09/12/1975

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 12-13, 1975








09-12-1975

Pages 33-49

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

September 12, 1975



The Board of Regents met on the above date at The Center, 1101

North Virginia, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John A. Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda D. Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Members absent: Miss Helen Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President Max Milam, UNR

President Lloyd Smith, DRI

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Vice President James T. Anderson, UNR

Vice President Arthur Gentile, UNLV

Vice President Edward L. Pine, UNR

Vice President Herman Westfall, UNLV

Mr. K. Donald Jessup, UNS

Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI

Mr. Harry Paul Wood, UNS

Dr. Alfred W. Stoess, UNS

Mr. Edward Olsen, UNR

Dr. Eugene Gortecut, UNR

Mrs. Patricia Harris, DRI

Miss Delia Martinez, UNS

Dr. Henry Sciullo, UNLV

Mr. Robert Rose, WNCC

Mr. Pat Archer, ASUN

Mr. Mike Nollsch, WNCC USB

Mr. Rafael Lara, CSUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 9:20 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of July 18, 1975 were

submitted for approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



A. President Milam submitted with the agenda a report of

gifts and grants received by UNR for 1974-75. Report

identified as Ref. 2A and filed with permanent minutes.



B. Acceptance of the gifts and grants reported by the

Presidents was recommended. Report identified as Ref.

2B and filed with permanent minutes.



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

carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, one

supplemental item was admitted to the agenda.



3. Health Sciences Reorganization, UNR



President Milam reported that the Health Sciences Program at

UNR has existed separate from, but in cooperation with, the

School of Medical Sciences. He recommended that it be for-

mally transferred to the School, effective immediately, not-

ing that reference has been made to this in earlier Board

meetings but as yet had not been included as an agenda item.

He stated that the review required by Section 1.3.7 of the

Code has occurred. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



4. Physical Education, UNR



President Milam recalled that in October, 1974 the Board

considered a request to change the name of the Physical

Education Department. After discussion, the request was

withdrawn with the understanding that it would be resub-

mitted after further review and consideration of re-estab-

lishment of mandatory physical education classes.



Dr. Milam recommended that:



(1) The name of the Department be changed to Recreational

Studies;



(2) The Physical Education major be retitled to the

Recreational Studies major; and



(3) Physical Education classes continue to be voluntary for

UNR students.



In the discussion following, it was unclear whether the

Department was requesting a retitling of an existing major

or the approval of a new major. President Milam requested

that the matter be deferred until after lunch to allow for

clarification.



Mr. Ross moved to table until after lunch. Motion seconded

by Mr. John Buchanan, carried without dissent.



5. Fee for Use of Recreation Building, UNR



President Milam noted that undergraduate students enrolled

for seven credits or more per semester pay ASUN fees, a part

of which is used for activities in the Recreation building.

He recommended that, effective immediately, faculty and

staff wishing to use the Recreation building be assessed

$15 per semester, or $25 per year, that $2 per semester

be assessed the spouse and each dependent of a faculty or

staff member, and $1 per visit be assessed for each guest

of faculty or staff. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

carried without dissent.



Chairman Buchanan requested that a report be scheduled at

the October meeting concerning the operation of the

Mc Dermott P. E. Complex at UNLV.



Dr. Fred Anderson entered the meeting.



6. Student Bill of Rights, UNR



President Milam recalled that in April, 1970, a "Student

Bill of Rights" was adopted for UNR upon the recommendation

of ASUN. This became Chapter 11, Title 4, of the Board of

Regents Handbook.



Dr. Milam reported that during the 1974-75 school year a

student-faculty committee reviewed this chapter for conform-

ity with the new Federal Family Rights and Privacy Act.

This committee, chaired by Dean Robert Kinney, had recom-

mended amendment to Chapter 11 (proposed amendments includ-

ed with agenda, identified as Ref. 6 and filed with perman-

ent minutes). President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval, effective immediately.



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

carried without dissent.



7. Demolition of Rifle Range and Construction of Student Court,

UNR



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, recalled that the 1975-76

UNS Capital Improvement Program request, as approved by the

Board of Regents, included a Campus improvement project at

UNR for the demolition of the existing rifle range and the

development of a student court in its place. This project

was proposed using financing from the State General Fund;

however, it was not included among those Campus improvements

authorized by the 1975 Legislature.



Subsequent to the award of a contract for the addition to

the Getchell Library, that project (authorized in 1973) was

left with an approximate $300,000 surplus of University

funds. The Board of Regents approved the issuance of a

change order to the Getchell Library addition contract to

include the demolition of the rifle range and construction

of a student court, utilizing approximately $193,000 of

the surplus money. This was, in turn, approved by the

State Public Works Board and presented by that agency to

the Legislative Interim Finance Committee for review and

approval. However, approval was not granted by that

Committee.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Administration be

authorized to request reconsideration by the Interim Finance

Committee. He pointed out that at the time of its decision,

the Committee was under the impression that this matter had

been rejected by the 1975 Legislature. The Committee is now

aware that the project was not sufficiently high on the

State Public Works Board's recommended list to have received

any consideration by the Legislature. He said he believed

the facts justify requesting reconsideration by the Interim

Finance Committee.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



8. Acquisition of Property on Evans Avenue, Reno



President Milam requested approval of the purchase of prop-

erty at 1039 Evans Avenue, Reno, at the appraised value of

$28,500. This property is immediately adjacent to the

Fleischmann College of Agriculture and consists of a one-

family brick residence on a lot of approximately 5,000

sq. ft. Dr. Milam recommended that $11,500 of the neces-

sary funds for this purchase be allocated from the

University Rentals account with the balance to be provided

from the UNR Capital Improvement Fee Fund. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



9. Bid Opening, UNR



President Milam reported that the State Public Works Board

will open bids September 18, 1975 for the installation of

a heat exchanger in the gymnasium. Cost is estimated at

$50,400 and funds are to be provided from the 1975 State

appropriation for capital improvements.



Dr. Milam and Chancellor Humphrey requested that the Admin-

istration be authorized to review the recommendation of the

State Public Works Board and, on behalf of the Board, con-

cur in the award in order that a contract may be awarded

within the bid period.



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

carried without dissent.



10. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following trans-

fers from the contingency reserve of the pertinent appro-

priation area:



#120 $6,667 to the Bureau of Business and Economic

Research to provide for salaries for two graduate

assistants assigned to the Nevada Business Review.



#123 $5,497 to Information and News Service to provide

coverage for a part-time classified employee for the

fiscal year.



#125 $8,011 to cover the balance of the State Personnel

Division's annual assessment.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



11. Revisions to Estimative Budgets for 1975-76, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following revi-

sions to estimative budgets for 1975-76:



A. Controller's Loan Administration - Revision requested to

reflect the actual opening balance, the termination of

loan administration funds, and the resulting changes in

the expenditure pattern.



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

Opening Balance $ 7,546 $ (142) $ 7,404

Federal Funds 7,700 (7,700) --

Total $15,246 $(7,842) $ 7,404



Application of Funds

Classified Salaries $ 8,868 $(2,354) $ 6,514

Fringe Benefits 1,243 (353) 890

Operating 2,100 (2,100) --

Res. for Contingencies 3,035 (3,035) --

Total $15,246 $(7,842) $ 7,404



B. Business Office Special - Revision requested to adjust

the Budget to reflect the actual opening balance, an

increase in Divisional revenue, and a change in the

expenditure pattern.



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget

Source of Funds

Opening Balance $ 3,922 $ 3,516 $ 7,438

Other UN Divisions 12,000 5,000 17,000

Total $15,922 $ 8,516 $24,438



Application of Funds

Classified Salaries $12,744 $(5,744) $ 7,000

Wages 500 1,500 2,000

Fringe Benefits 1,732 (724) 1,008

Operating 946 4,054 5,000

Reserve for Contingency 0 9,430 9,430

Total $15,922 $ 8,516 $24,438



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



12. School of Medical Sciences Host Fund, UNR



President Milam requested authorization for a School of

Medical Sciences Host Fund of $1,500 for 1975-76, with money

to come from nonrestricted gifts. The Host Fund will be

used to host guest lecturers, candidates for faculty posi-

tions, benefactors, admissions committee members, attendees

at open house and other special events. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



13. Stead Facility, WNCC



President Donnelly submitted for discussion, with action to

be requested at the October meeting, a proposal for the

lease of Billinghurst School from the Washoe County School

District and the vacating of Stead Campus space. Details

of the proposal were included with the agenda (identified

as Ref. 14 and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey explained that the reason for the delay

in requesting action by the Board was to allow for all fac-

tors surrounding such a proposal to be identified, noting

that at any time a proposal by one Division has an impact

on another Division, the consequences of such a proposal

should be presented to the Board before a decision is re-

quested. Some of those consequences, Dr. Humphrey noted,

would be the possibility that the part of the Stead Campus

now occupied by WNCC could be ordered returned to the

Federal government, based on noneducational use as required

by the original agreement. He also noted that the financial

impact on UNR of the withdrawal of WNCC from Stead must be

fully explored.



In the discussion following, supporting statements for the

proposed move by WNCC were presented by Mr. Hans Wolfe,

WNCC Advisory Board, Mr. Robert Rose, WNCC Faculty Senate,

and Mr. Mike Nollsch, Associated Students of WNCC.



Mr. Ross moved that a resolution be adopted instructing the

Chancellor's Office, UNR and CCD to take all steps possible

to facilitate the move proposed by WNCC.



Mr. Ross withdrew his motion and asked that alternatives

for Stead be presented, adding that he did not want to see

CCD penalized to save UNR money.



14. Approval of Preliminary Plans, WNCC, Phase II, Second

Increment



Mr. Wood, University Architect, presented the preliminary

plans for the second increment of Phase II, noting that

approval would permit this increment to be constructed along

with the first increment, allowing for completion of all of

Phase II late in 1976. A review of the project scope and

budget was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 15

and filed with permanent minutes). President Donnelly and

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



15. Approval of Estimative Budgets for 1975-76, CCD



A. NNCC Child Development Center



Source of Funds

Opening Cash Balance $2,860

Fees 3,600

Total $6,460



Application of Funds

Wages $4,200

Fringe Benefits 420

Operating 950

Reserve for Contingencies 890

Total $6,460



B. NNCC Athletics



Source of Funds

Student Fees $1,500

Gate Receipts 300

Gifts and Donations 3,500

Total $5,300



Application of Funds

Team Travel $2,625

Insurance 540

Scholarships 1,695

Equipment 440

Total $5,300



C. NNCC Associated Student Body



Source of Funds

Student Fees $4,780

Vending Sales 700

Student Store Sales 300

Gifts 400

Total $6,180



Application of Funds

NNCC Athletics $1,500

Intramural Sports 1,000

Student Store 300

Student Newspaper 600

Student Off. Registration Fee 526

Activities 1,450

Reserve for Contingencies 804

Total $6,180



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



16. WNCC Petty Cash Account



President Donnelly noted that WNCC presently has an approv-

ed $2,000 petty cash account at First National Bank, Carson

City. He requested that this account in Carson City be re-

duced to $1,000, and a second petty cash account for $1,000

be established at First National Bank, Reno, with the fol-

lowing authorized signatures:



FNB, Carson City Mr. Jack Davis, Executive Vice President

FNB, Reno James Eardley, Executive Dean

Patricia K. Miltenberger, Dean of

Student Services



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



17. Change in Signature Authority, Petty Cash Account, DRI



President Smith noted that DRI presently has a revolving

petty cash account of $4,000 at Nevada National Bank in

Reno. He requested that Arthur C. Roberto be added to the

account as an authorized signature. Mr. Roberto has re-

placed Miss Stephanie Siri as Chief Accountant for the

Institute. The two other signatures on the account are

those of Mark Dawson, Business Manager, and Edythe

Anderson, Assistant to the Business Manager. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



18. Proposed Reorganization, DRI



Dr. Smith recalled that he had earlier submitted a position

paper on the DRI, prepared at the request of Chancellor

Humphrey, and the Board had agreed that this matter would be

presented at the November meeting after review by the vari-

ous Divisions. Dr. Smith noted the inclusion with the

agenda of a proposal for reorganization of the Institute,

submitted for review of the other Divisions and considera-

tion at the November meeting also (proposal identified as

Ref. 20 and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey noted again that any proposal by a

Division which has an effect on another Division, or has

Systemwide implications, needs to be considered by all

Divisions of the University. For that purpose, he stated,

two special meetings of the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet

will be held prior to the November meeting for full dis-

cussion of Dr. Smith's position paper and proposal for

reorganization.



19. Proposed Change in Grading System, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that at the July meeting he had

presented a recommendation from the UNLV Senate to amend

the grading system policy as it relates to the S/N (pass/

no credit) grade option (Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 18.b.

of the Board of Regents Handbook). Present policy, he

noted, states that "Each student may take at most one

course per semester up to a maximum of 24 undergraduate

credit hours (under the S/N grade option), provided that

physical education activity courses shall be exempted from

the 24-credit hour limitation and from the one course per

semester limit, and that student teaching shall be exempted

from the 24-credit hour limitation."



President Baepler noted that the Senate recommended, and he

concurred, that the restriction on the number of pass/fail

credit hours which may be taken during a given semester be

removed. The 24-credit hour maximum for a baccalaureate and

a 12-credit hour maximum for an associate degree would re-

main, as would the prohibition against use of the S/N grade

option in courses required for a student's major.



Dr. Baepler further recalled that concern had been expressed

at the July meeting over the differences in the grading sys-

tems of the two Universities, resulting in the action on the

above recommendation being deferred until the September

meeting.



An explanation of the grading systems used by each of the

three instructional Divisions was included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 21 and filed with permanent minutes).

President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey again recommended

approval of the proposed change to the existing policy on

the S/N (pass/no credit) grade option as presented at the

July meeting.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



20. Request for Interfund Loan, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval for an interfund loan

of $30,000 from the UNLV Capital Improvement Fee Fund to

Central Stores, to be repaid by June 30, 1976, from the sale

of supplies to Departments. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



21. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following

transfers of funds:



From Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



#76-005 $9,144 to Admissions to provide supplemental funds

for the salary of a professional employee appointed

to replace a staff member on leave of absence.



From Ending Fund Balance, Estimative Budget Account



#76-007 $5,717 to classified salaries to provide salary

and fringe benefits for a new classified position

in the Student Union, effective September 15, 1975.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



22. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Dr. Lombardi presented the minutes of the Investment

Advisory Committee meeting of July 18, 1975 and requested

confirmation of the actions of the Committee as reflected

in the minutes. (Minutes identified as Ref. 24 and filed

with permanent minutes.)



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

carried without dissent.



23. Affirmative Action Report



In response to a request from Miss Mason, an interim report

was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 25 and

filed with permanent minutes). The report included data

on new employees hired since January 1, 1975, a progress

report on the grievance procedures being developed for

the University, a summary by each of the Affirmative

Action Officers on efforts to implement the Equal

Opportunity Employment and Affirmative Action Guidelines

within the Divisions, and sample forms used by each Division

for this purpose.



24. Confirmation of Action Taken as a Result of Mail Ballot



Chancellor Humphrey reported the following responses re-

ceived to a mail ballot conducted in July, the University

had concurred in the award of several contracts by the

State Public Works as follows:



(1) UNLV, Museum of Natural History, Phase I (Remodel of

Old Gym) - Contract awarded to Berger Engineering

Company for $72,853.



(2) UNLV, Tennis Court Lighting - Contract awarded to

Bongberg and Whitney Corporation for $34,200.



(3) UNR, Resurfacing of Track, Mackay Stadium - Contract

awarded to Nevada Paving for $46,400.



(4) DRI-CCD, Road to DRI from WNCC (North Reno Site) -

Contract awarded to H. M. Byars Construction Company

for $105,900.



Chancellor Humphrey requested confirmation of the actions

taken as a result of the mail ballot in order that a minute

record could be established.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



25. Approval of Preliminary Plans, DRI, Phase I



Preliminary drawings for this project were presented by the

architects, Selden, Nespor, Dolven and Larson. Mr. Harry

Wood reviewed the project scope and budget (report identi-

fied as Ref. 18 and filed with permanent minutes). Presi-

dent Smith and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



Item 4, which was tabled until after lunch, was ordered removed

from the table. President Milam then requested the item be with-

drawn and resubmitted at the October meeting.



26. Grants-in-Aid for Part-Time Faculty



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in May the Board directed

that additional information be developed concerning the cost

of providing grants-in-aid for registration fees for part-

time faculty and their dependents as a condition of employ-

ment. Part-time faculty are defined for this purpose as

those professionals on contracts (not letters of appoint-

ment) assigned as .50 FTE or more. The analysis (identi-

fied as Ref. 27 and filed with permanent minutes) indicated

that the total cost of extending this benefit would be

approximately $5,000 systemwide, for an increase of 3.6%.



The Officers recommended that a full grant-in-aid for

registration fees be available for any part-time faculty

member on contract (but not letter of appointment) assigned

as .50 FTE or more and that such grant-in-aid be extended

also to his or her dependents as is done for full-time

faculty.



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

carried without dissent.



27. Transfers from Board of Regents Special Projects Fund



A. Faculty Interview and Recruiting Expense Fund - Chancel-

lor Humphrey recounted the recent activity in the Divi-

sion accounts, as follows:



Added Added Balance

1973-74 1974-75 8-26-75



UNR $11,000 $ 8,000 $ 6,803

UNLV 6,000 8,000 528

DRI 3,000 3,000 ---

CCD 8,000 5,000 2,386

Unit 2,000 --- 1,901

Total $30,000 $24,000 $11,618



Dr. Humphrey recommended that $2,000 each be transferred

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund to UNLV

and DRI. He noted that this amount will not be suffi-

cient for the year, but anticipated that additional

money would be made available later in the Fall.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



B. UNS Faculty Moving Expense Fund - Chancellor Humphrey

recalled that in July, 1974 $20,000 was made available

to the pooled UNS Faculty Moving Expense Fund. Expen-

ditures since that date have been: $7,759 by UNR,

$7,042 by UNLV, $687 by DRI and $755 by CCD. The

present balance is $3,757 and additional claims are

expected for Fall, 1975.



Dr. Humphrey recommended that $6,000 be transferred to

this fund from the Board of Regents Special Projects

Account.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



28. Approval of Fund Transfers



Chancellor Humphrey requested approval of the following

transfers of funds from the Computing Center Contingency

Reserve:



#76-08 $8,026 to Northern Nevada Operations to cover bil-

lings for the computer that were not anticipated.



#76-10 $13,608 to System Software, Professional Salaries,

to effect the transfer of a Research Programming

Advisor from Academic and Research to System

Software for one year to fill vacancy created by

a sabbatical leave.



Offsetting transfers have been made from salary savings.



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

carried without dissent.



29. Change in Handbook Regarding In-State Preference in

Purchasing



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Handbook includes the

University's policy on purchasing (Section 1, Chapter 3 of

Title 4), and pointed out that the policy is in conformity

with NRS 334.005, 334.007 and 334.009 which provides pref-

erence to in-State bidders. The 1975 Legislature repealed

those sections and added new language to 334.300 in adopting

AB 178. Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board's

policy be amended to conform with the new law and presented

a proposed revision to Section 1, Chapter 3 of Title 4 for

adoption (identified as Ref. 30 and filed with permanent

minutes).



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

carried with Mr. Ross opposing.



30. Retirement Membership Regulations



Chancellor Humphrey noted that Chapter 575, 1975 Statutes of

Nevada (SB 336) requires persons employed after July 1, 1975

to be members of the retirement system if they work at least

40 hours within a month in covered employment. Once member-

ship is established, contributions must thereafter be made

for that employee regardless of the number of hours worked.



The Officers recommended adoption of the following Univer-

sity regulation to comply with the statute and the 40-hours-

within-a-given-month provision (Section 3.d) of the Public

Employees Retirement System Rules and Regulations. These

regulations will also be applied for faculty electing

T. I. A. A. coverage in lieu of the State Retirement System.



(1) "A" (12-month) and "B" (10-month) contract personnel

with appointments of .26 FTE or more will be considered

as working 40 hours or more per month and, therefore,

will be covered by the retirement provisions.



(2) Employees on a letter of appointment for 40 or more

assigned hours per month will be covered by the

retirement provisions.



(3) The wages object code accounts will be verified monthly

determining qualification within the retirement system.



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

carried without dissent.



31. Special Graduate Assistant Appointments



Chancellor Humphrey commented on the need by both UNR and

UNLV for a type of appointment authority other than the

conventional faculty position or graduate assistant or

graduate fellow position. In some cases, he noted, these

employees are former students who have just completed a

doctorate and are completing a project started while a

student. In other cases, the employee is a graduate student

but does not fit the assumptions used for graduate assist-

ants or graduate fellows.



In response to this need, the Officers recommended estab-

lishment of a new position group called "Graduate Assistant

Special" or "Graduate Fellow Special". These positions

will not be subject to the adopted salary schedule, or

eligible for any fringe benefits of graduate assistants or

graduate fellow employees except those itemized on their

individual contracts, and will not be included with regular

graduate assistants and fellows for calculation of average

salary or compensation. The category will be used only in

extraordinary circumstances where no other category is

appropriate, will usually be paid from nonappropriated

funds, will usually not be subject to renewal, and will

not be used if a regular graduate assistant or fellow

appointment would be appropriate.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



32. Independent Audit Fee



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Board's Bylaws provide

that he shall appoint an independent audit firm, subject to

approval by the Board and that recent practice has been to

appoint a firm for three years. The firm of Harris, Kerr,

Forster and Company (a national firm with offices in both

Reno and Las Vegas) is now in its third year. The budgeted

fee for 1974-75 and 1975-76 is $32,400.



Dr. Humphrey reported that the firm of Harris, Kerr, Forster

and Company has requested that the fee be increased to

$36,400 based on the following two additions to the scope

of the audit: (1) Jot Travis Student Union, formerly done

by a separate firm for ASUN; and (2) the requirements of

"Statement on Auditing Standards No. 3", issued in December,

1974 by the American Institute of Certified Public Account-

ants. This new standard extends audit procedures to include

evaluation of internal control as applied to electronic data

processing.



Dr. Humphrey recommended that the fee be increased as re-

quested, noting that the necessary funds can be transferred

within the appropriation area.



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

carried without dissent.



33. Fall Registration Report



A report reflecting the preliminary Fall registration fig-

ures at the three instructional Divisions was presented.

(Report filed with permanent minutes.)



Following comments by the Presidents and discussion by the

Board, Mr. Ross commented on the accuracy of the enrollment

projections and suggested that the Officers and staff be

commended.



34. UNR Residence Hall Report



President Milam presented a report on the occupancy figures

for the UNR residence halls, noting that the dormitories are

essentially full. There is a waiting list in excess of 100

students.



Mrs. Fong moved that the Chairman be instructed to write

letters of commendation to all of the UNR staff involved

with the residence hall program and with the successful

efforts to improve the occupancy figures. Motion seconded

by Miss Mason, carried without dissent.



35. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following

transfer from the NNCC Contingency Reserve:



#1030 $10,259 to Part-Time Instruction Professional

Salaries for additional part-time instruction in

rural areas.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



In addition, President Donnelly reported the following

transfers of funds for information:



#1028 $3,300 to Administration Classified Salaries to

provide additional part-time classified assistance.



#1029 $3,280 to Student Services Professional Salaries to

provide funds for terminal leave pay.



36. New Business



(1) Mrs. Fong requested that clear cut guidelines for the

transfer of credits from CCD to the Universities be

developed and presented to the Board in October.

Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that the University

has a very clear and definite Board-approved policy

concerning transfer of credits and a report concerning

this policy would be presented to the Board in

October.



(2) At Chairman Buchanan's request, President Smith com-

mented on the activities to-date in Nevada's efforts

to attract the Solar Research Facility planned by ERDA.

Dr. Smith noted the interest of Senator Cannon and the

Governor's involvement, and reported that at the Gov-

ernor's request, DRI is preparing a proposal seeking

the selection of Nevada as the site for this facility.



Dr. Anderson moved that a statement be developed on be-

half of the University and the Board of Regents sup-

porting the selection of Nevada as the site for the

Solar Research Facility and pledging the University's

support in such an endeavor. Motion seconded by Mr.

Ross, carried without dissent.



(3) Mr. John Buchanan requested a review by the University

of the quarter (or year-around) system, adding that he

was not recommending its adoption, but wished to have

the University look at it as an alternative to the

present semester system used at the University.



(4) Chairman Buchanan requested a report from UNLV concern-

ing the problems which he had been told students in

Hotel Administration are experiencing when seeking to

work in the front desk operations of the Las Vegas

hotels.



The action agenda was concluded and the information agenda sub-

mitted. The information agenda contains the following items and

is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Report of Foreign Travel

(2) Board of Regents Special Project Report of Fund

Transfers

(3) Report of Fund Transfers

(4) Progress of University Projects

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

(6) Status of Capital Improvement Projects

(7) Abstracts of Press Releases



The meeting adjourned at 3:25 P.M.



Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

09-12-1975