upon individual petition to the

President of the University, this policy may be made

retroactive, if, in the President's judgment, circum-

stances warrant application of the policy.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



6. Award of Bids, P. E. Complex, Phase I, UNR



President Miller reported that Federal approval to bid this

project should be received by mid-July and bids will be

called during the period between the July and September

meetings. President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended that the Plant and Property Committee be authorized

to review the bids and concur with the State Planning Board

in the award of the contract.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



7. Separation of Intercollegiate Athletics from Physical

Education, UNR



President Miller made the following report and recom-

mendation:



In line with discussions held between Dr. Laughter of

Physical Education, Richard Trachok, Director of

Athletics, and Dean Kirkpatrick over the past six

months, I recommend that effectively July 1 Inter-

collegiate Athletics be separated from the Department

of Physical Education. This new Department will re-

port directly to the President.



Briefly, the points of agreement on this recommenda-

tion are as follows:



For new faculty additions in either the Department of

Physical Education or the Department of Intercollegiate

Athletics, a six member selection committee will be

formed representing the two Departments.



Either the Chairman of the Physical Education Depart-

ment or the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

could veto the appointment recommendation of the

selection committee. When a staff member with joint

responsibilities in the two Departments is unacceptable

to either the Department of Physical Education or the

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, his contract

will not be renewed.



Staff members assigned to the Department of Intercol-

legiate Athletics may be recommended for tenure for

the Department of Physical Education without obliga-

tion to be assigned to or to continue Intercollegiate

Athletic responsibility except by mutual agreement of

the Department of Physical Education and the Depart-

ment of Intercollegiate Athletics. Tenure will not be

granted to those members who are assigned to the Depart-

ment of Intercollegiate Athletics in the future. Pres-

ent staff members who are assigned to the Department

of Intercollegiate Athletics might seek tenure.



Women's Intercollegiate Athletics will continue to be

a function of the Department of Physical Education.



When a problem arises between the Department of Physi-

cal Education and the Department of Intercollegiate

Athletics which cannot be resolved by the Chairman and

the Director, it will be referred to a committee of

six, three from each Department. If the Department

committee cannot solve the problem it will be referred

to a committee of four - Academic Vice President,

Dean of the College of Arts & Science, Chairman of the

Department of Physical Education and Director of Inter-

collegiate Athletics.



All new staff appointments will be processed through

the normal existing University channels.



Staff members with dual responsibilities must perform

satisfactorily in both areas of their assignments in

order to insure their continued employment at the

University.



The salary level of a teacher-coach must be the same

for his coaching activities as it is for his teaching

functions. There will be no mixing of salary levels

or steps within a single professional contract. How-

ever, the teacher-coach not eligible to gain tenure

should be additionally compensated for his lessened

job security. Teacher-coaches would not be promoted

in the usual sense of the word because the four aca-

demic ranks are tenurable designations. Teacher-

coaches, however, will be paid a salary equal to

specific rank and step. Since future teacher-coaches

will not gain tenure, their promotions would only be

reflected in their salary increases. Each of those

would be agreed upon by the Athletic Director and

the Chairman of the Department of Physical Education,

confirmed and approved in the standard fashion by

higher administrative authorities.



Upon the separation of Intercollegiate Athletics

from Physical Education, a transfer of 1.1 FTE from

Physical Education to Intercollegiate Athletics will

be made. One graduate assistantship valued at $2500

shall be transferred from the Physical Education De-

partment to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics

to assist in coaching functions.



Based upon the above outline of budgetary consideration

and operational consideration and keeping in mind that

all members of the Department of Intercollegiate Ath-

letics will have teaching responsibilities, I recom-

mend the proposed division.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the recommendation but

noted the Board's policy is "that before any new degree pro-

gram or new Department may be added, such proposal must be

introduced at one meeting and voted upon no earlier than the

following meeting." Accordingly, this recommendation will

be scheduled for action at the September meeting.



In discussion following it was suggested by Regent Steninger

that if it is a valid argument that a teacher-coach not eli-

gible for tenure should be additionally compensated for his

lessened job security, then perhaps an option should be

offerred to other faculty of the opportunity of tenure or a

non-tenured status and more salary.



Dr. Anderson and Miss Thompson entered the meeting.



8. ECC Revenue Bond Resolution



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in May, 1971 the Board

approved a negotiated sale to First National Bank of Nevada

of a $90,000 revenue bond issue to be financed from capital

improvement fee funds and to be used for construction of the

ECC Instructional building. He reported that the required

resolution has been prepared by Dawson, Nagel, Sherman and

Howard and has been reviewed by staff. The document was

distributed for the Board's review and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended adoption of the resolution as follows:



RESOLUTION #72-5



A resolution authorizing the issuance by the Board of Re-

gents of the University of Nevada of the University's obli-

gations designated as the "University of Nevada, Elko CC.,

Capital Improvement Fee Revenue Bond, Series November 1,

1972", in the principle amount of $90,000.00, for the pur-

pose of defraying wholly or in part the cost of constructing

and otherwise acquiring for the University an instruction

building on the Campus of the Elko Community College, in

Elko County, Nevada, and acquiring equipment and furnishings

therefore, and structures, improvements and other appurten-

ances relating thereto; providing the form, terms and con-

dition of the bond, the manner of its execution, the method

of its payment and the security, therefor; other charges

from students attending the Elko Community College, and

from other facilities of the University; prescribing other

details concerning such bond and such facilities, including

but not limited to covenants and agreements in connection

therewith; ratifying action heretofore taken toward acquir-

ing such instruction building facilities and issuing such

bond; providing other details relating thereto; and repeal-

ing all resolutions in conflict herewith.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



9. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNR



A. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened June

8, 1972 for 166 items of office supplies. The low

bidders on a per-item-basis were:



Bidder No. of Items Est. Purchase



Zellerbach 88 $ 5,348.37

Armanko's 40 4,226.11

H. S. Crocker 21 1,423.22

Siri Office Equipment 4 1,111.65

Morrill & Machabee 2 182.60

Columbia Ribbon 10 94.20

Sears, Roebuck 1 11.64

$12,397.79



President Miller recommended award to the low bidder

on individual basis. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Guild moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



B. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened June

13, 1972 for miscellaneous groceries for the Dining

Commons. Results were as follows:



Groceries Items Amount



Monarch Foods 69 $13,678.33

Abbott Supply 42 12,093.65

Milani's Illinois 2 1,770.30

Sierra Foods 1 1,046.70

M & R Products 7 942.55

Laura Scudder 1 375.00

Continental Coffee 3 112.92



Frozen Juices



Standard Brands Low 7,981.51

(Three Other Bidders)



Poultry



Reno Distributors Low 9,286.25

Calvada Sales Co. Low 1,046.00



Dairy Foods



Beatrice Foods Low 17,564.14

(Two Other Bidders)



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

award be made to the bidders noted above in the amounts

listed.



Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Guild, carried without dissent.



C. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened June 29, 1972

for the purchase of a micro teaching video system to be

installed in the College of Education building. The

system is to have six cameras and video recorders and

is estimated at $46,000.



Following a review of the bids, it was recommended by

the Dean of the College that only three items be awarded

at this time, as follows:



System A - Video Recording



Chism School Supply $14,253.35



System B - Portable Studio



Chism School Supply $ 5,348.97



System E - Auditorium Audio



Chism School Supply $ 4,101.70



Mr. Pine recommended that a total purchase be approved

from Chism School Supply (the low bidder in each case)

of $23,704.82 with funds to come from the original

project budget. The balance of the purchase will be

readvertised at a later date. President Miller and

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Guild, carried without dissent.



D. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened

June 29, 1972 for the yearly purchase of glassware,

chemicals and laboratory supplies for the Chemistry

Department. The low bidders on a per-item-basis were:



Scientific Projects 237 $ 8,476.68

Central Scientific 206 7,330.20

Van Waters & Rodgers 32 749.60

La Pine Scientific 2 228.00

Ward's 1 52.98

$16,837.46



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

award to the bidders listed in the amounts noted. Funds

are available from State appropriation.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Guild, carried without dissent.



E. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened July

5, 1972 for a forensic comparison microscope for the

Law Enforcement Department. Bids were received as

follows:



Technical Instruments $4,554

American Optical Corp. 6,960

E. Lietz, Inc. 7,107



Mr. Pine reported that the bid of Technical Instruments

did not meet specifications and recommended award to

American Optical Corp. in the amount of $6,960.00.

Funds are available from State appropriation. Presi-

dent Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



F. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened by

the State Planning Board on July 6, 1972 for landscaping

the Physics building area at an estimated total of

$20,000. The following bid was received:



Arlington Nursery $29,880

Alternate #1 7,718



Mr. Pine noted that the base bid exceeded the estimate

by 20% and the total bid plus the alternate exceeded the

allocated funds by 50.8%. He reported that the State

Planning Board had requested that no action be taken on

this matter and that it was referred to the Plant and

Property Committee for action after an opportunity to

negotiate the bid downward.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



G. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened by

the State Planning Board on July 6, 1972 for replacement

of the boiler with a heat exchanger and extension of the

heat line to serve the Fleischmann Green House on the

main Campus. One bid was received:



Savage & Son $22,300

Alternate #1 ( 2,500)

$19,800



(Alternate #1 is a direct lay pipe in place of a lift

off lid on the heat trench.)



Mr. Pine recommended award to Savage & Son for a total

of $19,800. President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Mr. Guild moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



H. Vice President Pine reported that plans and specifica-

tions have been completed for air conditioning Scrugham

Engineering-Mines. Bids will be opened by the Planning

Board in July.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

that the Plant and Property Committee be authorized to

review the bids and concur in the award of the contract.



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

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



I. Mr. Pine recalled that at the June meeting of the Board,

an award was made to Armanko's for furniture totaling

$4,649.20 as part of a larger bid. The 5% instate pref-

erence was allowed. He reported that Armanko's has now

notified the University that they cannot furnish the

desks as desired and have requested to be relieved of

the bid. The low bidder, E & I Cooperative, has been

requested to furnish the equipment and has accepted the

notification.



Mr. Pine recommended that the Board concur in the pur-

chase from E & I Cooperative in the amount of $4,521.31.

President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Guild moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



10. Progress of University Projects



Vice President Pine submitted a progress report of all Uni-

versity capital improvement projects under the supervision

of UNR. (Report filed in Chancellor's Office.)



11. Implementation of Master's Program in Speech Pathology and

Audiology, UNR



President Miller requested authorization to implement the

previously approved Master's Program in Speech Pathology and

Audiology, effective Fall, 1972. Information concerning

funds and conditions which must be met for continuance of

the program beyond 1972-73 was set forth in a letter from

Vice President James T. Anderson (letter identified as

Ref. 10 and filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



12. Implementation of Baccalaureate Degree in Law Enforcement,

UNR



President Miller requested authorization to implement the

previously approved baccalaureate degree program in Law

Enforcement, effective Fall, 1972. Information concerning

funds and conditions which must be met for continuance of

the program beyond 1972-73 was set forth in a letter from

Vice President James T. Anderson (letter identified as

Ref. 11 and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval and also recommend-

ed when the Phase II presentation on Law Enforcement is made

by UNLV, the three instructional Divisions discuss their

plans for law enforcement programs and specific recommenda-

tions be made concerning placement of associate degree pro-

grams and the integration of these programs with baccalaur-

eate programs.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



13. Cornerstone Ceremonies, UNR Education Building



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

Grand Lodge of Masons in Nevada be requested to place the

cornerstone of Education building on Saturday, October 14.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



14. Award of Bids, Classroom Building and Resource Center, ECC



President Donnelly reported bids will be opened approxi-

mately August 15, 1972 for this project and recommended

the Plant and Property Committee be delegated authority to

review the bids and approve the contract. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



It was agreed that a formal resolution would be prepared for

introduction before the meeting adjourned for specific dele-

gation of authority to the Plant and Property Committee to

act on behalf of the Board of Regents for those projects

requiring action.



15. Cooperative Program with Washoe County School District



President Donnelly requested approval for a cooperative

WNCC-Washoe County School District operation of courses in

post-secondary adult education. This would enable a student

to elect to receive WNCC credit in post-secondary courses

included in this program. If a student takes such a course

for WNCC credit he will pay a Washoe County School District

fee (covering cost of instruction), plus $2.50 per credit to

WNCC for the capital improvement and student activity fees.

(Additional supporting data was presented and is filed with

the permanent minutes.) Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

Anderson, carried without dissent.



16. Allocation of Grants-in-Aid, CCD



President Donnelly recommended approval of the following

allocation of grants-in-aid for 1972-73:



CCCC 10 FTE registration fees @ $256 $2,560

10 Indians 2,560

$5,120



ECC 6 FTE registration fees $1,536

10 Indians 2,560

$4,096



WNCC 6 FTE registration fees $1,536

10 Indians 2,560

$4,096



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the allocations

and a transfer of $13,312 from the CCD Contingency Fund to

the appropriate accounts to fund the grants-in-aid.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried with Mr. Steniinger and Mr. Guild oppos-

ing.



17. Signature Authority, Bank Accounts, CCD



President Donnelly recommended that signature authority on

Petty Cash and Depository Accounts for the three Community

Colleges be established as follows:



Elko Community College



Petty Cash Account - $500 - Nevada National Bank, Elko

Branch



Signature Authority: Elmer L. Kuntz Delete: Marie Adair

Virginia Jauregui Sue Ballew

Bernard Sadowski



Depository Account - Nevada National Bank, Elko Branch



Signature Authority: David C. Wilkins Delete: Edwin Carey

Henry Hattori

Edward L. Pine



Clark County Community College



Petty Cash Account - $1,000 - Nevada National Bank, 4th &

Carson Streets, Las Vegas



Signature Authority: R. Stephen Nicholson

John M. Rosich



Depository Account - First National Bank, Main & Oakey,

Las Vegas



Signature Authority: David C. Wilkins

Henry Hattori

Edward L. Pine



Western Nevada Community College



Petty Cash Account - $1,000 - First Nation Bank, Carson City



Signature Authority: James C. Davis Delete: Leon Van Doren

William Cozart

Joseph Ayarbe



Depository Account - First National Bank, Carson City



Signature Authority: David C. Wilkins

Henry Hattori

Edward L. Pine



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



18. Report of Disciplinary Cases, CCD



In accordance with the Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for

Members of the University Community, President Donnelly

reported that "there have been no violations at Elko

Community College, Clark County Community College and

Western Nevada Community College during the months of March,

April and May, 1972."



19. Graduation List



President Donnelly presented a list of 26 graduates from ECC

and 29 graduates from WNCC in May, 1972. (Lists identified

as Ref. 20A and Ref. 20B, filed with permanent minutes.)



The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Educational

Policies Committee, reconvening into regular session at 2:15 P.M.



20. UNS Code



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the previous actions of the

various groups involved in the development of the revised

University Code and noted the enclosure of the proposed UNS

Code as amended at the June meeting. On behalf of himself

and the Presidents, he recommended the adoption of the new

Code, effective immediately.



Chancellor Humphrey also noted current faculty members have

already signed their 1972-73 contracts, which include by

reference the existing Code. He recommended the Board's

policy be that, for 1972-73, should a faculty member have a

personnel dispute covered by the Code, he may choose to have

proceedings handled either under the new Code or the exist-

ing Code.



A letter signed by Dr. Joseph Crowley and Dr. Paul Aizley

was distributed and Dr. Crowley and Dr. Aizley were request-

ed to comment. (Letter filed with the permanent minutes.)



Dr. Crowley stated that he did not recommend any substantive

alterations in the Code. However, he stated, the faculty

does not view the Code happily and he believed this view-

point should be expressed.



Dr. Aizley stated that there has not been sufficient time to

get a response from the faculty and he suggested that the

Code be adopted only as an Interim Code with final adoption

to be scheduled not earlier than March, 1973.



Dr. Anderson moved that Section 2.3.2 be amended to read:

"The faculty member is entitled to freedom in the classroom

in discussing his subject, but he should be careful not to

persist in teaching or using the classroom for discussing

controversial matters which have no relations to his sub-

ject." Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, failed with two

affirmative and seven negative votes.



Vice President Anderson pointed out that adoption of the

provisions in Section 4.8.1 (c) of twelve months notice of

non-reappointment after two or more years of service will

conceivably cause some problems, in that there are fewer

than twelve months left before the beginning of the next

contract period. He suggested this provision not become

effective until December 1, 1972. Chancellor Humphrey

agreed but recommended that this provision be included in a

statement of implementation and that the existing procedures

for persons with two or more years be followed until

December 1, 1972.



Mr. Guild moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendation.

Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



Dr. Crowley requested that the third sentence of Section 4.7

be amended to read: "These policy statements shall be

included in the Board of Regents Handbook and it shall be

the responsibility of each President to include such policy

statements or a summary of such statements in the divisional

administrative manual and the divisional faculty handbook."



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



Mr. Guild asked Dr. Crowley and Dr. Aizley to comment on the

faculty's opposition to the University Code as specified by

the six points in their letter.



Dr. Crowley responded by citing the following six areas of

disagreement:



(1) Interpretation of the Code.

(2) Formulation and implementation of policy on matter of

faculty rights and welfare.

(3) Inter-division coordination.

(4) Participation in the selection of System and Division

Officers and the definition of duties and responsibil-

ities.

(5) Causes of dismissal of tenured members.

(6) Right of appeal on personnel decisions.



(Transcript of Dr. Crowley's and Dr. Aizley's comments on

file in the Chancellor's Office.)



Mr. Steninger moved adoption of the Code as amended. Motion

seconded by Mr. Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M. and reconvened on Saturday,

July 8, 1972 at 9:10 A.M.



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

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Clark J. Guild, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott (for a portion of the

meeting)

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson (for a portion of the

(meeting)



Members absent: Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. William Morris



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Charles R. Donnelly

President R. J. Zorn

Mr. Procter R. Hug, Jr.

Vice President James T. Anderson

Vice President Donald H. Baepler

Vice President Edward L. Pine

Mr. Herman Westfall

Mr. Edward Olsen

Mr. K. Donald Jessup

Mr. David C. Wilkins

Dr. Paul Aizley

Mrs. Jo Deen Flack

Dr. Tom Hoffer

Mr. Mike Mason



21. Preliminary Master Plan, WNCC



President Donnelly introduced Messrs. Pereira, Casazza,

Peetz & Kirby, architects and master planners for the WNCC

Campus. He noted that the preliminary plans had been pre-

sented earlier to the State Planning Board and to the WNCC

Advisory Board and had been approved by both groups.



Following presentation of the preliminary master plans by

Mr. William Pereira, President Donnelly and Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval by the Board.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



22. Preliminary Master Plan, CCCC



President Donnelly introduced Messrs. Hendricks, Wood,

Roberts and Clark from the firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson and

Mendenhall, architects and master planners for the CCCC Cam-

pus. He noted that these plans had been presented to the

State Planning Board and the CCCC Advisory Board and had

been approved by both groups. Following presentation of the

preliminary plans by Mr. Harry Wood, President Donnelly and

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



23. Terms and Districts of Regents



Mr. Hug reported that he had been requested to appear before

a special commission of the Legislature to discuss the re-

apportionment statute that applies to the Board of Regents.

He noted that he had pointed out to the Commission there

was a technical error which would have to be corrected so

that the Board of Regents would have more than three members

after 1980.



Mr. Hug stated that the Legislature asked for an expression

from the Board, both before and after the election, on the

following two points:



(1) Is it desirable to have sub-districts in the election

of the Board of Regents?



(2) If there are sub-districts, is it desirable that the

Regents be required to reside in the district from

which they are elected?



In the discussion following, it appeared to be the consensus

of those present that sub-districts were desirable in Clark

County, but that residence in the sub-district from which he

is elected should not be required; sub-districts in Washoe

County were not desirable or practical since only one seat

would be in contention at any one time; however, it was

agreed that it was premature to take a formal position so

far in advance of the elections.



Miss Thompson and Mr. Mc Dermott left the meeting at 11:10 A.M.



24. CSUN Tuition Recommendation



President Zorn presented a resolution from CSUN as follows:



Tuition costs for incoming Freshmen should be frozen

for the duration of that student's education year, so

long as he attends without interruption. A student,

under this proposal, would pay the same amount each

year until he attains his degree.



This in no way is meant to put a halt to raising

tuition. It could be raised from year to year, but

only for incoming Freshmen and would only affect

them through their four years.



Mike Mason, CSUN President, noted that the resolution was

unanimously approved by the CSUN Senate on April 20, 1972

and presented the following points in support:



(1) The rising costs of tuition often prevents students

from continuing their education due to lack of funds.



(2) Families of students paying tuition would have an

easier time budgeting their money if they knew in

advance what the total cost of a four year education

would be.



(3) The University is a structure that is dedicated to the

education of the student and has it in its power to

ease the financial burden of attaining that education,

and shouldn't discriminate against the economically

deprived by making it more difficult for them to

acquire an education.



President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this

proposal be referred to the Administration and that a report

and recommendation be made to the Board not later than

Spring, 1973, when the 1973-74 work program is presented.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



25. Report of Degrees Awarded



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in June the Board request-

ed information concerning the increase in the number of de-

grees awarded by the University. In accordance with that

request, a report was prepared and was enclosed with the

agenda (report identified as Ref. 22 and filed with per-

manent minutes). Chancellor Humphrey noted the report re-

flected a total of 7,025 degrees awarded by the University

of Nevada System over the five year period 1967-68 through

1971-72.



26. UNS/CCD Administrative Building



Chancellor Humphrey noted that it was originally planned to

have bids for this project opened during the week of July

3rd; however, it was concluded that opening bids the week of

July 4th holiday would not offer a good bidding situation

and bids have been called for August 2.



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

the Plant and Property Committee be authorized to review the

bids and award the contract.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



27. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the following bids were

received for the printing of 4,000 copies of the third edi-

ition of The Nevada Adventure, by Dr. James Hulse:



Levison-Mc Nally, Co., Sparks $ 6,186.00

Consolidated Printers, Berkeley 6,342.00

State Printing Office, Carson City 10,411.00



Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the recommendation of Ken

Robbins, Business Manager of the University Press, that the

contract be awarded to Levison-Mc Nally Co., of Sparks,

the low bidder.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



28. Delegation of Authority for Purchases in Excess of $5,000



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that authority be delegated

to the Presidents to approve purchases in excess of $5,000

that are required for their respective Divisions in the

interim between the July and September meetings. A full

report would be made to the September meeting of each pur-

chase made under this delegation of authority.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without disssent.



29. Transfer of Two-Year Programs



President Donnelly recalled that in March, 1971, the Board

voted to leave the 2-year programs in Electronics Engineer-

ing Technology and Engineering Design Technology with UNR

with the possibility of UNR developing 4-year programs in

these areas. The 2-year programs were scheduled to be

transferred to the Community College Division in the Fall

of 1972. Dr. Donnelly stated he still believed that this

was appropriate; however, the only way that WNCC could

operate the programs in the Fall of 1972 would be if UNR

were to transfer all the equipment and allow WNCC to use

the facilities to house the programs.



Dr. Donnelly recommended that UNR continue to operate the

two-year programs in Electronics Engineering Technology and

Engineering Design Technology for the 1973-75 biennium, but

that they be discontinued at the end of that period and WNCC

develop pertinent two-year programs in these areas to start

in the Fall of 1975. President Miller concurred. Chancel-

lor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



30. Amendment of By-Laws of Board of Regents



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in May the Board reviewed

proposed changes to the By-Laws to accommodate that document

to the changes to satisfy the Board's requirement for the

consideration of amendment to the By-Laws and recommended

adoption by the Board. (Proposed amendment identified as

Ref. 29 and filed with the permanent minutes.)



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



31. Purchase of Property, UNR



President Miller requested authorization to purchase proper-

ty located at 1147 Evans Avenue, Reno for $21,000, subject

to an agreement to rent the home to the present owners for

one year at $160 per month. Funds are available for the

purchase in the Donald and Laura Warren gift account.



President Miller noted that the property is located immedi-

ately south of the Naval Reserve Training Center. Appraisal

was provided by Dale C. Bell, M. A. I., and is within the

range of the purchase price.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the purchase and

the subsequent rental for one year, with the income from the

property to be returned to the Warren gift account.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



32. State Planning Board Status Report



A status report of University projects under the supervision

of the State Planning Board was distributed with the agenda

(report on file in Chancellor's Office).



33. Resolution on Award of Contracts



Upon motion by Mr. Guild, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, the fol-

lowing resolution was adopted:



Resolved that pursuant to Article II, Section 4 and

Article III, Section 6 of the By-Laws, the Board of

Regents delegates to the Plant and Property Committee

specific authority to act on behalf of the Board of

Regents to approve the awarding of bids by the State

Planning Board and to authorize the execution of

construction contracts binding the University of

Nevada for the following projects in amounts not ex-

ceeding the approved budgetary limit:



1. UNR P. E. Complex, Phase I



2. ECC Learning Resources Building



3. UNS Administrative Building



4. Landscape Physics Building Area, UNR



5. Air Condition Scrugham Engineering Mines Building,

UNR



6. Completion of UNLV Education Building and Site

Development



34. Higher Education Act of 1972



President Donnelly distributed information on the Higher

Education Act of 1972 and commented briefly on its provi-

sions and its anticipated effect on higher education in

Nevada (material on file in the Chancellor's Office).



35. Biennial Budget Request for 1973-75



Mr. K. Donald Jessup, Director of Institutional Studies and

Budget, presented the 1973-75 Biennial Budget Request. He

noted that the document distributed with the agenda was in

draft form to allow for any changes which the Board consid-

ered desirable. The purpose of the document, he stated, was

to display the necessary cost required to: 1) maintain the

existing programs of University of Nevada System at their

current level; 2) escalate the cost of the existing programs

by the inflation factor; 3) escalate cost of the existing

programs by an enrichment factor; 4) escalate cost of the

existing programs to fund recommended professional salary

increase; and 5) find new programs approved by the Board of

Regents for inclusion in this request.



Mr. Jessup then reviewed the parameters within which each

part of the budget was developed and presented comparative

data for the 1971-73 and 1973-75 bienniums.



In discussing the new programs which are included for UNLV,

President Zorn suggested that the estimate could be revised

downward to a total of $1,406,980. President Miller also

suggested that revisions could be made downward in the

estimates for new programs for UNR and it was agreed that

their revisions would be made prior to submission of the

budget request.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the total budget

request for existing programs for 1973-75 biennium of

$78,587,419 for a total not to exceed $2,941,125 for new

programs.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the budget request as sub-

mitted with the provision for any adjustment downward in the

amount requested for new programs as may be agreed upon by

the Administration. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen.



Mr. Bilbray moved to table until after discussion of the

professional salary goal. Motion to table seconded by

Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



Mr. Jessup presented information concerning variations in

the total cost of the biennial budget request caused by 3

of the many possible professional salary proposals. The

three proposals which were explored were:



(1) To continue to use the existing goal of maintaining a

sufficient average salary by rank equal to the 4th

place rank among the 11 Western Public Universities.



(2) To accept the recommendation of the UNR and UNLV Facul-

ty Senates to "achieve a position equal to the national

average of State Universities in terms of total compen-

sation with the determination of the goal based on the

latest AAUP data and projected increases in compensa-

tion patterns..." and "the goal achieved by rank".



(3) To accept the Officers' recommendation of achieving on

all ranks average compensation equal to all the ranks

average compensation of the average institution among

the principal State Public Universities in each of the

50 states.



Chancellor Humphrey explained the differences between these

three alternatives, noting that in the absence of Board ac-

tion at the June meeting to adopt a salary goal, the budget

had been prepared using the Officers' recommendation for

professional salary goal 1973-75.



Following discussion of the three alternatives and the con-

sideration involved in developing the Officers' recommenda-

tion, Mr. Bilbray moved approval of the professional salary

goal of an all ranks average compensation equal to the all

ranks average compensation of the average institution among

the principal State Public Universities in each of the 50

states. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried with Mr.

Guild opposing. Mr. Guild stated that he was opposed be-

cause he was willing to stay within the 5.5% increase per

year and believed the University was under an obligation to

do so. He also stated he did not believe such an increase

was justified when compared with other State employment.



Motion on approval of the budget request was removed from

table and carried without dissent.



36. Report of the Committee of the Whole



Mr. Jacobsen reported that the Committee of the Whole had

approved a Phase I proposal for a Dental Hygiene and Dental

Assistants program to be offered by WNCC and CCCC and recom-

mended that the Board authorize these proposals to proceed

to Phase II.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 12:45 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

07-07-1972