10/17/1975

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 17-18, 1975








10-17-1975

Pages 50-69

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

October 17, 1975



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Teacher Educa-

tion building at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John A. Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mrs. Molly Knudtsen



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President Max Milam, UNR

Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Vice President Brock Dixon, UNLV

Vice President Arthur Gentile, UNLV

Vice President Robert Glennen, UNLV

Vice President Herman Westfall, UNLV

Executive Vice President Jack Davis, WNCC

Mr. Harry Paul Wood, UNS

Dr. Alfred W. Stoess, UNS

Mr. Mark Hughes, UNLV

Dr. Don Lynch, CCD

Mrs. Patricia Harris, DRI

Dr. James T. Richardson, UNR

Miss Delia Martinez, UNS

Dr. Henry Sciullo, UNLV

Dr. Larry Tomlinson, CCD (CCCC)

Mr. Patrick Archer, ASUN

Mr. Joe Karaffa, CSUN

Mr. Bob Sheppard, ASCC



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 10:00

A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of September 12, 1975

were submitted for approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Miss Thompson, seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, four

supplemental items were admitted to the agenda.



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.)



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

carried without dissent.



3. Permission to Sell Land, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that in 1969, Wing and Lilly Fong

had donated a lot, located at 5008 Jay Street, Las Vegas, to

UNLV for the Performing Arts building. He reported that the

lot was recently advertised for sale and one bid was re-

ceived at $6,060, noting that the current appraised price is

$6,000.



President Baepler recommended the lot be sold for $6,060 to

the single bidder, noting that a real estate commission of

10% would be due on the sale. Chancellor Humphrey concurr-

ed, pointing out that approval of the Governor is also

required.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



Mrs. Fong recalled that the lot was given to UNLV in payment

of a $3,000 pledge as part of a larger gift to the Perform-

ing Arts Center. She stated that she and her husband, Wing,

would like to see the funds in excess of the original $3,000

pledge used to assist in establishing a bicentennial orien-

tal garden on the Campus. She suggested that additional

funds could be obtained by enlisting the support of the

community so that the garden could be established without

incurring any financial burden for the University.



4. Report of Overdue Student Loans, UNLV



President Baepler noted that Board policy requires that an-

nually a list be compiled of student loans which are uncol-

lected and which the Administration recommends be charged

off. He noted also the inclusion of such a report from UNLV

with the agenda, showing a total of $10,661.75 in overdue

loans, of which $580 is judged to be uncollectible. Dr.

Baepler recommended that this amount be written off the

University's books and a hold placed on the records of each

of the 14 students involved. Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

ed approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



5. Report Concerning Operation of Mc Dermott P. E. Complex,

UNLV



In response to a request made at the September meeting,

President Baepler and Mr. John Bayed, Associate Professor

of Physical Education, reported on the operation of the

Mc Dermott Physical Education Complex and spoke briefly

concerning plans for its future operation.



Mr. Bayed reported that the Complex is fully operational

and is used long hours each day. He pointed out that the

facility is available for classes each day from 8:00 A.M.

to 1:00 P.M. From 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. it is used by

athletic teams; from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. it is used for

intramural sports, and from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. certain

areas are open to the UNLV community.



Chairman Buchanan spoke of the complaints which have come

to him that there is too much emphasis placed on the facil-

ity being self-supporting. He asked if there was any evi-

dence of students being deprived of the use of the facility

because of its availability to other than students. Mr.

Bayed pointed out that from 8:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. it is

available to students, with self-supporting programs

scheduled only after 5:00 P.M.



Mr. Jeff Berry, Treasurer of ASUN, spoke concerning the

facility stating that the main problem from the student's

viewpoint is not the time available to the students but the

fact that the students are not informed about the facility,

with some of them not even aware that there is a pool within

the Complex. He said that it is his understanding that the

Complex is used very little.



President Baepler commented on an advertisement which he

said was in the current issue of the Rebel Yell, and which

indicated the times during which the Complex was available

and the sports and other activities which were available.



It was agreed that the students would come back to the

Board at such time as problems could be identified; however,

both Mr. Karaffa and Mr. Berry stated that there have not

been any complaints from students about the lack of avail-

ability of the Complex for student use.



6. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



#76-016 $14,700 to Radiologic Technology to assign an addi-

tional professional position to this Department.



#76-017 $4,000 to Dean, College of Arts and Letters, to

adjust budget to reflect salaries as contracted.



#76-019 $14,955 to Philosophy to add one professional posi-

tion in this Department. The position was to be

covered by a gift which did not materialize and now

must be paid from State funds.



#76-020 $10,002 to Psychology to provide funds for an addi-

tional professional position to cover duties of a

faculty member on sabbatical leave.



#76-023 $27,004 to Engineering for salary of one additional

professional position plus an amount necessary to

cover a professional salary which exceeds the

amount budgeted.



#76-013 $5,362 to UNLV Museum to establish a classified

position as UNLV Museum Attendant I for the UNLV

Museum. Wages account reduced accordingly.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



7. Advisory Board for Center for Business and Economic

Research, UNLV



President Baepler recommended the establishment of an

Advisory Board for the UNLV Center for Business and Economic

Research. At his request, Dr. Betty Yantis, Director for

the Center, spoke concerning the activities of the Center

and some of the projects planned for the future. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval of the establishment of the

Advisory Board.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



8. Exception to Board Policy



President Donnelly cited the Board's policy concerning in-

vestment of surplus operating capital which is found in

Section 3, Chapter 3, Title 4 of the Board of Regents Hand-

book, and reads as follows:



It is the policy of the University that interest earned

from temporary investment of surplus operating capital be

handled as follows:



1. Monies earned from the temporary investment of Fund 01

(General University Operating) are credited to that

fund.



2. Monies earned from the temporary investment of plant

funds are credited to the specific plant fund invested.



3. Monies earned from the investment of any spendable spe-

cial gift of $50,000 or more are credited back to the

account providing the funds.



4. All other interest earned is credited to the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account unless a specific

exception has been made by the Board.



President Donnelly reported that three anonymous gifts from

the same donor, totaling $26,000, have been previously ac-

cepted by the Board for Northern Nevada Community College.

Expenditures have been made from this account by NNCC,

leaving a present balance of $24,161.98.



Dr. Donnelly requested an exception to the policy contained

in Section 3, Paragraph 3, above, be allowed and that inter-

est which the fund would have earned be credited to it by

transfer from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account,

and that NNCC be instructed to expend the gift before

June 30, 1976 for a Campus entrance sign and landscaping.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, noting that the

NNCC Advisory Board has informally requested this action and

that he believed this was in the interest of donor rela-

tions. The interest which the account would have earned is

$5,316.



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

carried without dissent.



9. WNCC Construction, Phase II



President Donnelly recalled that the bid documents for WNCC,

Phase II (North Reno site), included an additive alternate

for the paving of the College access road and three parking

lots; however, funding limitations prevented the acceptance

of this work at the time of the contract award. In order to

avoid damage to the subbase and to expedite the completion

of the project, President Donnelly requested that $45,932 be

authorized from the WNCC Capital Improvement Fee Fund in

order to issue a change order for this work. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



10. Proposed Lease of Washoe County School District Buildings



President Donnelly recalled the discussion at the last meet-

ing concerning a proposal to lease the B. D. Billinghurst

Middle School from the Washoe County School District, for

$25,000 per year, beginning approximately January 1, 1976,

to be used by WNCC for classrooms and offices. Since that

time, he noted, there have been several developments which

would alter his recommendation. He commented on his letter

of justification contained in the agenda (identified as

Ref. 11A and filed with permanent minutes), and the letter

from Chancellor Humphrey also included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 11B and filed with permanent minutes),

adding that he concurred in the Chancellor's recommendation

that the lease not be further pursued due to the advice

from Counsel that entering into a lease for this building,

which has a negative report from a structural engineer,

would be exposing the University, the Board and the Univer-

sity Officers to liability for punitive damages should

injury occur.



Mr. Ross moved to reject the proposed lease, adding that he

did so reluctantly because he considered it in the best

interests of the students and staff of WNCC to have class-

room facilities in Reno. Motion seconded by Miss Thompson,

carried without dissent.



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion in the agenda of a

memorandum concerning the Stead Campus (identified as Ref.

11C and filed with permanent minutes) and the problems which

the University must resolve when WNCC relinquishes the space

on that Campus which it is now using. When the information

is fully developed the Board will be requested to further

consider this matter.



11. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following fund

transfers from the WNCC Contingency Reserve:



#1034 $10,000 to Grants-in-Aid, Professional and Family, to

cover increases in registration.



#1035 $55,000 to In-Service Education Account to establish

#1036 an in-service education account for Washoe County

#1041 School District personnel in lieu of payment to dis-

#1045 trict for space used by WNCC. Funds distributed to:

$35,000 to Part-Time Professional Salaries; $7,050 to

Classified Salaries; $2,950 to Fringe Benefits; and

$10,000 to Operating.



#1037 $9,500 to Student Services for additional operating

expenses.



#1038 $8,010 to LPN Yerington Operating for In-State Travel

and Supply costs.



#1039 $25,000 to Purchasing-Inventory Operating to estab-

lish a centralized duplicating operation.



#1040 $17,500 to Occupational Instruction I Operating for

instructional equipment lease-purchase.



#1042 $11,500 to Student Services Wages for College work-

study matching funds.



#1043 $7,000 to Dean of Instruction Operating for addition-

al operating expenses.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



Miss Thompson left the meeting.



12. Army ROTC Proposal



Chairman Buchanan commented that he had requested this item

be included on the agenda for consideration of the feasibil-

ity of instituting an Army or Air Force ROTC program at

UNLV.



President Baepler spoke of the previous action on this sub-

ject, noting that several years ago a study had been made

concerning the addition of ROTC to the program at UNLV and

it was found at that time that there was not sufficient

student interest to warrant the investment of University or

Federal funds or to indicate any degree of success in ful-

filling the minimum guaranteed number of students required.



Dr. Baepler commented that when this matter was placed on

the agenda, he talked with Col. Lemberes, PMS at UNR, who

had informed him that there are approximately 80 schools

which have requested ROTC units and funding has been suf-

ficient to start only two or three over the past two years.

He also stated that he did not believe a satellite program

would offer too much in savings in that there would have

to be a permanent staff at UNLV in order to make an instruc-

tional program practical. He suggested that UNLV's proxim-

ity to Nellis Air Force Base might make an Air Force ROTC

program attractive if, indeed, such a program is determined

to be feasible for UNLV. He proposed that a study be con-

ducted, and that further Board review occur upon presenta-

tion of the Phase I and Phase II proposals which are devel-

oped for all new programs.



Col. G. Barney Rawlings, USAFR (Ret.) spoke concerning the

possibility of an Air Force ROTC program at UNLV, and asked

that the following letter to the Board of Regents, from him

as President of the Department of Nevada Reserve Officers

Association, be placed in the record:



Charter of the Congress of the University State the ob-

ject and purpose of the Reserve Officers Association is

to support a military policy for the United States that

will provide adequate national security and to promote

the development and execution of adequate national de-

fense. It is with this Charter in mind that the De-

partment of Nevada Reserve Officers Association of the

United States proudly and enthusiastically encourages

the Board of Regents to establish a Reserve Officer

Training Corps program at the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas.



Such a program offers the young men and women of Nevada

an outstanding educational opportunity in that it pro-

vides economic support to individual students in the

form of scholarships, and develops superior leadership

characteristics, making better citizens for our commu-

nity and our country. There are 4 successful Jr. ROTC

programs in Southern Nevada High Schools, 3 initiated

in the past two years, indicating that these voluntary

programs are appealing to our younger generation.



Echoing the sentiments of thousands of Reserve Officers

in Nevada, we earnestly urge your favorable considera-

tion of an ROTC program at the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas.



Mr. Ross expressed himself as being in favor of a voluntary

ROTC program at UNLV and moved that the Board accept the

advancement of an ROTC program at UNLV if feasible. Motion

seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried with the following roll

call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Dr. Lombardi,

Miss Mason, Mr. Ross, Mr. James Buchanan

No - Mrs. Fong



Mrs. Fong asked that the minutes reflect that she was oppos-

ed to an ROTC program, "since in implementing such a pro-

gram it would give the impression of preparing for war when

we are having enough problems maintaining the peace."



At President Baepler's request, Mr. Ross explained the in-

tent of his motion to be that the matter be referred to the

faculty and Administration for review and recommendation

back to the Board.



A letter from Mr. James L. Murphy concerning the possibility

of an Air Force ROTC was included with the supplemental

agenda and referred to Dr. Baepler.



Discussion resumed on Item 10, Proposed Lease



President Donnelly requested approval of a lease of the gym-

nasium at B. D. Billinghurst Middle School, for use by WNCC

noting that this building is approximately 12 years old and

was not included in the structural survey which declared

the main building unsafe. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



13. Approval of Fund Transfers, DRI



Mr. Dawson requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



#76-007 $34,267 from the Reserve for Energy Studies and

#76-008 Reorientation Programs, to the following:

#76-009 $11,864 to Atmospheric Physics to provide salary

#76-011 support for: (1) the development of the Solar

Energy Research Facility; (2) the development of

a Waste Heat Energy proposal; and (3) data anal-

ysis for the Pyramid Project.

$22,403 to Desert Biology to provide salary fund-

ing for the Acting Director for the balance of the

fiscal year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



14. Atmospherium-Planetarium



Chancellor Humphrey reported that on September 25, instruc-

tions were given to reopen the Atmospherium-Planetarium as

soon as the electrical console could be repaired, noting

that the cost of the repair, earlier estimated at $5,000,

has been revised to $2,000. It is anticipated that the

facility can be reopened early in November; however, he

pointed out, an additional $78,000 is needed to replace pro-

jectors and existing seating and the projected annual oper-

ating deficit now exceeds $25,000.



Dr. Humphrey noted that the closing of this facility on

September 15 aroused considerable community interest and

expressions of support. Accordingly, in order to keep the

facility open for the community, substantial additional

money is required to meet the need for replacement of equip-

ment and to fund the annual operating deficit. He recom-

mended that the Board authorize planning to proceed for a

major fund drive which would provide an endowment for the

Atmospherium-Planetarium. The planning would involve estab-

lishment of a public committee to assist in the fund rais-

ing, development of a campaign plan and materials, and

assignment of staff on a part-time basis to assist in the

campaign. He noted that this fund raising will cost money

not now budgeted and recommended that a special fund be

established in the amount of $5,012 by transfer of the re-

sidual of 2 special funds established with nonappropriated

monies and for projects which have been completed ($952.50

from a Planning-Programming Budgeting Studies fund and

$4,059.76 from a UNS Development Project fund).



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



15. Master of Public Administration, UNR



President Milam presented a Phase I proposal prepared by the

Political Science Department for a Master of Public Adminis-

trations program at UNR. Proposal on file in Chancellor's

Office. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the

Phase I proposal and authorization to proceed to Phase II

planning for this program.



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

carried without dissent.



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

all Regents again present who were in attendance during the morn-

ing session except for Mr. Ross.



16. Approval of Campus Projects, UNR



Design development drawings for rehabilitation of the main

Campus entrance and replacement of the quadrangle pedestrian

walks were presented. In commenting on the projects, Mr.

Wood, System Architect, noted that although routine Campus

improvements are not normally reviewed with the Board, these

two projects were considered to have a major visual impact

on the Campus and Board review and approval was considered

desirable.



A slide presentation and explanations of the proposed treat-

ment of the two areas were presented by the project engi-

neers, S E & A Engineers.



In reviewing the plans for the quadrangle pedestrian walks,

Dr. Anderson expressed concern about the appearance of the

brick and concrete design and moved that the design be

approved with the addition of some ornamental design between

the brick strips, with the understanding that any change

would be subject to cost considerations. Motion seconded

by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Chairman Buchanan requested that Dr. Anderson, Dr. Lombardi,

and a student to be designated by Mr. Archer, meet with

Mr. Wood to arrive at a solution to the concerns expressed

by Dr. Anderson.



Following presentation and explanation of the treatment pro-

posed for the main Campus, Dr. Lombardi moved approval.

Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried without dissent.



17. Nevada Colleges Student Government Council



Mr. Joe Karaffa, CSUN President, spoke concerning his pro-

posal for the recognition by the Board of Regents of the

Nevada Colleges Student Government Council. He stated that

the purpose of the Council is:



(1) To support student representation on a Statewide level

for the University of Nevada System.



(2) To coordinate student activities.



(3) To insure that student rights are upheld as guaranteed

by the United States Constitution.



(4) To guarantee that each graduate student government

Division within the University of Nevada System will

aid and assist any entity within that system whose

rights have been violated.



Mr. Karaffa reported that the membership on the Council

would consist of the Executive Officers and Counsels,

Senate Presidents, Activities Board Chairmen, and Publica-

tions Editors or representatives therefrom of all Colleges

and Universities within the University of Nevada System.



Mr. Karaffa stated that, in addition to their request for

recognition by the Board, the Council also requests:



(1) That there be student representation on the Faculty

Senate at UNR; and



(2) That there be student representatives from each UNS

Division on the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board extend recog-

nition to the Nevada Colleges Student Government Council,

as requested.



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

carried without dissent.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the request for student

representation on the Faculty Senate at UNR be referred to

the UNR faculty, noting that the UNR Bylaws are now being

prepared and it would be in that document that membership

on the UNR Senate would be specified.



Dr. James Richardson reported that this request by the

Nevada Colleges Student Government Council for a student

representative on the UNR Faculty Senate had been consider-

ed by the Senate the previous day and the request had not

been approved. He stated that although the Senate has no

objections to students attending Senate meetings, the

Faculty Senate has not indicated an interest in having a

student serve on the Senate.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested that in view of the fact that

the UNR Faculty Senate has already taken action on this re-

quest, it would be appropriate that consideration by the

Board of Regents occur when the UNR Bylaws are submitted for

Board review.



Chancellor Humphrey also commented on the request by the

Council that there be student representatives from each UNS

Division on the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet, stating that

he was not prepared at this time to make a recommendation

for the necessary change in the University Code to accom-

plish this; however, he stated, if such a recommended change

is proposed by any individual or group authorized to make

such proposals, the proposed revision would of course be

referred in accordance with the Code provision and would be

considered and referred to the Board and that he would make

a recommendation at that time.



Miss Mason moved that the request by the Council for a stu-

dent representative on the UNR Faculty Senate be tabled

until further information is available at the time the UNR

Bylaws are submitted. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried

without dissent.



No action was taken on the request for membership on the

Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet.



18. Foreign Language Requirement



As indicated on the agenda, this item was included for dis-

cussion at Regent Fong's request. President Milam reported

that there has been no action by the UNR faculty.



Mr. Pat Archer, ASUN President, introduced Mike Graham who

stated that there are a significant number of students at

UNR who are opposed to the foreign language requirement of

the College of Arts and Science. He spoke of the actions

which the UNR students have taken this semester in response

to the opposition, i. e., the boycott of foreign language

classes, the surveys which have been conducted, and a peti-

tion which has been submitted which requests options to the

requirement be provided.



Mr. Archer stated that in his opinion, and in the opinion of

a number of other students, the foreign language requirement

no longer meets the needs of the students. He suggested

that options needed to be considered; e. g., as an option to

the present requirement, ethnic group studies be permitted

for the second year, or each of the 24 Departments in the

College of Arts and Science be allowed to submit options to

meet the student's major or minor needs. Mr. Archer also

stated that it was his purpose in bringing this to the Board

in this manner to inform the Board of the concern of the

students and that he planned to bring back a recommendation

for action by the Board at the next meeting.



Dean Gorrell stated that the faculty of the College is not

unaware of the students' opposition to the foreign language

requirement. He also pointed out that options have been

proposed by Departments and in two cases have been approved.

He noted, however, that the faculty has considered proposals

to discontinue the foreign language requirement and each

time has voted to continue the requirement.



Dr. Anderson moved that the matter be referred to the appro-

priate bodies on Campus (i. e., the faculty, students and

Administration) for consideration with a request that a

report and recommendation be returned to the Board not later

than the third subsequent meeting. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi.



Miss Thompson expressed opposition to the motion, stating

that she did not consider it appropriate that the matter be

before the Regents at this time and further believed it

inapporpriate that the Board require a review of this prob-

lem. Dr. Anderson disagreed, stating that he believed it

was appropriate for the Board to require that this matter

be resolved.



Motion carried by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Dr.

Lombardi, Miss Mason, Mr. James Buchanan

No - Miss Thompson



19. Establishment of New Office, UNR



President Milam requested permission to establish the Office

of Institutional Planning and Budgeting at UNR, effective

January 1, 1976. The office would consist of two profes-

sional positions and a clerical position. Funds would be

transferred from the UNR Contingency Reserve. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



20. New Undergraduate Program and Change of Department Name, UNR



President Milam submitted a combined Phase I - Phase II pro-

posal for a new major in Recreation, leading to a Bachelor

of Science degree. The new major has as its emphasis train-

ing in Recreation Program Administration. It will not

require any new courses and does not require additional

budget.



President Milam also proposed that the name of the Depart-

ment of Physical Education be changed to the Department of

Recreation and Physical Education and that the present

Physical Educator major leading to the Bachelor of Science

degree be maintained.



In addition, he reported that a review had been conducted

by the Physical Education Department, the College of Arts

and Science, the Academic Council and the Faculty Senate,

and each had recommended the continuation of the existing

policy at UNR of voluntary Physical Education courses.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended: (1)

approval of the new major in Recreation; (2) the change of

name to the Department of Recreation and Physical Education;

and (3) continuation of voluntary Physical Education

classes.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



21. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following trans-

fers of funds:



#151 $34,500 to the following Departments for augmentation

#152 of operating accounts:

#154

#155 Biology $ 8,000

Chemistry 10,000

Physical Education 6,000

Physics 7,000

Psychology 3,500

$34,500



#159 $1,500 to Physical Education Department to provide for

a professional employee to teach swimming during the

Fall semester.



#168 $11,012 to Statewide Programs to cover insurance

charge for fiscal year.



#185 $12,134 to Sabbatical Leave Account in Statewide

Programs to cover one-half of the compensation for

professional employee on sabbatical leave through

December.



#187 $5,300 to cover UNR's portion of support for the

Radiological Safety Board.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



22. Revision of Estimative Budget, UNR



President Milam requested the following revision to the

estimative budget for Intercollegiate Athletics for 1975-76,

to reflect a reduction in Booster Funds and to adjust the

expenditure pattern:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Source of Funds

Opening Balance $ 27,835 $ -- $ 27,835

Gate Receipts 50,000 -- 50,000

Game Guarantees 12,850 -- 12,850

Miscellaneous 4,000 -- 4,000

Booster Funds 98,600 (23,250) 75,350

Total $193,285 $(23,250) $170,035



Application of Funds

Professional Salaries $ -- $ 6,000 $ 6,000

Classified Salaries -- 300 300

Wages -- 3,680 3,680

Fringe Benefits -- 1,620 1,620

Out-of-State Travel 22,663 (17,313) 5,350

Operating 170,622 (17,537) 153,085

Total $193,285 $(23,250) $170,035



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



23. Fee for Use of Recreational Building



President Milam recalled that in September, the Board ap-

proved the assessment of a $15 per semester or $25 per year

special use fee for faculty and staff wishing to use the

Recreational building. Additionally, a $2 per semester fee

for spouse and dependents and a $1 per visit for each guest

of faculty or staff was approved.



President Milam requested the following adjustments to the

Board's previous action:



(1) No fee be charged for spouse and dependents of faculty

and staff.



(2) A $1 per semester fee be assessed graduate students and

undergraduate students registered for six credits or

less who wish to use the building.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective

immediately.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



24. Confirmation of Bid Award, UNR



President Milam recalled that in September, the Board had

authorized the UNR Administration to review the recommenda-

tion of the Public Works Board and to concur in the award of

a contract for the installation of a heat exchanger in the

gymnasium. Bids were opened September 18, 1975, with the

following results:



Hansen Mechanical Contractors, Inc. $38,200

Clark Bros. 42,517

Savage & Son, Inc. 43,209

A & A Plumbing and Heating 50,519



The Administration concurred in the award by the State

Public Works Board of a contract to Hansen Mechanical

Contractors, Inc. for $38,200. Confirmation of this action

was requested for minute record purposes.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



25. Bid Opening, Anderson Health Sciences Building, Phase II,

UNR



President Milam reported that bids were opened September 10,

1975, for construction of Phase II of the Anderson Health

Sciences building. Bid results were included with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 24 and filed with permanent min-

utes). President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

that the Board concur with the State Public Works Board

staff recommendation to award a construction contract to

the low bidder, Mc Kenzie Construction Co., for the base

bid plus all alternates, for a total of $1,188,900, pending

State Public Works Board action.



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

carried without dissent.



26. Estimative Budget, UNR



President Milam commented that each student living in a UNR

residence hall is assessed $5 for social, educational and

recreational activities. He recommended approval of the

following estimative budget for these funds:



Source of Juniper Manzanita White Pine

Funds Lincoln Nye Interhall Total

------- ------- ------ ----- ----- ------- -----

Fees 600 335 415 2,185 575 0 $4,110



Soc. Activ. 289 213 227 1,150 320 457 2,756

Rec. Activ. 130 25 50 189 110 205 709

Educ. Activ. 85 30 55 385 30 160 645

Total 504 268 332 1,724 460 822 $4,110



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



27. Student Death at UNR



President Milam made the following statement:



The Sundowner group has not been a recognized student organ-

ization since December 16, 1969 when it was suspended until

Fall, 1970, with the provision that reapplication could be

made at that time. The group has not reapplied for recog-

nition. The University has the same relationship with the

Sundowner Club as it does with any off-campus private organ-

ization. That is, we may either approve or abhor their

acts, but we have neither authority over, nor responsibility

for, the club as an organization.



We do, of course, have certain authority over and responsi-

bility for the actions of students, especially when those

actions occur on Campus. That relationship is defined in

the University Code (especially in Chapter 5, Rules and

Disciplinary Procedures for Members of the University

Community) and, for UNR students, in the Handbook, Title 4,

Chapter 11, "Student Bill of Rights, UNR". Numerous court

decisions, especially those dealing with in loco parentis

concepts, also shape this relationship.



Based upon the information presently available, one must

assume that Mr. John Davies, age 23, a senior student at

UNR died October 12, 1975, as a result of acute alcoholic

poisoning which was the tragic result of initiation activ-

ities of the Sundowner Club. These activities are under

investigation by the Washoe County District Attorney's

Office. University practice has been, and should continue

to be, one of non-interference in investigations of possible

criminal acts. It is the responsibility of University

officials to give the District Attorney any information we

might have about a possible criminal act. It is the

District Attorney's responsibility to decide upon a course

of action based upon the evidence available. The University

should not, and does not, urge that individuals be prose-

cuted or that they not be prosecuted. That is clearly not

our responsibility. The University has and will continue to

cooperate with the District Attorney in this investigation.



The University is in the process of determining whether or

not there are grounds to bring charges against any student

for activities related to the Sundowner initiation which

occurred the week of October 5-11, 1975. If there are such

grounds, and charges can be brought under the University

Code, which will not interfere with the ongoing criminal

investigation, this course of action will be pursued. Fur-

ther, if it is possible to strengthen the Code to enable

the University to deal with the activities of an organiza-

tion such as the Sundowners, this should be done. It is

assumed at this time that this is advisable and a specific

Code amendment will be proposed in November for appropriate

review and further action.



Dr. Anderson moved that the Regents reaffirm the action

taken in 1969 banning the Sundowner group from Campus and

direct that its members shall be forbidden to have any

activities on University property. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Fong, carried without dissent.



28. Committee to Study Programs of College of Business Admin-

istration, UNR



President Milam requested authorization for the establish-

ment of a committee to study the programs of the College of

Business Administration, preparatory to beginning the search

for a successor to Dean Robert C. Weems. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



29. Articulation Policy



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board had requested a

report concerning articulation between CCD institutions and

UNR or UNLV. Regents were invited to inform Articulation

Board of any current problems about which they had been

contacted. Dr. Humphrey introduced Dr. Alfred W. Stoess,

Director of Program Planning and Employment Relations,

Office of the Chancellor, who also serves as Chairman of

the Articulation Board. Dr. Stoess' report covered the

activities of the Articulation Board, some of the subject

matter referred to the Board and traced its progress in

attempting to develop procedures for the successful imple-

mentation of the Articulation Policy as adopted by the Board

of Regents. (Dr. Stoess' comments are filed with permanent

minutes.)



30. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



Dr. Lombardi presented the minutes of the Investment

Advisory Committee meeting of September 12, 1975, and

requested confirmation of the action of the Committee.

(Minutes identified as Ref. 27 and filed with permanent

minutes.)



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



31. Proposed Meeting Schedule for 1976



Chancellor Humphrey submitted the following proposed sched-

ule for 1976 and January 1977:



Interval Between

Meetings Meeting Date Location



7 weeks January 9, 1976 Las Vegas

6 weeks February 20, 1976 Reno

6 weeks April 2, 1976 Las Vegas

6 weeks May 14, 1976 Reno

6 weeks June 25, 1976 Las Vegas

6 weeks August 6, 1976 Reno

7 weeks September 24, 1976 Las Vegas

6 weeks November 5, 1976 Reno

6 weeks December 17, 1976 Las Vegas

6 weeks January 28, 1977 Reno



Miss Thompson suggested alternate dates for the period

August through December. Other suggestions were made for

a calendar which would coincide with activities planned for

the Campuses. It was agreed that an alternate calendar

would be developed for consideration at November meeting.



Mr. John Buchanan moved to table action. Motion seconded

by Miss Thompson, carried without dissent.



32. Academic Year Calendar



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in September Regent John

Buchanan had requested a discussion of quarter and semester

calendar concepts. A statement had been submitted by

President Baepler and was included with the agenda. In

addition a report in draft form prepared by the Chancellor's

Office was distributed. The Chancellor requested that it

be held for discussion at a subsequent meeting because of

time constraints. By consensus the matter was tabled until

the January meeting.



33. Faculty Exchange Program



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in January, 1974 $1,000

was made available by the Board to both UNR and UNLV for

travel expenses for faculty to lecture on the other Campus.

UNR has expended the $1,000 and UNLV has spent $639. Dr.

Humphrey reported that Presidents Milam and Baepler recom-

mend continuation of the program and have requested a new

allocation of funds. President Donnelly has requested that

funds be provided so that CCD faculty may be exchanged among

the three Campuses.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that $3,000 be allocated

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund to provide

$1,000 to each of the three instructional Divisions.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. John

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



34. New Business



(1) Mrs. Fong asked what guidelines are being used in sel-

ecting an affirmative action officer for UNLV. Presi-

dent Baepler spoke concerning the criteria which had

been established against which candidates were evalu-

ated, i. e., the experience required, educational back-

ground believed desirable, etc.



(2) Mrs. Fong spoke of complaints she had received from

students who were in the Cooperative Doctoral program

in Education on the UNLV Campus who objected to having

to take 12 credits at the Reno Campus to complete the

degree. She asked whether it was fair to ask these

students to assume the extra expense involved in trav-

eling to and maintaining a residence in Reno for that

Summer period.



Dr. Baepler explained that this is the program recom-

mended by the Administration and approved by the Board.

It does require UNLV students to spend one Summer on

the Reno Campus, as do the Reno students spend one

Summer on the Las Vegas Campus. The reason was to pro-

vide the strength of both faculties and libraries for

the student.



Chancellor Humphrey commented that the first year of

this program is presently under review and at the con-

clusion of that review he will provide a report to the

Regents. He suggested that it is possible that there

may be some recommendations for change as a result of

the experience of the first year of operation.



The action agenda was completed and the information agenda sub-

mitted. The information agenda is on file in the Chancellor's

Office and contains the following items:



(1) Schedule for Personnel Actions by Board

(2) 1977-81 Capital Improvement Budget Schedule

(3) Progress of University Projects

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

(5) Report of Fund Transfers

(6) Board of Regents Special Projects Fund

(7) Report of Disciplinary Cases

(8) Report of Foreign Travel

(9) Abstracts of Press Releases



The meeting adjourned at 4:35 P.M.



Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board