July 24-25, 1980
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
July 24-25, 1980
The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Carlson
Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman
Mr. James L. Buchanan, II
Mrs. Lilly Fong
Mr. Chris Karamanos
Mrs. Molly F. Knudtsen
Dr. Louis E. Lombardi
Mr. John R. Mc Bride
Mr. John Tom Ross
Members absent: Mrs. June F. Whitley
Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler
President William Berg, NNCC
President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR
President Jack Davis, WNCC
President James Eardley, TMCC
President Judith Eaton, CCCC
President Leonard Goodall, UNLV
President Clifford J. Murino, DRI
Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Larry
Secretary Bonnie Smotony
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 10:35 A.M.
1. Presentation of 1981-1983 Biennial Budget Request
The Biennial Budget Request for 1981-83 was submitted for
consideration, with each of the Officers commenting on his
specific appropriation area, as follows:
A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Goodall sum-
marized the requests contained in the UNLV General Oper-
ating Budget ($54,902,737); Intercollegiate Athletics
($1,945,565), Statewide Programs ($1,181,720), and
Business Center-South ($2,326,527). A copy of President
Goodall's memorandum of explanation and justification is
filed with permanent minutes.
2. Report Regarding NCAA/WAC/UNLV Relationship
Discussion of the budget was temporarily deferred to receive
a report from President Goodall concerning the status of
UNLV's application to WAC, and the institution's relation-
ship with the NCAA, as requested by Regent Buchanan.
Dr. Goodall referred to a memorandum (which had been mailed
to the Regents the previous week) in which he recalled that
in February, 1977 the Board had authorized then President
Baepler to negotiate with the Western Athletic Conference
concerning possible membership. Dr. Baepler subsequently
met with Officials of WAC and attended a meeting of the
Presidents' Council that Spring. In September, 1977 UNLV
received a letter from the Chairman of the WAC Presidents'
Council, indicating that they had been voted into member-
ship in WAC, subject to meeting three requirements:
(1) Attainment of Division I football status.
(2) Availability of adequate football and basketball
(3) Assurance of compliance with NCAA and WAC rules
Because the NCAA investigation of the UNLV athletic program
was underway at that time and probation was pending, it was
clear that the third condition would mean that no further
action could be taken until the two-year probation was over.
Dr. Goodall further recalled that in August, 1979 he had
attended a meeting in Boston of the Infractions Committee
of the NCAA, at which time the Committee voted to terminate
the probation and restore UNLV to full status, thus clear-
ing the way to resume negotiations with WAC.
Subsequently, there have been two meetings with the WAC
Council of Presidents. At the first meeting in December,
1979, the WAC Presidents reaffirmed (by unanimous vote)
their decision to invite UNLV into Conference membership
and, because they continue to have questions about the
third condition, established July 1, 1981 as the potential
date for UNLV's entry into the Conference. At the second
meeting in May, 1980, a progress report on athletics admin-
istration at UNLV was presented. The next regular meeting
of the Council of Presidents will be in San Diego in Decem-
President Goodall noted that before entry into the Confer-
ence is assured, the WAC Presidents must take a vote affirm-
ing that UNLV has met the remaining condition of the three
which were stipulated, and reported that he has urged to the
Council to proceed to make that final decision. He express-
ed confidence that UNLV will be accepted on July 1, 1981.
He suggested that the major problem at this point is not
substantive, but rather seems to be a turnover in personnel;
e. g., a new WAC Commissioner, and changes in the Presidency
of several of the WAC member institutions.
Dr. Goodall stated that he and Dr. Negratti, UNLV Athletic
Director, had discussed this matter at length and were in
agreement what the University's position in the immediate
future should be:
We continue to believe a conference affiliation is im-
portant. Such an affiliation provides goals such as
conference championships, all-conference team member-
ships, postseason play, and other incentives for both
the team as a whole and individual team members. Even
in basketball, where it is possible to be successful as
an independent school, it is easier to be assured of
postseason play in NCAA playoffs if one is a member of
a conference. In addition, conference membership pro-
vides help to the institution in assuring supervision
and discipline of a program.
We believe UNLV should continue its serious discus-
sions with the Western Athletic Conference. WAC is a
strong conference, made up of very fine Universities
in the region, and we consider it worthwhile for these
negotiations to continue at this time.
We believe the WAC Council of Presidents should be
urged to make a final decision at their meeting in De-
cember and that they should reaffirm their earlier unan-
imous decision inviting UNLV into membership. Several
of the WAC Presidents have stated that the issue of
UNLV's membership is a "when" question and not an "if"
question. I believe that is an appropriate interpreta-
tion of the matter.
To meet the second of the three conditions, our State,
county, and local officials have committed tremendous
amounts of money, effort and time toward the goal of WAC
membership. We have taken every possible internal step
within the University to comply with the third condi-
tion. Accordingly, Dr. Negratti and I both believe that
it is appropriate to expect an affirmative decision from
WAC at the time of the next meeting.
Dr. Negratti and I are both aware that there is inter-
est among some on Campus and in the community for main-
taining an independent (nonconference) position or af-
filiating with a different conference. Both of these
alternatives present certain advantages and disadvan-
tages. We shall keep our option open, and we may want
to seriously consider those alternatives at an appro-
priate time. We believe, however, that in view of our
commitment to WAC and their commitment to us, our cur-
rent efforts should be devoted to planning for an en-
trance into WAC next July.
Mr. Buchanan moved that the Board's interest in UNLV's mem-
bership in WAC be reaffirmed, that Counsel be requested to
provide an opinion as to the contractual status of the ap-
plication now before WAC and that the Board take another
look at the matter in December. Motion seconded by Mr.
Ross, carried without dissent.
Discussion resumed on Item 1, Presentation of Biennial Budget
Request for 1981-83
B. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley summariz-
ed the requests contained in the UNR General Operating
Budget ($64,136,071), Intercollegiate Athletics
($1,916,012), Statewide Programs ($4,137,155), School
of Medicine ($14,333,424), Cooperative Extension Service
($6,399,671), Agricultural Experiment Station
($7,741,052), and Business Center-North ($3,350,919).
Tables were distributed showing the dollar and percent-
age increases over the current year (copies of tables
filed with permanent minutes).
Meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened with Vice Chairman
C. Clark County Community College - President Eaton summar-
ized the budget request for CCCC, totaling $18,707,643
(copy of summary filed with permanent minutes).
D. Northern Nevada Community College - President Berg sum-
marized the budget request for NNCC, totaling $2,916,210
(material submitted by Dr. Berg filed with permanent
E. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Eardley
summarized the budget request for TMCC, totaling
$10,710,577 (material submitted by Mr. Eardley is filed
with permanent minutes).
F. Western Nevada Community College - President Davis sum-
marized the budget request for WNCC totaling $6,402.105.
G. Desert Research Institute - President Murino presented
a summary of DRI's budget request totaling $4,843,688
(summary filed with permanent minutes).
H. Computing Center, Press, National Direct Student Loan
Program, and System Administration - Chancellor Baepler
summarized the budget requests for the Computer Center
($5,438,978), University Press ($408,799), National
Direct Student Loan Program ($200,000) and System
The total Biennial Budget Request for 1981-1983 is for
$214,000,280 ($99,422,877 for 1981-82, and $114,577,403
Chancellor Baepler stated that the total budget had been
developed through the efforts of a great many people since
early December, 1979, and recalled that budget parameters
had been discussed with and subsequently approved by the
Board of Regents in January, and the budget had been
developed in conformity with those parameters. He pointed
out that approximately ten to twelve percent of the budget
request is to restore the budget to what it was at the
start of the current biennium, an additional ten to twelve
percent is projected for inflation for each of the next
two years. The budget requested will provide only modest
improvement in quality, and is primarily a catch-up budget
to offset the serious inroads caused by inflation.
Mr. Ross adjourned the meeting, with an announcement that
further consideration of the budget would occur when the
meeting reconvened on Friday morning.
The meeting reconvened at 10:30 A.M., Friday, July 25, 1980,
with Chairman Cashell presiding.
Discussion resumed on Item 1, Presentation of Biennial Budget
Request for 1981-83
Chancellor Baepler noted that the Biennial Budget Request
which had been presented the previous day was the result of
a great deal of work and study over the past eight months.
He advised against changes in the budget parameters, par-
ticularly the student-faculty ratios, suggesting however
that adjustments could be made. Chancellor Baepler recom-
mended that the budget be approved on a tentative basis sub-
ject to final submission in August and that, prior to that
final submission, he be authorized to negotiate with each
of the Presidents with respect to:
1. New classified positions for the purpose of effecting
a reduction by half in the 233 requested;
2. DRI budget for the purpose of moving three of the pro-
gram areas to the New Program portions of the budget;
3. New professional positions for the purpose of effecting
a redistribution of those new positions to future fis-
Chancellor Baepler suggested that such reductions are pos-
sible without destroying the integrity of the document.
Mr. Mc Bride moved that the Chancellor be so authorized with
the understanding that the budget will be brought back to
the Board of Regents as a whole in August and at that time
a decision will be made as to the adequacy of these adjust-
ments. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without
3. Adoption of Consent Agenda
Adoption of Consent Agenda (identified as Ref. A, and filed
with permanent minutes) containing the following items was
(1) Approval of minutes of meeting of June 27-28, 1980.
(2) Report of Gifts and Grants.
(3) Allocation of $5,000 from the Board of Regents Special
Project Account to the CCCC Interview and Recruiting
(4) Approval of the following UNLV fund transfers:
#81-001 $10,000 from the Contingency Fund, State Ap-
propriation, to Engineering, to be used to
compensate DRI for Engineering courses
taught by DRI faculty.
#81-002 $15,528 from Ending Fund Balance, Tonopah
Hall, to professional salaries, to provide
salary and fringe benefits for new profes-
sional position, Director of Residence Life.
(5) Allocation of $2,600 from Board of Regents Special
Projects Account to UNR to defray cost of settlement
of a lawsuit brought by Stovall Printing Co. for
alleged breach of contract.
(6) Approval of an Interfund Loan of $3,500 from UNR
Parking Permits Account to the Black Rock Press
Revolving Account to assist in publication of a book
on the Press. The loan will be repaid from proceeds
of the sale of the book.
Dr. Lombardi moved adoption of the Consent Agenda as sub-
mitted. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without
4. Report of Finance Committee
Mr. Mc Bride presented the following report from the Finance
Committee meeting of the previous day:
The Committee refers the following requests for action to
the Board of Regents:
(1) The Committee recommends that the Administration
be authorized to request an appropriation from the
1981 Legislature of approximately $123,000 to fund
the University's participation with Clark County
in improvements to Swenson Street adjacent to the
(2) The Committee recommends that the Board agree in
concept to a long-term lease of approximately 6.5
acres at Tropicana and Swenson Streets to the
Allied Arts Council as the site for the proposed
Visual Arts Museum, with such lease to be nego-
tiated by President Goodall within the following
a. The annual rental to be charged would be token
b. Construction of the Museum would commence with-
in a specified period of time (perhaps 5-7
years) or the property would revert to the Uni-
versity; however, an extension could be con-
c. The University would have approval of archi-
It is understood that the lease, when negotiated,
would be submitted for further Board consideration.
The Committee also:
(1) Received a report from the Financial Accounting
Services Committee. The report cited the following
a. Communications between the Finance Committee of
the Board, the Business Centers and the Financial
Accounting Services Committee should be established
on a regular basis. The Financial Accounting Serv-
ices Committee felt sufficient information is not
reaching the Finance Committee to enable them to
deal adequately with all of the problems brought
to their attention.
b. Responsibilities for the reporting and control of
the financial system need to be defined. The two
Business Centers have the knowledge and ability to
perform this function and are presently sharing
c. Some problems that currently exist at the Depart-
ment level can be improved by a users manual and
periodic training sessions.
It was agreed that the above three recommendations
would be implemented and that an additional list of
current and future needs identified by the Committee
would be further explored and a recommendation submit-
ted to a subsequent meeting of the Finance Committee.
(2) Received a report from Kafoury, Armstrong and Company
of an expanded audit of the UNLV Intercollegiate
Athletics Department with the understanding that the
report would be referred to the Administration and a
response would be discussed by the Committee at its
(3) Received a further report from the ASUN and CSUN Presi-
dents concerning the proposed changes to the student
fee structure. Opposition to any change in the current
internal distribution of the student fee was again ex-
pressed by the student body Presidents, and an alterna-
tive to the proposal now under consideration was offer-
ed. The alternative will be further discussed at the
next meeting of the Committee.
(4) Requested the Chancellor to develop an appropriate
legislative request to bring Regents per diem in line
with that which will be provided Legislators and other
elected officials subsequent to the 1981 Session.
(5) Discussed a proposal from Committee Chairman Mc Bride
that a Budget Workshop, involving Regents, Officers
and key budget staffs, be held in the Fall, preceding
the 1981 Legislative Session.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.
Lombardi, carried without dissent.
5. Report of Investment Advisory Committee
In the absence of Committee Chairman Karamanos, Dr. Lombardi
reported that the Investment Committee had met earlier in
the day and took the following actions:
1. Heard a presentation by Mr. Donald E. Rossi, Regional
Sales Manager for Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith.
That firm wishes to supply investment performance anal-
ysis services to UNS with regard to System endowment
funds. They propose to supply an analysis of perform-
ance for the past five years, as well as quarterly re-
ports in the future, which would provide detailed infor-
mation as to how well our endowment funds are performing
in relation to other similar funds and in relation to
our own goals. Their annual fee would be $18,000 in
commissions on transactions recommended by the banks
which manage our funds.
The Committee recommended that the Board approve the
retention of this service by Merrill Lynch Pierce
Fenner and Smith.
2. In accordance with previous decisions of the Board in
approving the establishment of the foundation funds for
the individual Campuses of the System, the Committee
recommended that the Board instruct FNB to transfer to
Valley Bank those funds currently held by FNB for the
benefit of UNLV. At least $1.4 million is to be trans-
ferred on Monday, with the entire sum, plus interest
accrued to date, to be transferred when a final figure
can be calculated for the value of UNLV holdings at UNR.
3. The Committee received a recommendation from Mr. Bob
Lee of FNB for limited sales of holdings in the main
endowment fund and the Engel Unitrust, as follows:
Units Security Approx. Price
1,750 Ford Motor Co. 28
3,600 Allied Chemical Corp. 55
6,500 Inco, Ltd. 23 7/8
5,400 Eastern Gas and Fuel 26
5,500 Aetna Life and Casualty 40 1/2
100 Esmark, Inc. Mkt
100 Allied Chemical Corp. Mkt
200 Aetna Life and Casualty Mkt
The Committee recommends approval of these sales.
4. Mr. Monte Miller of Valley Bank presented a recommenda-
tion of purchases to be carried out with the money
which will be transferred from FNB, as follows:
Amount Description Price Value to Maturity
100M U. S. Treasury Notes 96-3/4 $ 96,750 9.70%
9% due 2-15-87
50M U. S. Treasury Notes 94 47,000 9.85%
8-3/4% due 11-15-88
50M U. S. Treasury Notes 91 45,500 9.70%
8-1/4% due 5-15-90
50M U. S. Treasury Bonds 88-1/2 44,250 10.26%
8-5/8% due 11-15-93
100M U. S. Treasury Bonds 99-3/4 99,750 10.16%
10-1/8% due 11-15-94
100M U. S. Treasury Bonds 101-3/4 101,750 10.27%
10-1/2% due 2-15-95
50M U. S. Treasury Bonds 85 42,500 10.18%
8-7/8% due 8-15-00
100M U. S. Treasury Bonds 98-1/2 98,500 10.18%
10% due 8-15-00
50M U. S. Treasury Bonds 81-1/2 40,750 10.15%
8% due 8-15-01
100M U. S. Treasury Bonds 101 101,000 10.25%
10-3/8% due 11-15-09
Current Purchase Total
Shares Description of Stock Price Price Value
1,300 Boeing 39 37-1/2 $48,750
1,100 United Technologies 47-5/8 45 49,500
600 Honeywell 89 84-1/2 50,700
2,700 General Portland 21-1/2 18-1/2 49,950
2,100 Pittston 27 23-1/2 49,350
1,200 Schering Plough 41 38 45,600
2,000 Merrill Lynch 27 24 48,000
1,000 General Electric 54-5/8 50 50,000
1,100 Union Carbide 47 44 48,400
1,300 International Paper 41 38 49,400
1,300 Johnson & Johnson 80-3/4 75 97,500
1,800 Ingersoll Rand 59-3/8 54 97,200
Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the actions of the Investment
Committee as reported. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,
carried without dissent.
6. Bid Opening, Campus Improvements UNLV
President Goodall reported the following bids received for
Campus improvements to accommodate the handicapped:
Bidder Base Bid A B C D
Cooke & Kerzetski Construction Company
$261,596 $23,668 $ 4,622 $ 6,487 $40,000
Zuni Construction Company
294,900 25,000 4,000 6,300 47,000
*Empire Construction Company
305,400 26,000 4,000 6,500 49,000
Alternate A - Elevator work.
Alternate B - Toilet modifications at Frazier Hall.
Alternate C - Automatic entrance at west side of Humanities
Alternate D - New ramp construction and automatic entrance
at east side of Humanities building.
*Bid conditionally accepted subject to validity due to late
receipt by State Public Works Board. Bid was received by
UNLV before bid opening.
President Goodall recommended that the Board concur in the
award by the State Public Works Board of a contract to Cooke
and Kerzetski Construction Company for the base bid plus
Alternates A, B and C, for a total contract of $296,373.
Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.
Karamanos, carried without dissent.
7. Proposed Amendment to UNR Bylaws
President Crowley presented the following summary of amend-
ments to the UNR Bylaws, as proposed by the UNR faculty:
Part III - Faculty Personnel Policies
Chapter I - Faculty Rights
SEC. 33 - PERSONNEL FILE
CURRENTLY, NO REQUIREMENTS CONCERNING SECURITY OF THESE
FILES EXISTS. THIS AMENDMENT REQUIRES THAT THEY BE KEPT
IN A LOCKED, SECURE LOCATION.)
The University shall maintain an official personnel file for
each member of the faculty which shall be the exclusive file
for personnel decisions; all personnel files maintained in
the Department, Unit or University administrative offices
shall be considered part of this file and all provisions re-
garding files shall apply to all files that are maintained.
The files shall be maintained, supervised and kept in a
secure, locked place by the appropriate Administrators,
Department files by the Chairperson, Unit files by the Dean
or Director, University files by the Administrator designat-
ed by the President.
SEC. 34 - CONTENTS OF FILES
THE AMENDMENT OF SECTION 34 SPECIFIES THE CONTENTS OF THE
FILES AND PROVIDES FOR A SEPARATE CONFIDENTIAL FILE WITH
The file shall contain any information pertinent to an eval-
uation of the faculty member's work and normally include
biographical and personal information, evidence of a faculty
member's academic and professional accomplishments, and per-
sonnel evaluations by Departmental Chairmans, Deans or Di-
rectors. No anonymous material except duly authorized stu-
dent evaluations shall be placed in the file.
Confidential materials such as letters solicited by the Uni-
versity or faculty member in connection with initial employ-
ment, sabbatical leave, promotion or tenure shall be kept in
a separate file with an index of the source, date and occa-
sion of the solicited documents. Any person adding or re-
moving any material from the confidential file shall note in
the index the date and nature of the action taken.
SEC. 35 - ACCESS TO AND MODIFICATION OF FILES
THIS AMENDMENT PERMITS FACULTY ACCESS TO THE SUBSTANCE OF
CONFIDENTIAL FILES WHERE THIS CAN BE DONE WITHOUT BETRAYING
CONFIDENTIALITY. IT SPECIFIES PERSONS (INCLUDING REGENTS)
WHO HAVE ACCESS TO FILES, PROVIDES FOR A FILE REVIEW AND
INCORPORATES DELETED ITEMS OF SECTIONS 33 AND 34.)
a. Confidential file materials shall not be accessible
to the faculty member except that in cases of appeal the
faculty member shall, upon request, be provided the in-
dex to the material or the substance of information con-
tained in confidential communications as long as the
confidentiality of the document is not betrayed. If
such information is provided, the faculty member shall
have the right to have a response included in the file.
If the faculty member questions the classifications of
materials as confidential documents, the faculty member
shall have the right to appeal the classification
through the Grievance Procedures. In this event proper
safeguards should be used to keep the materials confi-
dential by utilizing such procedures as in camera in-
spection to verify the accuracy of the classification.
If the documents are not confidential as provided in
this section, they shall be made available to the fac-
ulty member in any hearing, appeal or court action.
b. Only the following persons shall have access to an
individual's personnel file: the faculty member himself
(except as noted in 35a), Departmental Chairman, Dean of
the faculty member's College, Academic Vice-President,
President, University Legal Counsel, any Regent, the
Affirmative Action Officer of the University, official
University Personnel Committees as authorized by the
appropriate Administrator, and, where applicable, the
Chairman of a hearing subcommittee of the University
c. Faculty members or their duly authorized represent-
atives shall have the right to examine and duplicate the
contents of their own files at any time during regular
office hours, except as noted in 35a above.
d. Any duplications of material from the files made by
persons other than the faculty member or his duly au-
thorized representative shall be returned to the person
in charge of the file or destroyed.
e. Nothing shall be permanently removed from any per-
sonnel file without notification to the faculty member
and approval by the Administrator in charge of it. If
a member of the faculty objects to the inclusion, re-
tention or removal of any material in the individual's
personnel file, the faculty member may make a request
to the appropriate Administrator for its removal or
modification, retention or inclusion. If this request
is denied, the faculty member shall have the right to
appeal the action of the Administrator through the
f. Any faculty member shall have the right to request
a file review and destruction of any materials that
have been in the file for a period of more than five
years. If this request is denied, the faculty member
shall have the right to appeal the denial through the
Chapter III - Professional Responsibilities, Evaluation
and Personnel Recommendations
SEC. 42 - PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATIONS
CURRENTLY, FACULTY MEMBERS CAN BE MOVED FROM RANKED STATUS
TO LECTURE STATUS WITHOUT FOLLOWING ANY OF THE NORMAL PER-
SONNEL PROCEDURES. THIS AMENDMENT WILL REQUIRE THAT NORMAL
PROCEDURES BE FOLLOWED.)
All personnel recommendations at the level of the Depart-
ment, the Unit or the University, shall be made in accord-
ance with specific and uniform criteria and procedures
adopted at that level as a part of its Bylaws, and applied
in all cases. All personnel recommendations involving merit
shall be made on the basis of the person's professional per-
formance in meeting responsibilities specified in accordance
with Section 40. All personnel recommendations shall be in-
itiated by the Department and forwarded to the appropriate
Dean. After review, the Dean shall make recommendations to
the President. The President, after review by the Univer-
sity Personnel Committee, shall act on such recommendations.
If the President disagrees with any recommendation of a
University Personnel Committee, reasons for disagreement
shall be provided to the Committee. Every personnal recom-
mendation shall include, where appropriate, an evaluation
of the faculty member's performance in each of the catago-
ries of responsibility listed in Section 40. All changes to
or from the status of lecturer shall be subject to the same
established personnel review procedures as used in changes
SEC. 45 - UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL COMMITTEES
THE REVISED WORDING CLARIFIES THE ROLE AND PROCEDURES OF
UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES SO THAT THE TENURE AND PROMOTION COM-
MITTEE SHALL REVIEW INDIVIDUAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND RECON-
SIDERATIONS, WHILE THE MERIT REVIEW COMMITTEE SHALL REVIEW
ONLY PROCEDURES IN GRANTING MERIT. THE REVISION ALSO ADDS
A PROVISION FOR ROTATING TERMS ON UNIVERSITY PERSONNAL
There shall be two University Personnel Committees, one to
review recommendations for tenure and promotion, and the
other to review procedures followed in determining recom-
mendations for merit increases. It shall be the function of
each Committee to insure that comparable criteria and pro-
cedures are used and that standards and criteria delineated
in Departmental, Unit and University Bylaws are followed.
The Tenure and Promotion Committee shall review all recom-
mendations submitted to it, including any decisions on re-
considerations, and make its recommendations to the Presi-
dent. If the Merit Committee finds in its review of pro-
cedures that a unit has not followed established Departmen-
tal, Unit and University criteria and procedures, it shall
so notify the President with appropriate recommendations.
When appropriate, the Committees shall recommend on person-
Each University Personnel Committee shall be selected in the
following manner to serve three-year terms with one third of
the members rotating off each year. Initially, a panel of
at least 18 shall be elected by and from the faculty at
large. Twelve members of this panel shall be nominated by
Faculty Senate vote. The President shall appoint a Commit-
tee of nine, at least seven of whom shall be selected from
the twelve Faculty Senate nominees. Three shall be appoint-
ed for three years, three for two years, and three for one-
year terms. Thereafter, a panel of six shall be elected by
and from the faculty at large as nominations to the Faculty
Senate. Four members of this panel shall be nominated by
Faculty Senate vote. The President shall appoint three,
at least two of whom shall be selected from the four Faculty
Senate nominees. No person may serve on both Committees
President Crowley stated that upon advice from Vice Chancel-
lor Lessly, he wished to withdraw subparagraph (f) of Sec-
tion 35, recommending approval by the Board of Regents of
the remaining amendments.
Mr. Lessly explained that the provision which he had recom-
mended be withdrawn concerned access to personnel files, an
area which he noted has some serious implications. He sug-
gested that this be referred to the System Code Revision
Committee for consideration as a System policy.
Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the proposed amendments with
the exception of Section 35 (f), with that excepted para-
graph to be referred to the Code Revision Committee. Motion
seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.
8. Proposed Acquisition of Property
President Crowley reported that appraisals have been receiv-
ed on two properties recommended in the University Master
Plan for acquisition by UNR. One property is at number 11
Artemisia Way and includes a home which can continue to be
used as a University rental. It is the only property on the
north side of the street not owned by the University. It is
appraised at $40,000. The other property is a 50 x 140 va-
cant lot, at 836 North Center. It adjoins an existing Uni-
versity parking lot and would be used for additional park-
ing. It is appraised at $56,000.
Dr. Crowley requested authorization to negotiate for the
purchase of these properties at their appraised value.
Funds are available in the University rental and parking
permits accounts, respectively. President Crowley also
recommended that if the North Center property is used in
the future as a building site, the cost of acquisition be
rebated to the parking permits account.
Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc
Bride, carried without dissent.
9. Special Course Fees, UNR
President Crowley reported that the Department of Medical
Technology has recently undergone a curriculum revision
which has resulted in the establishment of separate labora-
tory courses. The labs had previously been offered under
the general course numbers, but now have separate numbers.
Two new courses have also been added to the curriculum.
These changes require a like alteration of the courses
listed in Section 11.3 (Special Course Fees), Chapter 13
of Title 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook. The existing
list is as follows:
Hematology and Immuno-Hematology (Med. S. 303, 304)
Urinalysis and Body Fluids (Med. S. 305)
Clinical Microbiology I and II (Med. S. 306, 307)
Clinical Chemistry (Med. S. 409)
Medical Technology (Med. S. 408, 608)
The new list should read as follows:
MEDT 312 Hematology, Clinical Microscopy, and
Body Fluids Lab
MEDT 322 Immunohematology Lab
MEDT 332 Clinical Microbiology I Lab
MEDT 334 Clinical Microbiology II Lab
MEDT 422 Clinical Chemistry I Lab
MEDT 424 Clinical Chemistry II Lab
MEDT 432/632 Serology Laboratory
MEDT 411 Advanced Hematology*
MEDT 441 Pathophysiology for Medical Technologists*
President Crowley recommended that the fees for these
courses, which are used to purchase required expendable
reagents and experimental supplies, continue to be set at
$25 per course, with this special fee to be in addition to
the regular per credit fee assessed.
Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,
carried without dissent.
10. Bid Opening, Primary Power System Improvements, UNR
President Crowley reported the following bids for Primary
Power System Improvements at UNR:
Bidder Base Bid A B C D Total
$249,000 $75,200 $4,345 $15,500 $2,000 $346,045
Harker & Harker
336,960 69,970 2,540 12,805 3,065 425,340
361,540 95,130 5,685 12,240 3,300 477,895
428,000 50,000 5,000 18,000 8,000 509,000
Alt A - All new 15KV cable to have copper conductors in
place of aluminum cable.
Alt B - Install existing 3-way vacuum switch removed from
Alt C - Provide new 4-way pad mount switch adjacent to
Alt D - Replace existing 5KV cable between pullbox 4 and
transformer 15 at Mackay Science building with 3 #2
copper 15KV shielded cables; include 15KV termina-
tions at both ends and delete splicing.
President Crowley recommended concurrence by the Board in
an award of a contract by the State Public Works Board to
Moltzen Electric for the base bid and all four alternates
in the total amount of $346,045.
Mr. Buchanan recommended approval. Motion seconded by Mr.
Karamanos, carried without dissent.
Mr. Buchanan asked for information concerning the savings which
have accrued as a result of the installation of solar assisted
hot water heating at Nye Hall. President Crowley reported that
he had, as requested by Mr. Buchanan earlier, made some inquiries
and had a report available which he planned to include on the
Mr. Buchanan suggested that there be some inquiry by the Univer-
sity into availability of Federal grant monies to explore the
feasibility of converting the UNLV Campus to solar power.
11. Administrative Salary Adjustments, NNCC
President Berg requested approval of the following adminis-
trative salary adjustments for NNCC:
Name and Position
1979-80 1980-81 (Initial) 1980-81 (Qualified)
Aiazzi, Stan (Associate Dean of Occupational Education)
III-5 1/2 21,995 III-6 1\2 23,566 III-8 24,610
Davies, Bill (Dean of Student Services)
III-10 1\2 25,335 III-ll 1\2 27,046 III-13 28,090
Greenhaw, Charles (Dean of Instruction)
III-13 27,005 III-14 28,786 IV-12 29,636
Karr, Juanita (Director, Learning Resources Center)
III-8 23,665 III-9 25,306 III-10 1/2 26,350
In recommending these adjustments, President Berg reported
that the difference between the initial and proposed con-
tracts for 1980-81 is $3,982, with the additional funds to
come from vocational grant ($1,912), a VCIP grant ($1,800),
and Operating ($270).
Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Knudtsen, carried without dissent.
12. Request for Staff Development Funds
Chancellor Baepler referred to a request contained in the
agenda for an allocation of $50,000 from the Board of
Regents Special Projects Fund for the purpose of staff de-
velopment at TMCC. He suggested this is a System-wide
problem and recommended that it be withdrawn from the agen-
da to allow an opportunity to explore a System approach to
13. Proposed Bylaws, WNCC
President Davis requested that the proposed Bylaws which had
been submitted for WNCC be withdrawn from the agenda to per-
mit further review by the WNCC faculty and Administration of
a number of areas about which Vice Chancellor Lessly had
raised some questions. Dr. Davis commented on the substan-
tial number of hours put in by faculty and Administration in
developing the Bylaws, but agreed that in view of the opin-
ions expressed by Counsel those areas would be reviewed and
the Bylaws would be submitted for consideration in August.
14. Proposed Office For Regents in Las Vegas
Chancellor Baepler reported that in accordance with previous
discussions of the possible establishment of an office in
Las Vegas for the Regents, suitable space had been located
in the La Plaza building, immediately across Maryland
Parkway from the Campus which could be obtained for that
purpose. The proposed space in the La Plaza building totals
605 square feet, at a cost of 90 cents a square foot, in-
cluding utilities and custodial services. Chancellor
Baepler requested that $35,000 be provided from the Board
of Regents Special Projects Account, that the space be rent-
ed, and that he proceed to recruit for a professional posi-
tion to staff the office at an initial annual salary of
$18,000 to $20,000. He proposed that the person so appoint-
ed be titled Associate Secretary of the Board, that she
would look after the Board's business in the south, prepar-
ing such correspondence as individual Regents may require,
and serving as a contact point for the Chancellor's Office
staff who visit Las Vegas.
Chancellor Baepler suggested that ultimately suitable space
might be available on the UNLV Campus, and that reorganiza-
tion of the Chancellor's Office would yield sufficient re-
ductions in staff to cover this operation.
Mr. Mc Bride moved for approval. Motion seconded by Mr.
Buchanan, failed by the following roll call vote:
Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos, Mr. Mc Bride,
No - Mrs. Knudtsen
Abstain - Mrs. Fong, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Ross
Chairman Cashell recommended that this proposal be further
studied in the review of the Chancellor's Office.
15. Dedication of Land for Extension of El Rancho Drive
Chancellor Baepler reported that the City of Reno has re-
quested that the University dedicate a strip of land for the
extension of El Rancho Drive westward from Truckee Meadows
Community College and the Desert Research Institute to
Highway 395 at the Parr Overpass. Construction of the pro-
posed road is a joint project of the City of Reno and the
University and will provide an alternate access to TMCC and
Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.
Knudtsen, carried without dissent.
16. Proposed Lease of Classroom Space for WNCC
President Davis requested authorization to enter into a
lease agreement with Mallory Way Partnership for 1418 square
feet at 789 Mallory Way, Carson City, for space for day and
evening classes. The proposed lease is for six months, ef-
fective July 1, 1980, at a monthly rental of $495.60.
Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,
carried without dissent.
17. Gift Offer from Mr. William Gordon Mc Millan
President Crowley reported an offer of a gift of 5,000
shares of stock in Desert Minerals Corporation from William
G. Mc Millan of Salt Lake City to UNR for the Mackay School
of Mines. Copies of pertinent correspondence was included
with the agenda (identified as Ref. F and filed with per-
manent minutes). President Crowley recommended acceptance
of the offer.
Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,
carried without dissent.
18. Report Concerning Hughes Estate
Chairman Cashell noted the recent payment of $200,000 from
the Hughes Estate, complimenting Vice Chancellor Lessly and
Chancellor Baepler on the settlement. He also recalled that
$30,000 had been advanced from the Board of Regents Special
Projects Account to be used in the litigation of this matter
and asked if this money was needed further in the Litigation
Account or could it revert to the Board of Regents Special
It was agreed, upon hearing from Vice Chancellor Lessly that
he did not anticipate any need for a transfer to the Litiga-
tion Account in the near future, that the $30,000 would re-
vert to the Board of Regents Special Projects Account.
19. Room and Meal Rate Adjustments, College Inn
President Crowley requested approval of the following ad-
justments for room and meal rates at the College Inn for
CONFEREES Proposed 1980-81
ROOM RATES - SINGLE $14.00
- DOUBLE 21.00
Breakfast $ 2.05
Steak Dinner 5.00
Breakfast $ 2.15
Steak Dinner 5.50
STUDENT ROOM AND BOARD
Academic Year Per Day Per Semester
Single - 15 meals $9.41 $1176.00
Double Suite - 15 meals 9.74 1218.00
Large Double - 15 meals 9.34 1168.00
Double - 15 meals 8.86 1108.00
This does not include deferred payment plan.
STUDENT SEMESTER RATE
15 meals per week only $518.00 $ 579.00
Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi,
carried without dissent.
20. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Baepler reported that the Data Processing Policy
and Planning Board had met on the preceding day with the
various institutional Presidents and had arrived at a strat-
egy for implementation of the recommendations contained in
the Arthur D. Little Report of the Computing Center. Recom-
mendations for action by the Board of Regents would be sub-
mitted with the August agenda.
Upon motion by Mr. Buchanan, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, the Board
convened into personnel session to discuss the professional com-
petence of an individual.
Upon reconvening into open session, Mr. Mc Bride moved that the
Board of Regents authorize General Counsel Lessly and Assistant
Counsel Rivera to conduct a thorough investigation of the audit
report of the Intercollegiate Athletic Department at UNLV which
had been furnished the Board, that General Counsel also be di-
rected to provide a copy of that report to the Office of the
District Attorney in Clark County, and to advise the District
Attorney of the internal investigation being made by the Univer-
sity, for such action as the District Attorney may wish to take.
Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos. Mr. Buchanan asked that the
motion be amended to stipulate that any individuals who may be
involved in or concerned with the matter under investigation be
provided an opportunity to meet with the Board, President Goodall
and Dr. Negratti in closed personnel session at the August meet-
ing. Request to amend the motion was accepted by Mr. Mc Bride
and Mr. Karamanos. Motion then carried with Mr. Ross abstaining.
Meeting adjourned at 12:10 P.M.
Bonnie M. Smotony
Secretary of the Board