11/11/1967

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 11-12, 1967








11-11-1967

Pages 294-317

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

November 11, 1967



The Board of Regents met in regular session in the Travis Lounge

of the Jot Travis Student Union, Reno Campus, on Saturday,

November 11, 1967.



Members Present: Procter Hug, Jr.

Harold Jacobsen

Molly Magee

Richard Ronzone

Albert Seeliger

Juanita White



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

Thomas Bell

Archie C. Grant

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Paul Mc Dermott



Other Present: Acting President, Neil D. Humphrey

N. Edd Miller, Chancellor University of Nevada

Donald C. Moyer, Chancellor Nevada Southern

University

Wendell A. Mordy, Vice President, DRI

Ed Pine, Director of Physical Plant

Ed Olsen, Director of Information

Mike Clark, CSNS President

Chuck Crawford, CSNS Senate President

Richard Harris, ASUN First Vice President



Members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Administrative Reorganization:



E. Maurice Beesley, U. N.

Eleanore Bushnell, U. N.

Paul Burns (proxy for Richard Byrns) NSU

John Malone, U. N.

Charles Ross, U. N.

Anthony Saville, NSU

Thomas White, NSU



Consultants to the Ad Hoc Committee on Administrative

Reorganization: Dr. Herbert Childs, Oregon State University

Dr. Bernard Borning, University of Idaho



Also present were other members of the faculty and students,

University of Nevada, and members of the Press.



The meeting was called to order by Vice Chairman Molly Magee in

the absence of Chairman Fred M. Anderson, M. D.



1. Approval of the Minutes of Previous Meeting



Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, the

minutes of the meeting of October 14, 1967 were approved as

distributed.



2. Acceptance of Gifts



Acting President Humphrey reported the following gifts and

grants and recommended their acceptance by the Board:



Reno Campus



Library



Mr. M. E. Allen, Reno - 247 books.



Dr. George Barnes, Reno - two books presented to Physical

Science Library.



Mr. Gerlad E. Bean, Reno - one year's subscription to

"Science".



Mr. and Mrs. William E. Becker, Reno - $10 in memory of

Mrs. Dalmazio Pistone.



Justice William R. Beemer and Family, Reno - $25 in memory

of Mrs. Mabel E. Thompson.



Bollingen Foundation, New York - two-volume set of books on

"Nicholas Poussin, A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts",

1958.



Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Douglass, Reno - $20 in memory of

Mrs. Mabel F. Thompson.



Dr. R. C. Fuson, Reno - fifth edition of his book, "The

Systematic Identification of Organic Compounds", and a copy

of "Reagents for Organic Synthesis", by Fieser and Fieser.



Mr. R. H. Frazer, Reno - copy of "Human Events, Your Weekly

Washington Report", January through December, 1966.



Mr. and Mrs. Larry E. Gafney, Reno - $10 in memory of

Mr. George B. Russell.



Humboldt County Library, through Miss Joyce Frashier,

Librarian, Winnemucca, Nevada - seven books by Joseph

Hergesheimer.



Dr. Harold Kirkpatrick, University of Nevada, Reno - 2

books.



Mr. Harold E. Klieforth, Desert Research Institute, Reno -

set of "Collier's Encyclopedia", 1st edition, in 20 volumes.



Professor Lon S. Mc Girk, University of Nevada, Reno - copy

of "A Treatise on Metamorphism", by Charles Van Hise (U. S.

Geological Survey Monographs, No. 47).



Chancellor N. Edd Miller, University of Nevada, Reno - six

books, including Trayner's "Latin Maxims and Phrases", and

Marvin Barrett's "The Years Between".



Mrs. Anna Neagoe, New York - 4 books by Peter Neagoe

("Easter Sun", "Winning Wife", "There is My Heart", and

"A Time to Keep").



Nevada State Hospital, through Dr. Robert Mc Allister,

Superintendent, Reno - several issues of "American Journal

of Mental Deficiency".



Dr. Samuel Ornstein, Sparks, Nevada - 18 books.



Mr. V. E. Spencer, Reno - various issues of "Science" and

the "Journal of the American Chemical Society", and other

material.



Professor Walter Voskuil, University of Nevada, Reno - 1948

edition of "The Metals Handbook".



Mr. Harry Wolf, Nevada Technical Institute, Reno - 42 books

presented to NTI Library.



Scholarships and Prizes Payments as follows:



Elks National Foundation, through Mr. Nelson E. W. Stuart,

Executive Director, Chicago, Illinois - $600 scholarship

check, awarded to Miss Doris Lee Banks.



Mc Crory Corporation, through Mrs. Estelle Kaston, Secre-

tary, New York - $100 scholarship check awarded to Miss

Carol Frye.



Mr. and Mrs. Henry Metzger, New York - $100 scholarship

check for Korean students in Music Department.



Rebekah Assembly of Nevada, through Mrs. Bethal Palms,

Trustee, Reno - $100 scholarship check awarded to Sandy

Bartolo.



Soroptimist Club of Hawthorne-Babbitt, through Mrs. Jewel

Hartman, Hawthorne, Nevada - $100 scholarship check awarded

to Miss Gayle Eddy.



Grants as follows:



National Science Foundation, through Mr. John T. Wilson,

Deputy Director, Washington, D. C. - $21,000 to support re-

search entitled "Unlearning and Spontaneous Recovery of

Verbal Habits", under the direction of William P. Wallace

of the Department of Psychology.



Nevada Heart Association, through Miss Elizabeth Moxley,

Reno - $1,200, representing a portion of a $2,200 grant to

Dr. David Bruce Dill, and $1,000, representing a portion of

a $5,000 grant to Dr. George T. Smith.



Reader's Digest Foundation, through Mr. Sterling Fisher,

Executive Director, Pleasantville, New York - $1,000 as a

continuation of the annual grant given to Department of

Journalism's Reader's Digest Foundation Research-Travel

Fund.



Miscellaneous Gifts as follows:



Contributions to Medical School:



Dr. John W. Callister - $250



Drs. Anderson, Russell and Edmiston - $30 in memory

of Miss Jean Mc Elrath, Mrs. Jennie W. Smith and Mr.

Roy E. Bowers, and $30 in memory of Mr. George B.

Russell and Dr. Silas E. Ross, Jr.



Contributions to Nevada Prize Exam in High School Math:



Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc. - $50

First National Bank of Nevada - $50

Hydro Conduit Corporation - $15

Kennecott Copper Corporation - $50

Nevada Society of Professional Engineers - $25

Stauffer Chemical Company - $50



Mrs. Charles H. Stout, Reno - $24.75 to Teenage Opportunity

Program.



NSU Campus



Library



Mr. Archie C. Grant, Las Vegas - several books including a

3-volume "History of Nevada" by James C. Scrugham.



Mr. and Mrs. William Minker, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of

Rebecca Benedict.



Mr. R. J. Ronzone, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of Alson Parr

Gibson, and $10 in memory of Robert J. Harris.



U-Wah-Un Study Club through Mrs. Hazelle Longley, Treasurer,

Las Vegas - $11.75 for renewal of "American Heritage" sub-

scription.



Women's Auxiliary of Southern Nevada Chapter of Nevada

Society of Professional Engineers, through Mrs. Virginia

Anderson, Recording Secretary, Las Vegas - $25 in memory of

Alson Parr Gibson.



Scholarships and Prizes Payments as follows:



Baseball-Office of the Commissioner, through Mr. Charles M.

Segar, Secretary-Treasurer, New York - $1,000 to Profes-

sional Baseball College Scholarship Plan.



Bureau of Indian Affairs, through Mr. William C. Whipple,

Nevada Indian Agency, Stewart, Nevada - $700 to Bureau of

Indian Affairs Scholarship Fund.



Sunrise Hospital Women's Auxiliary, through Mrs. Pat Lewis,

Director, Las Vegas - $1,000 to Organization's Scholarship

Fund.



Miscellaneous Gifts as follows:



Contributions to Music-Concert Series:



Mr. Leo Camera, Las Vegas - $5

Mrs. Frances Rae Cohen, Las Vegas - $10

Crandell Insurance Agency, Las Vegas - $10

Lionel Sawyer, Las Vegas - $10

Nevada Floor Craftsmen, Inc., Las Vegas - $10



Four mature palm trees from Ozaki Brothers Farms, Overton,

Nevada.



Wells Cargo, through Mr. Dave Mattice, Las Vegas - transpor-

tation of trees from Overton to NSU Campus.



TAB Construction Company, through Mr. Cliff Anderson, Las

Vegas - digging equipment and operator for lawn excavation

of trees.



Jake's Crane and Rigging Co., through Mr. Dick Dieleman, Las

Vegas - crane provided to lift trees from truck to ground.



Intercollegiate Knights Pledges, through Dick Myers, Las

Vegas - donated labor to assist in planting of trees.



Dr. Gayland D. Robinson, Logandale, Nevada - helped estab-

lish gift of trees and coordinated tree moving effort.



Robinson Equipment Company, through Mr. Bryant Robison,

Logandale, Nevada - equipment and time donated in excavation

of trees.



Simplot Silica Products, through Mr. Keith Madill, Overton,

Nevada - business gift, tree transaction, value $240.



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without

dissent that the gifts and grants be accepted and the Secre-

tary be requested to send notes of thanks to the donors.



3. Discussion with Consultants on Possible University Adminis-

trative Reorganization



Mrs. Magee introduced Dr. Herbert Childs and Dr. Bernard

Borning who had been invited as consultants to the Ad Hoc

Committee on Administrative Reorganization. Mr. Humphrey

explained that Dr. Childs had been nominated by the NSU

Faculty Senate and Dr. Borning by the U. N. Faculty Senate.

He noted that they had been invited to meet with the

Committee not as an advocate of either Campus Faculty view-

point, but to bring to the Committee the benefit of a

faculty member's viewpoint concerning administration.



Dr. Childs made his presentation by outlining the Oregon

System and ended by recommending the University of Nevada

examine the Oregon plan because, like Nevada, it also has a

unified board. He suggested that if Nevada considered the

Oregon system, consideration should be given to reversing

titles now used; i. e., name the chief Campus officers (now

called Chancellors) Presidents and the chief executive

officer of the system (now called President) Chancellor.



Dr. Borning's presentation outlined the system of higher

education in Idaho. Dr. Borning, in making his recommenda-

tion that a University System under a unified board needs a

strong executive officer, used the analogy of a city manag-

er system and his relation to the various departments of the

city and to the City Council. He also spoke of titles,

agreeing with Dr. Childs that perhaps each Campus should

have a President and the officer reporting to the board

should be called a Chancellor. He stated that aside from

the matter of name, it is highly important, in his opinion,

to get the right man for the position -- he should not be

purely administrative but should have academic understand-

ing -- he must be one in whom the Board of Regents has

complete confidence and also one in whom the component

units have confidence.



Before continuing with the discussion, Mrs. Magee requested

approval of the Board for inclusion of the supplementary

agenda as distrubibuted as that additional information

concerning the reorganization study could be introduced.



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

without dissent that the supplementary agenda be accepted.



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

RENO LAS VEGAS



CHARLES J. ARMSTRONG

PRESIDENT - RENO



October 30, 1967



Dr. Fred M. Anderson

Chairman, Board of Regents

275 Hill Street

Reno, Nevada



Dear Dr. Anderson:



At your suggestion, I am sending you my own personal recom-

mendation as retiring Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on

Administrative Reorganization concerning the most desirable

administrative organization of the University system.



As might be expected from my own personal background and

experience, I naturally favor the retention of a University

President for the System as chief executive officer with

line authority over all components of the system -- not

simply a staff relationship.



After hearing the statements made recently by the two con-

sultants, Mrs. Johnson and Dr. Browne, I am even more con-

vinced that this kind of organization is essential for the

future growth and proper development of the University of

Nevada. The President in such a System has a final respon-

sibility to the Board of Regents for the best interest of

the entire System and can therefore maintain a proper

balance among all components of the System.



With this kind of authority, the President is in a position

to make recommendations to the Board of Regents on all

aspects of the operation and development of a University

System so that the Regents may be able to govern the

University as they should.



I firmly believe that the Regents must be in the position of

being able to hold one person and one person only as finally

responsible for the successful operation of the entire Sys-

tem and I do not believe that this could be achieved under a

System where chief Campus officers report directly and indi-

vidually to the Board of Regents.



You will recognize, of course, that this is based upon my

own personal feelings but I am also deeply concerned for the

future growth in strength of the University of Nevada re-

gardless of the number of Campuses which it may ultimately

develop. I believe also that retention of a chief executive

for the System will ultimately insure greater strength and

autonomy for the individual Campuses than would a system of

diffused authority.



Sincerely yours,



Charles J. Armstrong

President



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November 7, 1967



MEMORANDUM



To: Members of the Board of Regents

From: Neil D. Humphrey

Subject: University of Nevada Faculty Senate Action



Chancellor Miller has notified me of the following actions

by the University of Nevada Faculty Senate:



At its meeting on October 19, the Senate of the University

of Nevada took the following action. It was moved by

Bushnell, seconded by Herman, "that the Executive Board

be instructed to forward the motion as it stands to the

Board of Regents for their information as a matter of

record." The motion referred to is one passed at the

general faculty meeting on September 28 and referred to

the Senate. The motion reads as follows:



"...that the University Senate transmit to the Board of

Regents the following: the faculty of the University of

Nevada, Reno Campus, requests that the Board of Regents, in

consultation with the faculties of the University, select

and appoint an Acting President to serve until the final

determination is made of the administrative organization of

the University. We suggest that this be done quickly so

that following President Armstrong's resignation in Novem-

ber, the University will not suffer a period of uncertainty

and confusion as to its administration".



The second action is as follows:



In conformance with a motion passed unanimously by the

Faculty Senate at its regular meeting on October 19, the

Executive Board of the Senate expresses to the Board of

Regents the pledge of the Reno faculty of its support to

Mr. Neil D. Humphrey during his tenure as Acting President

of the University.



Neil D. Humphrey



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Mrs. Magee called the Board's attention to a letter from

Acting President Humphrey reporting the action of the Uni-

versity of Nevada Faculty Senate at its meeting on October

19 (letter filed in permanent minutes) and read the follow-

ing statement of Dr. Fred Anderson by way of response:



"We wish to acknowledge receipt of these two actions by the

University of Nevada Faculty Senate. The Board agreed that

an Acting President must be appointed quickly. I wish to

assure the faculty of both Campuses that if the Board's

decision is to retain the Presidency there will be full

considerations of both faculties.



"We also thank the Faculty Senate for their pledge of sup-

port to the Acting President."



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that the Board accept the action of the

faculty and endorse the statement of the Chairman of the

Board.



Mrs. Magee also called the Board's attention to a letter

from President Armstrong to Chairman Fred Anderson under

date of October 30, 1967 in which he sets forth his recom-

mendation concerning the administrative structure of the

University (letter filed in permanent minutes). Receipt of

the letter was noted and Acting President Humphrey stated

that it was his intention to forward copies of the letter

to members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Administrative

Reorganization.



Mr. Humphrey also stated that by way of additional infor-

mation to the Regents, the Reno Faculty Senate has asked for

simultaneous secret faculty ballots on each Campus on the

matter of administrative reorganization as full information

has been developed. The Committee has accepted responsi-

bility for drafting a ballot and Dr. Bushnell and Dr. Smith

have been appointed as a subcommittee to prepare a draft for

consideration at the next meeting of the Committee. Once

the Committee has accepted the draft, it will be referred to

the Coordinating Council for review. In the meantime, the

Nevada Southern Faculty Senate will consider whether to

request their faculty participate in such a ballot.



Mr. Humphrey reported further on arrangements to have Mr.

Leon Levy appear at a later meeting of the Committee and the

Board, indicating that an invitation has been sent request-

ing him to meet with the Committee in December in Las Vegas.

He also stated that if Mr. Levy cannot appear at that time,

every effort will be made to obtain another consultant from

the Arizona system.



Mr. Humphrey stated that he assumed the Ad Hoc Committee

should be in a position to make a report to the Board at its

January meeting.



There was discussion by the Regents concerning the ballot

proposed by the Reno Senate Faculty and they urged great

care be exercised in drafting the statement. They were

particularly concerned that the faculty not be requested

to respond with a pro or con answer, rather they felt they

should be requested to respond to a number of alternative

proposals.



Dr. Ralph Young, Chairman of the Reno Faculty Senate, asked

to be recognized and stated that the ballot requested not

serve as an advisory device for the Board of Regents but

rather as a way of registering faculty opinion for the

instruction of the faculty representatives to the Committee

in line with the Regents request that the faculty represen-

tatives attempt to represent the viewpoints of their

respective faculty.



Mr. Humphrey stated that the Committee has already discussed

the desirability that the ballot include alternatives and

assured the Regents that the statement will provide suffic-

ient information so that the faculty will understand the

problems facing the Regents in making a decision concerning

the administrative structure of the University.



Dr. White stated that she was still interested in hearing

from a consultant knowledgeable of the California System

and requested that Dr. Mc Connell be invited as a consult-

ant.



There being no further questions of the consultants, Mr.

Seeliger moved, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, that sincere thanks

be extended to Dr. Childs and Dr. Borning for their service

to the Committee and to the Board.



(Items 4 through 7 not included.)



8. Personnel Appointments



Acting President Humphrey recommended the following person-

nel appointments be confirmed:



Lee Glen Allred, Graduate Research Assistant, Desert Re-

search Institute, from October 15, 1967 to January 31,

1968 - $575



William G. Fiero, Research Assistant, Desert Research Insti-

tute, from November 1, 1967 to January 31, 1968 - $8,250



Brian L. Wilson, Graduate Research Assistant, Desert Re-

search Institute, from September 1, 1967 to June 30,

1968 - $2,300



Jack Ramon Woodyard, Graduate Assistant in Physics, Nevada

Technical Institute, from September 1, 1967 to January 31,

1968 - $675



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried with-

out dissent that the personnel appointments be confirmed as

reported.



9. Approval of Fund Transfers



Mr. Humphrey reported the following budget transfers which

were approved earlier by President Armstrong:



#118 $1,500 from the Contingency Reserve, NSU to the School

of Fine Arts to provide funds for team travel and

other expenses of the Debate Team.



#119 $525 from Contingency Reserve to School of Fine Arts

to provide funds for over-load appointments.



#120 $9,800 from Business Administration and Economics

Nevada Southern University to Contingency Reserve,

NSU. This money is available due to unfilled posi-

tions.



#121 $887.50 from Contingency Reserve, Nevada Southern

University to Business Administration and Economics

to provide funds for over-load appointments.



#131 $2,000 from the Contingency Reserve to the Dean's

Office, Nevada Southern University to provide funds

for the Confederated Students of Nevada Southern to

pay rent in Tonopah Hall.



#132 $750 from the Contingency Reserve, Reno, to the Chan-

cellor's Office, Reno, to provide funds for honoraria.



#133 $25,960 from various positions with salary savings at

Nevada Southern University to the Contingency Reserve,

Nevada Southern University.



#134 $90 from Contingency Reserve, Nevada Southern Univer-

sity to the School of Fine Arts to provide funds for

over-load appointments.



#135 $175 from Contingency Reserve, Nevada Southern Univer-

sity to PBX Operation to provide funds for student

wages.



#136 $10,075 from various Departments at Nevada Southern

University with professional positions with salary

savings to various Departments at NSU for profes-

sional position contracts issued over original amounts

budgeted as shown in the following list:



From To



Library Political Science Dept.

Student Personel Social Science Dept.

Computer Center Accounting Department

Gen. Business Dept. Foreign Languages Dept.

Elem. & Sec. Education Biological Sciences,

Mathematics, Planetary

Sciences, Engineering

and Physics Departments.



The detail concerning position numbers and amounts is

on file in the Controller's Office.



#141 $469.50 from Contingency Reserve, Nevada Southern

University to State Personnel Division Assessment,

Nevada Southern University to provide operating funds.



The current balance in the Contingency Reserve, Instruction,

Nevada Southern University is $44,120.33.



The current balance in the Contingency Reserve, Instruction,

Reno is $4,186.



10. Transfer of Funds to Finance Completion of Board of Regents

Policy Manual



Acting President Humphrey recommended that the Board author-

ize an independent contractor agreement with Mr. Grant Davis

and a transfer of $750 from the Board of Regents Special

Projects Fund to complete Board of Regents Policy Manual.

Mr. Humphrey pointed out that although much work has been

done in compiling and classifying material, the total job

deserves the attention of a person skilled in manual prepar-

ation or codification and requires a concentrated effort in

order that the manual might soon be put into general use.



Motion by Mr. Jackson, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried by roll

call vote that the above recommendation be approved and the

necessary transfer of funds made.



11. Transfer of Funds to Finance Ad Hoc Committee on

Reorganization



Acting President Humphrey recommended a transfer of $2,500

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund to establish

a fund to which the expenses of the consultants and the

faculty representatives to the Ad Hoc Committee could be

charged.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. White, carried by

roll call vote that the above recommendation be approved.



12. Approval of Check Registers



Acting President Humphrey recommended approval of the check

registers as submitted by the office of Vice President-

Finance (filed in the permanent minutes).



October 25, 1967



MEMORANDUM



TO: Neil D. Humphrey, Vice President-Finance



FROM: Edythe Anderson, Administrative Secretary



Following is a list of check registers for the period August

11 through October 19, 1967 which should be referrred to the

Board of Regents for approval on November 11, 1967.



Revolving Fund checks 189256 through 197886 for a total of

$3,516,998.53.



Accounts Payable checks 47038 through 47071 for a total of

$445,498.14.



Regents checks 55122 through 55183 for a total of

$5,116,225.83.



Regents Halls and Dining Commons checks 502 through 535 for

a total of $355,563.08.



National Defense Student Loans checks 131 through 138 for a

total of $135,735.12.



Agricultural Experiment Station checks 7547 through 7607 for

a total of $70,838.82.



Agricultural Extension Service checks 6266 through 6296 for

a total of $51,289.77.



Edythe Anderson



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Motion by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Dr. White, carried by

roll call vote that the check registers be approved as

submitted.



13. Nevada Community College



Mr. Humphrey recalled for the Board that in October they had

voted to have a discussion of University's relations with

the Nevada Community College (Elko) and requested that the

discussion include a report from the Dean of General Univer-

sity Extension and information concerning the Governor's

Special Committee on Community Colleges. Mr. Humphrey

reported that, at the suggestion of Regent Seeliger and with

the concurrence of Chairman Anderson, this item has been

rescheduled for the December meeting.



Mr. Seeliger reported on the present plans for a meeting of

the Committee on Community Colleges, stating that now the

meeting is planned for November 20-21 which might not pro-

vide time for him to have a report ready for the December

meeting.



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried

without dissent that in view of the timing on the meeting of

the Committee on Community Colleges, this matter be tabled

until such time as a report is ready.



14. Waiver of Registration Fees



At the request of Acting President Humphrey, Chancellor

Miller reviewed the previous action concerning this matter,

pointing out that a recommendation had come forward that a

waiver of fees along with waiver of tuition be extended to

all out-of-state students who are given tuition waivers.

(At present, only athletes awarded tuition waivers are also

granted fee waivers, thereby placing the University in a

position of being in violation of the Far Western Conference

Constitution.) Dr. Miller stated that, although his earlier

recommendation had been that those athletes presently

enrolled be allowed to complete their College careers at the

University of Nevada with a waiver of fees along with a

waiver of out-of-state tuition, but that athletes enrolling

in the future be required to pay the fees as do other out-

of-state students who receive a tuition waiver, because of a

Board request to determine what the loss of revenue would be

if this waiver were extended to all out-of-state students

with tuition waivers, he has now prepared to change his

recommendation. Based on the fact that it would cost the

University only $24,140 to extend the registration fee waiv-

er to non-athletes admitted under the non-resident tuition

waiver program, he recommended that both registration fee

waivers and non-resident tuition waivers be made available

for the entire group.



Chancellor Moyer requested that if this policy is adopted,

that it also be extended to Nevada Southern. Acting

President Humphrey recommended that the policy be adopted

for both Campuses.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried without

dissent that the above recommendation be approved for both

Campuses.



15. Inter-Campus Transfer of Credits



Acting President Humphrey presented a recommendation by the

University of Nevada Academic Council that "... effective

June 1, 1968, the Admissions Office shall evaluate credit

earned at Nevada Southern the same as is done for credit

earned at any other Institution". This recommendation was

forwarded by Chancellor Miller to President Armstrong who

approved it on October 12, 1967. Mr. Humphrey explained

that subsequent to that time, Chancellors Miller and Moyer

had discussed the matter and Chancellor Moyer indicated no

objection to the above procedure as long as it is understood

that the same procedure would apply to Nevada Southern in

evaluating credits earning at the University of Nevada. The

NSU Academic Council, at a meeting on October 26, 1967, also

approved this procedure. Since that conversation, Dr. Jack

Shirley, Director of Admissions, had inquired into the pro-

cedures used in other state systems and learned that the

Oregon System does engage in this type of evaluation of

credits as does the University of California System, al-

though the California System proceeds in a slightly differ-

ent manner. Mr. Humphrey stated that in line with the

recommendation of both Chancellors Miller and Moyer, he was

requesting Regents' approval of the policy.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried with Mr.

Jacobsen, abstaining, that the above policy be approved and

that inter-campus transfer of credits be evaluated in the

same manner as is done for credit earned at any other

institution.



16. Plant and Property



Mr. Humphrey asked Mr. Pine to present the following items:



A. Mr. Pine reported that Mr. William O. Bradley and Mr.

John Squire Drendel of Reno have offered to sell the

University approximately 26 acres adjoining the Univer-

sity of Nevada Campus on the northeast and presented a

map showing its location. Mr. Pine recommended that an

appraisal be authorized and a report and recommendation

be presented at the December meeting.



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

by roll call vote that an appraisal be obtained as

recommended.



B. Mr. Pine reported that Mr. James Lenhoff of Oroville,

California has offered to sell the University approxi-

mately 40 acres in Little Valley adjacent to George

Whittell Forest Area. This is the area which the

Legislature granted the University the power of eminent

domain. Mr. Pine recommended that an appraisal be

authorized and a report and recommendation be presented

in December.



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

by roll call vote that an appraisal be obtained as

recommended.



C. Mr. Pine reported that the State Planning Board opened

the following bids on November 7 for the stairs near the

Social Science building, Reno Campus:



Allen Gallaway $7,987.00

Meiser Enterprises 9,830.00

Capriotti-Lemon 10,300.00



(The above bids do not include the handrail which will

be added by change order.)



Mr. Pine recommended that the Regents concur in the

recommendation of the State Planning Board that the bid

of Allen Gallaway be accepted. He indicated that infor-

mation had been forwarded to the Department of Health,

Education and Welfare, Office of Education, requesting

approval of the above work and funds are available from

the construction budget. Acting President Humphrey

recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, car-

ried without dissent that the Regents concur in the

award by the State Planning Board of the contract to

Allen Gallaway.



D. Mr. Pine reported that the following bids were opened

November 9 by the University for repairs to Mackay

School of Mines roof.



L & L Roofing $2,280.00

Scott Roofing 3,300.00

Yancey Company 3,446.00

Howards Inc. 3,690.90



Mr. Pine recommended that the award be made to L & L

Roofing and stated that funds are available. Acting

President Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried by

roll call vote that above recommendation be approved.



E. Mr. Pine also reported that bids will be opened November

28 by the State Planning Board for construction of the

addition to the University of Nevada Heat Plant and

indicated that a report and recommendation will be

presented in December.



F. Mr. Pine reported that he and the NSU Plant Engineer, in

cooperation with Chancellor Moyer, are presently working

on plans and specifications for (1) a 1,300 sq. ft. ad-

dition to the NSU gymnasium (for football lockers), and

(2) the enclosure of the patio at NSU Frazier Hall to

accommodate the nursing education television program. A

report and recommendation will be presented in December.



G. Mr. Pine distributed a written progress report on the

capital improvement program under the supervision of the

State Planning Board and under the supervision of the

University.



H. Mr. Humphrey reported that Chancellor Miller has endors-

ed a request by Dean Bohmont for a concrete block chem-

ical storage unit to be constructed in cut bank immedi-

ately east of Max C. Fleischmann Agriculture building.

This building, estimated to cost $2,700, would be used

so that storage of volatile chemicals in the Agricul-

ture building could be discontinued. Mr. Humphrey

recommended that the location of the storage unit be ap-

proved and the project authorized subject to the avail-

ability of funds, indicating that such approval would

enable the project to proceed should the contingency

reserve monies become available.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be

approved.



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

which time Dr. Fred Anderson took over the duties of the Chair.



17. Laboratory of Human Development



Mr. Humphrey reported that upon the departure of Donald

Pickering, M. D., the Laboratory of Human Development was

abandoned and $45,678 of equipment become available for dis-

tribution. Administrative staff agreed that all divisions

of the University should be given an opportunity to obtain

this equipment and that it should be handled in same manner

as the allocation of other resources. Departments made

requests supported by written justifications endorsed by

Division Chairmen or Deans. The Chancellors reached an

agreement whereby $27,309 of the equipment would be left in

Reno and $18,369 of equipment would go to NSU. Mr. Humphrey

recommended approval of the agreement on the disposition of

the equipment.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without

dissent that the above recommendation be approved.



18. Industrial Development at Stead



Acting President Humphrey spoke of the development of Stead

and indicated that because it is of utmost concern to the

University he wished to keep the Regents fully informed of

the progress. (Mr. Humphrey and Chancellor Miller serve on

the Mayor's Stead Study Committee and Dean James Anderson is

available as a consultant.) Mr. Humphrey presented an

editorial from the Nevada State Journal for October 29, 1967

which provided an excellent summary of recent developments,

together with a brief report by Dean Anderson of current

University activities at Stead Campus. Also included in Mr.

Humphrey's presentation of material was a proposal by the

Nevada Bank of Commerce for the development of Stead. Mr.

Humphrey stated that no action by the Board was recommended

at this time; the matter was brought forward to keep the

Board informed.



19. Board Resolutions



Mr. Humphrey presented the following resolution of apprecia-

tion for the services of Mr. Grant Davis as a member of the

Board of Regents with his recommendation for adoption.



RESOLUTION #67-10



WHEREAS, Grant Davis had served from January, 1963, follow-

ing his election, to December, 1966, as a member of the

Board of Regents of the University of Nevada, and



WHEREAS, during this time he freely devoted time and atten-

tion to this important responsibility, and



WHEREAS, in addition to serving as Chairman of the Student

Affairs Committee, he also served as a member of Develop-

ment Committee, Educational Policies Committee and Legisla-

tive Committee, giving conscientiously of his advice and

counsel in each of these areas, and



WHEREAS, personal and professional commitments made it

desirable that he not seek a second term on the Board;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents ex-

presses to Mr. Grant Davis its sincere appreciation for the

admirable way in which he has discharged his responsibility

as a Regent of the University of Nevada.



Given at Reno this eleventh day of November, 1967.



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without

dissent that the above resolution be adopted and a copy

transmitted to Mr. Davis.



Mr. Humphrey also presented the following resolution of

appreciation for the services of Dr. Charles J. Armstrong as

President of the University with his recommendation for

adoption.



RESOLUTION #67-11



WHEREAS, Dr. Charles J. Armstrong has, since his election to

the Presidency of University of Nevada in September 1959,

dedicated himself to the growth and development of this

institution for the ultimate benefit of the students of the

State of Nevada, and



WHEREAS, under his guidance the University has grown from a

small institution to a System with two coordinated Campuses,

and



WHEREAS, his extensive accomplishments during his nine years

of office are well known throughout the University community

and State, and



WHEREAS, his reputation in the field of higher education

has been the source of great pride to the people of the

State and especially to the faculties of the University, and



WHEREAS, Dr. Armstrong has now resigned from the Presidency

of the University of Nevada to assume the Presidency of the

Dayton-Miami Valley Consortium in Ohio, and



WHEREAS, the Board of Regents wishes to express to Dr.

Armstrong its appreciation for the substantial and most

important services he has rendered during the past 9 years

and for the contributions he has made to higher education

in the State of Nevada;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Regents of

the University of Nevada, on behalf of itself, the Adminis-

tration, the faculties, the staff and the students, hereby

expresses to Dr. Charles J. Armstrong its deep regret at the

loss of his services and its sincere appreciation for his

exemplary and dedicated services as President and Chief

Executive Officer of the University;



AND, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents

extends its congratulations to Dr. Armstrong on his new and

important position, and sends its best wishes to the

Armstrong family in their new home.



Given at Reno this eleventh day of November, 1967.



Motion by Mrs. Magee, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without

dissent that the above resolution be adopted and a copy

transmitted to Dr. Armstrong.



20. Medical School Progress Report



Acting President Humphrey requested Chanceller Miller to

present the progress report on the Medical School. Chan-

cellor Miller spoke briefly on the activities of the commit-

tee screening candidates for Dean, soliciting funds, etc.,

and asked Acting Dean George Smith to continue.



Dr. Smith gave a progress report using an outline submitted

to the Board with agenda material and Mr. Finehout continued

the report by speaking of the funding required and the

possible source of funds.



Mr. Humphrey then explained because the Board of Regents

has asked for reports in depth on various subjects, this

type of presentation was developed for the Medical School.

He indicated that the outline and accompanying tables had

been included with their agenda material so that they might

review them before the presentation and have them for future

reference. Mr. Humphrey also noted that the Legislature had

requested a feasibility study report for the 1969 session

and that considerable staff work was necessary to complete

such a study. He stated that the report will be made to the

1969 Legislature.



Dr. Anderson stated that during the last 4 days, Dr. Smith

had made similar presentations to the Nevada State Medical

Association and then read to the Board the following resolu-

tion approved by the Nevada State Medical Association House

of Delegates on November 11, 1967 at the 64th Annual Meet-

ing.



WHEREAS, the Nevada State Medical Association has long sup-

ported need for continuing education of health personnel,

and



WHEREAS, the Nevada State Medical Association has voted to

further support the concept of continuing medical education

through the Regional Medical Programs, and



WHEREAS, the Nevada State Medical Association has supported

the concept of graduate medical education, therefore



BE IT RESOLVED, that the Nevada State Medical Association

expresses support of an undergraduate medical facility in

Nevada (School of Medicine) as the third portion of the

total concept of medical education, and



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Nevada State Medical Assoc-

iation recognize that the development of such a facility is

the responsibility of the Board of Regents of the University

of Nevada and of the Legislature of Nevada for organization

and financial support.



Dr. Anderson spoke of a possible problem concerning lack of

sufficient space on which to build the Medical School adja-

cent to Washoe Medical Center. He recommended the Board

authorize the Administration and staff to study availability

and feasibility of alternate sites in case other develop-

ments at and around Washoe Medical Center reduce the avail-

able land for the Medical School development to a degree

that makes it impractical for use as a Medical School site.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without

dissent that the Board accept with appreciation the report

from Chancellor Miller and his staff concerning the progress

report of the Medical School and that the Board authorize

the Administration and staff to study other possible sites

for the Medical School and further suggested that high rise

structures be considered.



21. Board of Regents Expressions of Condolences



Dr. Anderson requested that the Board give consideration to

an appropriate communication to Mr. Silas Ross, Sr., former

member of the faculty and former Chairman of the Board of

Regents, expressing sympathy to the family at the death of

his son, Dr. Silas E. Ross, Jr., and that similar communi-

cation be sent to the families of Dr. Peter Frandsen, former

member of the University of Nevada faculty, Mrs. Clara

Beatty, former Director of the Nevada Historical Society,

and Miss Jean Mc Elrath, Distinguished Nevadan.



By consensus, the Board approved Dr. Anderson's suggestion

and requested the President to prepare and transmit appro-

priate communications on behalf of the Board.



22. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000



A. Approval was requested for the purchase of a high speed

lathe to be used by the Laboratory of Atmospheric

Physics. Mr. Humphrey reported that the only bid re-

ceived, from among 31 solicited, was from Hardinge Bros.

Inc. of New York City in the amount of $7,594.33.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Dr. White, carried

by roll call vote that the purchase of the lathe from

Hardinge Bros., Inc. be approved.



B. Approval was requested for the purchase of a Scanning

Spectrometer and Slit Assembly, as manufactured and sold

only by the Jarrell-Ash Company, to be used by the

Physics Department, College of Arts and Science. Con-

firmed total price is $9,385.



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried

by roll call vote that the purchase of the equipment be

approved.



C. Approval was requested for the purchase of two Microwave

Trainer kits and an Electronic Voltmeter as manufactured

and sold only by the Hewlett-Packard Company, to be used

by the Electronics Technology Department, Nevada Tech-

nical Institute. Confirmed total price is $5,737.38



Motion by Dr. White, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried by

roll call vote that the purchase of the equipment be

approved.



23. Schedule for 1968 Meetings of the Board of Regents



By consensus, the Board approved the recommendation of the

President and established the dates and places of the 1968

meetings of the Board of Regents as follows:



PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF 1968 BOARD OF REGENTS MEETINGS



1. Saturday, January 14 Reno

2. Saturday, February 10 Las Vegas

3. Saturday, March 9 Reno

4. Saturday, April 13 Las Vegas

5. Saturday, May 11 Reno

6. Friday, May 31 Reno

Saturday, June 1 U. N. Commencement

Monday, June 3 NSU Commencement

7. Saturday, July 13 Las Vegas

8. Saturday, August 10 Reno

9. Saturday, September 14 Las Vegas

10. Saturday, October 12 Reno

11. Saturday, November 9 Las Vegas

12. Saturday, December 14 Reno



24. New Programs at Nevada Southern University



Mr. Humphrey called attention of the Regents to Reference

O of the agenda material which provided a list of all pres-

ently authorized baccalaureate and graduate programs for

both NSU and U. N. He indicated there will be several new

programs proposed for NSU which will be presented to the

Board for action at the December meeting, and asked if the

Board wished to have a meeting of the Educational Policies

Committee preceding the Saturday meeting on December 9. It

was agreed that an Educational Policies Committee meeting

would be desirable and Friday afternoon, December 8 was

suggested.



25. Ten Year Budget



Mr. Humphrey reviewed the problems faced by the Board in

attempting to plan, program and budget for a 10 year period,

as follows:



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA



TEN YEAR PLANNING, PROGRAMMING & BUDGETING PROBLEM



1. In January, 1969, the University must, by provisions of

Chapter 509, Statutes of Nevada 1967, submit to the

Legislature two five-year plans (7-1-69 to 6-30-74 and

7-1-74 to 6-30-79) which explain:



A. Any anticipated new programs and expansions of ex-

isting programs of instruction or research, itemized

by year and purpose;



B. The anticipated cost of each new or expanded pro-

gram;



C. The amount and source of any moneys anticipated to

be available from sources other than legislative

appropriation to meet each item of anticipated cost;

and



D. Any further information concerning its comprehensive

planning which the Board of Regents may deem appro-

priate.



2. The law also requires that at each biennial session of

the Legislature, these plans be updated for the "ensuing

and next succeeding five-year periods respectively".



3. The Nevada Advisory Committee for Higher Education Plan-

ning is also required to present its final report by

January, 1969. The primary objective of this group is

to establish a system of comprehensive facility planning

for higher education in Nevada.



4. The University's 1967-71 Biennial Budget request must be

presented to the Governor by September 1, 1968.



Mr. Humphrey also proposed the following recommended

solutions:



RECOMMENDED SOLUTIONS



1. To be effective, University budgets must build upon well

conceived academic plans. The planning stage must pre-

cede budgeting and usually involves a wider group of

faculty. For these reasons, both Campuses have proceed-

ed to update their academic plan. Initial presentation

of these plans to the Board will be made by the Chancel-

lor in January.



2. The academic plans of the two Campuses must then be

financially interpreted in a uniform manner and deci-

sions reached by the Board concerning the projections.



3. In 1961, the Fund for the Advancement of Education

(established by the Ford Foundation) published, Needed:

A Ten Year College Budget, by Sidney G. Tickton. The

worksheets included in this publication have been

adapted to the University's need for a ten year budget.

A draft of these worksheets is attached.



4. The University now has what might be called a program

derived budget format. It seems clear for a variety

of reasons we must move closer to a Program Budget

format. Briefly stated, this would require:



(a) a relatively consistent definition of objectives

in terms of units of achievement;



(b) a statement of objectives in advance and their

extension into fiscal terms; and



(c) the goals (programs) of each division to be consis-

tent with the overall goals (programs of the

University.



5. The University must work closely with Nevada Advisory

Committee for Higher Education Planning in that we share

common objectives. The information needed for one

purpose is similar to that needed for the other and not

only must this information be consistent but there are

economies in cooperation.



6. The 1969-71 Biennial Budget will be developed best as an

integral part of the Ten Year Budget.



Mr. Humphrey suggested the Board might wish to set aside

two days for the meeting in January so that a full presenta-

tion of the Chancellor's recommendations concerning academic

plans might be made at that time. The Ten Year Budget will

be developed, based on these proposed plans, and will be

presented to the Board for consideration late in 1968.



26. Progress Report of the Coordinating Council



Mr. Humphrey gave the following progress report of the Coor-

dinating Council so that the Regents might be informed of

the status of a number of pending actions which they have

inquired about in the past.



PROGRESS REPORT OF THE COORDINATING COUNCIL



A. Section 2.1 of the University Code states: "The Coor-

dinating Council, consisting of an equal number of mem-

bers of each Campus faculty, shall serve as an instru-

ment of liaison and as a conference committee between

the Campus Senates." The first meeting of this Council

was held January 18, 1967 and the second October 25,

1967. The Council decided that not less than 4 meetings

a year will be called and the next meeting is scheduled

for Tuesday, December 12, 1967 at NSU.



B. The Coordinating Council has before it problems concern-

ing admission requirements, special students, faculty

taking advanced degrees at their employing institutions,

and distinction at graduation. Real progress was made

at the October 25 meeting in the resolution of differ-

ences of opinion concerning these subjects. It is

expected that action on all subjects will be taken at

the December Coordinating Council meeting and a full

report made to the Board in January.



27. Report of the Acting President



A. Mr. Humphrey reported that as of Monday, November 13, he

was officially opening an office at the NSU Campus and

planning to spend each Monday, and as much additional

time as necessary, on that Campus.



B. Mr. Humphrey reported that he had, under the provisions

of the University Code, activated the Advisory Cabinet

and established regular meeting dates. This Cabinet

consists of Chancellors Miller and Moyer and Vice Presi-

sent Mordy as regular members, and the two Faculty

Senate Chairmen for purposes of the 1969-71 Biennial

Budget and the Ten Year Budget. Mr. Humphrey indicated

that one of the chief functions of the Cabinet will be

to review and prepare recommendations on matter requir-

ing action by Board of Regents before they are placed

on the agenda. Mr. Humphrey noted that Mr. Jim Sharp,

Mr. Mark Dawson, Mr. Herman Westfall and Mr. Don Jessup

will serve as consultants to the Cabinet on problems

concerning the Ten Year Budget.



C. Mr. Humphrey also requested authorization from the Board

to introduce a new item of business.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mrs. Magee, carried by

roll call vote that the additional item of business be added

to the agenda.



Mr. Humphrey then presented the following recommendation

concerning reorganization of the Office of Vice President-

Finance.



1. The position of Business Manager, NSU, now reports to

the Vice President-Finance. It is recommended that

effective immediately he report directly to the Chan-

cellor, NSU. Coordination with the Vice President-

Finance and the U. N. Controller, will, of course, be

of utmost importance. The NSU Business Manager's

responsibilities include accounting, budgetary control,

purchasing, inventory control, non-academic personnel,

central office services and auxiliary enterprises. A

more compute transfer of accounts from the Controller

will occur when the Business Manager's staff is suf-

ficient to handle the work load.



2. The position of Plant Engineer, NSU, now reports to the

Director of the Physical Plant who, in turn, reports to

the Vice President-Finance. It is recommended that

effective immediately the Plant Engineer report direct-

ly to the Business Manager, NSU. Since a full line of

engineering talent is not now available at NSU, the

cooperation of the Office of Director of Physical Plant

will continue to be necessary.



3. The following staff on the Reno Campus now report

directly to the Vice President-Finance: (1) Director

of Physical Plant, (2) Controller, (3) Director of Non-

Academic Personnel, (4) Director of Purchasing (includes

inventory control), and (5) Director of Auxiliary Enter-

prises. In addition, a Budget Analyst, Internal Auditor

and an Administrative Secretary also work directly in

the Vice President's office and the Budget Analyst

supervises Central Office Services. It is recommended

that effective immediately an Acting Business Manager

be appointed who will be responsible for the five func-

tions listed above, including Central Office Services,

and that he report directly to the Chancellor, U. N.

It is recommended that this be implemented for the time

being without additional staff by the designation of an

existing subordinate of the Vice President-Finance as

the Acting Business Manager.



4. The Director of Institutional Research is currently a

one-half time position. Although he has University-wide

responsibilities he reports to Registrar and Director

of Admissions, U. N., who in turn, reports to the Chan-

cellor, U. N. It is recommended that effective immedi-

ately the title be changed to Director of Institutional

Studies, the position be made full-time and report di-

rectly to the Vice President-Finance. This will cause

the loss of one-half a position in the Office of the

Registrar and Director of Admissions and is considered

feasible for the present; however, the position should

be replaced at the earliest opportunity.



Explanation:



Implementation of the recommendations listed above would

effect a decentralization of administrative responsibility

which should improve operations at NSU. Parallelism of

administrative structure on the two Campuses is desired

whenever feasible and, therefore, responsibility for same

operating functions are transferred to the Chancellor, U. N.

This reorganization will also make it much more feasible for

the Vice President-Finance to serve as the Acting President

during the interim period.



The Vice President-Finance will continue to serve as

Treasurer and Budget Officer (operating and capital project)

and be responsible for internal audit and the State Commis-

sion (Title I, H. E. F. A. 1963 and Title VI, HEA 1965).



Chancellors Miller and Moyer concur in this recommendation.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried by roll

call vote that the reorganization of the Office of the Vice

President-Finance be approved as recommended.



The meeting adjourned at 2:05 P.M.



Chairman



Secretary

11-11-1967