09/22/1913

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
September 22-23, 1913
 



09-22-1913
Volume OD - Pages 477-480

                         Reno, Nevada
                      September 22, 1913

The Board of Regents met at their Office at 9 o'clock A.M. Monday
September 22nd, 1913.  Present:  Chairman Reid and Regents Pratt,
Henderson and O'Brien, and President Stubbs.  Absent:  Regent
Codd.

The minutes of August 11th were read, and, on motion, approved.

President Stubbs read his report in full and no objections being
made, the report was ordered filed in the President's Report
Book.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
Board of Regents adjourned to meet as a Board of Control of the
Experiment Station.

The Board of Regents met againat 11 o'clock, the same members
being present.

The recommendation of President Stubbs that Walter Stanley Palmer
be given the title of Assistant Professor of Mining and Metallur-
gy at the same salary he is now receiving - $150 per month - was
approved.

Upon motion of Regent Pratt, seconded by Regent Henderson, the
recommendation of the President that George Delafield Powers be
given the title of Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Elec-
trical Engineering at the salary he is now receiving - $150 per
month.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien,
Silas Earl Ross was appointed Assistant Professor in the Chemis-
try and Physics of Soils and attached to the Chemistry Depart-
ment.  This appointment is made under certain conditions for
which see the President's report.  The salary is to be $125 per
month.  Carried.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Pratt, the
resignation of Gustavus Swift Paine, to be effective September 1,
was accepted.  The same motion covered the resignation of George
J. Young as Head of the Mackay School of Mines, resignation to be
effective September 1st.  Resignation accepted.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Pratt, and
on motion of Regent O'Brien, seconded by Regent Henderson, the
following paragraphs were adopted by the Regents in regard to
tenure of office, and the notice to be given in case the Uni-
versity finds it necessary to discontinue the service of any of
the teaching body of this University.

    The tenure of office of Professors and Associate Professors
    is unlimited.  Every Professor or Associate Professor holds
    his position as long as he remains an efficient and progres-
    sive student teacher and investigator.  When he ceases to
    grow, when he is beginning to die at the top, the President
    may consider whether it is time to sever his connection with
    the teaching body of the University.

    The tenure of office of an Assistant Professor is 5 years
    from the date of his election.

    Instructors and assistants are elected annually to their
    positions.

    In case - for any reason - it becomes necessary to dispense
    with the services of any Professor, Associate Professor or
    Assistant Professor, the University will give official notice
    at least 7 months prior to the close of the year, on the
    first of December prior to June 30th.

    In case of Instructors and assistants the University will
    give them notice at least 5 months prior to the close of
    the fiscal year as to whether the University wishes to re-
    tain their services or not.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
recommendation of the President that the University pay Miss
Winifred Wygal $162 for her board and room during the College
year was approved.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
Regents confirmed the recommendation of the President and Aca-
demic Council that the degree of Doctor of Laws be conferred upon
the Reverend Charles F. Aked on October 3rd.

Upon motion of Regent O'Brien, seconded by Regent Pratt, it was
ordered that the Regents present the cap, gown and hood for a
Doctor of Laws to Dr. Aked.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
recommendation of the President that Raymond Francis Robb be
graduated from this University with the degree of Bachelor of
Science in Mechanical Engineering was approved.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Pratt, it
was ordered that the University make an appropriattion of about
$90 for the purchase of a horse.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Pratt, it
was ordered that all claims in favor of the Nevada Industrial
Commission for Insurance be paid from the University State Tax
Fund.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Pratt, it
was preferred to have the President go to the Irrigation Congress
to be held at Tulsa, Oklahoma, in place of the man recommended
by the President in his report.  Congress to be held October 22
to November 1, 1913, inclusive.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent O'Brien, the
President was authorized to purchase the tables referred to in
his report.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Pratt, the
budget as submitted by President Stubbs and approved by the
Finance Committee for the 6 months ending December 31, 1913,
was approved.

Upon motion of Regent Henderson, seconded by Regent Pratt, it
was ordered that the bid of Ward Brothers for a cement floor in
the Library building be laid over until the plans for this work
could be submitted to the Finance Committee.

Upon motion of Regent O'Brien, seconded by Regent Pratt, the
President was authorized to engage the Majestic Theatre for
October third for the lecture of Dr. Aked.

No further business appearing, the Board adjourned to meet
October third, 1913.

                             H. E. Reid
                             Chairman

Geo. H. Taylor
Secretary