10/14/1977

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 14-15, 1977








10-14-1977

Pages 89-112

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

October 14, 1977



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

Virginia, Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present: Acting Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President Max Milam

President Lloyd Smith

Executive Vice President William Berg

Executive Vice President Russell Bloyer

Executive Vice President Jack Davis

Counsel Larry Lessly

Mr. Stan Aiazzi, NNCC

Ms. Joan Chambers, UNR

Ms. Jo Anne Dain, WNCC/N

Mr. George Eversull, CCCC

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/S

Dr. Thomas Hoffer, DRI

Dr. Clarence Ray, UNLV

Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at

10:45 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of September 16, 1977 were submitted for

approval.



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

Fong, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the

Officers was recommended (report identified as Ref. 2 and

filed with permanent minutes).



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

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



3. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Mr. John Buchanan noted that the actions of the Investment

Advisory Committee at its meeting of September 16, 1977 had

been confirmed by the Board on the same day and the minutes

had subsequently been distributed by mail.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval of the minutes as distrib-

uted. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without

dissent.



4. Resignation of Dean George Smith



President Milam reported that Dr. George Smith had resigned

as Dean of the School of Medical Sciences, effective Novem-

ber 1, to accept an appointment as Chief of Staff for

Academic Affairs at the Boston Veterans Administration

Hospital. Dr. Milam cited Dr. Smith's substantial con-

tributions to the School of Medical Sciences from its

inception in 1967 to its present status and suggested

that a resolution of appreciation from the Regents would

be appropriate.



Dr. Anderson moved that such a resolution be prepared for

adoption at the November meeting. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



5. Appointment of Dean, School of Medical Sciences



President Milam spoke of the accreditation of the Medical

School which is pending and the recruiting which is now

underway for Division Chairmen. He stated that because of

the importance of these two activities, it is considered

highly desirable and necessary that a permanent Dean be ap-

pointed as soon as possible, and recommended that the Board

agree to an exception to its Affirmative Action Policy which

requires both an internal and external search, to permit the

appointment of Dr. Thomas Scully as Dean of the Medical

School, effective November 1, 1977.



Mr. Harry Wolf, Affirmative Action Officer for UNR, confirm-

ed that such action is permissible within the Federal re-

quirements, and only Board policy would require an external

search.



Mr. Karamanos moved that an exception to Board policy be

made and that Dr. Thomas Scully be appointed Dean of the

School of Medical Sciences, effective November 1, 1977.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



It was agreed that a national search would be conducted for

a replacement for Dr. Scully's vacated position as Associate

Dean.



6. Request for Leave of Absence Without Pay, UNR



President Milam recommended that John Gallian, Extension and

Experiment Station Plant Pathologist be granted an extension

of his leave of absence without pay for an additional year

ending September 14, 1978, in order to complete his doctor-

ate in plant pathology.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



7. Approval of Postretirement Appointment, UNR



President Milam recommended that Mr. Lloyd Stitt be offered

a postretirement appointment for the period October 1, 1977

to May 31, 1978 on a half-time basis at Rank III, Step 11,

which is equivalent to his rank and step upon retirement

from UNR in 1970. Mr. Stitt's title will be that of

"Pesticide Impact Assessment Associate" and he will be re-

sponsible for gathering and submitting data pertaining to

RPAR Candidate Pesticides, a project under the direction

of the Agricultural Experiment Station.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



8. Proposed Sale of Property



President Milam recalled that in 1976 UNR received a gift

deed to 4.6 acres of unimproved land near Colfax, California

from Eleanore F. Holloway. The property was valued for tax

purposes at $13,500 and was to be sold with the proceeds

used to establish the H. Hamer Holloway Medical School

Scholarship. Bids were opened October 6, 1977 for sale of

this property with the following results:



Robert O. Sinnock $20,100

Lloyd D. Wilson 17,688

Harry Jorgensen 15,808

Kenneth Ray Allen 13,125

Melo F. Pello 10,585

Adolph Locatelli 8,250



Terms offered by the high bidder provide for a ten percent

down payment, with the balance to be carried for ten years

at an interest rate of 1-1/2% over the San Francisco prime

rate which was 7-1/2% on October 7, 1977.



President Milam recommended acceptance of the bid of Robert

Sinnock for $20,100 under the terms specified. Acting

Chancellor Baepler concurred, noting that sale of this

property also requires concurrence of the Governor.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



9. Appointment to School of Medical Sciences Advisory Board



President Milam recommended the appointment of Dr. Peter

Bing to the School of Medical Sciences Advisory Board. He

noted that Dr. Bing is a Nevada resident and is a member of

the Bing Fund, a California foundation, and is President of

the Stanford Board of Trustees.



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

carried without dissent.



It was noted by Dr. Anderson that this brings the Board to

its limit of 16 members. It was agreed that nominations

for additional members, at such time as there is a vacancy,

would be advanced through the Dean of the School of Medical

Sciences.



10. Approval of Estimative Budget, DRI



President Smith requested approval to establish the follow-

ing Estimative Budget for a Data Sales Account within the

Water Resources Center:



Revenue

Receipts from Sales $15,300



Expenditures

Salaries and Wages $11,000

Fringe Benefits 2,100

Travel 200

Operating 2,000

Total $15,300



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



11. Request for Loans from Contingency Reserve, DRI



President Smith reported that the current balance in the

DRI Contingency Reserve is $162,295.66, and requested ap-

proval of the following two loans:



(1) $50,000 to the Water Resources Center to allow work to

continue on ERDA Contract EY-76-C-08-1253. This is a

renewal of a contract which has been in effect for 7

years. ERDA officials have indicated the contract will

be renewed in the amount of $653,000 for the period

October 1, 1977 to September 30, 1978.



(2) The Atmospheric Sciences Center has applied for a

grant from the Bureau of Reclamation in the amount of

$183,000 under the Emergency Drought Relief Program

to supplement the existing Cloud Seeding Program.

Authorization of a $50,000 loan to this program is re-

quested if word is received that the application is

going to be approved.



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



12. Change in Name of Laboratory, UNLV



Dr. Baepler recalled that in the Spring of 1977, the Applied

Physiology Laboratory was transferred from the administra-

tive supervision of DRI to the UNLV Biology Department.

Work undertaken by this Laboratory is compatible with the

research efforts of the Biology Department and during the

1976-77 academic year the Department received a large number

of grants totaling several hundreds of thousands of dollars,

of which approximately one-half could appropriately be as-

signed to the area of environmental or arid land research.



Dr. Baepler reported that the Department of Biology and the

College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering have recom-

mended that the Applied Physiology Laboratory be renamed the

Desert Biology Research Center, suggesting that this will

stimulate additional grants and give this area of research a

special emphasis and identify it in the minds of granting

agencies. The Center will be housed in the Department of

Biology under the general administration of the College of

Science, Mathematics and Engineering, and will have as its

Director, Dr. Mohamed Yousef, who for many years has been

associated with the Laboratory. Dr. Baepler noted that Dr.

Yousef will not receive additional compensation for this re-

sponsibility nor will his present teaching load be reduced.

Dr. Baepler recommended approval of the proposed change,

effective immediately.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



13. Contract Award for Tonopah Hall Remodel, UNLV



President Baepler reported that the State Public Works

Board will open bids for the remodel of Tonopah Hall on

October 20, 1977, and authority has been delegated to its

staff to award a construction contract for this work within

ten days following that date. Dr. Baepler recommended that

the Board of Regents delegate authority to the Administra-

tion to concur with the recommendation of the State Public

Works Board in the award of a construction contract so that

there will be no undue delay in proceeding with the work.

A report will be made to the Board at the November 18

meeting.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Mr. Karamanos noted that Vice President Glennen and Dr.

Thomas Cassese were present at his invitation to discuss the

condition of the dormitory, adding that in his opinion the

atmosphere in the dormitory has improved considerably over

the past several weeks. He did state, however, that he

believed the condition of the elevators represented a

dangerous situation. Dr. Baepler stated that a report will

be brought back to the November meeting concerning the

condition of the elevators and what must be done to effect

any repairs which are required.



14. Remodeling of Campus Student Union, UNLV



Dr. Baepler reported that the UNLV Student Union Board has

proposed to modify the dining services in the Union building

to provide a fast food facility in addition to a delicates-

sen type facility. The scope of the work is to include re-

modeling certain existing spaces, relocating some food serv-

ice equipment and installing new furnishings, fixtures and

equipment.



Dr. Baepler recommended that the design of all physical

changes and additions be assigned to J. Mc Daniel, Archi-

tects, with the total project cost not to exceed $150,000.

Funds are available from the Student Union Reserve Funds

and bid results for construction will be submitted for

Board approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



15. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



Acting Chancellor Baepler requested approval of the follow-

ing fund transfers:



Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



#78-020 $6,203 to Physical Education to provide for salary

and fringe benefits for a special classified

position in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory.



#78-028 $7,968 to Social Services to make adjustment in

professional contract and back pay as per agree-

ment with Department of Labor.



#78-029 $5,632 to University College for part-time Summer

counseling contracts.



#78-030 $6,127 to Dean's Office, College of Allied Health,

to provide for portion of Dean's salary which had

been anticipated would be funded from a gift

account which did not materialize.



Contingency Reserve, Business Center South



#78-022 $5,713 to establish a new Personnel position to

handle increased work load. Offsetting transfer

made from Purchasing Department.



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

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



16. Discussion of Affirmative Action



In response to a request from Mrs. Fong, reports were pre-

sented by Mr. James Kitchen and Mr. Harry Wolf on the pro-

cedures followed in appointment of professional personnel.

Reports are on file in the Chancellor's Office.



17. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Mr. John Buchanan reported on the meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee held during the lunch recess, noting that

the Committee had approved the recommendations from FNB for

changes in the portfolio (i. e., sale of 6,000 shares of

Miles Laboratories stock and purchase of 5,000 shares of

May Department Stores, 3,600 of J. C. Penney and 4,500 of

Hospital Corp. of America), and purchase of certain stock

for the Mac Millan Fund (i. e., 10,000 shares of Seatrain

Lines Cvt. 6% due 1994, 10,000 Harrah's Cvt. 7-1/2% due

1996, 200 Southern Pacific and 200 International Harvester).



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the Committee's actions.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



18. Western Nevada Community College Parking



Executive Vice President Davis recalled that the original

contract documents for Western Nevada Community College/Reno

Phase II, included the access road and five paved parking

lots as additive alternates to the base bid. Due to insuf-

ficient funds, none of the alternatives was accepted. Sub-

sequently, the Regents authorized $45,932 from the Capital

Improvement Fee Fund so that a change order could be issued

for the construction of the access road and three of the

five parking lots. A recent refund by the Utility Company,

plus remaining project funds, has resulted in an unobligated

balance in the project budget for WNCC/Reno, Phase II, that

will, according to preliminary estimates by the State Public

Works Board, cover the cost of constructing the two addi-

tional parking lots.



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended that the Regents con-

cur in this proposed action by the State Public Works Board

and request them to proceed with this project immediately.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



19. Retention of Consultant Services, CCD



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that the 1977 Legislature

postponed the construction of additional Community College

Campuses pending a study regarding the need for additional

Campuses and the development of a long-range plan for the

expansion of the Community College Program.



In conjunction with this study, the State Public Works

Board, at the direction of the Chairmen of the two legisla-

tive money committees, has been urged to undertake a feasi-

bility study for developing Community College Campuses adja-

cent to high school vocational-technical programs. As an

example of this approach, the Chairmen cited the feasibility

of developing a Community College Campus in conjunction with

the vocational-technical school in Clark County as well as

high school facilities throughout the State. The purpose

of the feasibility studies, according to the legislative

money committee Chairmen, is to serve as a valuable guide

to the Legislature when considering requests for future de-

velopment of the Community Colleges in Nevada.



Dr. Baepler reported that, in order to expedite the process

of determining additional Community College facility needs,

the Community College Executive Vice Presidents recommend

that the Board of Regents retain the consulting firm of

Tadlock Associates, Inc., for a not-to-exceed project cost

of $49,700, including labor, fees and direct costs. Funding

for the study is to come from the following sources:



Capital Improvement Fee Funds



Clark County Community College $16,200

Western Nevada Community College 11,700

Northern Nevada Community College 2,100

$30,000



Board of Regents Special Projects Fund

$20,000



$50,000



Acting Chancellor Baepler endorsed the recommendation for

the retention of Tadlock Associates, Inc., and the proposed

method of funding, with the understanding that any funds

not expended would be returned to the appropriate Capital

Improvement Fee Fund.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



20. Proposed Amendment of Board Policy



Acting Chancellor Baepler noted that current Board policy

governing the expenditure of Capital Improvement Fee Funds

(Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 7, Board of Regents Handbook)

provides that such fees may be expended upon approval of

the Board of Regents in the following manner:



(a) For the service of revenue bonds when a revenue bond

issue has been authorized by the Nevada State Legis-

lature. Such revenue bonds may be issued only for

the purpose of construction of academic buildings.



(b) For the necessary supplementation of capital projects

which have been approved by the Nevada State

Legislature.



(c) For the purchase of land adjacent to either Campus and

within the master plan areas as such land becomes

available and is offered for sale.



(d) To loan to the dormitory and dining hall bond indebted-

ness service funds in the event such funds are unable

to meet their annual payments.



(e) For such remodeling projects as are urgently needed for

the accommodation of students in academic buildings

but which cannot be funded from University funds or

State Public Works Board Capital Improvement Funds.



Dr. Baepler recalled that the Board has previously author-

ized the use of Capital improvement Fee Funds for the Campus

Physical Master Plans for UNR and UNLV which are presently

being prepared by the firm of John Carl Warren and Associ-

ates. However, the policy statement referenced above has

not been confirmed.



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended that Section 7, Chap-

ter 3 of the Codification of Board Policy Statements be

amended by the following addition:



(f) For programming, planning, design and feasibility

studies pertaining to capital projects which require

consulting services in order to carry out the Univer-

sity's basic responsibilities in developing long range

programs and plans.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



21. Proposed Code Amendment to Provide Tenure to Part-Time

Faculty



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in May 1976, the UNR

Faculty Senate proposed amendments to Chapter 3 of the UNS

Code to extend tenure to faculty designated as fifty percent

or more of full-time. This proposal was referred to other

Division Senates. A System ad hoc committee was subsequent-

ly appointed to review this proposal and the report of the

ad hoc committee was then referred to Division Senates. A

copy of the ad hoc committee's report was included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 17 and filed with permanent

minutes).



The following actions by the Senates were reported:



(1) The UNR Faculty Senate has endorsed the recommendation

of the ad hoc committee.



(2) President Smith has stated that "DRI will continue to

maintain the policy not to grant tenure to any of its

faculty...".



(3) The UNLV Senate approved the proposed amendment to the

Code.



(4) There has been no response from the CCD Faculty

Senates.



Dr. Baepler pointed out that this proposal is not intended

to require that part-time faculty of .50 FTE or more must be

given tenure but only to allow them to be considered for

tenure. Granting of tenure would be recommended only after

the review procedure required for full-time faculty has been

followed.



He also noted that part-time faculty under this category may

elect to be placed on Rank 0 rather than be given academic

or equivalent rank and thus be placed on a tenure track,

forcing them into an up-or-out situation at the end of the

required probationary period.



Ms. Jo Anne Dain reported that the WNCC/N Campus Senate

supports the proposal advanced by the ad hoc committee.



Mr. George Eversull reported that CCCC Senate supports the

proposal advanced by the ad hoc committee for amendment to

the Code but opposes the proposed addition of Section 15,

to Chapter 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook.



Ms. Chambers requested that there be a distinction made

between those part-time faculty who would be eligible for

tenure and those who would not.



Mr. Ross moved to table this matter until the next meeting

with a request to the Chancellor's Office for a definition

of part-time faculty to be included in the provision for

tenure. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without

dissent.



22. Proposed Code Amendment to Add Classified Employee to

Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in March, 1977 the

UNR Faculty Senate proposed the following amendment to the

UNS Code:



1.3.8 The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet



(a) The Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet shall consist

of the Presidents of the four Divisions, the

Chairman of each Division Senate, the Chairman

of the Unit Senate, one student body represen-

tative selected by the United Students of the

University of Nevada System, and one representa-

tive of the classified service of the Univer-

sity. The Chancellor may designate additional

members for special purposes. The Chancellor

shall, at the request of any Division President,

invite the President of the student body of

that Division to participate in discussion of

specific items.



The proposed amendment was referred to all Division Senates

with the following actions being reported:



(1) The Unit Senate failed to pass a motion supporting the

proposed Code amendment.



(2) The UNLV Senate approved the proposed Code amendment.



(3) No actions by the CCD or DRI Senates were reported.



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the pro-

posed Code amendment, and suggested that the representative

from the classified staff be selected by the Chancellor

from among nominees submitted by each of the five units of

the University (i. e., two nominees each from UNLV, UNR,

CCD, DRI, and the Unit), with the assignment to be rotated

annually.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



Mr. Karamanos moved to reconsider the above action. Motion

to reconsider seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried with Miss

Mason opposing.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the Code not be amended but that

the Chancellor have the authority to invite a member of the

classified staff to attend the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet

meeting whenver a subject is under discussion of concern to

to that group of employees. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



23. Proposed Amendment to Grant-in-Aid Policy



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in January, 1977 the

UNLV Senate proposed the following addition to the Grant-in-

Aid Policy as it appears in Section 5, Chapter 14, Title 4

of the Board of Regents Handbook:



10. Retired professional staff members* and their immediate

families are eligible for grant-in-aid privileges.



*Retired professional staff members shall mean either

of the following:



1) an individual age 60 or over with a minimum of 10

years service;



2) an individual age 55 or over with a minimum of 20

years service.



This proposal was referred to the other Division Senates for

review with the following actions reported:



1) The Unit Senate endorsed the recommendation.



2) The UNR Senate voted to support the UNLV proposal

but suggested the following substitute wording:



10. Retired professional staff members* and their immediate

families are eligible for grant-in-aid privileges.



*Retired professional staff members shall be those who

have held positions defined in UNS Code Sect. 1.3.3,

and who have retired under either of the following

circumstances:



1) an individual age 60 or over with a minimum of 10

years service;



2) an individual age 55 or over with a minimum of 20

years service.



Dr. Baepler noted that Section 1.3.3 of the UNS Code reads:

"Each Division of the University shall have a faculty, which

shall be organized in accordance with Division Bylaws. The

faculty of a Division shall consist of all persons holding

authorized professional positions (i. e., authorized by the

Board of Regents) with exceptions as stated in the Division

Bylaws."



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the

proposed amendment to the Grant-in-Aid Policy, using the

substitute wording proposed by UNR.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



24. Proposed Changes in Policy and Procedure



Acting Chancellor Baepler suggested that there are a number

of items which are presently included on the Regents' agen-

das which appear to be purely administrative in nature and

which, because they conform to Board policy or to procedures

established by the State of Nevada, are normally treated in

a perfunctory manner by the Board. In view of this, Dr.

Baepler presented the following recommendations by the Of-

ficers for changes in policy and procedures:



1) Leaves of absence without pay be granted administrative-

ly by each Unit or Division for periods up to and in-

cluding one calendar year. Leaves of absence which go

beyond the one year limit will be presented to the

Board of Regents for approval.



2) All purchases of supplies and materials, except items

related to capital construction, be handled adminis-

tratively by each Division or Unit following establish-

ed purchasing procedure policies approved by the Board

of Regents and the State of Nevada; that is, bids will

be advertised with timely notice for the awarding of

such bids and the lowest bidder will be awarded the pur-

chase contract. In the event exception to the policy

must be taken (e. g., if the lowest bidder is not to be

awarded the bid), then the awarding of such bids must

be presented to the Board of Regents for approval.



3) In view of the fact that the various budgets within the

University of Nevada System involve quite substantial

sums of money, it seems reasonable to raise the limit to

make budget transfers administratively before requiring

Regents approval. It is recommended that in all budget

areas, including estimative budgets, the authority to

transfer be granted to the individual Units or Divisions

up to the following limits:



a) Exempt changes in professional and classified

salaries unless new positions are involved, in

which case the adding of new positions must be

approved by the Board of Regents.



b) Other than professional and classified salaries a

cumulative amount up to a total of $10,000 within

each object code may be transferred before requir-

ing notice to the Board of Regents.



4) The University System currently has many small accounts

that require formulation of an Estimative Budget for

approval by the Board of Regents. In these small ac-

counts it is difficult to project revenue and expendi-

tures, and there are adequate internal controls to in-

sure that monies from these accounts cannot be expended

unless the revenue actually materializes. It is there-

fore recommended that accounts of less than $20,000 will

not be required to formulate an Estimative Budget for

approval by the Regents. Accounts of $20,000 or more

will have an Estimative Budget presented to the Regents

and be subject to the same budget transfer regulations

enumerated above.



5) The transfer of professional personnel from A contracts

to B contracts or from B contracts to A contracts will

be reported to the Board on the Information Agenda as

part of the monthly personnel report rather than re-

quiring separate action by the Board.



6) Professional contracts paid out of grants and contracts

where the professional position does not hold academic

rank will not be subject to placement on the salary

schedule in effect at the time the appointment is made.

Naturally, any appointment which would exceed the pub-

lished salary schedule would continue to be brought to

the Board of Regents for approval. In essence, this

extends to the other Divisions of the System the policy

in effect for DRI as it applies to the relatively few

people on each Campus who are hired under a variety of

research grants and contracts. Often these research

grants and contracts are submitted to the various grant-

ing agencies indicating salaries of researchers long

before the salary schedule is adopted by the Board of

Regents and it is often difficult to bring the salaries

of individual researchers into confirmity with such a

schedule.



7) It is understood that at the November Board of Regents

meeting a final transfer from the Board of Regents

Special Projects Account will be requested to accommo-

date the moving expenses granted to each new profes-

sional hire up to that point in time and that hereafter

Regents Special Projects Funds will not be available on

a regular basis for all new hires. However, permission

is requested for the use of whatever unrestricted funds

may be available to each Division or Unit to pay par-

tial moving expenses of new faculty when such an expen-

diture is deemed necessary as a device to recruit out-

standing individuals. Furthermore, in the recruitment

of certain Administrators, it may be necessary to oc-

casionally apply for Regents Special Projects funds

for moving expenses if negotiations with such individ-

uals reach a critical point where such a request would

be necessary.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval of the above recommended

changes in policy and procedure. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



25. Articulation Board Academic Standards Recommendations



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in September, 1974,

the ad hoc System Committee on Standards was established to

examine the disparity in standards between the two Univer-

sity Divisions and to develop recommendations for consider-

ation by UNR and UNLV and by the Board of Regents. The re-

port of the Committee was included as an information item

and referred to the UNR and UNLV Senates and Administrations

for consideration. The Committee was then requested to co-

ordinate further review of these matters with the objective

of having a final report for review by the Board of Regents.



With the expiration of the term of appointment of the System

Committee, the Articulation Board was charged to continue

the assignment of the ad hoc System Standards Committee.

The Articulation Board concurred with the original Committee

position that standards at the Universities need not be

identical since some of the differences in standards which

exist are attributable to the different clienteles served

and are desirable in most instances. However, existing

differences in standards were examined and justified or

reconciled wherever possible.



The recommendations of the Articulation Board for academic

standards were presented as follows:



1) The minimum admission requirements for two-year

associate degree programs at the Universities be the

same as those for the baccalaureate programs since most

of the students take primarily baccalaureate-level

courses.



2) The two-year associate degree programs administered by

UNLV and UNR be phased out over a period of time and

transferred to the Community College Division when

financially feasible and the merits of such a transfer

are supported by the Divisions involved.



3) Undergraduate admissions policy at UNR and UNLV:



a) A common minimum admissions policy be established

and maintained at the two Universities.



b) The differential minimum admissions policy for

Resident and Nonresident Freshmen applicants be

continued; i. e.,



(1) A high school gpa of 2.3 for nonresidents.

(2) A high school gpa of 2.0 (or satisfactory test

scores) for residents. A satisfactory test

score is defined as one equivalent to the 50th

percentile or higher based on the most recent

Freshman norms (currently an ACT composite

standard score of 20 or higher).



4) The Freshman on Probation designation for those resident

applicants who are admitted with less than a 2.3 high

school gpa (includes those with satisfactory test

scores) be optional at the discretion of the respective

University.



5) The Qualifying Programs at the two Universities be

discontinued in their present forms at the end of the

1977-78 academic year. As a replacement policy for the

Qualifying Programs, the two Universities be authorized

to admit on probation a maximum number of deserving

resident and nonresident applicants each year who do not

satisfy the minimum undergraduate admission require-

ments.



a) The maximum number of students admitted each year

under this policy shall not exceed 4% of the total

Freshman enrollment for the previous Fall semester

as published in the Universities' official enroll-

ment reports.



b) To discourage abuse, each applicant is required to

meet the following educational criteria to the

satisfaction of the Director of Admissions at the

respective Universities.



(1) Documented evidence of the necessary capabil-

ity (test scores), readiness, achievement and

motivation to be successful in University level

study.



(2) A personal statement of educational goals.



(3) Two letters of reference from an employer,

educator or responsible official.



c) Joint approval of the Director of Admissions and

the appropriate academic Dean is required for an

applicant to be admitted.



d) Each admitted student is on probation and subject

to the academic standards regulations as any other

regular student.



e) Each student is to be properly identified in the

University records system for statistical, audit

and research purposes.



6) The minimum gpa for admission to graduate degree pro-

grams be continued and published in the institutional

catalogs; i. e.,



a) Master's Programs: An undergraduate overall gpa of

2.5 or an average of 3.0 based upon the last half

of the undergraduate program, or satisfactory

scores on relevant national standardized examina-

tions.



b) Doctoral Programs: An undergraduate and graduate

overall gpa of 3.0. An applicant with less than a

3.0 gpa may be considered for Provisional Standing.



7) The minimum number of credits required for graduation

with a bachelor's degree be standardized at 124 with the

composition of those credits left to the discretion of

the respective Division. This would include Physical

Education and Military Science where applicable.



8) All Campus Academic Standards Chairmen, or their

designated representatives, meet collectively at least

once a semester to review policies of academic standards

and direct research on those areas as needed.



9) The three Divisions should review their grading policies

with a goal toward developing gpa standards that are

academically sound and equitable for all students within

UNS regardless of institution.



Acting Chancellor Baepler noted that the above recommenda-

tions by the Articulation Board have been reviewed by UNR

and UNLV. The UNLV Senate concurs with the recommendations.

The UNR Faculty Senate and President Milam proposed three

modifications, two of which were incorporated. The third

modification proposed by UNR, which the Articulation Board

did not incorporate, was that the two Universities be au-

thorized to admit on probation a maximum of 4% of the total

Freshman enrollment for the previous Fall semester as pub-

lished in the Universities' offical enrollment reports.

UNR prefers that this be 1% of the total regular student

enrollment; UNLV endorses the 4% of the total Freshman en-

rollment as recommended by the Articulation Board. Acting

Chancellor Baepler endorsed the recommendations of the

Articulation Board and requested approval by the Board of

Regents.



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

carried without dissent.



Ms. Dain took exception to the recommendation contained in

paragraph 2) above. Dr. Baepler agreed that it could be

discussed further at the next meeting of the Advisory

Cabinet.



26. Report of the Articulation Board Public Meetings



Dr. Alfred Stoess reported on the two public meetings held

by the Articulation Board to inform students, faculty and

other interested individuals on the procedure for transfer

of courses from the Community Colleges to the Universities

and to give individuals an opportunity to inform the Articu-

lation Board of any problems. Those meetings were held in

Reno on September 30 and in Las Vegas on October 3.



In the discussion following, Mr. George Eversull complained

about the lack of adequate advance notice of the meetings to

permit good attendance. Mr. John Hunt, President of USUNS,

also complained about the short notice, and requested that

consideration be given to adding a student to the Articula-

tion Board. Acting Chancellor Baepler agreed to give this

request consideration.



27. Appointment of Special Counsel



Acting Chancellor Baepler requested that Drake Delanoy,

Attorney-at-Law, be retained to represent the Board of

Regents with respect to any legal action that may be filed

in Las Vegas wherein the constitutionality of the present

six-year term of the Board of Regents is questioned. Addi-

tionally, Dr. Baepler noted that there is a current balance

of $792.24 in the Litigation Fund to pay for services of

Legal Counsel for matters not handled by the University

Counsel. He recommended that $10,000 be allocated from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Account to supplement the

Litigation Fund for purposes of defraying expenses incurred

for legal services to the University. He pointed out that

the UNLV Tarkanian matter will not be funded from this ac-

count, but from nonappropriated funds available to UNLV.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the retention of Special

Counsel as recommended and the allocation of $10,000 from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund to supplement

the Litigation Fund. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried

without dissent.



28. Computing Center Proposal



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in 1975 the Comput-

ing Center conducted an in depth study for the purpose of

projecting computer user needs over the long range and to

determine the best way to meet those needs. The conclusions

reached as a result of that study were (1) that the present

computer would be unable to provide adequate service to the

growing number of users by Spring of 1978; and (2) that the

most effective way to meet the demand for computing services

was to install a second medium-sized computer in the south-

ern part of the State. Workload would be divided between

the two computers. The computers would be connected in

order to provide backup and user access to either computer.



These conclusions were translated into a budget request for

the necessary equipment and staff and included in the 1978-

79 biennium request to the 1977 Legislature; however, the

request was not funded.



Dr. Baepler reported that the Computing Center's long range

plans included the procurement of some peripheral devices

such as an optical character reader, graphics terminals, and

plotters which were to be paid for by income received by the

Center. In view of the need to expand basic computing capa-

bility, and lacking the appropriation from the 1977 Legisla-

ture, the Computing Center now proposes to divert this in-

come to install a computer on the UNLV Campus. Invitations

to submit proposals were sent to:



Harris Computer Systems

Control Data Corporation

IBM, Inc.

Honeywell

UNIVAC

Burroughs Corporation



The invitation to submit proposals detailed the Center's

financial limits and specified that bidders would need to

supply software which would be operable on both the proposed

and current computers.



The Digital Equipment Corporation and Control Data

Corporation submitted proposals; however, the Digital

Equipment Corporation proposal was considered nonresponsive

as the software was not interchangeable with the present

computer.



The Control Data Corporation bid offers a CYBER-70 series

computer at an annual cost of $155,520. The CYBER-70 is a

model quite similar to the University's current computer but

of more recent manufacture. CDC's proposal has been review-

ed and endorsed by the Data Processing Policy and Planning

Board and a projected financial plan for lease and mainte-

nance of the computer has been developed (identified as Ref.

25 and filed with permanent minutes).



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended acceptance of Control

Data Corporation's proposal for a CYBER-70 series computer

and requested authority to conclude a contract with that

company to lease and maintain this computer.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



29. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Account



Acting Chancellor Baepler noted that the 1977-78 budget for

the Chancellor's Office does not include travel funds for

a Unit Senate Chairperson to attend meetings of the Board of

Regents. Additionally, the NNCC budget is not sufficient to

absorb the projected travel by the Executive Vice President

and Faculty Senate Chairperson to attend Board meetings and

meetings of the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet.



Dr. Baepler recommended an initial allocation of $1,000 from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Account for purposes

of funding travel to Board meetings for the Unit Senate

Chairperson, and for travel to Board and Cabinet meetings

for NNCC Executive Vice President and Senate Chairperson.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



30. United Students of University of Nevada System



Acting Chancellor Baepler submitted a request by USUNS for

an allocation of $2,000 from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Account to partially fund the costs of delegates'

attendance at USUNS meetings. He noted that an allocation

of $1,000 had been made the previous year and the planned

expansion and frequency of the meetings will increase ex-

penditures considerably this next year. The remainder of

the necessary monies for this purpose will be provided by

a dues assessment of each student association. Dr. Baepler

recommended approval.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



31. Federal Surplus Property Program



In order for the University of Nevada to participate in the

Federal Surplus Personal Property Program administered by

the Nevada State Purchasing Division, a formal resolution

must be adopted by the Board of Regents whereby signature

authority is granted to individuals within the University's

Purchasing Departments responsible for procuring such prop-

erty. Accordingly, Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended

adoption of the following resolution:



NO. 77-7



BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Regents of the University

of Nevada System, and hereby ordered that the following

employees are hereby authorized as the Board's repre-

sentatives to acquire Federal surplus property from the

Nevada State Surplus Property Section under the terms

and conditions in effect as of this date:



Jim Jeffers, Jr., Director of Purchasing, UNR

Leo Wolz, Senior Buyer, UNR

Ed Higgins, Property Inventory Manager, UNR

Bob Carstensen, Assist. Property Inventory Manager, UNR

Albert L. Cunningham, Purchasing Administrator, UNLV

John Davis, Buyer, UNLV

Walter Whitmore, Property Inventory Clerk, UNLV



AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution

supersedes all previous resolutions of this Board

delegating authority to acquire surplus property from

the Nevada Surplus Property Section.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



32. Bid Opening, Dental Hygiene Lab and Campus Service Center,

CCCC



Mr. Harry Wood, University Architect, reported the following

bids received for the construction of the Dental Hygiene Lab

and the Campus Service Center for CCCC:



Bidder Base Bid Alt A Alt B Alt C Alt D



Grove, Inc. $395,414 $3,045 $14,565 $3,152 $1,411

Lincoln Const. Co. 399,000 1,432 19,180 8,336 2,350

Zuni Const. Co. 376,000 1,900 12,260 2,640 1,110



Alternate A - Add car wash stand

Alternate B - Add steel parking structure

Alternate C - Add mechanical equipment screen on roof

Alternate D - Add cabinet and sink in Dental Lab



The cost estimate and construction budget for the combined

project is $333,200. Project funds are insufficient to

award a contract on the basis of the bid results. Two al-

ternatives are available: 1) to reject all bids, redesign

the project and rebid at a later date, or 2) augment the

project with Capital Improvement Fee Funds.



Since the facilities are urgently needed, particularly the

Dental Hygiene Suite which must be operative by the begin-

ning of next year, the State Public Works Board staff recom-

mends the following:



1) Transfer $54,750 of furnishings and equipment funds to

construction.

2) Award a contract to Zuni Construction Company in the

amount of $392,800 for the base bid plus alternates A, B

and C.

3) Provide additional University funds to purchase the

furnishings and equipment.



Executive Vice President Bloyer and Acting Chancellor

Baepler recommended concurrence with this proposal and

authorization to allocate $54,750 from the CCCC Capital

Improvement Fee Fund for purchase of furnishings and equip-

ment, noting that, if approved, it is anticipated that a

contract can be awarded by October 20, 1977.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



33. Proposed Amendments to Regents Bylaws and UNS Code



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in July, 1977 amend-

ments to the Bylaws and the Code were prepared to: (1) dis-

continue the position of President of CCD; and (2) to re-

title the CCD Executive Vice Presidents as Presidents. Pro-

posed amendments were included with the agenda (identified

as Ref. 18 and filed with permanent minutes).



These proposals were referred to the Divisions for review

and recommendation, with action by the Board to be scheduled

in October.



The following Senate actions were reported:



1) The Unit Senate at its meeting of September 14, 1977,

"unanimously opposed the proposed changes to the Code

and the Regents Bylaws relating to reorganization of the

Community College Division because the Unit Senate

believes the changes are not good for the System as a

whole."



2) The UNR Faculty Senate at its meeting of September 8,

1977, "voted unanimously to oppose strongly the proposed

amendments which would in effect abolish the position of

President of the Community College Division." The re-

port of the UNR Faculty Senate action also stated that

"It is the feeling of the Senate that the current struc-

ture has worked in the best interest of the Community

Colleges, of the University of Nevada System and of the

citizens of Nevada."



3) The UNLV Senate at its meeting September 27, 1977,

endorsed the UNR Senate position.



4) The DRI Senate endorsed the UNR Senate position.



5) WNCC Senates endorsed the Code amendment. NNCC Senate

opposed the Code amendment. CCCC Senate endorsed the

Code amendment.



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended that the proposed Code

amendment and the accompanying amendment to the Board of

Regents Bylaws be approved with the provision that a staff

position in the Chancellor's Office be assigned responsi-

bility for coordination of the three Community Colleges.

Dr. Baepler also pointed out that any editorial changes to

the Code or the Bylaws which are necessitated by the dis-

continuance of the position of President of CCD and retitl-

ing of the Executive Vice Presidents would be accomplished

the documents are reprinted.



Statements concerning the proposed amendments were presented

by the following persons:



Mr. George Eversull, on behalf of CCCC Faculty Senate -

endorsed the proposed changes.



Mr. Robert Rose, on behalf of NSEA - endorsed the proposed

changes but asked that the record reflect the Board's

position on the effect of this amendment on tenure

(continuing contracts) for CCD faculty. Chairman

Buchanan stated that in his opinion tenure within the

Community Colleges would remain Division-wide.



Ms. Jo Anne Dain, on behalf of WNCC/N - read a statement

calling for the separation of WNCC into two Colleges.

In response to a reminder from the Chair that this was

not the item under discussion, Ms. Dain reported that

WNCC/N Campus Senate endorsed the proposed Code changes

but wished to see the North Campus as a fourth Commun-

ity College.



Ms. Joan Chambers, on behalf of UNR Faculty Senate - opposed

the proposed changes and the abolition of the Presi-

dent's position.



Mr. Robert Hill, on behalf of WNCC/S - supported the propos-

ed changes to the Code and Bylaws.



Ms. Mary Louise Raymond, on behalf of the WNCC Advisory

Board - reported that the Board unanimously supports the

proposed changes and urges the appointment of a liaison

staff person within the Chancellor's Office.



Mr. John Hunt, on behalf of USUNS - supported the proposed

amendments.



Mr. Stan Aiazzi, on behalf of NNCC Senate - reported that

the NNCC Senate opposed the changes and requested

reconsideration.



Mr. Bill Duncan, on behalf of CCCC Student Body - reported

endorsement of the proposed changes.



A letter from the NNCC Advisory Board was distributed, in

which the following statement of position was included:



The members of the Northern Nevada Community College

Advisory Board would like the position of President of

the Community College Division maintained, but not

filled while the proposed System is being implemented.

If the new System does not prove successful, we would

ask that the position of President of the Community

College Division be filled at a later date and properly

funded.



Dr. Clarence Ray, UNLV Senate - noted that the UNLV Senate's

position opposing the proposed change had been reported;

however, since the time that position had been taken,

the situation had been reevaluated and he believed that

the UNLV Senate would now say that this is a matter of

concern for the Community Colleges and their position

should prevail, not that of the other Divisions.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the proposed amendments to

the Bylaws as contained in Ref. 18. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Knudtsen.



Dr. Anderson and Dr. Lombardi spoke concerning the success

of the System as it is now organized and urged that no

changes be made in the Bylaws or the Code and that the CCD

President's position be kept vacant.



Motion carried by the following roll call vote:



No - Dr. Anderson, Dr. Lombardi, Mrs. Fong

Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. John Buchanan, Mr.

Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss Mason, Mr. Ross



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the proposed Code amend-

ments. Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, carried by

the following roll call vote:



No - Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Fong, Dr. Lombardi

Yes - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. John Buchanan, Mr.

Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss Mason, Mr. Ross



34. New Business



Miss Mason requested that the proposed separation of WNCC

as presented by Ms. Dain be included on the November agenda

for action. It was agreed that it would be presented to

the November meeting for discussion with action by the Board

requested in January.



The Action Agenda was concluded and the Information Agenda sub-

mitted. The Information Agenda, containing the following items,

is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Report of Foreign Travel

(2) Report of Fund Transfers

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

(4) Board of Regents Special Projects Account

(5) Report of Personnel Appointments



Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

10-14-1977