09/13/1974

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 13-14, 1974








09-13-1974

Pages 52-67

                       BOARD OF REGENTS

                  UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                      September 13, 1974



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

North Virginia Street, Reno.



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

                  Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

                  Mr. Harold J. Jacobsen

                  Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

                  Mr. William W. Morris

                  Mr. Mel Steninger



Members absent:   Mrs. Nedra Joyce

                  Rev. Joseph Kohn

                  Miss Helen Thompson



Others present:   Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

                  President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

                  President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

                  President Max Milam, UNR

                  President John M. Ward, DRI

                  Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

                  Vice President James T. Anderson, UNR

                  Vice President Arthur Gentile, UNLV

                  Vice President Edward L. Pine, UNR

                  Mr. Herman Westfall, UNLV

                  Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI

                  Mr. K. Donald Jessup, UNS

                  Mr. Harry Wood, UNS

                  Mr. Edward Olsen, UNS

                  Mr. Mark Hughes, UNLV

                  Dr. Patrick Beaulieu, UNR

                  Mr. William Bonaudi, CCD

                  Dr. Harold Klieforth, DRI

                  Dr. Joseph Mc Cullough, UNLV

                  Ms. Delia Martinez, UNS

                  Mr. Val Buhecker, CSUN

                  Mr. Tom Mayer, ASUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 1:40 P.M.



 1.  Approval of Minutes



     The minutes of the regular session of July 26-27, 1974 were

     submitted for approval.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



 2.  Report of Gifts



     Gifts and grants received by the Divisions were reported

     (identified as Ref. 2 and filed with permanent minutes).

     Acceptance of the gifts and grants was recommended.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



 3.  Presentation of Preliminary Drawings, WNCC, Phase II



     President Donnelly introduced Mr. Hewitt Wells, project

     architect, who presented the preliminary drawings for

     Phase II, WNCC.  A review of the project was distributed

     with the agenda (identified as Ref. 9 and filed with perma-

     nent minutes).  President Donnelly recommended approval of

     the plans as presented.  Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

     carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Mr. Buchanan, seconded by Mr. Morris, a supple-

mental agenda containing two items was admitted for considera-

tion.



 4.  1973-77 Capital Improvement Program



     Chancellor Humphrey noted escalation of construction costs

     has caused the State Public Works Board to recommend modi-

     fication of four projects included on the approved 1973-77

     capital improvement program.



     Explanations of the recommended modifications were presented

     by Mr. Harry Wood, as follows:



     (1)  UNLV, Life Science Building - Mr. Wood noted that the

          project construction budget for this building is

          $3,844,000.  The architect's final estimate suggests

          that certain aspects of the program must be deleted

          from the base bid in order to attempt to bid the proj-

          ect within the budget.  Among the deletions are cer-

          tain floor finishes, mechanical systems for laborato-

          ries, built-in scientific equipment, cold boxes, en-

          vironmental chambers, an elevator, landscaping, the

          greenhouse, and selected items from the laboratory

          equipment contract.  The estimate, he stated, suggests

          that the total project as designed will cost $4,529,300

          which is $685,200 over the budgeted amount.



     (2)  UNLV, Performing Arts Center, Phase II - Mr. Wood re-

          ported that the project construction budget for this

          building is $3 million.  The architect's final esti-

          mate suggests that certain aspects of the program must

          be deleted from the base bid in order to attempt to

          bid the project within the budget.  Among the dele-

          tions are carpet, the stage lift, seating on the stage

          lift, the storage wing (1696 SF), the waiting-dressing

          wing (4237 SF), and landscaping and irrigation.  The

          estimate, he stated, suggested that the total project

          as designed will cost $3,638,000 which is $638,000

          over the budgeted amount.



     (3)  UNR, Addition to Getchell Library - Mr. Wood reported

          that the project construction budget for this build-

          ing addition is $2,522,000.  The architect's schematic

          drawings reflect a substantial reduction (+ or - 20%)

          in scope in order to attempt to produce the project

          within the budget.  Of necessity, the schematic draw-

          ings have been approved on this basis and the archi-

          tect is proceeding with preliminaries.



          Mr. Wood noted an opportunity exists whereby the

          ground floor of the building addition can be expanded

          by 11,000 square feet, utilizing the site to maximum

          advantage.  To include this expansion (building shell

          only) in the basic project would require an increase

          in the construction budget of approximately $300,000.

          He noted that an additional amount, estimated not to

          exceed $450,000, will be required in the future to

          finish the interior of the building shell.



     Mr. Wood further noted that projections of the capital im-

     provement fee accounts for both UNLV and UNR indicate that

     the following amounts will be available in those funds on

     June 30, 1976:



          UNLV   $1,540,774

          UNR       551,262



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board of Regents

     authorize project augmentations as follows:



          $1,500,000 for the two identified projects at UNLV

          (i. e., Life Sciences Building and Performing Arts

          Center, Phase II), for additional construction costs

          as noted, plus additional related costs (A/E fees,

          etc.) as well as contingencies; and



          $400,000 for the UNR Library Addition for additional

          construction costs as noted, plus additional related

          costs (A/E fees, etc.) as well as contingencies.



     (4)  Clark County Community College, Phases II and III -

          Mr. Wood reported that the construction budget for

          Phases II and III (147,967 SF of building plus site

          development) totals $5,200,000.  Further evaluation

          of construction cost increases has resulted in re-

          visions to the final construction cost estimate to

          $8,922,200, exceeding budgeted amount by $3,722,200.



          Mr. Wood stated that the State Public Works Board

          has recommended preparing the bid package within

          established budgetary constraints, as follows:



          Base Bid:  Construction of entire wing to the south

          of Phase I.  Site development work in conjunction

          with the building including parking, walks, land-

          scaping and irrigation.



          Estimated Cost:

              South Wing (62,725 SF)               $3,275,000

              Site Development                      1,085,000

          Total Estimated Base Bid                 $4,360,000



          Surplus of funds to be held in abeyance  $  840,000



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended concurrence with the State

     Public Works recommendation concerning Phases II and III

     of CCCC, with the remainder of the project to be bid as

     soon as additional funds are secured.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

     tion for (1), (2), (3) and (4), above.  Motion seconded by

     Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



 5.  Capital Improvement Fee Policy



     Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board of Regents had

     established a Capital Improvement Fee in January, 1966, and

     the policy concerning this fee was included in the Board of

     Regents Handbook, Title 4, Chapter 13, Section 6.  He recom-

     mended amendment to that policy to allow the use of this

     Capital Improvement Fee as a direct revenue source for

     building projects.  Amended policy was included with the

     agenda (identified as Ref. 28 and filed with permament

     minutes).



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



 6.  Performing Arts Center, Phase II



     Mr. Wood introduced Mr. James Mc Daniel, project architect,

     who presented the final plans for Phase II of the Perform-

     ing Arts Center at UNLV.  A review of the project was in-

     cluded with the agenda (identified as Ref. 17 and filed

     with permament minutes).  President Baepler and Chancellor

     Humphrey recommended approval of the final plans as pre-

     sented.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



 7.  Confirmation of Mail Ballot, UNR



     President Milam recalled that bids were opened July 30,

     1974 by the State Public Works Board for parking and plant-

     ing areas for the parking lot east of the Judicial College.

     The bids were reviewed and the results submitted to the

     Board by mail ballot on August 9, 1974.



     Dr. Milam reported that 5 affirmative votes were received

     by August 14, 1974 and the State Public Works Board was

     informed of the Board's concurrence in the award of a con-

     tract to Sierra Paving for $17,325.  (Subsequent to that

     date, 4 additional affirmative votes were received.)  Pres-

     ident Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended confirma-

     tion of the action taken as a result of the mail ballot.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



 8.  Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



     President Milam requested approval of the following trans-

     fers of funds:



     #165 - $5095 from Contingency Reserve to College of Busi-

            ness Administration, Dean's Office, to support a

            1/4 time temporary professional position.



     #167 - $20,666 from the Contingency Reserve to the Library

            to cover unfunded classified salaries ($19,689), and

            to student wages ($977).  An offsetting transfer will

            be made from professional salary savings.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Steninger, carried without dissent.



 9.  Revision of Estimative Budgets, UNR



     President Milam requested approval of the following re-

     visions to estimative budgets for 1974-75:



     A.  The College of Agriculture requests a revision to the

         Research Emergency and Contingencies estimative budget

         to cover operating and equipment expenditures.  The

         additional revenue will be derived from a grant account

         for laboratory analysis and from an insurance settle-

         ment for fire damage to a travel trailer:



                                  Current     Revision   Revised

                                  Budget     Requested    Budget

         Source of Funds

         From Opening Balance    $ 13,500      $         $ 13,500

         Laboratory Analysis                     3,400      3,400

         Overhead Revenue           1,000                   1,000

         Firemans Fund Insurance                 1,740      1,740

         Total Source of Funds   $ 14,500      $ 5,140   $ 19,640



         Application of Funds

         Operating               $    500      $ 1,500   $  2,000

         Equipment                               3,640      3,640

         Reserve for Contingencies 14,000                  14,000

         Total Appl. of Funds    $ 14,500      $ 5,140   $ 19,640



         Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



         Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Morris, carried without dissent.



     B.  Men's Intercollegiate Athletics requests the following

         revision to budget the actual beginning balance and to

         provide for increased professional salaries and operat-

         ing requirements.



                                  Current     Revision   Revised

                                  Budget     Requested    Budget

         Source of Funds

         From Opening Balance    $ 11,233      $22,537   $ 33,770

         Student Fees              68,000                  68,000

         Game Guarantees           31,000                  31,000

         Gate Receipts             48,500                  48,500

         Miscellaneous              4,000                   4,000

         Total Source of Funds   $162,733      $22,537   $185,270



         Application of Funds

         Professional Salaries   $      0      $ 6,428   $  6,428

         Wages                      5,080                   5,080

         Fringe Benefits               50          794        844

         Out-of-State Travel        6,270        1,070-     5,200

         Operating                151,280       16,438    167,718

         Reserve for Contingencies     53           53-         0

         Total Appl. of Funds    $162,733      $22,537   $185,270



         Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



         Mr. Morris moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Lombardi, carried without dissent.



     C.  An estimative budget was approved in March, 1974 to en-

         able the College of Agriculture to operate the Gund

         Ranch from April 15 through October 15, 1974.  The Dean

         requests the following revision in order to continue

         the operation of the ranch to July 1, 1975:



                                  Current     Revision   Revised

                                  Budget     Requested    Budget

         Source of Funds

         Sale of Hay             $ 72,000      $20,000-  $ 52,000

         Grazing Leases                         20,800     20,800

         Total Source of Funds   $ 72,000      $   800   $ 72,800



         Application of Funds

         Professional Compensatn $      0      $ 9,000   $  9,000

         Classified Compensation    4,730        2,270      7,000

         Wages                      2,000        2,000      4,000

         Operating                 32,000       10,500     42,500

         Ending Fund Balance       33,270       22,970-    10,300

         Total Appl. of Funds    $ 72,000      $   800   $ 72,800



         Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



         Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Steninger, carried without dissent.



10.  Main Station Farm Improvements



     Vice President Pine recalled that in May, 1973 the Board

     authorized the expenditure of $45,200 from the Experiment

     Station Research Facility Fund for improvements to the

     feed lot at the Main Station Farm.  The actual expenditures

     to accomplish this project exceeded that amount by $4235.51.

     A memorandum from Mr. Pine with additional supporting data

     was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 6 and filed

     with permanent minutes).  President Milam recommended ap-

     proval of payment of this excess from the Experiment Station

     Research Facility Fund.  Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



11.  Student Accident and Sickness Insurance, CCD



     President Donnelly recalled that in July the Board approved

     an optional accident and sickness expense protection in-

     surance for WNCC students, as offered by Puritan Life

     Insurance Company (Bruno Menicucci, local agent).  He re-

     quested that this same coverage be made available on an

     optional basis to students at CCCC and NNCC.  Chancellor

     Humphrey recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



12.  Supplemental Appropriation, WNCC Library



     President Donnelly recalled that the WNCC enrollment for

     1973-74 had been projected at 800 FTE and the budget was

     based on that projection.  However, the actual enrollment

     was 1452 FTE, causing severe budget problems.  The need

     for extra revenue was resolved by an allocation of $113,457

     from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund and real-

     location of $100,000 of money originally programmed for

     library book acquisition.



     President Donnelly also recalled that the budget enrollment

     for 1974-75 was 1100 FTE; however, based on the 1973-74

     experience this was revised to 1825 FTE for work program

     purposes.  To assist in this adjustment, $60,000 has again

     been taken from the book acquisition budget and allocated

     to salaries and operating expenses.



     President Donnelly requested that a supplemental appropri-

     ation of $160,000 be requested from the 1975 Legislature

     for library book acquisition at WNCC.  Chancellor Humphrey

     recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



13.  Parking Lot Bid Opening, NNCC



     President Donnelly reported that the State Public Works

     Board opened bids September 12, 1974 for paving 11,614

     square feet of parking lot #4, NNCC.  One bid was re-

     ceived from Helms Construction in the amount of $13,355.46.

     President Donnelly recommended award to Helms Construction

     with funds to be provided from the Higher Education Capital

     Construction Fund.  Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



     Mr. Steninger moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Morris, carried without dissent.



14.  Imprest Petty Cash Fund, DRI



     President Ward noted that DRI presently has an imprest

     petty cash fund of $2000 in the North Reno Branch of

     Nevada National Bank.  However, he stated, the expanded

     field program and related travel advances cause this

     amount to be inadequate.  He requested that authorization

     be granted to increase this fund to $4000.  Signature

     authority would continue with Mark Dawson, Stephanie Siri

     and Edythe Anderson.  Chancellor Humphrey recommended

     approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



15.  Desert Biology Laboratory, Boulder City



     President Ward reviewed the earlier discussions and actions

     of the Board concerning this project, and the efforts by

     DRI to find additional funding to allow for the construc-

     tion of the project.  He stated that two serious problems

     still face the Institute.  First, the lack of success in

     finding additional funds and the concern that even with

     extra time this effort will be unsuccessful.  Secondly,

     the facility is badly needed for the new Director of the

     Desert Biology Laboratory and his staff and that need

     supersedes the desire of DRI to have a solar energy exper-

     imental facility at this time.



     President Ward recommended that he be authorized to instruct

     the architects to proceed with the necessary redesign work

     to construct a conventional facility and that the project

     budget be $497,461 (i. e., the total of the $450,000 grant

     from Fleischmann Foundation and the $47,461 grant from the

     Maki family).



     President Ward further recommended that the balance of the

     $150,539 DRI Contingency Fund monies (less solar energy

     consulting fees of $23,125), previously dedicated to this

     project, be returned to the DRI Contingency Fund where it

     is badly needed to temporarily fund research projects

     which should proceed prior to receipt of the final grant

     or contract authorization.



     Chancellor Humphrey concurred in the above recommendations,

     noting that a request had been made to the Fleischmann

     Foundation, as directed by the Board at its July meeting,

     to extend the deadline of May 1, 1975, by which time a

     construction contract is to be issued for the $450,000

     grant to be valid.  He reported that the Trustees had

     voted to give the University the use of the funds toward

     a solar research lab or as recommended by President Ward

     for a conventionally designed laboratory.



     Mr. Steninger moved approval of the above recommendation.

     Motion seconded by Mr. Morris.



     Mr. Buchanan expressed strong opposition to the abandon-

     ment of the solar energy aspect of the building and sug-

     gested that a supplemental appropriation be requested.

     Mr. Morris supported Mr. Buchanan's position and moved

     to amend the above motion to direct that a separate ap-

     propriation be requested from the Legislature to adapt

     the building for solar energy and that the architect be

     directed to redesign the project to provide for such

     adaptation.  Motion to amend seconded by Dr. Lombardi.



     Motion to amend failed.



     Main motion failed.



     Mr. Morris moved approval of the Chancellor's recommendation

     provided that a separate appropriation be requested from the

     Legislature to provide for funding of a solar energy re-

     search project.  Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried

     with Mr. Buchanan opposing.



     Mr. Morris' motion was clarified as intending the approval

     of the two recommendations advanced by President Ward and

     endorsed by Chancellor Humphrey, provided that the Admin-

     istration pursue the securing of research monies for solar

     energy within the operating budget of DRI.



16.  Personnel Policies, DRI



     President Ward noted that NRS 396.7953 provides that the

     Board of Regents may establish personnel policies and

     procedures for DRI "separate and apart" from the policies

     and procedures for other Divisions.  Title 4, Chapter 4,

     Section 9 of the Handbook details the Board's policy con-

     cerning sabbatical leaves, providing that the number of

     sabbatical leaves granted shall not exceed a number equal

     to 2% of the "academic faculty" (i. e., those with pro-

     fessorial rank plus those with equivalent rank) who are

     teaching.



     President Ward requested that this Board policy be amended,

     in its application to DRI, to provide that the number of

     leaves granted in DRI shall not exceed a number equal to

     2% of the "research faculty" instead of "academic faculty".

     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Buchanan, carried without dissent.



17.  Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



     President Baepler requested approval of the following

     transfers of funds:



     #75-014  $5578 from the Contingency Reserve to the Library

              to establish an additional classified position

              and fringe benefits.



     #75-017  $3900 from the Contingency Reserve to Basketball,

              to cover letters of appointment for the remainder

              of the fiscal year.



     #75-018  $1000 from the Contingency Reserve to Women's

              Athletics to provide additional operating funds.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

     carried without dissent.



18.  Confirmation of Mail Ballot



     President Baepler reported the following:



     A.  Bids were opened July 23, 1974 for Campus directories

         at UNLV.  Results of the bids were submitted to the

         Board by mail ballot on August 30, 1974.  As of Au-

         gust 26, 1974, 5 affirmative votes had been received

         and the State Public Works Board was informed of the

         Board's concurrence in the award of a bid to Standard

         Directory Company for $5225.



     B.  Bids were opened August 1, 1974 for the construction

         of a Campus sign on Maryland Parkway, north of the Judy

         Bayley Theatre.  Results of the bids were submitted to

         the Board by mail ballot on August 20, 1974.  As of

         August 26, 1974, 5 affirmative votes had been received

         and the State Public Works Board was informed of the

         Board's concurrence in the award of a bid to Young

         Electric Sign Company for $11,940.



     C.  Bids were opened August 6, 1974 for the trenching and

         laying of conduit for underground power and telephone

         lines from Maryland Parkway to Substation No. 1.  Re-

         sults of the bids were submitted to the Board by mail

         ballot on August 20, 1974.  As of August 26, 1974, 5

         affirmative votes had been received and the State

         Public Works Board was informed of the Board's con-

         currence in the award to Ets-Hokin and Galvin for

         $42,620.



     D.  The State Public Works Board requested the concurrence

         of the Board of Regents in an agreement with Nevada

         Power Company for pulling of power lines and attach-

         ment to the UNLV System after trenching and installa-

         tion of conduit are completed, at a cost not to exceed

         $74,126.  As of August 26, 1974, 5 affirmative votes

         had been returned and the State Public Works Board was

         informed of the Board's concurrence.



     E.  5 affirmative votes were received as of August 26, 1974

         for the granting of utility easements as required to

         complete the above projects.  The documents were exe-

         cuted by the Chancellor.



     Confirmation of the above 5 actions, taken as a result of

     the mail ballot of August 20, 1974, was recommended by

     President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Anderson, carried without dissent.



19.  CSUN 1974-75 Budget



     President Baepler presented the following proposed budget

     for CSUN for 1974-75, as submitted by CSUN President Val

     Buhecker:



     Source of Funds

     Opening Cash Balance                              $ 11,000

     Revenue

         Student Fees                 $103,000

         Activities                     15,000

         Day Care Center                23,000

         Publications                   12,000

         Total Revenue                                  153,000

     Total Funds Available                             $164,000



     Application of Funds

     Classified Salaries                   1.00 FTE    $  7,260

     Wages                                 2.06 FTE       9,042

     Fringe Benefits                                      1,198

     Operating

         Equipment                    $  1,250

         General                        10,250

         Publicity                       4,650

         Matching Organization Funds     4,000

         Activities                     68,750

         Day Care Center                15,000

         Publications                   24,400

         Total Operating                                129,000

     Contingency Reserve                                  6,500

     Total Anticipated Expenditures                    $153,000

     Ending Fund Balance                                 11,000

     Total Application of Funds                        $164,000



     President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

     proval.



     Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



20.  Bid Opening, Campus Improvements, UNLV



     President Baepler reported that bids were opened August 29,

     1974 for Part I (landscaping, lighting, sidewalks, utility

     extensions and sprinklers) of the Campus Improvement Proj-

     ect.  He noted that information has been received that the

     State Public Works Board has decided to reject all bids

     and rebid the project.



21.  Report of Investment Advisory Committee



     Dr. Lombardi, Chairman of the Investment Advisory Commit-

     tee, presented the minutes of the meeting of July 26, 1974,

     with his recommendation that the actions of the Committee

     be confirmed.  (Minutes identified as Ref. 19 and filed

     with permanent minutes.)



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

     carried without dissent.



22.  Enrollment Report



     Mr. Jessup distributed a report containing preliminary en-

     rollment data for Fall, 1974.  (Report filed with permanent

     minutes.)



23.  Enrollment Retention



     A report concerning progression rates of students at UNR

     and UNLV, and a special study of drop-out rates in the

     Freshman Class of 1964 at UNR, was distributed with the

     agenda (identified as Ref. 21 and filed with permanent

     minutes).  Mr. Jessup explained how the data was developed.



24.  Proposed Unit Bylaws



     Chancellor Humphrey presented, with his endorsement, Unit

     Bylaws as adopted by the faculties of the Office of the

     Chancellor, the Computing Center and the University Press.



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

     carried without dissent.



     Mr. Hug recommended that it be understood, and reflected in

     the minutes, that if the Code is changed, the Bylaws would

     of necessity be changed in order to correspond with the

     Code.



25.  New Programs in 1975-77 Budget



     Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in July the Board request-

     ed that a priority list be developed for the new academic

     programs included in the 1975-77 budget request to be sub-

     mitted to the 1975 Legislature.  The new programs, by pri-

     ority within each Division, are:



         UNLV    1.  B. S. in Architecture and Urban Design

                 2.  School of Law (J. D.)

                 3.  M. A. in Psychology (additional option to

                     existing degree)



         UNR     1.  M. S. in Nursing

                 2.  M. S. in Computer Science

                 3.  M. S. in Speech Pathology



         CCD     1.  Dental Hygiene, CCCC

                 2.  Dental Hygiene, WNCC



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended the following System pri-

     orities:



         1.  Dental Hygiene, CCCC

         2.  M. S. in Nursing, UNR

         3.  B. S. in Architecture and Urban Design, UNLV

             (Although budget is requested for this program,

             Phase II is yet to be completed.  Priority

             should be given to retention of a professional

             for that purpose.)

         4.  M. S. in Computer Science, UNR

         5.  School of Law, UNLV

         6.  M. S. in Speech Pathology, UNR

         7.  Dental Hygiene, WNCC

         8.  M. A. in Psychology, UNLV



     Statements in support of placing the Law School in number

     one priority were made by a member of the UNLV Prelaw As-

     sociation, and by Regent Buchanan.



     Mr. Morris moved to defer action until UNR and UNLV faculty

     representatives could be permitted to make presentations.

     Motion was not seconded.



     Dr. Beaulieu and Dr. Mc Cullough both spoke in support of

     the priorities submitted.



     Mr. Buchanan moved that the priority list be approved ex-

     cept that the School of Law become #3, and the Architecture

     program become #5.  Motion was not seconded.



     Mr. Steninger moved approval of the Chancellor's recom-

     mendation.  Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried with

     Mr. Buchanan opposing.



26.  Legislation to be Proposed



     A.  Chancellor Humphrey noted that out-of-state travel

         monies are currently budgeted at $27.50 per year per

         FTE faculty member.  Although the University's 1975-77

         budget requests $150 per FTE faculty member, the suc-

         cess of the request is problematical and, even if suc-

         cessful, would still provide only a modest out-of-state

         travel budget.  He proposed that legislation be re-

         quested in 1975 which will define out-of-state travel

         as travel to states other than those adjacent to

         Nevada.  This would allow attendance at professional

         meetings and travel on other University business in

         California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Oregon, at in-

         state per diem rates and charging the in-state travel

         allocation.



         Mr. Buchanan moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

         Anderson, carried without dissent.



     B.  Chancellor Humphrey noted that the University's police

         authority is derived from NRS 396.325.  He recommended

         that a request be submitted to the 1975 Legislature to

         amend that statute to read as follows (as approved by

         Counsel Hug):



             B.  The University's police authority is derived

                 from the following statute:  NRS 396.325 -

                 University of Nevada System Police Department:

                 Creation, powers, authority of police.



                 1.  The Board of Regents is authorized to

                     create a Police Department for the Uni-

                     versity of Nevada System and appoint one

                     or more persons to be members of such

                     Department.



                 2.  Persons employed and compensated as members

                     of such Police Department, when so appoint-

                     ed and duly sworn, are peace officers; such

                     officers may exercise their powers and

                     authority as follows:



                     (a)  Upon the Campuses, grounds or proper-

                          ties of the University of Nevada Sys-

                          tem, including the public streets ad-

                          jacent to a Campus property; or



                     (b)  When involving a crime or violation

                          that occurred on a Campus or other

                          grounds or properties of the Univer-

                          sity of Nevada System; or



                     (c)  When assisting a law enforcement

                          agency, or a citizen, or when a vio-

                          lation or crime is committed in the

                          presence of the officer.



         Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Buchanan, carried without dissent.



The action agenda was completed and the Information Agenda was

submitted for consideration.  The Information Agenda contained

the following items and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



     (1)  Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000

     (2)  Final Graduation List, UNR

     (3)  Status Report, University Projects

     (4)  Report of Foreign Travel, UNR, UNLV, DRI

     (5)  Report of Fund Transfers, UNS, UNR, UNLV

     (6)  Report of Student Financial Assistance, UNLV

     (7)  Progress Report, UNR



The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M.



                             Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary to the Board

                                                       09-13-1974