10/19/1973

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
October 19-20, 1973








10-19-1973

Pages 87-107

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

October 19-20, 1973



The Board of Regents met on October 19, 1973 in joint session

with the National Advisory Board to the Desert Research Insti-

tute, to review the programs of the Institute and to hear

presentations by personnel of the Laboratories and Centers.



Present: Fred M. Anderson, M. D.

Mr. James Buchanan, II

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William Morris

Miss Helen Thompson

Mr. Mel Steninger



Dr. Sam Goudsmit, Chairman

Frederick R. Eggan

John C. Frye

Herbert E. Grier

Sterling B. Hendricks

M. King Hubbert

Vincent Schaefer

Lloyd P. Smith



Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

Acting President James T. Anderson

President Charles R. Donnelly

President John M. Ward



Presentations were made by the following DRI personnel:



Center for Water Resources - Dr. George Maxey, Director

Dr. Richard Cooley

Dr. Gilbert Cochran



Western Studies Center - Dr. Don Fowler, Director

Dr. Benjamin Dall



Laboratory of Atmospheric

Physics - Dr. Patrick Squires

Mr. James Telford

Dr. Vernon Smiley

Dr. Roger Steele



Laboratory of Desert Biology - Dr. Frits Went

Dr. Jeanette Wheeler



Laboratory of Environmental

Patho-Physiology - Dr. David Bruce Dill



The Board of Regents reconvened in regular session on October 20,

1973 in the Center for Religion and Life, Reno.



Members present: Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mrs. Nedra Joyce

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



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

Miss Flora Dungan

Mr. Harold Jacobsen



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

Acting President James T. Anderson, UNR

Acting President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President John M. Ward, DRI

Procter Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Vice President Edward L. Pine, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, UNLV

Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI

Ms. Janet Mac Donald, UNS

Mr. Harry P. Wood, UNS

Dr. John Malone, UNS

Mr. Edward Olsen, UNR

Dr. Paul Fenske, DRI

Mrs. Jo Deen Flack, UNR

Dr. Pat Geuder, UNLV

Mr. Ken Robbins, UNS

Mr. Bill Bonaudi, CCD (WNCC)

Mr. Chris Chambers, WNCC

Mr. Terry Reynolds, ASUN

Mr. Dan Wade, CSUN



1. Election of Chairman Pro-Tempore



Mr. Morris announced that he had been requested by Chairman

Jacobsen, subject to the concurrence of the Board, to serve

as Chairman Pro-Tem in the absence of Chairman Jacobsen and

Vice Chairman Dungan.



Mr. Steninger moved that Mr. Morris be designated Chairman

Pro-Tem. Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without

dissent.



2. President Donnelly introduced Mr. Chris Chambers, President

of the WNCC Student Body Association, representing the stu-

dents of CCD, and Mr. Bill Bonaudi, faculty member of WNCC,

representing the CCD faculty.



3. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of September 8, 1973

were submitted for approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



4. Report of Gifts



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the Of-

ficers was recommended (report identified as Ref. 2 and

filed with permanent minutes).



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



5. Proposed Calendar for 1974



The Officers recommended adoption of either of the follow-

ing meeting schedules for 1974:



A. Meeting each month except August



January 4 UNR

February 8 UNLV

March 8 UNR

April 12 UNLV

May 10 Elko

June 14 UNLV

July 12 UNR

September 13 UNLV

October 11 UNR

November 15 UNLV

December 20 UNR



B. Six week schedule, modified for August



January 4 UNR

February 15 UNLV

March 29 UNR

May 10 UNLV

June 21 UNR

July 26 UNLV

September 13 UNR

October 25 UNLV

December 6 UNR



Action will be requested on the calendar for 1974 at the

December meeting.



6. Student Association Finances



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in June, 1973 in his ca-

pacity as ex-officio Treasurer of the University, he had

directed that CSUN bank accounts be closed and agency

accounts be established within the University. In July

CSUN President Dan Wade requested the Board to reverse the

Chancellor's action. The Board deferred action at that

time, directed the matter be placed on the September agenda,

and requested Acting President Baepler to make a recommenda-

tion. Mr. Wade was absent from the September meeting due

to a UNLV football game and the Board postponed discussion

until October.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that in preparation for this dis-

cussion, the advice of Deputy Attorney General Hug was

sought. His letter of advice was included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 5 and filed with permanent minutes).

The thrust of Counsel's advice is that student body organi-

zations are administrative arms of the University to whom

certain duties and responsibilities have been delegated,

rather than independent, autonomous associations.



Chancellor Humphrey continued by noting that the accounting

interpretation of that advice is that, although it is ap-

propriate for student body funds to be on deposit with the

University, such monies should be in a fund group which

affords even greater University involvement than does the

agency fund group. He reported that Ms. Janet Mac Donald,

Director of Internal Audit, has advised that student body

accounts be placed in the current fund-unrestricted group

and administered accordingly. This would mean, he noted,

that University purchasing, personnel, accounting, receipt

of gifts, and contract policies and procedures would be

observed by the student governments.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that this matter had been dis-

cussed with the Chancellor's Advisory Cabinet and with the

Student Body Presidents. He recommended the legal and

accounting advice received be followed for all student

body funds, effective July 1, 1974. He also recommended

further discussions be undertaken with the Student Body

Presidents in order that:



(1) there be developed a clear, written understanding

of the responsibilities of all parties involved,

and



(2) arrangements between the University and ASUN for

operation of the Bookstore be explored and a recom-

mendation developed.



In making the above recommendations, Chancellor Humphrey

requested that the objective of such discussions be to

develop procedures which will allow the Board of Regents to

meet its legal obligations for student body funds with min-

imum disturbance of the autonomy which the student govern-

ments have exercised with considerable responsibility and

skill over the years.



Mr. Hug commented that the only point he would add to his

letter of advice is that the thrust of his opinion is that

mandatorily collected funds are a condition for registra-

tion and implies responsibility of the administration of

these funds by the University. He emphasized that student

body organizations are administrative arms of the Univer-

sity and stated the important thing is that the University

and the organizations develop a set of regulations as to

how the monies will be handled. He stated there is no

legal obligation that the funds be handled in exactly the

same way as other funds are handled; however, the responsi-

bility for the funds must be recognized and procedures

developed to fulfill that responsibility.



Terry Reynolds, ASUN President, suggested the ASUN be

separated from the discussion and from the recommendation,

noting there have been no problems with ASUN finances, there

has never been a deficit, and stating the books are avail-

able to the auditors and to the Administration at any time

they wish to examine them.



Dan Wade, CSUN President, expressed concern that control

for CSUN monies would be removed from CSUN, stating CSUN

does not wish to be treated in the same way as the other

student organizations. He admitted there had been problems

but stated they were being corrected and revisions to the

CSUN constitution which are being proposed would further

improve the situation.



Chris Chambers, speaking on behalf of WNCC, said he is not

aware of any problem with the present method of handling

student association funds at the Community Colleges.



Cathy Cross, speaking on behalf of the UNR Graduate Students

Association, requested the Regents not to make any changes

in the control of ASUN funds.



Janet Mac Donald, Director of Internal Audit, explained fund

accounting and the difference between an agency account and

a current funds-unrestricted account.



Chris Cufflin, ASUN Business Manager, explained how ASUN

develops its budget and the procedures followed for the

expenditure of money.



Chancellor Humphrey suggested the Board has two alter-

natives:



(1) Accept Counsel's advice concerning the Board's

responsibility for the administration of these

funds and provide the Administration with the

tools with which to carry out those responsibili-

ties.



(2) Divest itself entirely of the responsibility for

collection and administration of the funds.



In view of the discussion, Chancellor Humphrey suggested

the Board defer action on the recommendation to allow time

for the Student Body Presidents and the Campus Administra-

tion to develop procedures under which this kind of recom-

mendation would be implemented and the Board could then

make its decision with this additional information avail-

able.



Mr. Steninger agreed it would be desirable to see what

regulations are proposed before action is taken on the

recommendation. He pointed out that as the student body

officers have a responsibility to their constituents, the

students, so do the Regents have a responsibility to their

constituents, the public.



Miss Thompson moved to defer acton on the Chancellor's

recommendation until procedures and regulations have been

developed by the students and the Campus Administration,

in consultation with the Chancellor and with Counsel, and

a report be made back to the Board in January with the

anticipation that final action on the Chancellor's recom-

mendation would be taken prior to election of new student

body officers, and with the further understanding that if

the Chancellor's recommendation is approved, it would be

intended for implementation as of July 1, 1974. Motion

seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.



7. Allocation from Board of Regents Special Projects Fund



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that $5000 be allocated

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account for

use by the UNR Presidential Recruitment and Screening

Committee for the following purposes:



(1) travel expenses for candidates and spouses;



(2) host expenses involved in the interviewing process

in Reno; and



(3) travel expenses for committee representatives to

visit home Campuses of candidates.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



8. University of Nevada Centennial Awards



Acting President Anderson presented with his endorsement

the following recommendation from the UNR Centennial Com-

mittee:



It is recommended that the President and the Board

of Regents in commemoration of the University's 100th

Anniversary cause to be established University of

Nevada Centennial Awards to honor distinguished alumni,

friends and guests of the University.



Proposed criteria and procedures were submitted with the

agenda (identified as Ref. 7 and filed with permanent

minutes). Chancellor Humphrey recommended the above

proposal be approved and appointments to the Committee

referred to in the reference be nominated by the President

for the Board's approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



9. Alumni Association Request for 1973-74 Fund Drive



Acting President Anderson reported the UNR Alumni Associ-

ation wishes to conduct a special fund-raising project to

restore Morrill Hall and has requested the Board of Regents

adopt a resolution stating its intention to support the

restoration. Acting President Anderson and Chancellor

Humphrey recommended adoption of the following resolution:



RESOLUTION NO. 73-7



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada has heretofore approved a fund raising drive

of the University of Nevada Alumni Association to

finance the restoration and rehabilitation of Morrill

Hall; and



WHEREAS, said Board of Regents has confirmed the plan

of said Alumni Association to utilize at least a

portion of Morrill Hall as an Alumni House; and



WHEREAS, the Alumni Association with the approval of

the University of Nevada, Reno Centennial Committee

desires to conduct a special fund raising project

from October 27, 1973 to October 12, 1974, in con-

nection with the celebration of the Centennial of the

University of Nevada for the purpose of raising a

substantial fund for the restoration of Morrill Hall;

and



WHEREAS, said 1973-74 fund raising project is deserv-

ing of the full support of the University of Nevada

because of its effort to preserve a cherished landmark

both of the University and the State of Nevada; and



WHEREAS, said Board of Regents wishes to reaffirm its

support of this worthwhile project of the University

of Nevada Alumni Association and to declare its in-

tention to restore Morrill Hall when sufficient funds

have been raised and to indicate some of the uses to

which said facility may be put when ultimately re-

stored, so that potential donors will be induced to

give generously to this project;



NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:



(1) The 1973-74 special fund raising project of the

University of Nevada Alumni Association is hereby

approved, and all persons connected with and

interested in the University of Nevada are en-

couraged to cooperate to whatever extent possible

to make said project a success;



(2) That upon the raising of sufficient funds it is

hereby declared to be the intent of this Board

to restore Morrill Hall as much as possible in

accordance with the architectural plans and

drawings prepared on behalf of the Alumni Associ-

ation, which plans indicate that upon completion

a restored Morrill Hall shall contain space for

a University of Nevada museum, Alumni offices,

reception and meeting areas, dining facilities

and, depending on available space, the University

of Nevada Press, and a University Visitor's Center;



(3) That upon the raising of the necessary funds, the

restoration of Morrill Hall shall proceed with due

diligence, and the appropriate University officials

shall be and hereby are directed to make all neces-

sary arrangements for approval of this project in

accordance with Nevada law upon notification by

representatives of the Alumni Association that

appropriate funds have been raised;



(4) That great weight shall be given to all recommenda-

tions of the Alumni Association pertaining to the

restoration of Morrill Hall, including the selec-

tion of the architect to prepare the final work-

ing drawings for the restoration of the building.



Larry Struve, an officer of the UNR Alumni Association,

spoke of the Association's plans during the Centennial Year

and requested the support of the Regents in their efforts

to raise funds for the restoration of Morrill Hall.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



10. National Student Exchange Program



Acting President Anderson recalled that in 1971, the Board

of Regents approved the establishment of a Domestic Student

Exchange Program at UNR for a 2-year trial period beginning

Fall, 1972. Under this program qualified undergraduate

students are provided an opportunity to pursue varied en-

vironmental, sociological and cultural education programs

at various locations in the country. The program provides

for a one or two semester exchange of students among a

group of participating public Colleges and Universities.

Annual costs involved were 6 tuition grants-in-aid ($7200),

part-time services of an existing staff member as coordina-

tor, and certain incidental expenses which were underwritten

by ASUN.



Acting President Anderson requested an additional 1-year

commitment of 6 out-of-state grants-in-aid for 1974-75.

He stated than an evaluation, to be completed during this

current academic year, will then determine whether or not

a recommendation will be made to continue beyond the 1974-

75 academic year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, with the under-

standing that these 6 out-of-state grants-in-aid will con-

tinue to be allocated from the existing 3% of such grants-

in-aid authorized by State law.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



11. Laboratory Fees, Medical Technology Course, UNR



Acting President Anderson recommended the establishment

of laboratory fees for the following courses, to be effec-

tive Spring semester, 1973-74:



MS 105 Urinalysis $10

MS 303 Hematology $10

MS 304 Immunohematology $15

MS 306 Clinical Microbiology $10

MS 307 Microbiology $10

MS 409 Clinical Chemistry $15



Dr. Anderson noted there are approximately 50 students

currently involved in these courses and the fees will be

used to offset the cost of glassware, chemicals, culture

media, small supplies, and other items utilized specifical-

ly in these courses. Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval, effective Spring semester, 1973-74.



Mrs. Joyce moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



12. Proposed Separation of School of Home Economics from College

of Agriculture



Acting President Anderson endorsed a request from the Col-

lege of Agriculture and the School of Home Economics for

the separation of Home Economics from the administrative

supervision of the College of Agriculture. Proposed organi-

ation procedures by which this separation would be imple-

mented were included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 11

and filed with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective upon

final approval. In accordance with the Board's policy

specifying that establishment of new organizational com-

ponents shall be submitted to two meetings prior to final

approval, this matter will be returned for final action

in December.



13. Melvin E. Jepson Estate



Acting President Anderson reported that the University of

Nevada has received a gift of $5000 from the Melvin E.

Jepson Estate. Although the gift is limited to UNR, it

is unrestricted as to its further specific use.



Acting President Anderson requested the gift be dedicated

to the University Centennial. Chancellor Humphrey con-

curred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



14. Getchell Library Steps Repair Contract



Vice President Pine recalled that on September 14, 1973

recommendations were submitted to the Board for the award

of a contract for the repair of Getchell Library steps to

the low bidder, Connolly Enterprises of Reno. As of

September 19, 1973 5 affirmative mail ballots had been

returned and the State Public Works Board was informed of

the concurrence by the Board of Regents in the award of a

contract to Connolly Enterprises for $27,500. Subsequent

to that time, 3 additional affirmative ballots have been

received.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended confirmation of the action taken as a result of

the mail ballot.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



15. Proposed Purchase of Property



Vice President Pine requested authorization to negotiate

with Mr. P. E. Prescott for the purchase of property

located at 1039 Evans Avenue, Reno. The property is ad-

jacent to the Campus near the College of Agriculture

building and is in the area in which property is being

acquired as it becomes available, anticipating eventual

expansion of the Campus to Evans Avenue.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended the Administration be authorized to negotiate for

the property with final agreement to be submitted to the

Board for approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



16. Bid Opening, SEM Elevator, UNR



Vice President Pine reported that bids will be opened by

the State Public Works Board on October 24, 1973 for an

elevator for the Scrugham Engineering Mines building, at

an estimated cost of $30,000. Funds are avilable from

the 1973-75 Capital Improvement Program.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended that bids be reviewed and a recommendation for award

be submitted to the Board by mail.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



17. Design of Power Distribution System, UNR P. E. Complex



Vice President Pine recommended an engineering firm be

employed to design a connection to the Sierra Pacific

Power Company's power distribution system at the north

end of the Campus to provide the principal source of

supply for the P. E. building, Mackay Stadium, Water

Resources building, Anderson Health Science building,

and the Atmospherium Planetarium. Mr. Pine stated this

additional supply is necessary to furnish power to the

P. E. building and estimated the cost of construction and

design at $24,500 with design alone costing $2000. This

will be an underground system of 4500 volts and will have

a connection back to the Central Heat Plant as an emergency

connection in the event the Evans substation should experi-

ence a failure. Mr. Pine noted funds are available in the

P. E. Complex Revenue Bond proceeds interest account.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

ed approval.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



18. Bid Opening, Animal Health Center Addition



Vice President Pine reported bids will be opened in late

October for construction of a 5000 square foot addition to

the Animal Health Center on the Main Station Farm. Final

plans were approved by the Board on Stepember 8, 1973.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended the bids be reviewed and a recommendation transmitted

to the Board by mail.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



19. Facilities for Horse Husbandry and Management Program, UNR



Vice President Pine reported the College of Agriculture

has proposed the development of teaching and horseholding

areas on 2 1/2 acres of the Valley Road Farm, to be used

for the Horse Husbandry and Management Program. Details

of the proposed development were included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. 18 and filed with permanent minutes).

A map showing the area under consideration was displayed.

Total cost of the development is estimated at approximately

$60,000.



Vice President Pine reported Phase I of the development

is the purchase of an Open Instructional building, a steel

structure approximately 80' x 94' and is estimated at

$30,000. Funds are available in the facilities account of

the College.



Acting President Anderson requested authority to receive

and review bids for this structure and to submit recommenda-

tions for its purchase to the Board by mail. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



20. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



Acting President Anderson requested approval of the follow-

ing transfer of funds:



#174 $5300 from the Contingency Reserve to the Biology

Department's graduate assistant category to provide

coverage for two graduate fellows. An offsetting

transfer will be made from the professional salary

category.



#177 $2650 from the Contingency Reserve to the Secondary

Education's classified salary category to provide

partial coverage for a clerical position. An off-

setting transfer will be made from the graduate

student category.



A new income projection has been made for the 1973-74 year

for the 3 teaching divisions based on the receipts to

October 1, 1973. Ref. 19 (filed with permanent minutes)

gives the details of this projection and compares it with

the projection included in the 1973-74 Work Program. This

projection indicates the budgeted income will be exceeded

at UNR allowing the Administration to release the Contin-

gency Reserve and to partially restore the reductions made

in the budgets between 1972-73 and 1973-74.



Acting President Anderson requested approval of the follow-

ing transfers from the Contingency Reserve to the various

accounts as follows:



#196 $35,150 to Buildings and Grounds Operating.

6,000 to Buildings and Grounds Wages.



#197 $ 6,000 to Audio Visual Communications Operating.



#198 $14,000 to Arts & Science Dean's Office Operating.



#199 $ 3,000 to Business Administration Dean's Office

Operating.



#200 $ 9,000 to Engineering Dean's Office Operating.



#201 $ 3,500 to Library Wages.



#213 $ 3,100 to Teaching Resource Center Operating.



#219 $ 1,500 to Secondary Education Classified Salaries.



Total $81,250



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mrs. Joyce moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



21. Report Concerning Intercollegiate Athletics, UNR



Acting President Anderson recalled the UNR Faculty Senate

report on Intercollegiate Athletics had been submitted to

the Board for information in April, 1973. As a follow-up

to that informational report, he submitted a letter from

President Miller, dated September 25, 1973, reflecting

actions taken by Dr. Miller on some of the recommendations

contained in the Faculty Senate report. (Letter filed with

permanent minutes.) Specifically, the actions taken by

President Miller were to establish a new Men's Intercol-

legiate Athletic Board and a separate new Board for Women's

Intercollegiate Athletics.



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



Chancellor Humphrey introduced Kenneth Robbins, new Chairman of

the Unit Senate.



Upon motion by Miss Thompson, seconded by Mr. Buchanan, one

supplemental item was admitted to the agenda.



22. Purchase in Excess of $8000, CCD



President Donnelly reported bids will be opened in early

November for audio visual equipment for Western Nevada

Community College and estimated the bid would exceed $8000.

He suggested award of the bid could not conveniently wait

until the December meeting and requested authorization to

award the bid during November with a report to be made to

the December meeting. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



23. Establishment of a Divisional Cash Revolving Fund, CCD



President Donnelly recalled in September, 1972 the Board

approved imprest petty cash accounts for WNCC and CCCC in

the amounts of $2000 each and a $1000 account for NNCC.

He stated these accounts are not adequate to handle emer-

gency student loans and travel advances and he requested

approval of a $3000 cash revolving account for CCD at the

Arlington Branch of First National Bank. He also requested

signature authority on the account be placed with himself

or David C. Wilkins, Business Manager. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



24. Approval of Fund Transfers, CCD



President Donnelly requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



#74-020 $21,000 from Contingency Reserve, WNCC, to

Student Services to provide funds for 2 addi-

tional professional positions in Counseling.

Funds were transferred from Instruction accounts

to Contingency Reserve for this purpose.



#74-021 $9460 from Contingency Reserve, WNCC, to Health

Services Instruction to provide funds for 1 addi-

tional professional position. Salary savings

from other instructional areas were transferred

to the Contingency Reserve.



#74-022/ $8562 from Contingency Reserve, NNCC to Library

023 to provide 1 additional classified position and

$3500 in wages. Professional salary savings in

the Library were transferred to the Contingency

Reserve.



#74-024 $5785 from Contingency Reserve, NNCC, to Adminis-

tration to provide 1 additional classified posi-

tion. Professional salary savings in Adminis-

tration and Business Instruction were transferred

to the Contingency Reserve.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



25. Establishment of Reading Center, UNLV



Acting President Baepler recalled that in September, the

Board gave preliminary approval to a proposal for the

establishment of a Reading Center within the College of

Education, and authorized it to operate on an experimental

basis until the October meeting at which time final ap-

proval would be requested. Acting President Baepler and

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



26. Proposed Amendment to Pass-Fail Grading System, UNLV



Acting President Baepler recalled that in February, 1971

the Board approved a limited pass-fail academic grading

option as follows:



(1) Each student may take at most one course per semester

on a pass-fail basis up to a maximum of 24 under-

graduate credit hours.



(2) The Instructor shall know which of his students are

registered in his course under the pass-fail option.



(3) Grades earned by a student in a class in which he is

enrolled under the pass-fail option are not computed

in his grade point average.



(4) All other requirements and conditions shall be deter-

mined by the separate Colleges except that there shall

be uniform registration procedures throughout the

University.



Dr. Baepler presented recommendations, with his endorsement,

by the College of Education and the University Senate, for

amendments to this policy to provide that:



(1) Physical Education activity courses be exempted from

the 25 credit hour limitation and from the one course

per semester limit; and



(2) Student teaching be exempted from the 24 credit hour

limitation.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective im-

mediately.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



27. Herman Kishner Estate



Acting President Baepler reported information had been re-

ceived from Valley Bank of Nevada that prior to the death

of Mr. Herman Kishner of Las Vegas, provision was made for

a gift of $10,000 to be used exclusively at the University

of Nevada, Las Vegas. He noted the Trust Department at

Valley Bank has indicated the funds will be released fol-

lowing acceptance by the Board of Regents and agreement

that the gift will be used exclusively at UNLV.



Acting President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

acceptance of the gift for use by UNLV as stipulated by the

donor, noting the money will be held in a separate account

until such time as a recommendation for its use is approved

by the Board.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



28. Surcharge for Student Teachers



Acting President Baepler recalled in June a fee of $75 was

imposed for each student enrolled in Student Teaching, to

become effective Fall semester, 1973. This fee was recom-

mended in an attempt to partially offset the $150 honora-

rium paid to each cooperating public school supervising

teacher.



Dr. Baepler reported negotiations have been underway with

the Clark County School District for the provision of

cooperating teachers without payment of honorarium and he

believed these negotiations would be productive. He re-

quested the imposition of the fee be postponed for one year.



Acting President Anderson stated subsequent to the Board's

action in June, there had been discussions with the College

of Education and he also wished to request an indefinite

postponement in the assessment of the fee. He noted at the

time the fee was proposed, UNR was facing severe financial

restrictions. These conditions have eased somewhat, he

stated, and he proposed to attempt the payment of the

honorarium from UNR sources, with the understanding that if

UNR resources cannot accommodate the payment he would wish

to have the opportunity to request assistance from other

University funds.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended the $75 student teaching

fee be postponed indefinitely, with the understanding UNR

would be free to request assistance from other University

funds if required to handle the payment of the necessary

honorarium.



Dr. Lombarid moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



29. Operating Procedures for Tonopah Hall, UNLV



Acting President Baepler submitted an information report

concerning the operating procedures at Tonopah Hall which

have been implemented during the academic year. (Report

is on file in the Chancellor's Office.)



30. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



Acting President Baepler requested approval of the follow-

ing transfers of funds:



#74-021 $8945 from Contingency Reserve to University

College to provide funds for Learning Resources

area as follows:



Professional Salaries $5045

Classified Salaries 2400

Operating 1500



#74-023 $9045 from Contingency Reserve to Reading Center

as follows:



Professional Salaries $5045

Classified Salaries 2250

Operating 1750



#74-025 $9743 from Contingency Reserve to Controller's

Office, Professional Salaries to cover transfer

of a classified position to professional.



#74-030 $50,000 from Contingency Reserve to Library to

provide additional funds for purchasing books

and periodicals.



#74-033 $3728 from Contingency Reserve to Audio Visual

Communications to provide an additional classi-

fied position to handle increased work load.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



31. Affirmative Action Program



Mr. Steninger noted the inclusion on the Information Agenda

of an Affirmative Action Statement for the Chancellor's Of-

fice and Special Units not part of a Division, and moved it

be placed on the Action Agenda of the December meeting.

Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.



32. Getchell Mining Claims



Vice President Pine reported UNR owns a 50% interest in 6

patented claims north of Winnemucca (25% interest received

from the Louise Getchell Estate and 25% received from the

Noble Getchell Estate). The other 50% interest is owned

by Mrs. George Wingfield.



Mr. Pine recalled in April, 1972 the Board granted an

option on these leases for the purpose of exploration and

development of the claims; however, the purchase was not

completed.



An offer has now been received from Mr. Aldon R. Culver for

a lease with an option purchase. The lease is to run for 4

years and 3 months, beginning October 20, 1973, for which

the lessee agrees to pay $20,000 ($4000 upon execution and

recordation of the lease and $2000 quarterly thereafter com-

mencing January 20, 1974 and continuing until paid in full.



Vice President Pine recommended approval of the lease with

option to purchase. Acting President Anderson and Chan-

cellor Humphrey concurred, noting the statutory require-

ment that sale or lease of University property requires

approval of the Governor.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



33. DRI Desert Biology Laboratory, Boulder City



President Ward requested the budget for the Desert Biology

Laboratory be increased from $450,000 to $648,000. A pro-

posed budget and recommended source of funding was included

with the agenda (identified as Ref. 21 and filed with

permanent minutes).



Dr. Ward noted the increase in budget was requested to

allow for the inclusion of solar energy system for the

building, as part of the Institute's research into solar

energy. He stated it is anticipated research grants may

be available to fund this kind of research and if so,

money expended from the Contingency Reserve will be re-

placed by whatever grant funds are received. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



34. Approval of Fund Transfers, DRI



President Ward requested approval of the following fund

transfer:



#74-2 $45,000 from Contingency Reserve to CWRR for the

following:



Professional Salaries $37,495

Technical Salaries 2,705

Fringe Benefits 4,800

Total $45,000



All funds in CWRR were originally placed in

operating in the 1973-74 Work Program in antici-

pation of a grant from the local government for

research on the Upper Truckee River Project.

This grant has now been funded; therefore, this

transfer is being requested in order to supply

matching funds for this project.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



35. The action agenda was completed and the information agenda

was submitted. The information agenda contained the follow-

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



1. Quarterly Report of Disciplinary Cases, UNLV and CCD

2. Foreign Travel Report

3. Affirmative Action Program

4. Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000

5. Report of Fund Transfers

6. Progress Report on Capital Improvement Projects, UNR

7. Graduation Lists, August 1973, UNR and UNLV



The meeting adjourned at 2:15 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

10-19-1973