07/23/1976

 

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 23-24, 1976








07-23-1976

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BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

July 23, 1976



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

Religion and Life, 1101 N. Virginia Street, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan II

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross

Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President Max Milam, UNR

President Lloyd P. Smith, DRI

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Dr. Paul Burns, UNLV Senate

Mr. Bob Rose, Faculty Senate, WNCC-North

Mr. Bob Hill, Faculty Senate, WNCC-South

Dr. James Richardson, UNR Faculty

Mr. Ken Robbins, Unit Senate

Mr. Joseph Warburton, DRI Faculty Senate

Mr. Jim Stone, ASUN

Mr. Dan Russell, CSUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at

10:40 A.M.



Upon motion by Miss Thompson, seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, and

unanimous vote, a supplemental agenda containing five new items

and additional information on three items of the regular agenda

was admitted.



1. Approval of Minutes



Mrs. Fong had asked that the following be added to the min-

utes of the regular meeting of June 18, 1976:



#31. Intercollegiate Athletics Work Program



Fong: "UNLV has golf and baseball teams for men.

Why are there no golf and baseball (soft-

ball) teams for women?"

Coach Barnson: "There is no demand for them."



#32. Joint UNLV-CCCC Radio Station



Fong: "What is the wattage of the transmitter?"



Karaffa: "10,000 watts."



Fong: "What is the reception rate of the sta-

tion?"



Karaffa: "Fifty to sixty miles."



Mrs. Knudtsen asked that a typographical error in the spell-

ing of assistants on page 143 be corrected.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the minutes with the addi-

tion and the correction as noted. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



2. Acceptance of Gifts and Grants



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

vision Presidents was recommended. (Report identified as

Ref. 2 and filed with permanent minutes.) In addition to

the gifts and grants contained in Ref. 2, the following was

reported:



Mr. Carl Parise has offered to install a night lighting sys-

tem at Mackay Stadium. He will have the facility designed

to University specifications and will have the installation

completed by a licensed contractor in compliance with all

applicable codes. The University will approve the details.



Mrs. Fong moved approval of the gifts and grants as report-

ed. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson, carried without

dissent.



3. Investment Advisory Committee Report



Acceptance of the minutes of the Committee's meeting of

June 18, 1976 (identified as Ref. 3 and filed with perma-

nent minutes) was recommended).



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



4. Change in Administrative Structure, UNR



President Milam presented a proposed new organizational

chart for UNR (identified as Ref. 4 and filed with permanent

minutes), in conformity with Section 1.3.7 of the Code. He

noted that under the new organizational structure the Direc-

tor of Extended Programs and the Director of Admissions and

Records would report directly to the President rather than

to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and that the

Campus Police Department would report directly to the Vice

President for Business rather than through the Director of

Physical Plant. President Milam requested approval of the

new organizational chart with the stipulation that in the

future the Alumni Relations and Development Director could,

without the matter being resubmitted for Board approval,

report directly to the President rather than to the Director

of Extended Programs. The reorganization had the approval

of the UNR Faculty Senate, and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



5. School of Medical Sciences Registration Fee



President Milam requested approval of an increase of $100

per semester in the registration fee for the School of

Medical Sciences for Nevada residents, effective Fall, 1976.

The present fee of $1,000 per semester has been in effect

since Fall, 1975 when it was raised from $800. Of the pres-

ent fee, $96 goes to the Capital Improvement Fee Fund and

$904 to the School of Medical Sciences budget. Of the pro-

posed $1,100 fee, $96 would continue to be distributed to

the Capital Improvement Fee Fund, with the balance to the

School of Medical Sciences, and the present out-of-state

tuition of $3,500 per semester would remain unchanged.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



6. Special Course Fees, UNR



President Milam noted that under Chapter 13 of the Board of

Regents Handbook, UNR presently has authority to charge a

special fee of $5 per semester for ceramics courses and $10

per semester for all other Art Department studio courses.

In the revised Chapter 13 which has been adopted to become

effective Summer, 1977 these fees were not included. He

therefore requested Board authorization to correct this

omission and add special course fees as follows:



A. A fee of $10 per semester for all Art Department studio

courses.



B. A $30-per-course fee for a sailing course offered by the

Department of Recreation and Physical Education.



C. A fee of $15 per course for Criminal Justice 324 and

424.



All fees would become effective immediately and would con-

tinue in the revised Chapter 13 for 1977. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



7. Sale of Portion of Valley Road Farm



President Milam reported on the results of bids for sale or

lease of 4.28 acres of land at the Valley Road Farm. This

was a parcel which was separated from the rest of the farm

when the freeway was built. Bids were opened on July 20,

with the following results:



Pierce Manguarian bid $168,000 cash.



Gordon R. Zuckerman bid $24,000 per year for a lease with an

option to purchase and subordination of land for construc-

tion/permanent loan.



Joseph Arroyo bid $270,000 provided land was zoned C-2, or a

50-year lease at $12,000 per year.



Oral bids were then called for, with Pete Jouglas offering

$176,000 with no restriction. Bidding continued on to

$210,000, when Mr. Arroyo removed his restriction as to

zoning and bid $270,000 cash.



This last bid was approved by the Dean of the College of

Agriculture and exceeded the appraised value. President

Milam recommended that the Board accept Mr. Arroyo's bid

and request the Governor's approval for the sale. He fur-

ther recommended that upon the Governor's approval, an es-

crow be established at the Title Insurance and Trust Company

and that a 6% commission be paid to the real estate agents

upon settlement of the escrow. Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



8. School of Medical Sciences Host Fund



President Milam recalled that in the past the Board has ap-

proved a Host Fund of $1,500 per year for the School of

Medical Sciences, to be used to host site visit teams, an-

nual awards night for students, Admissions Committee, etc.

Unrestricted gift funds and other nonappropriated funds are

used for this purpose. He requested approval of $1,500 for

this purpose for 1976-77 and for subsequent years.



Mr. Ross moved approval of a Host Fund for the School of

Medical Sciences of $1,500 for 1976-77, with the stipulation

that subsequently the matter be brought back to the Regents

for yearly approval in the normal manner for Host Funds.



Dr. Anderson asked Chancellor Humphrey whether it would be

possible to include the Host Fund in the budget for the

School of Medical Sciences. Chancellor Humphrey replied

that this was not possible, because Host Funds may not be

paid from appropriated monies.



Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



9. Budget Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following

transfers:



A. $68,934 from the UNR Contingency Reserve as noted:



#009 To the English Department, $18,158 to provide ad-

ditional professional salaries and fringe bene-

fits for positions filled at amounts greater than

budgeted.



#010 To Managerial Sciences, $13,919 to provide funds

for the salary and fringe benefits of an incumbent

who was promoted and the hiring of two profession-

als at salaries greater than budgeted.



#011 To the Art Department, $13,212 to provide for

letters of appointment for the Fall semester.



#012 To Foreign Languages, $8,200 of which $7,000 will

apply to the appointment of two graduate fellows

and $1,200 for the appointment of an instructor

to teach Greek during the Fall semester.



#013 To Recreation and Physical Education, $5,445 for

the salary of a half-time pool supervisor and

swimming teacher.



#014 To Allied Health, Medical Technology, $10,000 to

provide funding for changes in contracts to "A"

of incumbents, and additional salary and fringe

benefits necessary for the Fall semester.



B. $16,181 from the UNR Statewide Programs Contingency

Reserve as noted:



#015 To the Seismological Laboratory, $9,125 to provide

funds for classified salaries.



#016 To the Seismological Laboratory, $7,056 to provide

funds for classified salaries at $5,481 and $1,575

to the operating category.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



10. Contingency Reserve Loans, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following loans

from the DRI Contingency Reserve:



$75,000 to ERDA Contract AT (29)-1253. A proposal in

the amount of $442,000 effective July 1, 1976 is in the

final stages of negotiation. This loan will allow for

approximately two months of expenditures.



$5,000 to the continuation of the Ross Ice Shelf Pro-

gram under the direction of Professor Joseph A.

Warburton.



$10,000 to Origin of Ice Crystals, South Pole, under

the direction of Dr. Vern Smiley.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



11. Budget Transfers, DRI



President Smith requested approval of the following

transfers:



#77-001 $6,327 from the Energy and Reorientation Reserve

to the President's Office to provide salary funding

for the increased FTE of the President.



#77-002 $16,556 from the Energy and Reorientation Reserve

to provide salary funding of the Curator of the

Fleischmann Atmospherium-Planetarium which was not

included in the 1976-77 Work Program as approved

by the Board on April 2, 1976.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



12. Solar Energy Building



President Smith recalled that at the June meeting the Board

had approved the transfer of $49,494 from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Fund to supplement the State appro-

priation for the construction of the DRI Solar Energy Facil-

ity in Boulder City. This was contingent upon the approval

of the State Public Works Board and the Interim Finance

Committee. He reported that approval had been granted by

these bodies and that the contract had been let. Ground-

breaking ceremonies were scheduled for Monday, July 26.



13. Problems Related to Construction of UNS Projects



Harry Wood, UNS Architect/Facility Planner, recalled that

at the June meeting there had been a general discussion of

various problems encountered in UNS construction projects.

Chancellor Humphrey had recommended that Mr. Wood review

the Regents' comments with Mr. Bill Hancock, Secretary/

Manager of the State Public Works Board. This had been

done, it was reported, and a brief statement of the con-

clusions reached jointly by Mr. Wood and Mr. Hancock was

presented (identified as Ref. 18 and filed with permanent

minutes).



Mr. Hancock was introduced, and he commented on specific

construction problems and answered a variety of questions

from Regents.



Chairman Buchanan thanked Mr. Hancock for attending the

meeting and for the cooperation given by the Public Works

Board to the University in capital improvement programming

and construction.



14. Extension of Lease at CCCC



It was recalled that in January, 1973 the Board had approv-

ed the continued leasing for four years of the facilities

at 737 North Main Street, Las Vegas, by CCCC. This was

based on a Space and Enrollment Study for CCCC for 1972-76.

President Donnelly reported that the original lease, dated

June 24, 1971, had an expiration date of June 30, 1976. He

requested that the lease be extended for an additional two

years, to June 30, 1978, at the same rate as previously:

$2,700 per month, or $64,800 for the two-year period. Chan-

cellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



15. Learning Resource Tutoring Fee, UNLV



President Baepler reported that for the past two years UNLV

has offered to its students a free tutoring program which

has become so popular that it can no longer be funded on a

free basis out of the regular budget. He therefore request-

ed approval of a $1-per-hour fee for all students who uti-

lize the program except students receiving UNLV financial

aid. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



16. Property Lease to Rebel Athletic Foundation



President Baepler prefaced his remarks on this item by not-

ing that the Rebel Athletic Foundation is an organization

which has been established to assist the athletic endeavors

at UNLV. The Foundation is scheduled to go out of exist-

ence in fifty years, with all its assets at that time re-

verting to the University. It presently has two projects

under consideration: one of these is a sports arena; the

other is a housing complex for students, both men and women,

but primarily athletes. Dr. Baepler noted that the stipend

received by athletes is not adequate to enable them to af-

ford the housing generally available in Las Vegas. Since

UNLV is discontinuing dormitory housing, this poses a prob-

lem. The Rebel Athletic Foundation proposed to assist

athletes through the construction of housing, either on

University-owned land or private land. The units would

rent for about $100 per month per student, double occu-

pancy, including utilities. At its maximum capacity, the

projected housing complex would be able to accommodate

some nonathletes, also. Dr. Baepler requested approval of

a fifty-year lease to the Rebel Athletic Foundation of five

acres of land on Harmon Avenue adjacent to the Rebel House

Apartments. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



President Baepler introduced Mr. Burrell Cohen, representing

the Foundation, who commented on the need for such housing.

He described the project and responded to questions from the

Regents.



Discussion followed as to the role of the University in the

allocation of such housing and its possible liability if

such a lease were approved. There was also concern express-

ed that discrimination against nonathletes may be involved.



President Baepler requested that the Board indicate its

approval or disapproval of the concept of the lease, noting

that exact terms to be proposed could be brought back to a

later meeting.



Miss Mason moved that President Baepler be authorized to

negotiate for the lease, with the stipulation that there

be no liability to the University. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, failed by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Lombardi, Miss Mason, Mr. Ross

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

Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss Thompson



The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 noon and reconvened at 1:45

P.M.



All Board members were present except Dr. Anderson.



17. Resolutions Concerning Counsel



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the June meeting the

Board had requested that appropriate resolutions be drafted

to express the Board's appreciation to Mr. Hug and Mr. Bell.

Accordingly, the following resolutions were submitted to

the Board with the Chancellor's recommendation for approval:



RESOLUTION NO. 76-3



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents wishes to take this opportun-

ity to acknowledge officially and formally the long and

effective service to the University of Nevada of PROCTER

R. HUG, JR., as a student, alumnus, Regent; and



WHEREAS, since his enrollment as an undergraduate in 1949-53

he has been a loyal and effective advocate of the University

serving as President of the Associate Students in 1952-53,

and



WHEREAS, his interest in and service to the University as an

alumnus has continued; and



WHEREAS, he was first appointed to the Board of Regents in

March, 1962, was subsequently elected to the Board and serv-

ed continuously until January, 1972; and



WHEREAS, in addition to his service as a member of and

Chairman of many of the Board's standing committees, he also

served as Chairman of the Board in 1969 and 1970; and



WHEREAS, since his resignation from the Board of Regents in

January, 1972 he has served as General Counsel to the

University of Nevada System; and



WHEREAS, his long association with the University, together

with his professional competence, has made him particularly

effective and valuable to the University in this latter

role; and



WHEREAS, he has submitted his resignation as General Counsel

for the University of Nevada System, effective July 1, 1976,

in order to devote time to other professional activities;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents

accepts his resignation with regret and hereby gratefully

acknowledges the devoted service to the University of their

distinguished colleague, PROCTER R. HUG, JR., and expresses

to him their deep and lasting appreciation for his dedicated

and effective service; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Regents sincerely hope that

his interest in and support of the University will continue

and that the University community will continue to benefit

from his friendship and service.



BY ACTION OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF

NEVADA SYSTEM, given at Reno, this 23rd day of July, 1976.



RESOLUTION NO. 76-4



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents wishes to take this opportun-

ity to acknowledge formally and officially the long and ef-

fective service to the University of Nevada of THOMAS G.

BELL; and



WHEREAS, Mr. Bell's service to the University as a member of

the Board of Regents from April, 1967 to December, 1971 and

his service as Vice Chairman of the Board in 1969 and 1970,

has previously been recorded; and



WHEREAS, Mr. Bell has served as Associate Counsel to the

University since September, 1971 with great effectiveness;

and



WHEREAS, his long association with the University, together

with his professional competence, has made his advice and

counsel of significant value to the Regents; and



WHEREAS, he has submitted his resignation as Associate

Counsel, effective July 1, 1976, in order to devote time to

other professional activities;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents

accepts this resignation with regret and hereby gratefully

acknowledges the devoted service to the University of their

distinguished colleague, THOMAS G. BELL, and expresses to

him their deep and lasting appreciation for his dedicated

and effective service; and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Regents sincerely hope that

his interest in and support of the University will continue

and that the University community will continue to benefit

from his friendship and service.



BY ACTION OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF

NEVADA SYSTEM, given at Reno, this 23rd day of July, 1976.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



18. Proposed Legislation



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the University has been

engaged in negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service

regarding the issuance of revenue bonds. This matter had

previously been brought to the Board's attention, he re-

called, in connection with the proposed ten million dollar

issue for the building of facilities for the Environmental

Protection Agency in Las Vegas. The University's bond

counsel has become convinced that there will be new criteria

by mid-1977 governing the tax-exempt status of State and

local Government bonds. It is believed that in order for

such bonds to be tax-exempt the issuing entity will be re-

quired to qualify to be a political subdivision rather than

an agency for IRS purposes. To do this, it is assumed that

the entity must have at least two of the following three

powers: police power, taxing authority and the power of

eminent domain.



UNS presently has police powers on its various Campuses and

other property. It does not have the other two powers. It

would be feasible, however, to seek legislation which grant

to the Board of Regents the power of eminent domain. This

power has been granted by the State to counties, cities,

school districts, irrigation districts, railroads and public

utilities.



Chancellor Humphrey therefore requested the Board's approval

to seek the necessary legislation granting this power to the

University.



Miss Thompson asked whether the anticipated new criteria to

be applied by IRS would become effective so suddenly that

the University would not have time to react afterward in

seeking the power of eminent domain. Chancellor Humphrey

replied that it was expected that the new regulations would

go into effect after the 1977 Legislative Session; thus,

action is necessary now to protect the University's ability

to issue tax-exempt bonds.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried with Miss Thompson abstaining.



19. Allocations from Board of Regents Special Projects Fund



The following allocations from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Fund were recommended by Chancellor Humphrey:



A. $4,500 to the Admissions Committee of the School of

Medical Sciences, UNR, for 1976-77. The Committee meets

15 times a year; 5 of these meetings are outside Reno.

The structure of the Committee and its non-Reno meetings

are in response to a Board request for improvement of

public and legislative relationships.



B. $12,500 to provide the following accounts for "Inter-

view-Recruiting" expense funds:



$3,000 for UNR

$3,000 for UNLV

$3,000 for CCD

$3,000 for DRI

$ 500 for System Administration



C. $14,000 to provide the following amounts for "Campus

Host Funds" of the Divisions:



$3,000 for UNR

$3,000 for UNLV

$5,000 for CCD

$3,000 for DRI



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

carried without dissent.



20. Corporate Trusts, UNR



It was noted that trust accounts are established for proj-

ects financed by housing revenue bonds. Bond covenants

require annual deposits to these accounts and allow with-

drawals to be made by the Board of Regents for purposes

specified.



President Milam requested that the following withdrawals

be made from Corporate Trusts 30 and 36, which are admin-

istered by the First National Bank of Nevada:



Equipment Building Total

Corporate Trust 30

Student Housing $ 3,803.17 $16,166.33 $19,969.50

Dining Commons 3,861.22 3,861.22

Total $ 7,664.39 $16,166.33 $23,830.72



Corporate Trust 36

Student Housing $ 4,932.54 $ 8,483.20 $13,415.74



Total Both Projects $12,596.93 $24,649.53 $37,246.46



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



21. Budget Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following transfer

of funds from the Contingency Reserve, Statewide Programs,

UNR:



#017 To Extended Programs and Continuing Education $19,769,

of which $3,400 would be used to fund a new, temporar-

y graduate fellow position and $16,369 to classified

salaries to cover partial FTE's of three positions.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



22. Estimative Budgets for Agriculture Experiment Station



President Milam requested approval of the following estima-

tive budgets for the Agriculture Experiment Station for

1976-77:



Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $145,414

Sales and Service 40,800

Rent Income 87,200

Recharge to Other Funds 10,500

Miscellaneous Revenue 23,500

Total $307,414



Application of Funds

Professional Compensation $ 14,479

Classified Compensation 13,509

Wages 9,000

Operating 138,700

Out-of-State Travel 200

Ending Fund Balance 131,526

Total $307,414



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



23. Campus Improvement, Northern Nevada Community College



President Donnelly recalled that in April, 1976 the Board

had approved the spending of an anonymous gift for NNCC for

outdoor recreational hardcourts, landscaping and union fur-

nishings. A total of $29,477.98 was then available for this

purpose from the gift and interest earnings. It was esti-

mated that approximately $15,000 would be required for the

construction of the outdoor court.



On July 15, 1976 the State Public Works Board opened bids

for this project. One bid was received; this was from GTS

Company, Inc., of Winnemucca, in the amount of $17,847.

President Donnelly recommended that the contract be awarded

to GTS Company, and he reported that approval was also rec-

ommended by the State Public Works Board. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred in the recommendation.



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

carried without dissent.



Dr. Anderson entered the meeting.



24. Student Publications



President Milam noted that in June the Board had requested

that "student body officers, and other appropriate persons

in all Divisions concerned with student government and stu-

dent publications prepare reports to be brought back to the

Board on how these publications are supervised, how they are

financed, together with a plan for procedures that will

attempt to maintain them as acceptable to the student body

at large and also not be offensive to alumni and the pub-

lic." He commended the UNR students for having acted in a

responsible manner and recommended that the Board approve

the following changes in the Student Bill of Rights and

the Publications Board Bylaws, respectively:



(1) Student Bill of Rights - Amendment of Section 4-b

(Student Publications) to delete the word "student",

as follows:



"Editors and managers of student publications shall be

protected from arbitrary suspension and removal be-

cause of faculty, administrative, or public disapproval

of editorial policy or content."



(2) Adoption of Canons of Responsibile Journalism - Incor-

poration in whole into the Publications Board Bylaws

of the following Canons of Responsible Journalism:



CRITERIA FOR THE ASUN ARTEMISIA



A good yearbook may judge its own performance, and be

judged, by the criteria that follow. These criteria

were compiled by the ASUN and adopted from the

Associated Press Managing Editors Association.



ACCURACY



The Artemisia shall:



1. Exert maximum effort to print the truth in all news

situations.

2. Strive for completeness and objectivity.

3. Guard against carelessness, bias or distortion by

either emphasis or omission.



RESPONSIBILITY



The Artemisia shall:



1. Select, edit and display photographs and copy on

the basis of its significance, interest and its

genuine usefulness.

2. Avoid an imbalance of sensational, preponderantly

negative or merely trivial events.

3. Uphold the constitutional right of free speech,

respect rights of privacy, and serve the public by

helping to protect all rights and privileges guar-

anteed by law.

4. Instruct its staff members to conduct themselves

with dignity and decorum.



INTEGRITY



The Artemisia shall:



1. Honestly and fairly select and edit its content to

provide impartial treatment of disputed issues and

thorough and dispassionate handling of controver-

sial subjects.

2. Practice humility and tolerance in all relations

with sources and the public, and respect honesty,

conflicting opinions or disagreements.



LEADERSHIP



The Artemisia shall:



1. Stimulate and vigorously support students and their

endeavors to increase the good works and eliminate

the bad in the community.

2. Oppose selfish and unwholesome interests regardless

of their size or influence.



PURPOSE



The Artemisia shall:



1. Be a record of the year, reflecting issues and

aspects affecting the students throughout the year.



CRITERIA FOR THE ASUN SAGEBRUSH



ACCURACY



The Sagebrush shall:



1. Exert maximum effort to print the truth in all

news situations.

2. Strive for completeness and objectivity.

3. Guard against carelessness, bias, or distortion

by either emphasis or omission.

4. Correct promptly errors of fact.



RESPONSIBILITY



The Sagebrush shall:



1. Select, edit and display news on the basis of its

significance, interest and its genuine usefulness

to the UNR students.

2. Edit news affecting student morals with candor and

good taste and avoid an imbalance of a sensational,

preponderantly negative or merely trivial news.

3. Accent, when possible, a reasonable amount of news

which illustrates the values of compassion, self-

sacrifice, heroism, good citizenship, patriotism.

4. Clearly define sources of news, tell the reader

when competent sources cannot be identified, and

background with the facts, public statements, which

the newspaper knows to be inaccurate.

5. Uphold the constitutional right of free speech,

respect rights of privacy and serve the students by

helping to protect all rights and privileges guar-

anteed by law.

6. Instruct its staff members to conduct themselves

with dignity and decorum.



INTEGRITY



The Sagebrush shall:



1. Honestly and fairly select and edit its news con-

tent to provide impartial treatment of disputed

issues and thorough and dispassionate handling of

controversial subjects.

2. Practice humility and tolerance in all relations

with news sources and the public and respect hon-

est, conflicting opinions or disagreements.

3. Label as EDITORIAL its own views or expressions of

opinion and provide on the EDITORIAL page a forum

for the exchange of pertinent comment and criti-

cism, especially if it is in conflict with the

Sagebrush's editorial point of view.



LEADERSHIP



The Sagebrush shall:



1. Stimulate and vigorously support public officials,

private groups, and individuals to increase the

good works and eliminate the bad in the community.

2. Serve as a constructive critic of government at

all levels, providing leadership for necessary re-

forms or innovations, and exposing any wrong-doing

in office or any misuse of public power.

3. Oppose selfish and unwholesome interests regardless

of their size or influence.



Included as an information item with the proposed changes

was a copy of the contract for student editors which had

been approved by the Publications Board (identified as pages

6 and 7 of Ref. 24A and filed with permanent minutes).

President Milam reported that the changes had been approved

by the Student Senate.



He introduced Student Body President Jim Stone, who spoke in

support of the proposed changes. Mr. Stone reported that

when student government and next year's editors had address-

ed the problem, it was determined that ASUN had lost control

of its own publications, since Section 4-b of the Publica-

tions Board Bylaws protected "editors and managers of stu-

dent publications ... from arbitrary suspension and removal

because of student ... disapproval," which would include

ASUN disapproval. Through the proposed changes, the Publi-

cations Board Bylaws would be brought into conformity with

the student constitution and ASUN would reestablish control

of student publications, allowing it to function essentially

as a publisher.



Sagebrush editor Gary Jesch and Mark Cardinally, Vice Presi-

dent of Finance and Publications, were also present to re-

spond to questions from Regents concerning the proposed

changes.



It was noted that the proposed Canons of Responsible Jour-

nalism were composed of the two sets of Criteria for the

Sagebrush and Artemisia and that in the contract for edi-

tors, it was specified that the editor would comply with

"any canons of responsible journalism, as prescribed by the

Publications Board and approved by the Board of Regents."



Chairman Buchanan was of the opinion that the Criteria

should be written into the editor's contract or made an

attachment thereto, rather than simply being referred to as

"any canons of responsible journalism." It was pointed out

that since these criteria are a part of the Publications

Board Bylaws, the editor does agree in the contract to com-

ply with the Criteria. However, the student representatives

agreed to include the Criteria in the editor's contracts.



Mrs. Knudtsen read a letter from former Regent Mel Steninger

on the matter of student publications (letter on file in the

Chancellor's Office).



Dr. Anderson expressed his commendation of the UNR student

government for having acted responsibly and positively in

regard to the problem of student publications.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved amendment of Section 4-b of the Student

Bill of Rights and adoption of the proposed Criteria.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



CSUN President Dan Russell reported that UNLV had discontin-

ued its yearbook in 1972 and had no plans to resume publi-

cation. He commented briefly on the student newspaper, the

Rebel Yell, noting that the editor is appointed by the stu-

dent body President, contingent upon approval of the Student

Senate. The conduct of the editor is regulated by the CSUN

constitution and the Senate Bylaws. Mr. Russell drew the

Board's attention to a proposal for a Mass Communications

Board whose purpose would be "to review procedures in order

to keep the paper free, yet responsible to laws and facts,"

and he asked that the Board of Regents approve the proposal

(identified as Ref. 24B and filed with permanent minutes).

President Baepler endorsed the concept of a Mass Communica-

tions Board, but he pointed out that the Regents might wish

to give careful consideration to item C. of the proposal,

which states:



"The MCB shall set policy guidelines for Campus organs

with regard to fairness, truth and taste. Should the

Editor violate any of these three, the Board may make

their recommendation to the CSUN Senate for appropriate

action. If they fail to get proper action from the

Senate, they may take their recommendation to the Board

of Regents."



Chairman Buchanan declared a five-minute recess. Miss Mason left

the meeting.



When the meeting reconvened, Mrs. Fong moved approval of the

Mass Communications Board as set forth in the proposal.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



25. 1977-79 Biennial Budget Request



Chancellor Humphrey prefaced his remarks on the proposed

biennial budget request with a brief recapulation of how

the request is developed. He recalled that in February the

Board has been asked to approve the professional salary

goals; at that time, the Board agreed that for purposes of

preparation of the budget, the goal would be to equal the

average of the fifty principal State Universities or the

increase in the cost of living, whichever was greater (for

budget purposes, this would be assumed to be 7%), plus a

one-step increase (approximately 3%). The increase in

professional salaries was thus for budget purposes assumed

to be 10%. Proceeding from this basis, the ensuing months

had been spent in calculating the University's needs and in

negotiations at all levels, both within Divisions and among

the Presidents and the Office of Institutional Studies and

Budget. The document presented to the Regents represented

the end result of that process, and Chancellor Humphrey

and the Officers recommended its approval as amended by an

errata sheet which was distributed at the meeting.



Dr. Humphrey noted that the budget proposal must be submit-

ted by September 1 to the Governor and his budget office for

consideration.



Each of the Officers and Dr. Douglas Mathewson, Director of

Institutional Studies and Budget, commented briefly. There

were questions and comments by the Regents.



Chairman Buchanan called a recess at 4:00 P.M. and reconvened the

meeting at 4:10 P.M.



Board members expressed concern at the size in the increase

in the budget request over that for the current biennium.



After further discussion, Mr. Ross moved that action on the

proposed biennial budget be deferred to the September meet-

ing and that the Administration be instructed to come back

with a lower budget at that time. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong.



Chancellor Humphrey asked what amount Mr. Ross was request-

ing be cut from the budget. Mr. Ross declined to specify

an amount.



Dr. Lombardi moved to table Mr. Ross' motion. The motion

to table was seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, failed by the fol-

lowing roll call vote:



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

Miss Thompson

No - Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Ross, Mr. James

Buchanan



Dr. James Richardson, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, spoke of

the need for adequate funding in order to protect and en-

hance the quality of higher education in Nevada. Dr. Paul

Burns, UNLV University Senate Chairman, also spoke in sup-

port of the budget proposal as presented.



Mr. Ross' motion failed by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Ross

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

Miss Thompson



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the biennial budget request be

approved as presented. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

failed by the following roll call vote:



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

Miss Thompson

No - Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Ross, Mr. James

Buchanan



Mr. Ross moved that the meeting be adjourned, but withdrew

his motion after a short recess.



Dr. Anderson moved for reconsideration of the motion to

approve the biennial budget request as presented. Motion

for reconsideration was seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

with Mrs. Fong and Mr. Ross dissenting.



Mr. Ross moved to amend the main motion (approval of the

budget request as presented) by deferring action on the

budget until the next meeting and requesting the Chancellor

to come back at that time with a budget reflecting cuts not

to exceed 10%. Motion to amend failed by the following roll

call vote:



Yes - Mrs. Fong, Mr. Ross

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

Dr. Lombardi, Miss Thompson



Motion to approve the budget request as presented carried

by the following roll call vote:



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

Dr. Lombardi, Miss Thompson

No - Mrs. Fong, Mr. Ross



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda sub-

mitted. The Information Agenda contained the following items and

is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



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

(2) Report of Foreign Travel

(3) Report of Fund Transfers, UNLV

(4) Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNLV

(5) Board of Regents Special Project Fund Balance

(6) Letters to the Board Concerning the Artemisia

(7) Report on Evening Courses at UNR

(8) Lease-Purchase of Modems for Computing Center

(9) Report from UNR of Progress of University Projects

(10) Status Report from State Public Works Board on Progress

of University Projects

(11) Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNR



The meeting adjourned at 4:50 P.M.



Barbara J. Summers

Acting Secretary to the Board

07-23-1976