08/18/1952

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
August 18-19, 1952




08-18-1952
Volume 6 - Pages 383-387

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
REGENTS MEETING
August 18, 1952

The Board of Regents met in regular session at the Lake Tahoe
home of Chairman Ross, who is recuperating from an illness there.
The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 11 A.M.,
August 18, 1952, with the following present: Regents Hardy,
Lombardi, Arentz, Crumley, Ross; Comptroller Hayden, President
Love and President Stout. Reporters Armstrong and Burns were
also present and remained throughout the meeting.

1. Minutes of Previous Meetings

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the minutes
of the regular meeting of June 7 and 9, 1952, be approved
and that the reading thereof be dispensed with.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the minutes
of the Executive Committee meeting of June 18, 1952, be
approved, and that the actions be approved and made a part
of the permanent record of the Regents.

2. Comptroller's Claims

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the follow-
ing claims, as approved by the Executive Committee, be
approved by the Board:

Regents Checks, Nos. 12-186 to 12-197 inclusive for
a total of $135,934.97 for June.

State Claims, Nos. 12-132 to 12-141 inclusive for a
total of $113,081.34 for June.

Regents Checks, Nos. 23-01 to 23-16 inclusive for a
total of $133,223.57 for July.

State Claims, Nos. 23-01 to 23-09 inclusive for a
total of $103,983.46 for July.

3. Personnel Recommendations

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the salary
of Hugh Smithwick, Assistant Athletic Coach, be increased
to $4200 per year, effective July 1, 1952.

Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that Thomas M.
Little be transferred to full time teaching in the Depart-
ment of Biology, College of Arts and Science, at a salary
of $4400 per year, effective July 1, 1952.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the resigna-
tion of Harold Hendriks as Associate Professor of Electrical
Engineering be accepted.

Motion by Mr. Crumley carried unanimously that the request
of A. J. Reed that he be retired as of July 15, 1952 as
Extension Animal Husbandman and Lecturer in Animal Husbandry
be granted.

Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the following
organization chart for the University of Nevada be approved.

OUTLINE OF UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA ORGANIZATION

State Government -- Citizens of Nevada -- Board of Visitors
|
Board of Regents
Planning and Relations |
Council -- President -- Administrative Council
|
Comptroller Academic Dean of Faculty Student Life Dean of
Council Council Student
Affairs

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that William D.
Carlson be appointed as Dean of Student Affairs at a salary
of $7300 per year, effective January 1, 1953.

Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the following
appointments be approved:

(a) Mrs. Genevieve Pieretti as Assistant in Education at
a salary of $300 for the Spring semester 1953, in the
place of Miss Schaeffer.

(b) Miss Inez Gillies as Master-Teacher in Education at a
salary of $300 for the school year 1952-53.

(c) Lon S. Mc Guirk, Jr. as Assistant Professor of Geology
at a salary of $4500 for the school year 1952-53, in
the place of Dr. Gianella, retired.

(d) John S. Winston as Assistant Professor of Metallurgy
at a salary of $4500 for the school year 1952-53, to
teach courses formerly taught by Professor Palmer,
retired.

(e) John N. Butler, as Project Engineer and Research
Metallurgist in charge of the Atomic Energy Research
Project, at a salary rate of $6600 per year, effective
July 26, 1952.

(f) Verle Rudolph Bohman as Assistant Professor of Animal
Husbandry and Assistant Animal Nutritionist at a salary
of $4800 for the school year 1952-53. In addition to
his teaching duties, he will conduct research and as-
sist in the Extension Livestock Program.

(g) Moses Tran Clegg as Assistant Professor of Animal Hus-
bandry and Assistant Animal Physiologist at a salary
rate of $4800 per year, effective August 15, 1952. In
addition to his teaching duties, he will conduct re-
search in Animal Husbandry.

(h) Edwin Harry Jensen as Assistant Professor of Agronomy
and Assistant Agronomist in the Agricultural Experiment
Station at a salary rate of $4800 per year, effective
September 1, 1952.

(i) James Hunter as Lecturer in Animal Husbandry and Super-
intendent of South Virginia Farm at a salary of $3000
per year, effective June 10, 1952. In addition he will
assist in research work in the Agricultural Experiment
Station.

(j) Miss Maybelle S. Eager as Home Demonstration Agent
Leader and Home Economics Specialist in the Agricul-
tural Extension Division, and Lecturer in Home Econom-
ics, at a salary rate of $5000 per year, effective
September 1, 1952, in the place of Miss Griffin and
Mrs. Marsh.

(k) Miss Joan Lundy as Assistant in Home Economics at a
salary of $750 for the school year 1952-53, in the
place of Mrs. Gallagher.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the follow-
ing appointments be approved:

(a) George Zappettini as District Extension Agent for
Esmeralda-South Lander and Nye Counties, at a salary
rate of $4500 per year, effective September 1, 1952,
in the place of Mr. Jensen, resigned.

(b) Miss Annette Haworth as Assistant in Education at a
salary of $150 for the school year 1952-53.

Motion by Mr. Arentz carried unanimously that the following
reappointment be approved:

(a) John W. Bunten as Assistant in Education at a salary of
$300 for the Spring semester 1952. Mr. Bunten is a
member of the staff of the State Department of Voca-
tional Education.

(b) Mrs. Esther L. Doyle as Assistant in Education at a
salary of $600 for the school year 1952-53.

(c) Miss Mildred Klaus as Assistant in Education at a
salary of $250 for the Fall semester 1952.

(d) Mrs. Lee Pivornick as Assistant in Foreign Languages
in the Las Vegas Branch Program at a salary of $1500
for the school year 1952-53.

(e) Dr. Joseph B. Key as Lecturer in Animal Husbandry for
the Spring semester 1953 at a salary of $550 for the
semester.

The Board recessed at 11:50 A.M. as a Board of Regents and con-
vened as a Board of Control for the Agricultural Experiment Sta-
tion, to consider the following recommendations on personnel:

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that these personnel
items be approved, as follows:

(a) Resignation of Michael Galli as Assistant in Soils
Research, effective June 30, 1952, to accept a position
in the Government Point Four Program, be accepted.

(b) Appointment of Richard E. Eckert as Graduate Research
Assistant in Range Management at a salary rate of $2000
per year, on a 1/2 time basis, effective June 18, 1952.

(c) Appointment of R. Keith Miller as Graduate Research
Assistant in Range Management at a salary rate of $2000
per year, on a 1/2 time basis, effective May 12, 1952.

(d) Appointments and portion of salaries in previous items
which pertain to the Agricultural Experiment Station:

Verle Rudolph Bohman, Assistant Animal Nutritionist -
$1000 of his annual salary
Moses Tran Clegg, Assistant Animal Physiologist -
$1125 of his annual salary
Edwin Harry Jensen, Assistant Agronomist -
$2000 of his annual salary (Jensen's salary charged
entirely to Resident Teaching by recommendation of
Dean of Agriculture.)

The Board adjourned as a Board of Control for the Agricultural
Experiment Station, and convened as a Board of Regents.

4. Consulting Services Policy

President Love presented a Policy on Consulting Services,
which had been prepared from a study of the policy and
procedure of comparable western Colleges and Universities,
as a substitute for the Policy on Outside Employment of
Faculty Members. (Regents action of May 26, 1948)

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the Policy,
as follows, be adopted:

CONSULTING SERVICES POLICY

I
Basic Provisions

Consultation within his professional field is recognized as
a legitimate activity for a faculty member of the University
of Nevada. Faculty members cannot devote their entire time
to teaching and at the same time keep abreast or ahead of
progress in the field of knowledge in which they are inter-
ested. It is desirable, therefore, whenever feasible, that
facilty members engage to some degree in consultation work
(and/or research, professional or technical writing). Non-
curricular activities of that nature should tend to improve
and broaden the knowledge of the individual so engaged, and
should bring prestige to the individual and the University.

II

Private consulting service by a member of the faculty of the
University of Nevada, unless specifically arranged otherwise
in his agreement of employment, is restricted at all times
to engagements of a professional nature which in the opinion
of the Head of his Department and the Dean of the Division
do not interfere with the performance of academic duties
assigned him and are proper for a member of the faculty of
the University of Nevada to accept.

Consulting fees shall be commensurate with the professional
standing of the consulting faculty member and his associa-
tion with the University of Nevada. In general, fees shall
be at least as high as those of independent consultants of
similar professional standing in the same field.

In all private consulting engagements the client must be
informed that the faculty member is acting as a private
consultant; that the University of Nevada is in no way a
party to the contract or liable or responsible for the
performance thereof; and that the University of Nevada
is not liable in any way for property of the client utiliz-
ed for test, observation, or otherwise in connection with
the consulting engagement, nor for consequent damages. No
official University of Nevada stationery or forms shall be
used in connection with such work, nor shall the name of
the University be used in advertising or in any other way
without the express consent of the Dean of the Division
concerned.

The University of Nevada will permit the faculty member to
use the space, equipment and other facilities of the Uni-
versity of Nevada in consulting engagements so long as the
performance of the engagement meets with the approval of
the University of Nevada under the following conditions:

(a) The estimated amount of time which he is to spend at
such work and his rate of compensation shall be es-
tablished in conference between the individual con-
cerned, the Head of his Department, the Dean of the
Division, and the President.

(b) The member of the faculty undertaking private consult-
ing work may be assessed a sum by the University of
Nevada to provide for cost of power, light, heat and
equipment and for all the facilities of the University
of Nevada used in the conduct of the work and to cover
all overhead expenses.

(c) The use of Assistants by a faculty member acting in the
capacity of a consultant shall be subject to the ap-
proval of the Head of his Department and the Dean of
the Division.

5. Hoover Scholarships

President Love reported on the scholarships that have been
granted to the University of Nevada by the Houston Endow-
ment Inc. at the request of Herbert Hoover, and known as
the "Jessie H. Jones Scholarships Honoring President Herbert
Hoover". These scholarships are for students in the Engi-
neering fields. The endowment agrees to pay to the Univer-
sity the sum of $25,000 in annual payments not to exceed an
average of $5000 per year, the first payment to be made
September 1, 1952. It is a condition of the gift that the
recipient of one of these awards shall receive not less
than $500 nor more than $750 in any regular College year.

By unanimous agreement, these scholarships were accepted,
and the Secretary was instructed to write a note of appre-
ciation to Mr. Jesse H. Jones of the Houston Endowment,
Inc., and to Mr. Herbert Hoover.

6. Budget

In presenting the proposed budget for the coming biennium,
President Love explained that it is presented as a budget
request rather than as a recommended budget, so that the
Regents might have opportunity to consider it on the basis
of requests from the various Divisions and Department of
the University. Following the action of the Regents at
this meeting, a budget will be prepared for recommendation
to the Board prior to October 1, 1952, the date it is due
in the Office of the State Budget Director.

The proposed budget was discussed thoroughly by the Regents
with Mr. Hayden supplying additional information where
requested.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the President
be instructed to make the following reductions to bring
the total increase in budget requests for appropriations
to a figure which will not exceed $425,000. The decreases
suggested are to be deductions from the appropriations re-
quested in the various areas. The total request for appro-
priations in the 4 Colleges for educational purposes should
be reduced by $100,000. The request for additional appro-
priations in Bureau of Mines and Extension should be re-
duced by $50,000. The request for additional appropriations
in the Building and Grounds should be reduced by $158,000.
Under General Expense, the item for Public Relations should
be reduced by $25,000. They further suggested that a re-
quest for $15,000 be added to the appropriations to meet
the agreement made with Mr. Sheeketski.

7. Signature Card - Revolving Fund

Comptroller Hayden reported that since the resignation of
Mrs. Galli from his office staff, it is necessary to author-
ize another person in his Department to sign Revolving Fund
checks in his absence. He recommended Miss Mary Moulton.

Motion by Mr. Hardy carried unanimously that the Comptroller
be authorized to file a signature card in the bank for Miss
Moulton's signature on Revolving Fund checks.

8. President Stout

Motion by Dr. Lombardi carried unanimously that the Comp-
troller be authorized to draw a check in the amount of $1000
in favor of President Stout to cover cost of his moving to
the University Campus.

9. Next Meeting

Since it will be necessary to consider the biennial budget
after the changes (item 6) have been made and prior to its
presentation to the Budget Director on October 1, 1952, the
next meeting of the Board of Regents was set for 1 P.M.,
Thursday, September 4, 1952, at the home of Mr. Ross, Lake
Tahoe.

The meeting adjourned at 12:20 noon.