07/13/1973

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 13-14, 1973








07-13-1973

Pages 58-69

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

July 13, 1973



The Board of Regents met in regular session on the above date

in the Center for Religion and Life, 1101 N. Virginia, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Miss Flora Dungan

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mrs. Nedra Joyce



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

Acting President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

President John M. Ward (DRI)

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., University Counsel

Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

Mr. Mark Dawson (DRI)

Mr. Harry Wood (UNS)

Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

Dr. Paul Fenske (DRI)

Mrs. Jo Deen Flack (UNR)

Dr. Pat Geuder (UNLV)

Mr. K. Donald Jessup (UNS)

Mr. Chauncey Oakley (CCD)

Mr. Terry Reynolds (ASUN)

Mr. Dan Wade (CSUN)



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



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of June 8, 1973 were

submitted for approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as submitted by the

Officers was recommended (report identified as Ref. 2

and filed with permanent minutes).



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



3. Proposed Change in Admission Requirements for Engineering

Technology Program, UNR



President Miller endorsed a recommendation from the UNR

Academic Council that, effective Spring, 1974, the admission

requirements into the Engineering Technology Program be

changed so that students admitted to the program must be

fully qualified for admission to the University by regular

admission standards. Justification for the change in re-

quirements was submitted with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 3 and filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



4. Addition to Agricultural Mechanics Facility, UNR



President Miller recalled that in June the Board had ap-

proved plans and authorized advertisement for bids for an

expansion of the Agricultural Mechanics Facility on Valley

Road Farm to provide woodworking and welding shop class-

room additions. The estimated cost is $58,000 and the

funds are to be provided from Federal Experiment Station

Funds.



President Miller reported that bids were expected to be

received July 24, 1973, and noted that the Board will not

meet again in regular session until September 7. He recom-

mended, and Chancellor Humphrey concurred, that authority

to review bids and award a contract be delegated to the

Administration, after a poll of the Board, and a report be

made to the Board at its September meeting.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



5. Bid Openings, Repair and Improvement Projects, UNR



A. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened

June 28, 1973 for reroofing the Church Fine Arts

building. A single bid was received from Yancey

Company for $13,178. Funds are available from

Special State Appropriation for 1973-74.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

the contract be awarded to Yancey Company.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



B. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened by

the State Public Works Board on June 29, 1973 for

landscaping the Physics building area. The following

bids were received:



Base Alt A Total



Garden Center Nursery $ 5,606 $2,590 $ 8,196

Nevada Lawn Services 10,465 1,965 12,430



Alt A provides for planting of sod in grass areas.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

that the Board concur with the State Public Works

Board in the award of a contract to Garden Center

Nursery for $8196. Funds available in the Higher

Education Capital Construction Fund.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



C. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened

June 9, 1973 for placing ceramic tile on the floor and

walls of the Men's Shower Room of the present Gymnasium.

A single bid was received from Superior Title Co. of

Reno for $5985. Mr. Pine noted that funds are avail-

able from the 1973-75 Special State Appropriation.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



6. Approval of Transfer of Funds



President Miller requested approval of the following

transfer of funds:



#104 $7942 from the Contingency Reserve to the Library

to provide for the continuation of classified

positions for exit control and assistance in the

Life and Health Science Library. An equivalent

amount will be transferred from the professional

salary category in the Library Reclassification

Project.



#105 $8804 from the Contingency Reserve to the Library

to provide for the continuation of classified

positions in exit control and assistance in Gifts

and Exchange. An offsetting transfer will be made

from the Library's professional salary category.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



7. Phase II, Associate in Graphic Arts, CCD



President Donnelly recalled that in March, 1973 the Board

approved a Phase I presentation for a proposed new Associ-

ate Degree in Graphic Arts for CCD and authorized it to

proceed to Phase II.



President Donnelly reviewed the Phase II proposal included

with the agenda (proposal on file in the Chancellor's Of-

fice), and requested authorization to initiate the program

beginning in Fall, 1973 at all 3 of the Community Colleges.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



8. Proposed Acquisition of Elko Property by CCD



President Donnelly reported that the City of Elko is

offering to sell a parcel of land consisting of 1.25

acres, together with a 3600 square foot building, the

former Golf Course Club House, which is adjacent to

the NNCC Campus. He noted that the Board of Supervisors

has set a price of $50,000 on the property but has author-

ized the Elko City Manager to discuss the possibility of

a trade for acreage which the University owns northwest of

Elko (two parcels each containing 17.235 acres).



President Donnelly requested authorization to negotiate

with the City of Elko for acquisition of this facility,

to be used as a combined student and community services

center, in exchange for land of like value.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended negotiations be authorized,

noting that final approval of the terms of the transactions

would be subject to Board approval, and to the Governor's

concurrence in the disposal of University property.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



9. Bid Opening, Phase I, WNCC



President Donnelly reported that bids for this project

were originally scheduled for July 12, 1973; however, the

State Public Works Board has recommended that additional

time be provided for bids to be received. Accordingly,

the date has been extended to July 26.



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

authority to review the bids and award the contract be

delegated to the Administration, after a poll of the Board,

and a report be made to the Board at its September meeting.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



10. Center for Economic Education, UNLV



Acting President Baepler recalled that in June, the Board

authorized the redesignation of the Office of Economic

Education as a "Center" and the retitling of the coordina-

tor as "Director". In accordance with Board policy requir-

ing that such matters be submitted to two meetings, this

matter was submitted for final approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



11. Proposed Establishment of Day Care Center, UNLV



Acting President Baepler recommended that a Day Care Center

be established on the UNLV Campus, to provide help to stu-

dents, faculty and staff who require a place to leave their

children while they are at UNLV. Details of the recommenda-

tion were included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 11

and filed with permanent minutes). The proposal provides

for conversion of a part of the first floor of Tonopah Hall

for the coming academic year, with costs of the remodeling

and creation of a playground estimated at approximately

$9000 to come from the Student Union Board and CSUN. Oper-

ating costs, estimated at $15,000 would be offset by antici-

pated revenues.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried with Mr. Steninger opposing.



12. Selection of Architects, Campus Improvement Projects, UNLV



Acting President Baepler noted that architects must be

recommended to the State Public Works Board for two sub-

projects within the UNLV Campus Improvement Project:



A. Expansion of Physical Plant Building - Add 100 lineal

feet (5 bays) to the existing Physical Plan building

in order to accommodate craft and storage needs of

expanded maintenance and operations facilities.



B. Remodel Frazier Hall - Renovate and repair Campus mall

side of building; provide new facade unifying several

past additions through the utilization of landscaping,

new walls and parapet treatment.



Dr. Baepler recommended, and Architect Harry Wood and

Chancellor Humphrey concurred, that the firm of Cambeiro

and Cambeiro be nominated to the State Public Works Board

as the first choice for these projects and the firm of

Erroll Hill be nominated as the second choice.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



13. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that $5000 be allocated

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account for

use by the UNLV Presidential Recruitment and Screening

Committee for the following purposes:



(1) travel expenses for candidates and wives;



(2) host expenses involved in the interviewing

process in Las Vegas; and



(3) travel expenses for committee representatives

to visit home Campuses of candidates.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Dungan, carried without dissent.



14. Changes in Signature Authority, UNLV



Acting President Baepler recommended the following signa-

ture authority for UNLV bank accounts, effective immediate-

ly:



Bank of Nevada - General Deposit



Herman W. Westfall, Business Manager

W. E. Williams, Controller

James F. Dropp, Chief Accountant



Nevada National Bank - State Depository and Investment and

Bankamericard



Herman W. Westfall

W. E. Williams

James F. Dropp



Valley Bank of Nevada - Payroll Account



Herman W. Westfall

W. E. Williams

James F. Dropp



Valley Bank of Nevada - General Account



Herman W. Westfall

W. E. Williams

James F. Dropp

Donald H. Baepler



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



15. Division Host Funds



Chancellor Humphrey noted that for the 1972-73 fiscal year,

the Board provided Division host funds of $2300 each from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Account. These

accounts, he noted, are under the signature authority of

each President for the benefit of the units within his

Division.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that sufficient funds be

transferred as of July 1, 1973 from the Board of Regents

Special Projects Account to provide $3000 to each of the

4 Divisions for 1973-74. The actual amounts to be trans-

ferred will be determined by the June 30 closing balances

in the existing accounts.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



16. Request for Special Allocation



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that $12,000 be allocated

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account to

subsidize the printing of the History of the University

of Nevada, which will be ready for publication during

the University's Centennial Year. Chancellor Humphrey

further recommended that all income from the sale of this

book be returned to the publication account.



Miss Dungan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



17. Request for Reconsideration of Action at June Meeting



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the UNR Faculty Senate had

requested that the Board of Regents "re-establish the

privilege of payroll deductions for AAUP, NSP and SNEA

organizations." Request from the Faculty Senate was in-

cluded with the agenda (identified as Ref. 17 and filed

with permanent minutes). This was a request for recon-

sideration of action taken at the June meeting.



Statements in support of the request were made by Mrs.

Patricia Fladager, Staff Employees Council, UNR; Dr. Anne

Howard, AAUP; and Dr. James Richardson, NSP.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:40 P.M., at

which time discussion resumed on Item #17.



Additional statements in support of the request were made

by Mr. Richard Morgan, NSEA; Professor Jo Deen Flack, UNR

Faculty Senate; and Mr. Robert Gagnier, SNEA.



Miss Dungan moved that as of July 1, 1973 union and other

dues checkoff privileges be reinstated for both classified

and professional employees and before the end of the

current year the matter be reviewed. Motion seconed by

Dr. Lombardi.



Mr. Morris moved to amend to delete professional employees

from the motion. Motion to amend seconded by Dr. Anderson,

failed to carry.



Main motion failed by following roll call vote:



Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Miss Dungan, Dr. Lombardi, Miss

Thompson



No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Jacobsen, Mr. Morris, Mr.

Steninger



Mr. Morris moved that payroll deductions for membership in

SNEA be allowed for classified personnel only in all Divi-

sions of the University of Nevada System. Motion seconded

by Dr. Anderson.



The question of whether this would constitute endorsement

of the SNEA as an employee organization was discussed. An

opinion from Counsel was that it would not constitute

endorsement.



Mr. Morris withdrew his motion and moved that payroll de-

ductions for organizational dues be reinstated for all

classified employees in the University of Nevada System.

Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson.



President Miller restated his recommendation that dues

withholding be reinstated for all employee organizations.

President Donnelly and President Ward recommended that

dues withholding not be reinstated for any employee organi-

zation. Acting President Baepler stated that he wished to

modify his earlier recommendation to provide for reinstate-

ment of withholding privileges for classified employees.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that dues withholding is a

privilege for the association or union; if granted, it

should be granted to all employees; if denied, it should

be denied to all. He recommended against the withholding

privilege.



Motion carried with the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Jacobsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr.

Morris, Miss Thompson



No - Mr. Buchanan, Miss Dungan, Mr. Steninger



18. Approval of Estimative Budgets for 1973-74



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

Budget, reviewed the Estimative Budgets for 1973-74, as sub-

mitted with the agenda, noting that the document shows the

anticipated revenue and its allocations for each fund out-

side of the general University operation with a total annual

activity of $3000 or more, with the exception of scholar-

ships, agency accounts, grants and contracts. In addition,

the document is designed to establish budget credits for

each of the funds. Mr. Jessup noted that the total recom-

mendation for the University of Nevada System is $7,529,932,

which is $393,165 or 5.5% more than was budgeted in the

1972-73 Estimative Budgets.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the document as presented

represented a joint recommendation of the Division Presi-

dents and the Chancellor and requested approval by the

Board of Regents.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

carried without dissent.



19. Delegation of Authority for Purchases and Repairs and

Improvement Projects



Chancellor Humphrey requested that the Presidents be dele-

gated authority to approve purchases in excess of $8000,

and award contracts for repair and improvement projects

that are required in the interim between July and September

meetings, with a full report of each purchase made or con-

tract approved to be presented to the September meeting.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval with the stipulation that no

single purchase or contract approved under this delegation

of authority may exceed $30,000. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Miss Dungan, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, the follow-

ing item was admitted to the agenda.



20. CSUN Finances



Mr. Dan Wade, CSUN President, stated that upon instructions

from the Chancellor, CSUN funds had been placed in an agency

account. He requested that the Board of Regents review

this action by the Chancellor and direct that the funds be

withdrawn and placed back into a separate bank account

under CSUN control. Mr. Wade stated that it was his under-

standing that the Board of Regents had approved such a

separate bank account when it approved CSUN's constitution

in 1971.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that the separate bank account

for CSUN was apparently set up without review and that,

in his opinion, it is not an appropriate way to handle

University funds. He noted that the fee is assessed by

the Board of Regents and the Board has an obligation for

the appropriate expenditure of these funds.



Chancellor Humphrey further stated that, lacking a Board

directive to the contrary, he had the authority and the

responsibility, as Chancellor and ex-officio Treasurer,

to direct that CSUN money be placed under University

control.



Mr. Buchanan moved that the monies of CSUN be kept in an

agency account. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson.



Mr. Morris moved to table until the September meeting.

Motion to table failed.



Dr. Baepler stated that this request by CSUN had not been

reviewed by his office and he requested an opportunity to

review the matter with UNLV Administration, with CSUN and

with the Chancellor and make a recommendation to the

September meeting.



Mr. Morris moved to postpone action until the September

meeting. Motion seconded by Miss Dungan, carried without

dissent.



21. New Business



A. Mr. Steninger reported that the Northern Nevada Com-

munity College building is not completed although it

was scheduled for completion by July 1. He requested

discussion on ways and means of encouraging the con-

tractor to proceed.



Mr. Morris moved that Mr. Hug be authorized to direct

a letter to the State Public Work Board's attorney,

noting the Regents' objections to lack of performance

by the contractor and requesting the State Public Works

Board to seek compliance by the contractor with the

terms of the contract. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan,

carried without dissent.



It was also agreed that the Administration would initi-

ate a review of construction contracts and develop

recommendations for inclusion of liquidated damage

clauses in such contracts.



B. Mr. Buchanan requested that President Donnelly give

some consideration to the offering by the Community

Colleges of Certified Professional Secretary Review

courses.



The action agenda was completed and the information agenda was

submitted. The information agenda contained the following items

and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNLV

(2) Foreign Travel Report

(3) Final Graduation Lists, CCD

(4) Final Graduation List, UNR

(5) Report of Fund Transfers

(6) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000

(7) Progress Report of University Projects

(8) Institutional Accreditation, UNR

(9) Status Report, State Public Works Board



The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

07-13-1973