09/08/1972

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 8-9, 1972








09-08-1972

Pages 139-149

                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                   UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                        September 8, 1972



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

the Donald Moyer Campus Student Union, University of Nevada,

Las Vegas.



Members present:  James H. Bilbray

                  Archie Grant

                  Clark J. Guild, Jr.

                  Harold J. Jacobsen

                  Molly Knudtsen

                  Paul Mc Dermott

                  William W. Morris

                  Mel Steninger

                  Helen Thompson



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

                  Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.



Others present:   Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

                  President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

                  President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

                  President John M. Ward (DRI)

                  President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

                  Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

                  Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

                  Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

                  Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

                  Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

                  Mr. Mark Dawson (DRI)

                  Mrs. Janet Sanford (UNS)

                  Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

                  Mr. Mark Hughes (UNLV)

                  Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

                  Dr. Joseph Crowley (UNR)

                  Dr. Thomas Hoffer (DRI)

                  Mr. Ernest Searles (CCCC)

                  Mr. Mike Mason (CSUN)

                  Miss Daphne Coon (CCCC)



The meeting was called to order at 10:40 A.M. with Chairman

Jacobsen presiding.



 1.  Upon motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, ten

     additional items were added to the agenda.



 2.  Approval of Minutes



     The minutes of the regular session of July 7-8, 1972 were

     submitted for approval.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Bilbray, carried without dissent.



 3.  Acceptance of Gifts



     Upon motion by Mr. Mc Dermott, seconded by Mr. Morris, the

     gifts and grants were accepted as reported (list identified

     as Ref. 2 and filed with permanent minutes).



 4.  Nevada Southern Land Foundation



     A.  President Zorn reported that the Trustees of the Land

         Foundation adopted a resolution at their meeting August

         1, 1972, authorizing the Foundation to issue $2 million

         of 5-1/2%, five year mortgage bonds.  $1.7 million will

         be used to replace mortgage bonds now held by Valley

         Bank of Nevada and the remaining funds will be held for

         land acquisition and fiscal operations.



         President Zorn noted that this action by the Foundation

         requires approval of the Board of Regents by adoption of

         a resolution authorizing and approving the execution of

         a supplemental indenture and the issuance of the bonds.

         He noted the appropriate resolution had been prepared

         and copies had been distributed.  President Zorn and

         Chancellor Humphrey recommended adoption of the follow-

         ing resolution:



                         RESOLUTION #72-6



         Concerning the acquisition of real property for the

         future development and expansion of the University of

         Nevada, Las Vegas, and the issuance of securities by

         the Nevada Southern University Land Foundation for such

         purpose and for the additional purpose of refunding

         securities heretofore issued for such purpose, pursuant

         to an instrument by and between such foundation and the

         Bank of Nevada and cited by the short title "7-1-72

         Supplemental Indenture of Mortgage and Deed of Trust";

         authorizing execution of such supplemental indenture;

         otherwise relating to rights, privileges, powers, immun-

         ities, liabilities, disabilities and duties of the

         parties to such supplemental indenture; also authorizing

         and approving the acquisition of such property by the

         foundation, the refunding and the sale and issuance

         therefore of such securities; ratifying action hereto-

         fore taken in connection with the foregoing; providing

         other matters properly relating thereto; and repealing

         all resolutions in conflict herewith.



         Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Morris, carried without dissent.



     B.  President Zorn reported that negotiations have been

         completed to effect the exchange of 1.79 acres of Uni-

         versity and Land Foundation land for 3.0 acres owned by

         the Catholic Diocese of Reno.  The land to be acquired

         is located on the southwest corner of the intersection

         of Harmon Avenue and University Road.  This parcel is

         valued at $165,000.  1.5 acres of University land at the

         section of University Road and Tropicana access roadway

         and .29 acres of Land Foundation land fronting on the

         Tropicana access road would be transferred to the

         Diocese.  This combined parcel is valued at $92,514.

         There will be an additional reimbursement to the Diocese

         of $3,000 for resiting, resulting in a total of $69,486

         due to the Diocese.



         President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

         approval of the land exchange, subject to concurrence by

         the Govenor.



         Mr. Bilbray moved approved.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Morris, carried without dissent.



 5.  Approval of Final Plans, UNLV Gymnasium and Natatorium



     President Zorn introduced Mr. Gerald Moffatt and Mr. James

     Mc Daniel, architects for the projects.  He noted the final

     plans were complete and had been reviewed by University

     staff and were presently under review by the State Planning

     Board.  A review of the projects was presented (identified

     as Ref. 4 and filed with permanent minutes).



     Mr. Moffatt presented the final plans, noting that cost

     studies indicate the plans are within the appropriation

     available.



     President Zorn recommended approval of the final plans.

     Chancellor Humphrey concurred, noting that under the provi-

     sions of the Federal Interest Subsidy Grant which UNLV re-

     ceived for this project, the plans must be submitted to HEW

     for approval prior to bidding.



     Mr. Guild moved approval of the final plans as presented.

     Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried without dissent.



 6.  Confirmation of Award of Contract, Humanities Building

     Elevator, UNLV



     President Zorn recalled that a mail ballot was conducted

     under date of August 15, 1972 requesting approval of the

     award of a contract to Claude Cook Construction Co. for

     $80,447 for an elevator in the Humanities building, UNLV,

     and payment of an architect's fee not to exceed $8,000.

     Eleven affirmative responses were received and the contract

     was awarded.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended the action taken as a result

     of the mail ballot be confirmed.



     Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Bilbray, carried without dissent.



 7.  Confirmation of Purchase, UNLV



     President Zorn reported the following purchase made under

     Board delegation of authority:



     Sound System without transmitting microphones for the

     Performing Arts Center, at $7,600 from the sole bidder,

     Rugar Electronics.



 8.  Petty Cash Accounts, CCCC and ECC



     President Donnelly noted Clark County Community College and

     Elko Community College presently have petty cash accounts

     of $1000 and $500 respectively, which, along with normal

     uses of petty cash accounts, are used to "buy" student bad

     checks placed in the Colleges' depository accounts at regis-

     tration time.



     He stated that these accounts have proven inadequate to

     handle bad checks plus other needs, and recommended the

     CCCC's account be increased to $2000 and ECC's account be

     increased to $1000.  Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



     Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Steninger, carried without dissent.



 9.  Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000, CCD



     President Donnelly reported bids were opened August 29, 1972

     for a contract to provide a total of 500 meals each week to

     be served to needy senior citizens in Clark County by the

     Clark County Community College.  A grant of $34,832.80 has

     been received from HEW for this "Meals on Wheels" program.

     The following bids were received:



     Fred Harvey, Inc.                    $82 per 100 meals

     Landshire Foods Systems of Nevada    $58 per 100 meals



     President Donnelly recommended that the bid of Fred Harvey,

     Inc. be accepted, noting that on the basis of evaluation of

     the food, quality, taste and general eye appeal, the

     Selection Committee presenting the Corporation of Senior

     Citizens, the State Division of Aging Services and the

     College, the other bid did not meet the quality standards

     specified.



     Mr. Steninger moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Bilbray, carried without dissent.



10.  Final Action Regarding BLM Land



     President Ward reported that the U. S. Government, through

     the Bureau of Land Management, has adjudicated 467.33 acres

     of land by patent and lease, designated as Desert Research

     Complex, to the Board of Regents.  A patent on 158.22 acres

     and a twenty year lease on the remaining 309.11 acres has

     been issued with an option to purchase or renew.  The lease

     is payable in advance at the rate of $77.28 per year and the

     first five years have been paid.  The description of the

     land involved is as follows:



         Township 20N, Range 19E, MDB & M, Section 25, Lots 1, 2,

         3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 11, SW 1/4, NE 1/4, SE 1/4, NW 1/4, NE

         1/4, SW 1/4, SE 1/4.



     Dr. Ward noted that all expenses incurred in acquiring this

     land were borne by Dr. Alex Dandini from his personal funds.

     Dr. Ward recommended acceptance of the patent and authoriza-

     tion to execute the lease.



     President Ward noted that in Mr. Hug's review of the lease

     provisions, a problem had been identified dealing with a

     penalty clause in the lease which stated that if the DRI

     does not use the land for which it specified in the request,

     a penalty payment must be made.  This penalty payment is

     computed by figuring the difference between the lease pay-

     ment and the rental value of the land; i. e., 25 cents an

     acre or the fair rental value.  Chancellor Humphrey noted

     the lease agreement also provided that BLM could require the

     University to purchase the land at one-half the appraised

     value and that BLM could not supply an appraisal.



     Dr. Ward agreed that it would be desirable if this figure

     were known, but stated that the BLM was not able to provide

     the figure and that they had stated they had never been

     asked that question.  He said he had been assured that the

     lease provisions were such that it would be difficult not to

     comply with the intended use stated in the application.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the lease.  Motion seconded

     by Mr. Bilbray, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:30 P.M. with

all members and staff again present who were in attendance at the

morning session.



11.  Approval of Preliminary Plans, CCCC



     President Donnelly reported the preliminary plans for this

     project had been completed and had been reviewed by the

     staff of the College and by members of the CCCC Advisory

     Board.  This project has a budget of $1,889,000 and is to

     be financed from the Higher Education Capital Construction

     Fund.



     President Donnelly introduced Mr. Ed Hendricks and Mr. Harry

     Wood of the firm of Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall,

     architects for the project.  Following presentation of the

     preliminary plans by Mr. Harry Wood, President Donnelly and

     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



12.  Confirmation of Purchase, DRI



     President Ward reported that the following purchase was made

     under Board delegation of authority:



         3 each, sulphur analyzers, Model No. 185-R, at $3,572

         each, with teflon coated burner blocks at $25 each, and

         flame-off detector lights and shutoff values, at $160

         each -- $11,271



         3 ethygen-hydrogen generators, manufactured by Milton

         Roy, 150 ml. capacity, at $950 each -- $2,850



         1 amplifier circuit board to provide 0-5 volts output

         on Model 185-R -- $75



         Total purchase:  $14,196



     Dr. Ward noted that this purchase was not bid, but obtained

     from the only supplier of this kind of equipment, Meloy

     Labs, Springfield, Virginia.  The equipment is to be used

     at the air monitoring station in Bullhead City, Arizona and

     is financed from grant lands.



13.  Quarterly Report of Disciplinary Cases, DRI



     In accordance with the Rules and Disciplinary Procedures,

     President Ward reported that there were no violations re-

     ported within DRI for the period April 1 through June 30,

     1972.



14.  Report of Foreign Travel, DRI



     In accordance with Board policy on foreign travel, President

     Ward reported the following:



     A.  Dr. Klaus E. Nielsen to attend the 13th International

         Congress in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Moscow,

         U. S. S. R., August 19-31, and the First European

         Electro-Optics Markets and Technology Conference and

         Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, September 12-15.



     B.  Drs. Patrick Squires, John Hallett, James Telford and

         Edwin Berry attended the International Cloud Physics

         Conference in London, England, August 18-27.



15.  Annual Report of Gifts and Grants, UNR



     President Miller submitted a report of all gifts and grants

     received by UNR during 1971-72 (report identified as Ref. 14

     and filed with permanent minutes).  President Miller noted

     that the total for the year was in excess of $2 million.



16.  Report of Foreign Travel, UNR



     In accordance with Board policy on foreign travel, President

     Miller reported the following:



     A.  John E. Maxfield, Associate Professor of Plant Pathol-

         ogy, College of Agriculture, attended the annual meeting

         of American Physopathological Society, held in Mexico

         City, August 6-10, 1972.



     B.  Dean Robert C. Weems, College of Business Administra-

         tion, attended the annual meeting of the Travel Research

         Association in Quebec City, Canada, August 13-16, 1972.

         Dean Weems is a member of the Executive Committee of

         Travel Research Association and was on the program.



     C.  John Schilling, Mining Geologist-Engineer, Nevada Bureau

         of Mines and Geology, attended meetings of the Inter-

         national Geological Congress in Montreal, Canada, August

         20-30, 1972 and presented a paper.  He then planned to

         attend a ten day field trip following the meeting and

         is scheduled to return to Reno, September 10.



     D.  E. R. Larson, Professor of Geology-Geography, attended

         International Geological Congress in Montreal, Canada

         on August 10-30 and presented an instructional film,

         "Across the Cordillera" during the session.



     E.  Larry Garside, Economic Geologist, Nevada Bureau of

         Mines and Geology, attended meetings of International

         Geological Congress in Montreal, Canada, August 20-30,

         1972, followed by post-meeting field trip on the uranium

         deposits of Canada, returning to Reno on September 8.



     F.  Dr. Beatrice T. Gardner and Dr. R. Allen Gardner to

         Paris, France, September 2-10, 1972 for presentation of

         papers at the symposium of the Centre International

         D'Etudes Bio-Anthropologiques et D'Anthropologie

         Fondamentale.  This trip immediately follows a trip to

         New York City to edit the "Washoe" film and the portion

         of the trip from New York City to Paris and return to

         New York is to be funded by the Centre.



     G.  Joseph Lintz, Jr., Professor of Geology, to Djakarta,

         Indonesia, September 8-16 as a member of the National

         Academy of Science Panel on Natural Resources Policy,

         and to Bangkok, Thailand, September 17 for a meeting

         with representatives from the Agency for International

         Development.  No University funds will be used.



17.  Quarterly Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNR



     In accordance with the Disciplinary Rules and Procedures,

     President Miller submitted a quarterly report for the period

     ending July 1, 1972 (report identified as Ref. 16 and filed

     with the permanent minutes).



18.  Final Approval of Separation of Intercollegiate Athletics

     from Physical Education, UNR



     President Miller recalled that in July the Board gave pre-

     liminary approval to separation of Intercollegiate Athletics

     from Physical Education and creation of the Department of

     Physical Education and the Department of Intercollegiate

     Athletics.  In conformity with Board policy final approval

     was deferred until the next meeting.  President Miller and

     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the proposed

     separation effective immediately.



     Mr. Guild moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray,

     carried without dissent.



19.  Senior Advisory Board, College of Agriculture, UNR



     President Miller presented a recommendation from Dean Dale

     Bohmont, with his endorsement, for the creation of a Senior

     Advisory Board for the College of Agriculture.  (Details of

     the proposal were contained in Ref. 18, distributed with the

     agenda and filed with the permanent minutes.)



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Guild,

     carried without dissent.



20.  Air Conditioning, Scrugham Engineering Mines Building, UNR



     President Miller recalled that on August 21, 1972 a mail

     ballot was sent requesting approval of award of a contract

     for air conditioning the Scrugham Engineering Mines build-

     ing UNR to Reno Sheet Metal and Plumbing for $49,220.  8

     affirmative responses were received and the contract was

     awarded by the State Planning Board.  (Subsequent to the

     award of the contract, 3 additional affirmative responses

     were received.)



     President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended confir-

     mation of the action taken by mail ballot.



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Guild,

     carried without dissent.



21.  Report of Purchases, UNR



     President Miller reported the following purchases made under

     the Board's delegation of authority:



     A.  Seventeen binocular microscopes were purchased for the

         School of Medical Sciences from Central Scientific Co.

         for $10,098 with funds from the Special Equipment State

         Appropriation, and from the Medical School Microscope

         Fee Account.  (Two lower bids were received:  Laboratory

         Equipment Co. for Swift Model #M673 for $9,739.87 and

         E. Lietz, Inc. for Olympic KHC #600 for $9,945.  These

         are of Japanese manufacture and parts are not inter-

         changeable with the presently owned American Optical

         microscopes.)



     B.  Hay for the Knoll Creek Field Laboratory was purchased

         from Stubbs Trucking Co., Idaho for $9,200 with funds

         from Experiment Station Sales account and Federal funds.

         (Two other bids were received for $9,200; however, the

         protein count for the hay offered by Stubbs was 18.27%,

         whereas Magic Valley offered 14.82% and Tom Warren, Jr.

         offered 17.95% for Stock #2.)



     C.  A general purpose physiological recorder for the School

         of Medical Sciences from Beckman Instruments, Inc., Palo

         Alto, at $5,145.  Funds are available from NIH grants.



22.  Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNR



     Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened August 22, 1972 for

     a double focusing Mass Spectrometer System to be used by the

     Chemistry Department.  Bids were as follows:



         Jeol, Inc., Burlingame, California            $45,590.00

         Dupont Instruments, Monrovia, California       48,515.00

         Dupont Instruments (Alternate Bid)             58,815.00

         Varian Associates, Palo Alto                   60,740.00



     President Miller recommended award to Jeol, Inc., for

     $45,590.00.  Chancellor Humphrey concurred.  Funds are

     available from National Science Foundation and State

     appropriated funds.



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Mc Dermott, carried without dissent.



23.  Request for Expenditure from Board of Regents Special

     Projects Account



     President Miller requested an additional allocation of $2000

     from Board of Regents Special Projects Account to the UNR

     Interview and Recruiting Account for 1972-73.  He noted that

     as of July 28, 1972, the account had a balance of $1,892.29

     remaining of a total of $5,000; however, for various inter-

     views and particularly in the Medical School were recruiting

     is taking place because of receipt of monies quite recently,

     all of this balance is pre-committed.  In addition, UNR is

     actively recruiting now for Dean of the College of Engineer-

     ing, College of Arts and Science and Mackay School of Mines.

     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Thompson, carried without dissent.



24.  Progress of University Projects



     Vice President Pine submitted a report on the progress of

     capital improvements under the supervision of UNR.  Report

     from the State Planning Board was also distributed.  (Both

     reports are on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



25.  Dorothe Macmillan Estate



     Mr. Hug noted that the residue of approximately $500,000 of

     the Dorothe Macmillan Estate was left to the University of

     Nevada, provided a School of Veterinary Sciences is estab-

     lished within five years from October, 1971.  If the Univer-

     sity does not establish such a School, the money goes to the

     University of California, Davis.



     Mr. Hug commented on the status of the suit which Elidia

     Castaneda has filed against the estate and the status of the

     negotiations with her attorney, Bert Goldwater.  He reviewed

     the settlement proposed by Mr. Goldwater (conditions of the

     settlement stipulated in Ref. 24 filed with permanent min-

     utes) and recommended approval by the Board.



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

     carried without dissent.



26.  Report of Investment Advisory Committee



     Chancellor Humphrey presented the minutes of the Investment

     Advisory Committee meeting of July 7, 1972 and requested

     confirmation of the action of the Committee (minutes identi-

     fied as Ref. 25 and filed with permanent minutes).



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Bilbray, carried without dissent.



27.  Report of Educational Policies Committee



     Miss Thompson presented the minutes of the Educational

     Policies Committee meeting of July 7, 1972 (minutes identi-

     fied as Ref. 26 and filed with the permanent minutes).



     Miss Thompson moved approval of the minutes.  Motion

     seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



28.  Report of the Plant and Property Committee



     Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in July the Plant and

     Property Committee was authorized to act on behalf of the

     Board in the review of bids and award of contracts for six

     projects which were expected to require action prior to the

     September meeting.  The following reports were made concern-

     ing the disposition of these projects:



     A.  UNR P. E. Complex, Phase I - Mr. Pine reported that the

         plans for the UNR P. E. Complex have been submitted to

         HEW for approval in conformity with the condition of the

         Federal Interest Subsidy Grant and approval is expected

         within a week.



     B.  ECC Learning Resources Building - Results of bids re-

         ported in Item #35.



     C.  UNS/CCD Administration Building - Bids were opened

         August 2, 1972 and were referred to the Plant and Prop-

         erty Committee.  Results of the bids were as follows:



                          Denton Const.  Johnson-     Pagni Bros.

                              Co.        Boscovich Co.   Const.



         Base Bid         $176,480       $226,500       $188,600

         Alt. #1             3,549          8,750          7,800

         Alt. #2             2,815          3,200          2,800

         Alt. #3             5,717          4,800          4,900

         Alt. #4

           Base Bid Floor    5,923          5,484          6,700

           Alt. #1 Floor       857            774            800



         Total            $195,341       $249,508       $211,600



         Alt. #1 - Finish second half of basement area.

         Alt. #2 - Grade and pave parking lot.

         Alt. #3 - Sidewalks, curbs and landscaping.

         Alt. #4 - Carpeting for area in base bid and carpeting

                   for area in Alt. #1.



         The Plant and Property Committee, by telephone poll,

         authorized award of the contract for the base bid to

         Denton Construction Co.  The contract was awarded

         Thursday, August 10, 1972, and construction has begun.

         The contract specifies 140 calendar days, for a comple-

         tion date of January 1, 1973.



         Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the method of financing

         available for this project:



             Cash on hand (includes Board of Regents

             allocation of $169,500 plus $2,435 interest

             earned to date).                            $171,935



             Chancellor's Office Budget (increase

             received in Federal Comprehensive

             Planning Grant, allowing operating account

             to be released).                               3,900



             Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter Sales

             Account in Chancellor's Office (surplus

             accumulation over several years).              3,000



             Interest to be earned through project

             duration.                                      2,500



                                         Total           $181,335



         Project Budget:



             Base bid                                    $176,480

             Sewer connection fee                           1,000

             Material testing and inspection                1,000

             Contingency                                    2,855



                                         Total           $181,335



         Chancellor Humphrey stated that in order to accept the

         $18,861 of additive alternate and adequately finish the

         building, additional funds must be allocated.  He re-

         quested that $12,761 be allocated from the Board of

         Regents Special Projects Fund and $6,100, currently in

         the Board's Legal Service Fund, but not needed during

         1972-73, be made available for this project.



         Mr. Bilbray moved approval of the action of the Plant

         and Property Committee in awarding the contract and

         allocation of the additional funds as requested.  Motion

         seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.



     D.  Landscape Physics Building Area, UNR - Mr. Pine reported

         that the bids had exceeded the estimate and the project

         is now being reviewed by the State Planning Board.  An

         attempt will be made to rebid the project to permit bids

         from sprinkler contractors rather than by plumbers.



         The Board of Regents requested Mr. Pine to develop a

         policy statement which might be submitted by the Board

         of Regents to the State Planning Board which would

         provide that bid documents be drawn in such a manner as

         to permit submission of bids from contractors using low-

         est paid craft component to perform the work.



     E.  Air Condition Scrugham Engineering Mines Building, UNR -

         Action on this project was reported under Item #20.



     F.  Complete UNLV Education Building and Site Development -

         Project has not yet been submitted to bid.



29.  Transfer of Credits



     Mr. Jacobsen asked that some attention be given to the

     University's policy of acceptance of credits earned at the

     Community College by students still enrolled in high school.

     Chancellor Humphrey suggested that this was an appropriate

     matter for discussion by the Articulation Board.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved that this matter be referred to the

     Articulation Board.  Motion seconded by Mr. Guild, carried

     without dissent.



30.  Dues Checkoff for National Society of Professors



     Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in 1966 the Nevada State

     Employees Association received authorization for dues check

     off (i. e., voluntary withholding from pay check) for Uni-

     versity classified employees and in 1972 American Associ-

     ation of University Professors received same authorization.

     In both cases the decision was made administratively.  The

     National Society of Professors, an affiliate of the National

     Education Association, has now requested similar privilege.

     Chancellor Humphrey stated that it was his recommendation,

     and that of the Presidents, that this privilege be extended

     to National Society of Professors, effective immediately.

     They further recommended that the authority for dues check

     off for all employee organizations expire June 30, 1973, and

     that extension of that privilege be examined by the Adminis-

     tration and the Board of Regents next Spring.



     Mr. Steninger moved to terminate all dues check off privi-

     leges immediately.  Motion seconded by Mr. Morris.



     Mr. Bilbray moved that the matter be tabled until October

     to allow for opportunity for faculty to make presentation in

     support of their request.  Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger,

     carried without dissent.



     Mr. Guild requested that prior to the October meeting,

     Counsel determine the legality of such a dues check off sys-

     tem, the status of collective bargaining for University per-

     sonnel under present statutes, and also some indication from

     the Administration concerning the cost to the University of

     collection of such dues.



31.  Proposed Change in November Meeting Dates



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that the November meeting is

     presently scheduled for November 10-22 at UNLV.  He recom-

     mended that this meeting be rescheduled for November 17-18

     to coincide with the UNR-UNLV Football Game at 1:30 P.M.,

     November 18 in Las Vegas.



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

     carried without dissent.



32.  Annual Report of Gifts and Grants, UNLV



     President Zorn submitted a report of gifts and grants re-

     ceived by UNLV for the fiscal year 1971-72, totaling in ex-

     cess of $1.6 million.  (Report identified as Ref. 31 and

     filed with permanent minutes.)



33.  Confirmation of Award of Bids, UNLV


     President Zorn reported bids were opened August 30, 1972

     for the construction of a Fish Research Facility.  Bids were

     as follows:



         Sletten Construction                         $28,500

         A. R. Lermusiaux Construction                 32,933



     Funds are available from the following sources:



         National Marine Fisheries                    $19,000

         Board of Regents Special Projects             10,000

         UNLV Funds                                     5,000

                                                      $34,000



     An anonymous gift of $5,000 was previously offered for this

     project but has since been withdrawn.



     President Zorn reported that in order to comply with the

     contractual terms of Dr. James Deacon's research grant, the

     contract for this project had to be awarded by August 30,

     1972.  Accordingly, a contract for $28,000 was awarded to

     Sletten Construction.



     President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended confirma-

     tion of that award of contract.



     Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Steninger, carried without dissent.



34.  Alumni Relations, UNLV



     Mr. Morris moved that President Zorn be directed to develop

     a proposal for the Board of Regents for the creation of an

     alumni office for UNLV which will assist in promoting

     increasing contributions to the University.  Motion seconded

     by Mr. Bilbray, carried without dissent.



35.  Confirmation of Award of Bids, ECC, Phase II



     President Donnelly recalled that in July the Board delegated

     authority to the Plant and Property Committee for the review

     of bids and award of the contract for the Learning Resources

     building, ECC.  Bids were opened August 29, 1972 and the

     Plant and Property Committee was polled by telephone.  Bids

     were as follows:



     Contractor      Base Bid  Alt. #1  Alt. #2  Alt. #3  Alt. #4



     Mc Dowell & Rapp

     Murray, Utah    $531,600  $ 9,662  $37,340  $20,000  $21,000



     Nielson & Co.

     Twin Falls, Id. $747,749  $ 5,616  $43,771  $19,096  $28,908



     Pagni Bros. Co.

     Reno            $669,146  $11,600  $51,000  $22,000  $24,000



         Alt. #1 - Carpet

         Alt. #2 - Book Stacks

         Alt. #3 - Elevator

         Alt. #4 - Covered Passageway

         Alt. #5 - Children's Play Yard

         Alt. #6 - Landscape and Sprinklers



     The Project budget for the building is:



         Professional Services     $ 55,600

         Construction               561,000

         Contingency                 16,800

         Inspection & Testing        16,400

         Furnishings                 68,000

         Miscellaneous                1,200

                           Total   $719,000



     President Donnelly noted that the project is to be financed

     from the Higher Education Capital Construction Fund.  The

     building will contain approximately 20,000 gross square feet

     total in a two-story structure and will provide space for a

     learning resource center including a library housing 30,000

     volumes with attendant reader stations and staff space and a

     language lab; student center, child development center for

     the teacher aide program; photography lab; clothing con-

     struction lab; four classrooms and three faculty offices.



     The Plant and Property Committee approved awarding a con-

     tract to Mc Dowell and Rapp as follows:



         Base Bid                  $531,600

         Alt. #1                      9,662

         Alt. #2                     37,340

         Alt. #3                     20,000

                      Total        $598,602



     The Base Bid plus Alternatives #1 and #3 will be funded from

     the construction budget plus $262 from the Contingency.  At-

     ternate #2, library book stacks, are a part of the building

     furnishings and will be funded from the $68,000 furnishings

     budget.



     President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended con-

     firmation of the action of the committee.



     Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Bilbray, carried without dissent.



36.  Petty Cash, DRI



     President Ward noted that DRI presently has a petty cash

     account in the amount of $1,000 which is used for emergency

     transactions that are required without the time necessary to

     process them in the normal manner.  He stated that the $1000

     has proven to be inadequate and requested the account to be

     increased to $2000.  Chancellor Humphrey recommended

     approval.



     Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Bilbray, carried without dissent.



37.  Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNR



     A.  President Miller reported that in March, 1972, Kine-

         metrics of San Gabriel, California, was the successful

         bidder for 10 Triaxial Strong Motion Accelerographs

         for the Civil Engineering Department.  Funds have been

         provided by the National Science Foundation for the

         purchase of 3 additional accelerographs and the Civil

         Engineering Department has requested they be purchased

         from Kinemetrics for $6,750 each, which is the original

         bid price per unit.  President Miller and Chancellor

         Humphrey recommended approval.



         Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mrs.

         Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



     B.  Mr. Pine reported that bids were requested for the pur-

         chase of 200 tons of alfalfa hay and 200 tons of alfalfa

         grass for feeding of experimental cattle at the Main

         Station Farm.  Estimated cost was $16,000.  He noted

         no bids were received and an attempt is being made to

         locate a supplier.



     C.  Mr. Pine reported the following bids received on

         September 6, 1972 for paper plates for Housing and Food

         Services:



             Monarch Foods, Reno                  $12,302.15

             Blake, Moffitt & Towne, Reno          12,506.08

             Abbott Supply, Sparks                 12,549.45

             Zellerbach Paper, Reno                23,831.15



         President Miller recommended award to Monarch Foods.

         Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



         Mr. Mc Dermott moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Bilbray, carried without dissent.



38.  Approval of Budget Transfers, UNR



     President Miller submitted a list of budget transfers in

     excess of $5,000 and recommended approval of the Board.

     (List identified as Ref. 36 and filed with permanent

     minutes.)



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



39.  Allocation of Matching Loan Funds, UNR



     President Miller reported that UNR requires an additional

     $1,135 in excess of that provided by State appropriation for

     the Institution's 1/9 matching share for Federal loans for

     students.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended this amount be provided by

     transfer from the David Russell Loan Fund which presently

     has a balance of $8,084.38.



     Mr. Morris moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Steninger, carried without dissent.



40.  Lease with KORK-TV



     President Zorn recalled the Board had authorized a lease

     to KORK-TV of the television facilities in the Humanities

     Building not to extend beyond August 15, 1972.  Dr. Zorn

     noted that the facilities being constructed for KORK-TV to

     replace those destroyed by fire have not been completed.  He

     recommended the lease be extended for approximately another

     month by which time the facilities are expected to be com-

     plete.  Dr. Zorn also stated that the compensation for the

     extension of the lease will be a pro-ration of the total

     value of the lighting package which is to be left with the

     University as a condition of the original lease.



     Mr. Morris moved approval of the extension of the lease for

     the period required for KORK-TV to occupy new facilities,

     with compensation to be negotiated in accordance with the

     stipulations stated by President Zorn.  Motion seconded by

     Miss Thompson, carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 4:35 P.M.



                             Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary to the Board

                                                       09-08-1972