07/22/1977

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 22-23, 1977








07-22-1977

Pages 24-59

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

July 22, 1977



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

The Center, 1101 N. Virginia, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

Vice President Robert Gorrell, UNR

President Lloyd P. Smith, DRI

Executive Vice President William Berg, NNCC

Executive Vice President Russell Bloyer, CCCC

Executive Vice President Jack Davis, WNCC

General Counsel Larry Lessly

Mr. Robert Anderl, UNLV Senate

Mrs. Joan Chambers, UNR Senate

Mr. George Eversull, CCCC Senate

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/South Senate

Dr. Thomas Hoffer, DRI Senate

Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit Senate

Mr. John Mc Caskill, ASUN

Mr. Scott Lorenz, CSUN

Mr. Andy Guardia, ASWN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 9:45 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the Regular and Executive meetings of June

17, 1977 were submitted for approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



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

visions was recommended (report identified as Ref. 2 and

filed with permanent minutes).



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

carried without dissent.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that a supplemental agenda had been

prepared and pointed out that all but two of the items contained

therein had been posted three days prior to the meeting as re-

quired by the new Open Meeting Law. In addition, he stated that

UNR had one additional personnel item which required attention.



Mr. Lessly commented that as long as the three items to which Dr.

Humphrey referred were not known at the time the agenda was pre-

pared and posted, and if the Board in its discretion finds that

it is necessary to act upon these items at this meeting, as

opposed to delaying them, then in his opinion there was no

violation of the Open Meeting Law.



Mrs. Fong moved that the additional items be admitted to the

agenda. Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, carried without

dissent.



3. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



A report of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting of

June 17, 1977 was submitted with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 3 and filed with permanent minutes).



Mrs. Fong moved that the actions of the Committee as report-

ed in the minutes be confirmed. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



4. UNR Alumni Action Day



A report was submitted by Dr. Harry Gianneschi, Director of

Alumni Relations and Development, concerning the First

Alumnl Action Day held at UNR on April 14, 1977 (report on

file in Chancellor's Office). Dr. Gianneschi commented on

the program, noting the cooperation received from the par-

ticipants and expressing his satisfaction with the results.



Mr. Don Heath, President of the Alumni Association, reported

that the Association plans to take a more active interest in

the meetings of the Board of Regents and plans to have a

representative attend future meetings as an observer and to

be available to serve in whatever capacity is appropriate.



5. Mackay School of Mines Accreditation Report



Dr. Gorrell noted inclusion with the agenda of the copy of

a report from from the Engineers' Council for Professional

Development which has been distributed earlier to the Senate

Finance Committee, the Assembly Ways and Means Committee,

the Governor's Budget Office and the Board of Regents. Dr.

Gorrell noted that this report had been submitted following

a visitation by ECPD to the College of Engineering and the

Mackay School of Mines.



Dean Baker responded to questions from the Regents concern-

ing the outlook for the Mackay School of Mines. He stated

that, in his opinion, the support received from the 1977

Legislature would essentially assure accreditation of the

School. He noted, however, that a final report from ECPD

had still not been received. Dean Breese also responded

to questions from the Regents concerning the College of

Engineering. (Report identified as Ref. 5 and filed with

permanent minutes.)



Dr. Humphrey commented on the way in which evaluation re-

ports have been handled previously, noting that they have

usually been considered extremely confidential because of

the conditions imposed by the accrediting agencies. However

he stated, the Presidents have now been requested to furnish

to the Chancellor's Office copies of all current accredita-

tion reports which will then be copied and provided to the

Regents. In addition, he stated that he has requested to be

included in all exit interviews by evaluation teams.



Mr. Karamanos entered the meeting during the previous discussion.



6. Appointment at Salary in Excess of Salary Schedule



Dr. Gorrell requested approval of the appointment of Dr.

Donald Pickering as Professor of Pediatrics, School of

Medical Sciences, at a salary of $55,000 effective August 1,

1977. Dr. Pickering will assume full-time responsibility

for the development of the Pediatric program in the School

of Medical Sciences.



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

carried without dissent.



7. Campus Improvements, UNR



Dr. Gorrell reported that bids were received by the State

Public Works Board on June 23, 1977 for the following proj-

ects and are tabulated below:



Install New Fire Hydrant



H. M. Byars Construction Company $17,000

Gerhardt and Berry Construction Co. 8,860



Install New Gas Lines



H. M. Byars Construction Company $10,800

Gerhardt and Berry Construction Co. 9,405



Dr. Gorrell and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the Board

concur in award by the State Public Works Board of contracts

to Gerhardt and Berry Construction Company for $8,860 for

installation of the new fire hydrant and $9,405 for instal-

lation of new gas lines.



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

carried without dissent.



8. Bid Openings, UNR



A. School of Medical Sciences, Phase III - Bids were open-

ed July 20, 1977, with the following results:



Bidder Base Bid Alt. A Alt. B Alt. C



Vasko & Assoc. $806,900 $1,600 $ 850 $ 9,100

K & W 843,667 2,200 1,300 10,000

Walker Boudwin 855,500 9,708 11,085 8,988



Bidder Alt. D Alt. E



Vasko & Assoc. $3,900 $11,800

K & W 3,400 12,300

Walker Boudwin 5,561 17,561



Alt. A - Sidewalk Paver Blocks

Alt. B - Turfstone Blocks

Alt. C - Site Development (Landscaping and Irrigation)

Alt. D - Lobby Ceramic Tile

Alt. E - Bookcases, Magazine Racks and Storage Shelves



Dr. Gorrell and Chancellor Humphrey recommended a con-

tract be awarded to Vasko and Associates for the base

bid and Alternates A and B in the amount of $809,350.

Since the construction budget is $780,000, and since

the Federal Government will not allow a reduction in

the project nor a transfer of other project funds to

increase the construction budget, Dr. Gorrell and

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the construction

budget be increased by $29,350 with previously author-

ized funds from the Dimmick Estate Bequest in order to

award the contract and proceed with the project.



B. Addition to Renewable Natural Resources Building - Bids

were opened July 14, 1977, with the following results:



Low and only bid received - Vasko and Associates, Reno



Base bid - $847,422, Alternate A - $10,400 (paving)



Dr. Gorrell and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

Board concur in the award of a contract to Vasko and

Associates for the base bid of $847,422 to be financed

with the construction budget of $830,000; unobligated

funds of $11,250, and $6,172 from the $35,000 furnish-

ings and equipment budget. It was noted that the con-

tingency fund of $29,300 will be adequate to finance

and implement Alternate A and reinstate $6,172 of the

furnishings and equipment budget while the project is

under construction.



C. Rehabilitation and Resurfacing Tennis Courts - Bids were

opened July 14, 1977, with the following results:



Bidder Base Bid Alt.A Alt.B Alt.C Alt.D



Nevada Paving Inc. $48,479 $1,319 $1,800 $12,700 $660

Sierra Paving Inc. 51,017 1,500 1,650 17,930 800



Alt. A - Windscreen Curtains

Alt. B - Wood Benches

Alt. C - Shade Structure

Alt. D - Tennis Nets



Dr. Gorrell and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

Board concur in an award by the State Public Works Board

of a contract to Nevada Paving, Inc., for the base bid

plus Alternate A in the amount of $49,798. UNR will

construct benches and the shade structure will be rebid

at a later date. The nets will be purchased directly.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the recommendations contained

in A, B and C above. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried

without dissent.



9. Request for Easements, UNR



It was reported that Sierra Pacific Power Company has re-

quested a 10' x 10' electrical power service easement at the

Stead Campus near the intersection of Mt. Mc Clellan and

Babcock Streets south of the SAGE Administration building.

It was also reported that the City of Reno has requested a

15' x 605' sewer easement near the SAGE building at Stead

to provide sewer facilities for properties facing the

University Campus at Stead.



President Gorrell and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

easements be granted, noting that the documents have been

reviewed and approved as to form by Counsel.



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

carried without dissent.



10. Approval of Estimative Budgets, UNR



Dr. Gorrell requested approval of the following Estmated

Budgets for 1977-78:



A. Mac Millan Endowment Income



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 8,516

Investment Income 36,000

Total Income $44,516



Expenditure of Funds

Professional Salaries (0.16 FTE) $ 4,883

Fringe Benefits 585

Operating 26,000

Out-of-State Travel 1,000

Ending Fund Balance 12,048

Total Expenditure $44,516



B. Division of Educational Support and Communication Sales,

SMS



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $10,817

Contracts and Billings 31,100

Total Income $41,917



Expenditure of Funds

Classified Salaries (1.00 FTE) $ 9,694

Fringe Benefits 1,280

Wages 3,000

Operating 23,860

Ending Fund Balance 4,083

Total Expenditure $ 41,917



C. Gund Ranch



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 33,209

Outside Sales 123,000

Total Income $156,209



Expenditure of Funds

Classified Salaries (2.00 FTE) $ 20,700

Fringe Benefits 2,735

Wages 6,000

Fringe Benefits 60

Operating 71,800

Out-of-State Travel 600

Ending Fund Balance 54,314

Total Expenditure $156,209



D. Feed Mill Operations



Revenue

Outside Sales $ 3,500



Expenditures

Operating $ 3,000

Ending Fund Balance 500

Total Expenditure $ 3,500



E. M. S. F. Feed Mill



Revenue

Outside Sales $ 6,500



Expenditures

Operating $ 6,000

Ending Fund Balance 500

Total Expenditure $ 6,500



F. Agricultural Media



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 8,669

Outside Sales 300

Recharge Credits 10,000

Total Income $ 18,969



Expenditures

Wages (.60 FTE) $ 3,000

Fringe Benefits 30

Operating 7,000

Ending Fund Balance 8,939

Total Expenditure $ 18,969



G. Meat Lab Revolving Fund



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 3,900

Outside Sales 10,000

Total Income $ 13,900



Expenditures

Wages (.48 FTE) $ 2,400

Fringe Benefits 24

Operating 8,500

Ending Fund Balance 2,976

Total Expenditure $ 13,900



H. 4-H Club Camp



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 5,439

Rental Income 22,000

Total Income $ 27,439



Expenditures

Classified Salaries (.66 FTE) $ 9,438

Wages 3,000

Fringe Benefits 1,275

Operating 13,000

Ending Fund Balance 726

Total Expenditure $ 27,439



I. X-10 Programs



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 6,537

Outside Sales 5,000

Total Income $ 11,537



Expenditures

Operating $ 2,850

Out-of-State Travel 650

Ending Fund Balance 8,037

Total Expenditure $ 11,537



J. Agriculture Communications & Publications



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 37,963

Recharge Credits 4,000

Total Income $ 41,963



Expenditures

Operating $ 14,000

Ending Fund Balance 27,963

Total Expenditure $ 41,963



K. Research, Emergency & Contingency Fund



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 19,640

Overhead Revenue 5,000

Total Income $ 24,640



Expenditures

Operating $ 2,400

Ending Fund Balance 22,240

Total Expenditure $ 24,640



L. Ladino Dairy



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 26,888

Endowment Income 24,739

Total Income $ 51,627



Expenditures

Wages (.90 FTE) $ 4,505

Fringe Benefits 45

Operating 25,077

Ending Fund Balance 22,000

Total Expenditure $ 51,627



M. S-Bar-S Ranch



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 9,448

Endowment 95,000

Rental Income 1,400

Total Income $105,848



Expenditures

Professional Salaries (1.00 FTE) $ 15,682

Classified Salaries (1.00 FTE) 14,384

Wages (.48 FTE) 2,400

Fringe Benefits 3,543

Operating 57,240

Out-of-State Travel 240

Ending Fund Balance 12,359

Total Expenditure $105,848



N. Experiment Station Sales



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $129,900

Outside Sales 161,000

Rental Income 14,000

Total Income $304,900



Expenditures

Operating $173,000

Out-of-State Travel 2,000

Ending Fund Balance 129,900

Total Expenditure $304,900



O. Experiment Station Research Operation



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 59,617

Outside Sales 20,000

Total Income $ 79,617



Expenditures

Operating $ 50,000

Ending Fund Balance 29,617

Total Expenditure $ 79,617



P. Extension Service Sales



Revenue

Outside Sales $ 3,500



Expenditures

Operating $ 3,000

Ending Fund Balance 500

Total Expenditure $ 3,500



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



11. Remodel of Mackay Science Building, UNR



Mr. Pine reported the following results of bids received

July 21, 1977:



Alternate 1

Contractor Base Bid Air. Cond.



Rogers Bros. $47,735.00 $20,440.00

Nevada Builders, Inc. 49,576.00 23,205.00

Resource Development 55,439.00 23,346.00



Dr. Gorrell and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the

base bid of Rogers Bros. in the amount of $47,735 be

accepted.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



12. Contract Food Service, UNR



Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened July 8,

1977 for contract food service for UNR. Bids were received

from SAGA, ARA, Service Systems and Professional Food

Management on a per-day basis, as follows:



Service

SAGA ARA Systems PFM



20-meal $2.59 $2.78 $3.05 $3.15

Week



15 meals 2.94 2.87 2.80 3.24

M-F



10 meals 2.80 2.65 2.72 2.93

M-F



Mr. Pine noted that a committee of students and faculty in-

terviewed all bidders and the consensus of the committee is

that the bid of SAGA Food Service be accepted, effective at

breakfast, August 8, 1977. Accordingly, he recommended that

the food service rates for UNR be changed to reflect the bid

of SAGA plus a surcharge of 8% to provide for debt service

and payment of utilities and repairs, resulting in the

following rates:



Contract, Regular Semester Per Day Per Semester



10-meal plan (M-F) $3.03 242.50 (80 days)

15-meal plan (M-F) 3.18 254.50 (80 days)

20-meal plan (7 days) 2.80 313.50 (112 days)



Dr. Gorrell and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



13. Revision of Work Program, School of Medical Sciences



Dean George Smith noted that the School of Medical Sciences

is in the process of planning and preparing for the transi-

tion from the current two-year program to a four-year degree

granting program. The faculty and Administration of the

School have completed an extensive review of the staffing

required for 1977-78 to carry on the current program and to

continue the planning effort for the new program. As a

result, they have requested a revision of the 1977-78 Work

Program which was approved at the June meeting and Dean

Smith noted the inclusion with the agenda of the revision

which has been developed, pointing out that the total dollar

amount has not changed (revision identified as Ref. 13 and

filed with permanent minutes). Dr. Gorrell and Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



14. Orvis School of Nursing



Vice President Gorrell presented a request from the Orvis

School of Nursing to offer a Master of Science in the

Nursing Program by reallocation of OSN resources and re-

duction of four students per year in the Baccalaureate

Program. He noted that the school has previously been

authorized to offer such a program but had discontinued the

program when Federal funds were no longer available. Dr.

Gorrell noted inclusion with the agenda of supporting

material from Dean Vera Brand (identified as Ref. 14 and

filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor Humphrey rec-

ommended approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



15. Revision of UNLV Affirmative Action Plan



President Baepler requested a revision to the Affirmative

Action Plan for UNLV which had been approved earlier. He

noted that the proposed revision occurs in paragraph 2 of

Procedure for Processing Completed Applications. The orig-

inal wording provided that the operating supervisor meet

with the Search Committee but omitted meeting with the

Affirmative Action Officer prior to meeting with the Commit-

tee. Dr. Baepler submitted a revised text (identified as

Ref. 15 and filed with permanent minutes) which provides

that the Affirmative Action Officer will be consulted

prior to the meeting with the Search Committee. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



16. Approval of Fund Transfer, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following trans-

fer from the Contingency Reserve:



#78-002 $16,680 to the Deans Office, College of Hotel

Administration, to provide an operating budget and

salary and fringe benefits for an Administrative

Secretary.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



17. Estimative Budgets for 1977-78, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following New

Estimative Budgets and revisions to existing Estimative

Budgets for 1977-78:



A. DRI Xerox Sales



Operating

Machine Rental $ 8,400

Supplies (paper, toner, etc.) 1,800

Total Expenditures $10,200



Income

Recharge Credits $10,200



B. Scientific Analysis



Salaries and Fringe Benefits FTE

Professional Salaries 1.25 $20,886

Graduate Fellows 0.16 1,520

Technical 0.20 3,914

Fringe Benefits 5,222

Total Compensation $31,542



Operating

Chemicals $ 3,000

Lab Supplies 3,000

Electro-Mechanical Components 4,000

Equipment 4,000

Total Operating $14,000



Total Expenditures $45,542



Revenue

Recharge Credits $45,542



C. DRI Building



Total

Approved Adjstmnt Requested

Revenue

Indirect Cost Recovery $100,000 $100,000

Opening Cash Balance $ 63,100 63,100

Total Income $100,000 $ 63,100 $163,100



Expenditures

Salaries and Fringe Benefits

Classified Salaries $ 9,600 $ 9,600

Wages 4,000 4,000

Fringe Benefits 2,500 2,500

Total $ 16,100 $ 16,100



Operating

Utilities $ 18,000 $ 14,000 $ 32,000

Telephone Rental 18,000 18,000

Janitorial 21,000 21,000

Garbage Collection 1,000 1,000

Maintenance 12,000 12,000

Equipment 8,000 8,000

Painting, Carpentry 12,000 12,000

Supplies 12,000 12,000

Furnishings 25,000 25,000

Miscellaneous 6,000 6,000

Total Operating $100,000 $ 47,000 $147,000

-------- -------- --------

Total Expenditures $100,000 $ 63,100 $163,100



D. Vice President for Administration



FTE Approved FTE Adjustment



Classified Salaries 0.50 $ 5,687 1.00 $ 8,383

Fringe Benefits 3,518

Total 0.50 $ 5,687 1.00 $11,901



Operating $45,000 11,901-

Total $50,687 -0-



Income

Indirect Cost Recov. $50,687



Total Requested



Classified Salaries 1.50 $14,070

Fringe Benefits 3,518

Total 1.50 $17,588



Operating $33,099

Total $50,687



Income

Indirect Cost Recov. $50,687



E. Water Resources Center



Total

Approved Adjust Requested

Operating

Utilities $ 18,000 $ 14,000 $ 32,000



Revenue

Indirect Cost Recovery $18,000 -0- $18,000



Expenditures

Wages $ $ 5,000 $ 5,000

Operating 18,000 5,000- 13,000

Total $18,000 $ -0- $18,000



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



18. Approval of Estimative Budget, WNCC



Executive Vice President Davis requested approval of the

following Estimative Budget for the Associated Students,

WNCC/North Campus, for 1977-78:



Revenue

Opening Cash Balance $ 7,110

Student Fee Income 19,500

Total Income $26,610



Expenditures

Wages $ 2,300

In-State Travel 2,700

Grants-in-Aid 1,500

Athletics 5,850

USUNS Dues 500

Publications 2,800

Organizations 3,000

Student Activities 7,500

Ending Fund Balance 460

Total Expenditure $26,610



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



19. Optional Student Health Insurance, CCD



Executive Vice President Davis reported that the Community

Colleges had solicited proposals for an optional student

health and accident policy for 1977-78 and had received

bids from World Book Life Insurance Company and from

Heritage, tabulations of which were included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 19 and filed with permanent

minutes). Dr. Davis reported that three Executive Vice

Presidents and the Deans of Student Services recommend

that the policy offered by World Book Life Insurance

Company be accepted at a semester premium of $20 and an

annual premium of $51, with optional maternity coverage

available at $55 per year. Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



20. Preliminary Drawings, Campus Service Center, CCCC



System Architect Harry Wood presented the preliminary draw-

ings for the Campus Service Center at CCCC, noting that the

funding of $313,000 is from the General Fund. The project

budget and scope are as follows:



Project Budget:



Professional Services $ 24,100

Construction, including contingency 273,800

Inspection and Testing 14,300

Miscellaneous Costs 800

$313,000



Project Scope:



Building Maintenance Shop 2,000 SF

Grounds Maintenance Shop 2,000 SF

Offices, 2 at 200 SF each 400 SF

Materials, supplies and tool storage 1,000 SF

Staff Rest Rooms and Lounge 600 SF

6,000 SF



Executive Vice President Bloyer proposed that this project

be bid simultaneously with the remodeling of the Dental

Hygiene Suite. In order to expedite both projects, he

recommended that the Board approve the preliminary plans

for the Service Center and authorize the State Public Works

Board to bid both projects as soon as possible. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



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

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



21. Special Fees, CCD



Executive Vice President Bloyer requested authorization to

assess the following new fees for CCD students, effective

Fall, 1977:



Any laboratory science course $ 5.00

Child Development laboratory course 5.00

Developmental laboratory course 5.00

Graphic Arts laboratory course 15.00

Bowling course 20.00



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that this

special fee is assessed in addition to the regular per-

credit fee.



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

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



In response to comments by Mr. Karamanos concerning receipt

of a number of letters from CCD students complaining that

courses taken at the Community College were not being ac-

cepted for transfer to the University, Chancellor Humphrey

suggested that the Articulation Board hold two public meet-

ings prior to the October meeting in order that students,

faculty and other interested persons could be fully informed

concerning the procedure for transfer of courses and to give

those persons an opportunity to inform the Articulation

Board of any problems.



22. Proposed Cooperative Agreements, WNCC



Executive Vice President Davis requested approval of the

following agreements between WNCC and local School Districts

for lease of classroom facilities:



A. Carson City School District - for classroom space,

utilities and custodial maintenance for which WNCC will

pay $8,000 for the 1977-78 school year.



B. Churchill County School District - for the use of Oats

Park Elementary School for which WNCC will pay $8,000

per year. Utilities and maintenance and upkeep of the

premises will be the responsibility of WNCC, except for

the gymnasium which shall be maintained by the District

and its use shared between the College and the District.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

Ross, carried without dissent.



23. Request for Delegation of Authority



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Board will not meet again

until September 16; however, it is anticipated that some

purchase orders in excess of $8,000 will be required prior

to that time. He requested that the Board grant authority

to the Division Presidents and College Executive Vice

Presidents to issue such purchase orders as are required,

with a report to be made to the September meeting.



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

carried without dissent.



24. Nevada Student Incentive Grant Program



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Chancellor's Office

had been designated the single State Agency responsible for

the Nevada Student Incentive Grant Program and that Federal

funds in the amount of $191,383 had been set aside for use

in Nevada during FY 1977. Matching funds for this purpose

were not provided by the 1977 Legislature; however, the

U. S. Office of Education has approved the use of alterna-

tive funding for Nevada's matching dollars.



Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the establishment

of the NSIG program and appointment of an advisory board to

develop the necessary regulations for the program. He in-

troduced Mrs. Mary Lou Moser, Budget Analyst, Office of the

Chancellor, to further explain the program.



Mrs. Moser noted that the alternative funds which may be

used to qualify as matching funds are those contributions

to Institutions derived from third parties, including the

postsecondary institutions themselves. Sources of such

funds to the University of Nevada System institutions might

be scholarships and appropriated monies for those grants-

in-aid which qualify under the Federal regulations. Sources

available to private postsecondary institutions would be

appropriations from their respective boards or scholarships.



Mrs. Moser proposed that the advisory board, which will

report to the Chancellor, consist of financial aid

Administrators from each of the following institutions:



University of Nevada, Reno - one member

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - one member

Community College Division - one member (to rotate

among the three Colleges, beginning with CCCC)

Private four-year - one member (from Sierra Nevada

College)

Private postsecondary and proprietary - one member

(to be appointed by the Nevada Association of

Proprietary Schools)



Mrs. Moser also noted that under this program, awards of up

to $1,500 may be made to needy undergraduate students who

are residents of Nevada. Recipients must maintain academic

standing.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the establishment of the NSIG

program and the appointment of the advisory board as recom-

mended. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without

dissent.



25. Proposed Addition to Board of Regents Handbook



Chancellor Humphrey submitted proposed regulations for meet-

ings of the UNS Student Government Associations which had

been prepared by Counsel, in order to comply with the Open

Meeting Law (identified as Ref. 25 and filed with permanent

minutes).



CSUN President Scott Lorenz requested that this matter be

tabled until a subsequent meeting to permit student review

and revision. General Counsel Lessly pointed out that the

legislation passed by the 1977 Session requires that the

Board of Regents adopt such regulations and suggested that

rather than defer adoption, the students be given an oppor-

tunity to review and suggest amendments to the regulations

at a subsequent meeting.



The Officers recommended approval of the proposed regula-

tions for inclusion in the Board of Regents Handbook as

Section 8 of Chapter 12, Title 4.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee and reconvened at 1:35 P.M.



26. Proposed Amendment to Regents Bylaws and UNS Code



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in June, the Board decided

not to offer a contract to Dr. Charles Donnelly as President

of the Community College for 1977-78, and instructed that

appropriate amendments to the Bylaws and the Code be prepar-

ed to (1) discontinue the position of President of CCD; and

(2) retitle the CCD Executive Vice Presidents as Presidents

and provide that they report to the Chancellor and that they

be treated in a manner similar to the division Presidents.



Chancellor Humphrey submitted the following proposed amend-

ment to the Bylaws:



ARTICLE VI

Officers of the University of Nevada System



Designation Section 1. The Officers are the Chancellor

of the University of Nevada System and the

Presidents 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.



Appointment Section 2. No change



Chancellor Section 3. No change



Presidents Section 4. The President of each UNS Division

or of each Community College Division shall be

the chief administrative officer of that

Division or, in the case of the Community

Colleges, of the College, and shall report to

the Board of Regents through the Chancellor.

In the following list of duties, the word

"College" shall be substituted for "Division"

for Community College Presidents. In carrying

out his responsibilities his duties shall

include the following:



a. To provide leadership in the planning and

implementation necessary for the success-

ful operation of the Division and to in-

sure that the Division develops to its

potential;



b. To be the appointing authority for all

professional personnel in the Division,

subject only to the Code, and to execute

personnel contracts;



c. To review the quality of performance of

all professional personnel in the Division

and to either take final action or recom-

mend action to the Board of Regents on

personnel matters in conformity with the

Code;



d. To make recommendations concerning all

budgets in the Division and to administer

approved budgets;



e. To transfer budget credits, which in his

judgment are no longer necessary, to the

appropriate contingency reserve and to

transfer budget credits from the contin-

gency reserve to functional accounts sub-

ject only to the condition that all such

transfers shall be reported to the Board

at its next regular meeting and transfers

of $5,000 or more to any Department, or

which cumulatively equal $5,000 during one

fiscal year, shall be subject to approval

of the Board;



f. To authorize the transmission of applica-

tions or requests for grants, contracts

or gifts to individuals, foundations,

corporations and the Federal government,

except when the rules or regulations of

the potential donor require approval by

the Board of Regents;



g. To be the principal spokesman for the

Division and to represent the Division

before the Board of Regents and all other

appropriate bodies; and



h. To perform such additional duties as the

Board may direct.



Relationships Section 5. No change of the Officers



Section 6. It is the intent of the Board

that the three Community College Division

Presidents function as a joint or collective

executive in cooperation with the Chancellor

on matters which are Division-wide.



Dr. Humphrey also submitted the following proposed amendment

to the Code:



1.3.8 The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet



(a) The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet shall consist

of the Presidents 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, the

Chairman of each faculty or University Senate,

the Chairman of the Unit Senate, and one stu-

dent body representative selected by the

United Students of the University of Nevada

System. The Chancellor may designate addi-

tional members for special purposes. The

Chancellor shall, at the request of any

President, invite the President of the student

body of that University or College to partici-

pate in discussion of specific items.



(b) The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet shall serve

as the principal method of liaison among the

Divisions and shall provide counsel to the

Chancellor. Review of the proposed agenda of

the Board of Regents, budgets and planning will

normally be discussed with the Cabinet.



(c) The Cabinet will meet upon the call of the

Chancellor.



SECTION 1.4 - Officers of the University



1.4.1 The Officers of the University are the Chancellor of

the System and the Presidents 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.



1.4.2 No change



1.4.3 No change



1.4.4 No change



In submitting the proposed amendments, Dr. Humphrey noted

that the Bylaws may be amended at any meeting of the Board

by a 2/3 vote of all members (i. e., 6 affirmative votes),

provided that written notices and copies of such planned

amendment shall have been given to each member of the Board

of Regents at least thirty days prior to the meeting at

which amendment action will be requested. He also noted

that amendments to the Code must be referred to all Senates

for consideration and recommendation and at least two months

shall be allowed for such consideration. Accordingly, he

requested that action on the proposed amendments be sched-

uled for the October 14, 1977, meeting of the Board. In-

cluded with the agenda were the following communications

concerning the nonrenewal of Dr. Donnelly's appointment as

President and the proposed Code and Bylaws amendments:



(1) Letter from Mrs. Joan Chambers, Chairman of the UNR

Faculty Senate.



(2) Letter from Professor Jo Deen Flack, President of the

UNR Chapter of NSP.



(3) Letter from Dr. Hugh Collett, Chairman of the WNCC

Advisory Board.



(4) Letter from Ms. Barbara Summers, Chairman of the Unit

Senate.



Mrs. Fong reported that she had written to the Attorney

General requesting his opinion concerning the appropriate-

ness of the Board's action in Executive Session in June and

had received the following response from Mr. Robert List,

which she requested be included in the minutes:



Dear Mrs. Fong:



I am in receipt of your letter of July 8, 1977, wherein

you raised a question concerning an Executive Session of

the University of Nevada Board of Regents held on June

17, 1977.



I have reviewed both the official minutes and a verbatim

transcript of the meeting, the provisions of the Univer-

sity Code and the terms of NRS 396.100, which was the

Open Meeting Law applicable to the Board of Regents at

the time; and I have concluded that the deliberations

and action taken were substantially concerned with the

job performance and the continued employment of a public

officer or employee and therefore, were properly con-

sidered at an executive session.



As part of the determination not to reappoint the indi-

vidual involved, a corollary decision was made not to

fill the position of President of the Community College

Division with someone else at that time, thus giving

the impression that the position itself had been elim-

inated.



However, the position of President of the Community

College Division may be eliminated only through proper

amendment of the University's Code and By Laws. I am

informed that Item No. 29 on the agenda for the July 22,

1977 meeting of the Board of Regents concerns considera-

tion of the required amendments to the Code and Bylaws

for achievement of this purpose. This matter must be

presented, deliberated and decided in a meeting open to

the public.



In preparing this opinion, I have consulted with the

University's General Counsel, Deputy Attorney General

Larry D. Lessly, who was present at the June 17 meeting

and who concurs with my conclusions.



Robert List

Attorney General



Dr. Anderson moved that no further action be taken in regard

to the proposed amendments to the Code and Bylaws. Motion

seconded by Dr. Lombardi, failed by the following roll call

vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Fong, Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason

No - Mr. John Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen,

Mr. Ross, Mr. James Buchanan



Statements in opposition to the action taken by the Board in

June to discontinue the Office of the President of CCD were

made by the following persons:



Professor Jo Deen Flack on behalf of the UNR Chapter of

NSP

Mr. Jim Stone, on behalf of USUNS

Mr. Grant Anderson, on behalf of the WNCC Advisory Board

Mrs. Joan Chambers, on behalf of the UNR Senate



Dr. Lombardi moved that a contract as President of CCD be

offered to Dr. Donnelly. Chairman Buchanan ruled the motion

out of order in that Dr. Lombardi had not voted on the pre-

vailing side at the previous meeting and could not, there-

fore, move for reconsideration of the previous action.



No further action was taken and the proposed amendments were

declared to be before the Senates for review, with action by

the Board of Regents scheduled for the October meeting.



27. Change in Summer Session Salary Schedule



Chancellor Humphrey presented the following proposal by

the UNR Senate:



That the UNR Summer Session Salary Schedule for 1977

be increased by 8% for all faculty who would normally

be covered by the PERS or the TIAA retirement plans in

lieu of the University's 8% contribution to those plans,

unless the University is required to contribute to

Social Security for Summer School salaries.



Dr. Humphrey noted that contributions to retirement programs

based on Summer Session earnings were discontinued by the

1977 Legislature, and it has been determined that Social

Security payments on those earnings are not required. Ac-

cordingly, the officers recommended that the Summer School

Salary Schedules for all resident faculty be increased by

8%, effective July 1, 1977. Resulting schedules were in-

cluded with the agenda (identified as Ref. 26 and filed with

permanent minutes).



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



28. Proposal for Exemptions from Salary Restrictions



Mrs. Joan Chambers, Chairman of the UNR Faculty Senate, re-

ported the following motion passed by the UNR Senate on

June 9:



...that the Faculty Senate take advantage of the

provisions in AB 421 to seek removal of any salary

ceiling on members of the University of Nevada System,

and, further, that the Senate seek removal of any

limitations of less than $38,000 on B contracts.



In accordance with that motion, Mrs. Chambers requested:



(1) That the Board of Regents consider declaring that NRS

281.123, which limits the salary of a State employee

to 95% of the Governor's salary, is not applicable to

members of the University of Nevada System.



(2) That if the action suggested in #1 is not deemed feasi-

ble, that the Board avail itself of the opportunity

provided in AB 421 to seek exemption of this limita-

tion on University of Nevada System salaries from the

Governor or from the Interim Finance Committee.



(3) That the Board declare that the 95% law does not extend

to University of Nevada System members who are on B

contracts on the ground that a B contract is considered

a full year's salary.



Vice President Gorrell reported that although he and Presi-

dent Milam agreed with the concept, they did not support the

requests in (1) and (2); however, they did endorse the re-

quest in (3) based on their support of the concept that a B

contract faculty was, in fact, employed year round in that

he was obligated to remain professionally current. Dr.

Baepler stated that he agreed that a B contract faculty is

a full-time professional, but pointed out that a B contract

has a beginning and an ending date and service beyond that

date implies a supplemental salary. Dr. Humphrey commented

on the UNR Faculty Senate proposal, noting that NRS 281.123,

adopted by the 1975 Legislature, provides as follows:



1. Except as provided in subsection 2, the salary of a

person employed by the State of Nevada, any political

subdivision of the State or any agency of the State

shall not exceed 95 percent of the salary for the

Office of Governor during the same period.



2. The provisions of subsection 1 shall not operate to

reduce the salary which any public employee was

receiving on June 30, 1975.



Chancellor Humphrey commented that UNS has followed that Law

since it became effective July 1, 1975, and noted that since

the Governor's salary is presently $40,000 per year, the

maximum for others is presently $38,000 per year.



Dr. Humphrey noted that the 1977 Legislature amended the law

to provide that subsection 1 did not apply to the salaries

of physicians and surgeons employed full time by the State

and the 1977-78 Work Program included several salaries in

excess of $38,000 for physicians in the School of Medical

Sciences, UNR. The 1977 Legislature also amended NRS 281

by adding the following subsection:



1. The Interim Finance Committee may approve applications

from agencies of the State for exceptions to limitations

on salaries which are expressed as percentages of

salaries paid to another person or authorized for

another position.



2. The chief officer of a State agency may submit applica-

tions for exception for any person or position within

his agency to the Governor who, if he approves, shall

present these to the Interim Finance Committee.



3. The Interim Finance Committee may approve an exception

under this section if it finds that:



(a) If the application is for a particular officer or

employee, the person has exhibited exceptional

qualifications or ability; or



(b) If the application is for a position, the position

requires unusual skill, ability, knowledge or some

other quality, and that under statutory salary

limitations there is no qualified person seeking

to fill the position.



(c) The Interim Finance Committee shall return an

application for a state officer, employee or

position to the chief officer of the agency with

its approval or disapproval and, if it has approved

the exception, make an allocation from the con-

tingency fund, unless the exception is to begin

on or after July 1 of an odd-numbered year and

provision has been made in the agency budget for

the increase in salary.



Dr. Humphrey pointed out that the UNS rank and salary

patterns have long provided that the academic year (or B)

schedule is .8333 (or 10/12ths) of the 12-month (or A)

schedule. This schedule, first developed in the 1950's and

reaffirmed several times, was adopted on the concept that

faculty on academic year contracts had a ten-month obliga-

tion to the University and if they worked longer (e. g.,

taught Summer School or otherwise had duties assigned in

the Summer) they would be paid extra. Consequently, since

1975 the interpretation within UNS of NRS 281.123 has been

that if the salary ceiling was $38,000 "during the same per-

iod" (i. e., a year), it was to apply to A contract faculty

at $38,000 and for B contract faculty at $31,655 (i. e.,

.8333 or 10/12ths of $38,000). Chancellor Humphrey also

noted that the 1977 Legislature had increased the Governor's

salary to $50,000, effective 1979, therefore allowing for

the 1978-79 ceiling to rise to $42,750 and thereafter to

$47,500.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended against the request by the

UNR Faculty Senate.



Mrs. Fong moved that the UNR Faculty Senate request be

denied. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without

dissent.



29. Revision of Work Program for 1977-78



Chancellor Humphrey reported in view of the discontinuance

of the Presidency of CCD, it was recommended by the three

Executive Vice Presidents of the Community Colleges, Presi-

dent Milam, President Baepler, and the Business Officers of

CCD, UNR and UNLV, that business services for Clark County

Community College be offered by the Business Center, South

(instead of Business Center, North, as had been anticipated

in the Work Program adopted by the Board in June). Accord-

ingly, this recommendation was communicated to the Board,

with the Chancellor's endorsement, on June 24-25 and no

exception was taken.



Dr. Humphrey recommended that for minute record purposes,

the Board confirm the action taken to amend the Work Program

by a reduction of $247,007 in the Business Center, North,

with a like increase in the Business Center, South (new

budgets identified as Ref. 28 and filed with permanent

minutes).



In addition, Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Work Program

had anticipated that there would be a half-time Personnel

Director for CCD, budgeted to the Business Center, North.

The position was filled by Leon Van Doren, with the other

.50 FTE of his appointment budgeted to WNCC-N. With the

pending dissolution of the Division level administration of

the Community College, it becomes appropriate to eliminate

the position of Personnel Director and transfer its incum-

bent, Mr. Van Doren, to full time with WNCC.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the amendment of the Work

Program by reduction of the Business Center, North by .50

FTE professionals and $10,651, increasing Western Nevada

Community College, North, by like amounts within the

instruction function.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



30. Request for Sabbatical Leave



Chancellor Humphrey submitted a request from Dr. Charles

Donnelly for a sabbatical leave for six months beginning

July 1, 1977, with an additional request for waiver of the

requirement that a faculty member receiving a sabbatical

leave return to the System for a like number of months.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the request for sabbatical

leave and waiver of the requirment to return. Motion sec-

onded by Mrs. Knudtsen.



Mrs. Fong moved to amend to provide that Dr. Donnelly be

permitted to accept an administrative position in CCD, if

offered, rather than a teaching position, upon his return.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Amended motion carried without dissent.



31. State Science Advisor



Chancellor Humphrey noted that SB 197, adopted by the 1977

Legislature, provides for appointment by the Governor of a

State Science Advisor from a list of one-year sabbatical

leave applicants acceptable to the Board of Regents. He

recalled that the Board had agreed to fully fund this leave

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund with no

reduction in salary for the person appointed. The one ap-

plication received, from Mr. Roger Steele, was included with

the agenda (identified as Ref. 31 and filed with permanent

minutes). Dr. Humphrey also noted the receipt of a letter

from Mr. Bruce Arkell of the Governor's Office of Planning

Coordination, in which the Board was requested to delay

submitting applications until the next year (letter identi-

fied as Ref. 31A and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey suggested that in view of the communi-

cation on behalf of the Governor, further action by the

Board would be inappropriate.



Mr. Ross moved that this matter be deferred until next

year. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without

dissent.



32. Requested Changes and Additions to the Master List



University of Nevada, Reno - Vice President Gorrell

recommended the following changes:



(1) Dr. Jerry May, School of Medical Sciences - Award of a

four step administrative increment in recognition of

duties as Chairman of Admissions Committee. This will

change salary from Rank II, Step 16, $23,755, to Rank

II, Step 20, $26,003. He will remain on an A contract.



(2) Jonathan F. Feinberg, M. D., Assistant Professor of

Family Medicine, School of Medical Sciences - Adjust-

ment in salary from $42,800 to $44,000.



(3) De Witt Baldwin, M. D., School of Medical Sciences -

Increase in salary from $50,000 to $52,500 as an

administrative increment in connection with his new

post of Assistant Dean for Rural Health.



(4) Dr. Douglas Leister, Department of Managerial Sciences,

School of Business Administration - Change from B to A,

effective August 1, 1977. Dr. Leister has been assign-

ed to the Department of Transportation for the next two

years. His salary will be at a base of $28,725 and the

Department of Transportation will reimburse the Univer-

sity monthly for all costs, including fringe benefits.



(5) Roslyn Zimmerman, School of Medical Sciences - Change

0.60 FTE, A contract, to 0.50 FTE, B contract. Rank

and step will remain the same.



(6) Dr. R. S. Mc Clintock, Student Health Services - From

an A contract (Rank IV, Step 19, $36,041) to a B con-

tract at the same rank and step ($30,038).



Western Nevada Community College - Executive Vice President

Davis recommended the following changes:



(1) Dr. Larry Crandall, Director of Learning Resources,

WNCC/S Change in salary from $23,000 to $23,210 to

correct an error in calculation.



(2) Lewis Scott, Instructor/Radiologic Technology, WNCC/N

Adjustment in salary from Rank I, Step 4, $13,789, to

Rank 1, Step 5, $14,277.



(3) Barbara Taylor, Learning Resource Specialist, WNCC/S

Adjustment in salary from Rank 3, Step 1 ($8,437 at .50

FTE), to Rank 3, Step 2, $8,735, in recognition of

award of doctorate.



(4) James Claybrook, Counselor, WNCC/S - Adjustment in

salary from Rank 1, Step 4, $11,488 to Rank 1, Step

5.5, $12,097, to correct an inequity and in recognition

of award of master's degree.



(5) Constance Fry, Learning Manager - Add to Master List at

Rank 2, Step 2, $13,242, B contract.



(6) Harry Scharmann, Learning Manager - Add to Master List

at Rank 2, Step 2, $13,242, B contract.



(7) Thomas Tooke, Learning Manager - Add to Master List at

Rank 2, Step 2, $13,242, B contract.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Baepler

recommended the following changes:



Pos. No. Name Budgeted Adjust to



Nursing

P-22002 Onyett, V. L. B-R2 S10 16,986 A-R3 S5.5 21,247



Anthropology

P-72113 Miranda, M. L.B-R1 S11.5 14,533 B-R2 S5 14,646



Art

P-72091 Ramstedt, N. B-R1 S9 13,518 B-R2 S5.5 14,880



English

P-72017 Irsfeld, J. H.B-R4 S4 21,158 A-R4 S4 24,333

(11 1/2 mos.)

Foreign Languages

P-72023 Hilgar, M. F. B-R3 $6.5 18,230 B-R3 S7 18,492



Psychology

P-72119 Hurlbert, R. B-R2 $4.5 14,412 B-R2 S5 14,646



Business & Economics

P-32003 Browning, R. B-R2 $11.5 17,688 B-R0 $11.5 17,688

P-32006 Anderson, R. B-R0 $11.5 17,688 B-R0 $11 17,454

P-32007 Newmann, R. B-R4 $5.5 22,046 B-R4 $6.5 22,638



Curriculum & Instruction

P-42005 Boord, R. O. A-R4 S10 29,651 A-R4 S10 28,415

(11 1/2 mos.)

Educational Foundations & Counseling

P-42027 Hovey, R. L. A-R3 S7.5 22,503 B-R3 S7.5 18,754



Mathematics

P-82016 Bhatnagar, S. B-R3 S7 18,492 B-R3 S8 19,016

P-82022 Nietling, L. B-R3 S14 22,160 B-R3 S15 22,684

P-82050 Werth, J. L. B-R3 S7.5 18,754 B-R3 S8 19,016



Dean's Office, Allied Health

P-22001 Michel, M. A. A-R4 S16.5+ 28,980(.84)A R4 S16.5+

34,500(1.00)



Intercollegiate Athletics

P-63007 Mc Quarn, G. B-R0 S19 21,198 A-R0 S12.5 21,788

P-63010 Readout, R. A-RO S9.5 20,102 A-R0 S12.5 21,788



Non-Fund 101

P-90021 Gay, D. A-R0 S8 19,259 A-R0 S9 19,821

P-90025 Rogers, R. D. A-RO S8 19,259 A-R0 S9 19,821

P-90032 Olive, C. J. A-RO S2.5 13,057 A-R0 S3 13,301



Estimative Budgets

P-91002 Saxton, F. A-R1 S8 15,741 A-R1 S9.5 16,473

P-91004T Vanda, C. A-R0 S0 9,605 A-R0 S0 9,770

P-91009 Goldberg, C. A-R2 S5 17,573 A-R2 S5.5 17,854



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

carried without dissent.



33. Request to Sell Bonds



Vice President Gorrell reported that in February, 1976 UNR

received two $5,000 bonds from Karen Corporation as a gift

to the School of Medical Sciences. He requested approval to

sell these bonds back to Karen Corporation for the amount of

the principal ($10,000). Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

carried without dissent.



34. Request for Exception to Patent Policy, DRI



President Smith requested an exception to the University's

Patent Policy as reflected in Title 4, Chapter 9 of the

Board of Regents Handbook, specifically in Section 7 which

requires all discoveries to be assigned to the University.

The exception will permit the acceptance of a purchase order

from Southern California Edison for DRI to provide labor,

material and equipment to conduct particulate studies in

the Power Plant effluent at the Mohave Generating Station

during the period June 1 through December 31, 1977. The

purchase order, for a total of $32,628, requires that all

discoveries, patents, etc., resulting from work performed

by DRI on this project, be assigned to SCE. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



35. Advisory Board for Historic Preservation and Archaeology



Chancellor Humphrey reported that SB 359, which was approved

by the 1977 Legislature, provides for the creation of an

Advisory Board for Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

The Board is to be appointed by the Governor by selecting

one member from each list of three names to be submitted by

several designated organizations, one of which is the Board

of Regents. A separate list of three is to be submitted by

the "executive head of the Desert Research Institute".



In addition to the responsibilities specified in SB 359,

Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Governor wishes to struc-

ture this Board in such a way as to satisfy the regulations

for continued receipt of Federal funds (discontinuing a non-

statutory committee which was established for this purpose).

Accordingly, the Governor has requested that nominees to

this Board meet certain qualifications. The Board of

Regents is requested to submit one nominee who is either an

architectural historian, or someone with a graduate degree

in architectural history, art history, or historic preserv-

ation, or someone with a bachelor's degree and experience

in the above areas; one nominee who is an architect; and

one nominee who is interested in the above areas.



President Baepler, President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended the following three individuals be submitted by

the Board as nominees to the Advisory Board for Historic

Preservation and Archaeology:



Dr. Claude Warren, Professor of Anthropology, University

of Nevada, Las Vegas - Dr. Warren received the bache-

lor's and master's degrees from University of Washington

and the Ph. D. from the University of California, Los

Angeles. Dr. Warren has a great deal of experience

and interest in discovery and restoration of historical

sites, and is presently engaged in an archaeological

site report for excavation at the Valley of Fire.



Mr. Harry Paul Wood, Architect for the University of

Nevada System - Mr. Wood received his bachelor's and

master's degrees in architecture from the University of

California. He is licensed to practice in California

and Nevada, and holds the NCARB Certificate of Regis-

tration. During more than 25 years of varied practical

experience, Mr. Wood has traveled extensively, placing

particular emphasis on the study of architectural his-

tory both in the United States and abroad.



Dr. James T. Anderson, Professor of Engineering,

University of Nevada, Reno - Dr. Anderson holds the

Ph. D. degree from the University of London, and has

served the University of Nevada as Dean of the College

of Engineering and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

He has also maintained an active interest in historical

monuments and archaeological information in the State

of Nevada. He has lectured at the University as part

of the Nevada Lore series, and was active as a leader

in the project for marking overland emigrant trails

throughout the State.



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

carried without dissent.



36. Designation of Assistant General Counsel



Chancellor Humphrey endorsed a recommendation by General

Counsel Larry Lessly and President Baepler that Lorne

Seidman, Special Counsel to the UNLV President, be desig-

nated Assistant General Counsel. As Assistant General

Counsel, Mr. Seidman would be under the authority of and

would report to the General Counsel with respect to all

legal matters in which he is involved. He would continue

in his present faculty position at UNLV and would continue

to provide the same type of internal legal advice at UNLV

as he presently does. His designation as Assistant General

Counsel would authorize him to act as legal representative

for the University in personnel administrative hearings and

he would also be available to respond in emergencies to

assist General Counsel with respect to legal matters in-

volving other Divisions of the System occurring in Clark

County. Attorney General List is prepared to deputize Mr.

Seidman as a Special Deputy Attorney General if his desig-

nation as Assistant General Counsel is approved by the

Board.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



37. Regents' Duties and Obligations



At the request of Mr. Karamanos, a discussion was scheduled

concerning the duties and obligations of a Regent to his

district, the State and the University. A copy of a letter

from General Counsel Lessly, responding to Mr. Karamanos'

question concerning this, was distributed (letter filed

with permanent minutes).



Mr. Karamanos expressed concern over the newspaper articles

which had appeared following the June meeting concerning the

Chancellor's relationship to the Board and suggested that it

would be appropriate that this matter be clarified by adop-

tion of a resolution extending to the Chancellor the full

support of the Board of Regents and commending him for his

service to the University.



Mr. Karamanos moved that an appropriate resolution be so

adopted. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without

dissent.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the Board indicate its complete

support and confidence in the Officers of the University.

Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



38. Radio and Television Coverage of Athletic Events



At Mr. Karamanos' request, President Baepler reported con-

cerning a meeting planned for the following week related to

radio and television coverage of UNLV athletic events,

principally the basketball games. He explained that each

year the University is very severly criticized for the way

in which contracts for this coverage are handled. In the

past, the University has drawn up the specifications, ad-

vertised to all radio and television stations on a bid

basis, analyzed the bids, and awarded the contract to the

station that came in with the highest bid. This has not

always been easy or satisfactory, he noted, since bids sub-

mitted do not exactly fit the specifications. An alterna-

tive has been identified; that is, advertise on a bid basis

for a single broker or producer and that person who offers

the best bid meeting the specifications has the responsibil-

ity to fill out and package it with radio and TV stations.

Consideration of this alternative has also caused criticism

of the University. A meeting is scheduled on Tuesday with

members of the media, at which time the University hopes to

receive constructive suggestions as to how best to proceed.

He emphasized that nothing has been advertised and the

University is free to go in either direction.



Mr. Karamanos moved that a committee of Regents be appointed

by the Chairman to attend the meeting, participate in devel-

oping the specifications for the bid and the committee then

be delegated authority to act on behalf of the Board in

awarding the contract. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

carried without dissent.



It was agreed that the Chancellor and Counsel should also

participate in meetings and development of specifications.



(Note to Minutes: Following the meeting, the Secretary was

informed by the Chairman that Regents Karamanos, Fong,

Mason and James Buchanan would be the committee.)



39. Post-Retirement Appointment



Vice President Gorrell requested approval of a post retire-

ment appointment for Professor Ethel Diedrichsen as Visit-

ing Associate Professor of Home Economics for the 1977-78

academic year. Professor Diedrichsen is 67 years of age

and is retired from the faculty of the University of

Nebraska.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



40. Chancellor's Report



A. History of Capital Improvement Funding - Chancellor

Humphrey noted that a question was recently asked

concerning funding for UNS capital improvements in

recent years. As a result, a review was conducted of

the program as authorized by the Legislature from 1967

forward in order to reflect what has happened since the

System was organized in 1967-68. This review shows the

following:



% of State % of

Total Projection Total General Fund Total



UNLV $ 43,170,255 40.4 $13,942,118 54.6

UNR 32,626,806 30.6 4,576,718 17.9

CCD 24,833,609 23.3 5,982,254 23.4

DRI 5,836,994 5.4 1,022,500 4.1

UNIT 245,000 .3 -0- ----

TOTAL $106,712,664 100.0 $25,523,590 100.0



Above does not include projects funding exclusively

with private or Federal monies or a combination of

these two sources. See below.



$2,209,500 repaid to General Fund in 1977 from Higher

Education Capital Construction Fund (i. e., slot mach-

ine tax rebate).



The analysis also reveals the distribution by geo-

grafic area to be as follows:



Las Vegas Area $ 56,743,549

Reno/Carson City Area 48,350,042

Elko Area 1,619,073

Total $106,712,664



Not included in the projects listed above are those

funded exclusively with private or Federal monies or

a combination of these two sources. These projects

totaled $10,000,000 at UNLV and $4,716,000 at UNR.



B. Chancellor Humphrey reported as follows concerning the

Fleischmann Foundation:



In October, 1976 the Board of Trustees of the Max C.

Fleischmann Foundation revised its Information Leaflet

by adding the following paragraph:



(6) No applications anticipating the Foundation's

termination are being accepted. All such

grants will be initiated by the trustees. In

the interim all current requests will be hon-

ored and processed in the usual manner.



They determined that June 30, 1977, would be the final

cutoff date for the acceptance of regular applications

and that thereafter only applications will be accepted

which are initiated by and invited by the trustees.



Following usual University of Nevada System practice,

three grant proposals were advanced to the Foundation

prior to June 30, 1977. In December 1976 we requested

$271,000 for a handicapped child research and service

facility at UNLV, and $324,000 for instruments and

equipment for the Biomedical Research Program of the

School of Medical Sciences at UNR. In May 1977 we

requested $2,624,800 to purchase and remodel the College

Inn on North Virginia Street, Reno, to be used by the

National College of the State Judiciary, the National

Council of Juvenile Court Judges, and UNR Continuing

Education programs. These proposed grants were request-

ed not in anticipation of the Foundation's termination,

but rather from current annual income.



The trustees have recently informed me that the three

grant proposals now before them, and all projects ini-

tiated by the trustees in the future, will be consid-

ered against the total assets of the trust. They have

further informed me that:



(1) Whatever amounts the University of Nevada

System may eventually receive will not exceed

ten percent (10%) of the total monies granted

between now and July 1980, and that no organ-

ization should assume that it is guaranteed

any grants nor a specific mininum;



(2) That in all probability the trustees will not

act upon these grant applications now before

for some time; and



(3) That the trustees will be initiating an invi-

tation to the Board of Regents for one or more

applications.



In view of this information, I recommend that the

University of Nevada System withdraw the three grant

requests now pending, restudy the entire matter, and

develop a set of grant requests in anticipation of the

invitation from the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendations

that the three applications now pending with the Foundation

be withdrawn and a new set of grant requests be developed.

Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



41. New Business



A. Mrs. Fong requested clarification concerning the news-

paper articles reporting that sorority and fraternity

houses would be constructing facilities on the UNLV

Campus on land to be provided by the University.



President Baepler noted that the Master Plan developed

for UNLV a number of years ago had reflected a part of

the Campus dedicated to sorority and fraternity houses.

He also pointed out that a new master plan is being

developed and any dedication of a part of the Campus for

this purpose would be subject to review by the Board as

the Master Plan is developed.



Chancellor Humphrey agreed that as the master plan is

being developed, the narrative upon which the plan is

based will be reviewed by the Board of Regents and that

matter can be specifically addressed at that time.



B. Mr. Karamanos requested that President Baepler look into

the feasibility of training UNLV Hotel Administration

students at the Clark County Culinary Arts facility in

the area of food preparation. President Baepler agreed

to approach the College of Hotel Administration concern-

ing this.



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda sub-

mitted. Included on the Information Agenda was an annual report

of compliance to the University's Affirmative Action policy. Ms.

Martinez commented briefly on what appeared to be several profes-

sionals earning salaries below the salary schedule. However, she

explained, this was data concerning individuals on contract for

less than a year and whose salary had not been converted to an

annual figure.



The Information Agenda also contained the following items:



(1) Report of Foreign Travel

(2) Report of Fund Transfers

(3) Board of Regents Special Projects Account

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

(5) Report on Space Assignment, CCD

(6) Progress of University Projects, UNR

(7) Report of Professional Personnel Appointments



The meeting adjourned at 4:10 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

07-22-1977