11/17/1972

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 17-18, 1972








11-17-1972

Pages 16-34

                         BOARD OF REGENTS

                    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

                         November 17, 1972



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Donald C. Moyer

Campus Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

                  Mr. James H. Bilbray

                  Mr. Archie C. Grant

                  Mr. Clark J. Guild, Jr.

                  Mr. Harold Jacobsen

                  Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

                  Mr. William Morris

                  Mr. Mel Steninger

                  Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent:   Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

                  Mr. Paul Mc Dermott



Others present:   Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

                  President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

                  President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

                  President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

                  President John M. Ward (DRI)

                  Mr. James Buchanan, Regent-Elect

                  Mr. Procter Hug, Jr., University Counsel

                  Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

                  Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

                  Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

                  Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

                  Mr. Harry Wood (UNS)

                  Mr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

                  Mr. Mark Hughes (UNLV)

                  Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

                  Dr. Joseph Crowley (UNR)

                  Dr. Paul Fenske (DRI)

                  Mr. K. Donald Jessup (UNS)

                  Mr. Kenneth Searles (CCD)

                  Mr. Richard Elmore (ASUN)

                  Mr. Mike Mason (CSUN)



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 10:30

A.M.



 1.  Approval of Minutes



     The minutes of the regular session of October 13, 1972 were

     submitted for approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Bilbray, carried without dissent.



 2.  Acceptance of Gifts



     Upon motion by Mr. Guild, seconded by Dr. Anderson, the

     gifts and grants as reported by the Presidents were accepted

     (report identified as Ref. 2 and filed with permanent min-

     utes).



 3.  Change of Departmental Names



     President Zorn recommended that effective July 1, 1973:

     (1)  the Department of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences

     become the Department of Physics and (2) the Department of

     Health, Physical Education and Recreation become the

     Department of Physical Education.  Dr. Zorn noted that the

     functions and scope of the Departments will remain the same

     and the changes have been approved by the Departments con-

     cerned and by the Deans of the College of Science and

     Mathematics and the College of Education.  Chancellor

     Humphrey recommended approval.



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



 4.  Establishment of New Departments



     President Zorn recommended that effective July 1, 1973, the

     Department of Anthropology - Sociology be divided into two

     Departments:  the Department of Sociology and the Department

     of Anthropology.  The Department of Sociology will include

     the Law Enforcement Program and and the Department of

     Anthropology will include the Ethnic Studies Program.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended tentative approval, in con-

     formity with Board policy concerning the creation of new

     Departments, with final approval to be requested at the

     January meeting.  Tentative approval granted by consensus.



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



     President Zorn reported that bids were opened October 5,

     1972 for the purchase of microwave equipment.  Bids were:



     GTE, Lenkurt, Inc., San Carlos, Calif.      $13,861,50

     Telcon, Inc., Las Vegas                      21,263.00

     Motorola, Inc., Las Vegas                    20,003.00



     President Zorn recommended award to the low bidder, GTE,

     Lenkurt, Inc.  $12,861.50 is available from an insurance

     claim and $1,000 from UNLV equipment budget funds.

     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Steninger, carried without dissent.



 6.  Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



     President Zorn requested approval of the following budget

     transfers:



     #73-20  $6,000 to Foreign Languages to provide wages for two

             graduate students who are teaching but who are not

             eligible for graduate assistantships because they

             are not citizens.



     #73-21  $1,000 to Psychology to provide funds for part-time

             employees.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Steninger, carried without dissent.



 7.  Report of Overdue Student Loans, UNLV



     Board of Regents policy required that annually a list be

     compiled of student loans which are uncollected and which

     the Administration recommends be charged off.  In conformity

     with this policy, President Zorn filed such a report and

     requested that delinquent loans in the amount of $365.50 be

     charged off the University's books and a hold placed on the

     records of each of the 6 students involved.  A list of the

     6 individuals concerned was included with the Executive

     Session agenda.  Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Mr. Guild moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray,

     carried without dissent.



 8.  Adjunct Instructor Category, CCD



     President Donnelly recommended approval of an Adjunct

     Instructor category for CCD.  This appointment would be

     given to an individual who is highly qualified in a field

     of academic or technical knowledge and whose salary is not

     paid by the University of Nevada System, provided that all

     of the following conditions are met:



     (1)  It must be clearly demonstrated that his services will

          be of value to the programs of the Community Colleges

          and will be comparable to those of the regular members

          of the faculty.



     (2)  His appointment shall go through the regular channels

          of the Community College Division.



     (3)  He must demonstrate that he fulfills the appropriate

          requirements for the corresponding position (that is,

          without the title "Adjunct") as specified by the

          Division.



     President Donnelly further recommended that Adjunct

     Instructors be non-voting members of the faculty and that

     the Adjunct Instructor, but not members of his family, be

     eligible for grant-in-aid programs.  Chancellor Humphrey

     concurred.



     Mr. Steninger moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Morris, carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, six addi-

tional items were admitted to the agenda.



 9.  Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000, CCD



     President Donnelly reported that bids were opened November

     3, 1972 for the purchase of science equipment for the ECC

     Instructional building, Phase I.



     Bidder                          Manufacturer          Amount



     Armanko Office Supply, Reno     Sheldon           $21,946.80

     SPD Office Supply, Las Vegas    Arco-Bell          14,610.00



     President Donnelly recommended award to SPD Office Supply

     for $14,610.  Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



     Mr. Steninger moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Guild,

     carried without dissent.



10.  Report of Overdue Student Loans, UNR



     In conformity with the Board's policy on overdue student

     loans, President Miller filed a report of such loans for

     UNR and requested that delinquent loans in the amount of

     $4,169.18 be charged off the University's books and a hold

     placed on the records of each of the 58 students involved.

     A list of the individuals concerned was included in the

     Executive Session agenda.  Chancellor Humphrey recommended

     approval.



     Mr. Steninger moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Morris, carried without dissent.



11.  Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5,000, UNR



     A.  Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened November 6, 1972

         for a sterilizer for the Veterinary Science Department,

         College of Agriculture.  The following bids were

         received:



         Fisher Scientific, Santa Clara                 $5,719.07

         Scientific Products, Sacramento                 5,830.00

         Central Scientific, Santa Clara                 6,228.63

         La Pine Scientific, Berkeley                    6,450.00

         Matheson Scientific, Hayward                    6,629.00

         American Sterlizer, Erie, Pa.                   7,384.00



         President Miller recommended award be made to Fisher

         Scientific, Santa Clara.  Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



         Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

         Anderson, carried without dissent.



     B.  Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened November 6, 1972

         for a 10,000 cubic feet per minute air conditioner for

         the UNS Computing Center area in the Water Resources

         building.  The following bids were received:



         John Rauch Refrigeration, Reno     $6,524.00 (w/5% pref

                                                 $6,197.80)

         Valair, Sacramento                  6,224.00

         Lanco-Supreme, Torrance, Calif.     6,074.64 (not as

                                                 specified)

         Air-Temp, Reno                      6,270.00 (not as

                                                 specified)



         President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

         award to John Rauch Refrigeration.  Funds are available

         from the Computing Center Sales account.



         Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

         Anderson, carried without dissent.



12.  Planning for Main Station Farm



     President Miller requested authorization to retain a planner

     for the development of a master plan for the Main Station

     Farm.  He estimated the cost at $20,000 and submitted the

     following three nominees:



         John Webster Brown

         SE & A Consulting Engineers

         Sharp, Krater & Associates, Inc.



     Mr. Jacobsen suggested that any study of the use of the Main

     Station Farm involve participation by students and alumni of

     the College of Agriculture.



     In the discussion following, it was suggested that perhaps

     2 studies were appropriate:  one would be a master plan for

     the highest and the best use of the land on which the Main

     Station Farm is presently located, and a second would be a

     study of the function and mission of the Farm.



     Mr. Morris moved that the Administration be authorized to

     negotiate with the three nominees presented for the develop-

     ment of a master plan of land on which the Main Station Farm

     is located and that a second study be done, internally and

     with input from various groups, of the function and role of

     the Farm.  Motion seconded by Mr. Guild, carried without

     dissent.



13.  Revision of Estimative Budgets



     President Miller recommended that the 1972-73 estimative

     budgets for the following accounts be revised as follows:



     (1)  Aviation Instruction - Increased from $23,101 to

          $36,994.  The enrollment in this program has almost

          tripled over 1971-72.  The unanticipated additional

          student fees provide the increase in income for this

          program.



     (2)  Bureau of Mines Sales - Increased from $19,345 to

          $45,431.  Unanticipated sales of a very popular item

          and a larger ending fund balance for 1971-72 provided

          the additional income.



     (3)  Buildings and Grounds Sales - Increased from $100,00 to

          $168,167.  A larger ending fund balance occurred than

          was anticipated when the budget was compiled.



     (4)  Traffic Fines - Increased from $18,000 to $29,045.

          Unanticipated increase in traffic fines, income from

          installation of parking meters and a larger than

          expected ending fund balance comprise the additional

          income.



     (5)  Car Pool Mileage - Increased from $56,400 to $78,408.

          A larger than anticipated ending fund balance for the

          1971-72 year is the source of additional income.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

     Lombardi, carried without dissent.



14.  Report of the Committee of the Whole



     The report of the Committee of the Whole meeting of October

     13, 1972 was submitted with the agenda (report identified

     as Ref. 16 and filed with permanent minutes).



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the action of the Committee

     of the Whole.  Motion seconded by Miss Thompson, carried

     without dissent.



     (Action of the Committee of the Whole was to approve,

     subject to funding and to specific approval in a work pro-

     gram, a master's degree program in Geography to be offered

     at UNR.)



15.  Report of the Investment Advisory Committee



     The report of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting of

     October 13, 1972 was submitted with the agenda (report iden-

     tified as Ref. 17 and filed with permanent minutes).



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the action of the Investment

     Advisory Committee.  Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger,

     carried without dissent.



16.  Proposed Modification of Legislative Requirement for

     University Planning



     Chancellor Humphrey recalled that NRS 396.505 (adopted in

     1967) requires the Board of Regents to present two five-year

     "comprehensive plans" to each biennial session of the

     Legislature within ten days after it convenes.  The plans

     are to detail:  (1) anticipated new programs and expansions

     of existing programs of instruction or research; (2) the

     anticipated cost of each new or expanded program; (3) the

     amount and source of moneys anticipated to be available from

     sources other than Legislative appropriation to meet the

     costs of anticipated new programs; and (4) any further in-

     formation concerning comprehensive planning which the Board

     considers appropriate.



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that in conformity with this

     statute, the University presented a ten-year plan in 1969

     and in 1971, updated it and again presented it to the Legis-

     lature.  The exercise involved seemed fairly worthwhile for

     the University; however, there is limited interest within

     the University in doing the necessary work and little or no

     attention was given the document by the Legislature either

     year.  The ten-year planning period is too long for serious

     "hard" planning purposes and recognition of this fact may

     contribute to the lack of enthusiasm and attention.



     Chancellor Humphrey stated that, in his opinion, it is logi-

     cal to plan beyond the frame of reference of just the next

     biennial budget, and pointing out it was for this reason

     that a four-year capital improvement planning period was

     requested.  He recommended, and the Presidents concurred,

     that the Legislature be requested to amend NRS 396.505 to

     provide that a 4-year comprehensive plan will be presented

     by the Board of Regents to each biennial session of the

     Legislature.



     Mr. Guild moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger,

     carried without dissent.



17.  Revision of 1973-75 Budget



     Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in October the Board

     approved a $1,326,485 reduction in the University's 1973-75

     budget request based on revised enrollment projections.  He

     noted that the detail of the revision had been completed and

     was included with the agenda.  Chancellor Humphrey recom-

     mended approval.



     Mr. K. Donald Jessup, Director of Institutional Studies and

     Budget, reviewed the budget detail, noting that adjustments

     were made in such a manner that each budget function within

     any Divisional budget was adjusted proportionally to the

     overall adjustment made in that Division with the exception

     of the Library and buildings and grounds functions.  It was

     assumed, he stated, that the budget for these two functions

     would remain essentially the same as the original request

     since they are less affected by change in anticipated

     enrollment.



     Mr. Morris moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray,

     carried without dissent.



18.  Education Amendments for 1972 and Post-Secondary Commission



     Chancellor Humphrey reported that the Education Amendments

     of 1972 passed by Congress requires that each State estab-

     list a "Post-Secondary Education Commission", or designate

     an existing State Agency or commission, which is broadly

     and equitably representative of the general public and of

     public and private non-profit and proprietary institutions

     of post-secondary education.  The legislation also provides

     for grants to these Commissions to enable them to do the

     studies and planning required through comprehensive in-

     ventories of public and private post-secondary educational

     resources in the State, including coordinated, improved,

     expanded or altered so that all persons within the State

     who desire, and who can benefit from, post-secondary educa-

     tion may have an opportunity to do so.  The statute also

     provides that this Commission shall develop a Statewide

     plan for the expansion or improvement of post-secondary

     education programs in Community Colleges.



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that a State may, after July 1,

     1973 designate the Post-Secondary Education Commission to

     administer those sections of the existing education acts

     related to higher education facilities and undergraduate

     instructional equipment which are now administered by the

     Board of Regents.



     Chancellor Humphrey continued by noting that the Attorney

     General has previously ruled that when Federal legislation

     requires a State to appoint a commission of this nature, the

     Governor has the power to do so.  He recommended, and the

     Presidents concurred, that the Board of Regents request

     Governor O'Callaghan to designate the Board of Regents as

     the Post-Secondary Education Commission for Nevada.



     Dr. Aizley asked that when the request is made to the

     Governor, that the Board request also that faculty be added

     to the Commission.



     It was noted that this proposed expansion of the Commission

     had not been suggested before and deserved further discus-

     sion by the Advisory Cabinet.  Chancellor Humphrey requested

     the matter be tabled until the January meeting to allow for

     that discussion.



     Mr. Bilbray moved that the matter be tabled until January.

     Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without dissent.



19.  Institutional Matching Funds for Student Loan Programs



     A.  Chancellor Humphrey noted that a $25,000 State appro-

         priation is available for matching funds for Federal

         student loan programs.  He recommended that this be

         divided among the three instructional Divisions based

         on the Fall 1972 FTE enrollment.  This would result in

         the following distribution:



                      Fall 1972 FTE    % of      Allocation of

         Division     Enrollment       Total     Matching Funds



         UNR             5,978          50.7        $12,675

         UNLV            4,495          38.1          9,525

         CCD             1,324          11.2          2,800

         Total          11,797         100.0        $25,000



         Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Steninger, carried without dissent.



     B.  Chancellor Humphrey noted that the $25,000 appropriation

         is not sufficient to meet the total 1/9 institutional

         matching for Federal funds available and needed for stu-

         dent loan programs.  In October the Board approved an

         allocation to UNR of $1,135 from an unrestricted loan

         fund for this purpose.  UNLV has justified an additional

         matching need of $7,855.  Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

         ed the Board make this amount available by transfer of

         $6,949.38 from the David Russell Loan Fund and $905.62

         from the Goodfellow Loan Fund.



         Mr. Morris moved approval.  Motion seconded by Dr.

         Anderson, carried without dissent.



20.  Board of Regents Meetings



     A.  Chancellor Humphrey noted that the next meeting of the

         Board is scheduled for December 8, 1972 at UNR.  He

         recommended and the Presidents concurred that the

         December meeting be cancelled as there is not suffic-

         ient business to justify a meeting at this time.



         Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Steninger, carried without dissent.



     B.  Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in October a tentative

         calendar was proposed for 1973, in conformity with Board

         policy which specifies that the Board "shall meet on a

         schedule established annually, usually on the second

         Saturday of each month."  He noted that adjustments have

         since been made to that proposed calendar to schedule

         one-day meetings on Friday and to adjust the October

         meeting to coincide with the DRI National Advisory Board

         meeting in Reno on October 19-20.



         Chancellor Humphrey recommended and the Presidents con-

         curred that the following calendar of meetings for 1973

         be adopted:



             Friday, January 12                       UNR

             Friday, February 9                       UNLV

             Friday, March 9                          UNR

             Friday, April 13                         UNLV

             Friday, May 11                           UNR

             Friday, June 8                           UNLV

             Friday, July 13                          Elko

             No meeting in August

             Friday, September 7                      UNLV

             Friday & Saturday, October 19-20         UNR

                 (Friday to be devoted to meetings

                 with the National Advisory Board of

                 DRI.  Saturday will be regular meeting

                 of Board of Regents.)

             No meeting in November unless determined

                 at that time to be necessary.

             Friday, December 7                       UNLV



         Mr. Steninger moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

         Morris, carried without dissent.



21.  Authorization to Contract for Services



     Chancellor Humphrey reported that the student accounting

     system for UNR and UNLV is computerized; however, it does

     not provide for student admission, registration and billing

     of fees in advance of the beginning of classes.  CCD has

     evaluated the system in use and concludes that it will not

     serve its long-term needs.  Mr. Niels Anderson, Director of

     the Computing Center, reported that representatives of UNR,

     UNLV, CCD and the Computing Center have explored with the

     Systems and Computer Technology Corporation (SCT) computer

     programs which would allow advance admission, registration

     and billing.  A by-product of this is that the instructional

     Divisions would adjust class schedules and offerings to stu-

     dent demand within the limitations of fixed budgets.  The

     Computing Center invited four other software vendors to

     submit proposals but no other proposals have been received.



     President Zorn and President Donnelly endorsed the proposal

     and requested approval by the Board.  President Miller stat-

     ed UNR has not concluded its study of the proposal and is

     therefore not yet in a position to participate; however,

     they are very supportive of this kind of program and it is

     still under consideration.



     Chancellor Humphrey recommended authorization be granted

     to contract with SCT for an amount not to exceed $128,000

     for the software development necessary to implement the

     desired system.  Of this total, $7000 would be paid by CCD

     during 1972-73.  The balance would be apportioned between

     UNLV and CCD, in a manner to be agreed upon prior to execu-

     tion of the contract, and will be paid over a three-year

     period from Divisional operation budgets



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that, as reported, UNR representa-

     tives have not concluded their study of the proposal; how-

     ever, if UNR does decide to participate, the additional

     cost will be $52,000, for a total cost of $180,000 and he

     requested approval to contract at this higher figure if UNR

     does join in the proposal.



     Mr. Steninger moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Morris, carried without dissent.



22.  UNR PE Complex, Phase I



     President Miller reported that bids for the construction of

     the PE Complex were opened by the State Planning Board on

     November 9.  Bids were as follows:



               Walker     F. P.     Johnson                J. A.

              Boudwin    Lothrop    & Mape   Mc Kenzie    Tiberti



     Base  $3,990,000 $3,985,000 $3,930,000 $3,895,000 $3,896,000

     A-1       96,000     97,000     91,190     97,000     75,000

     A-2       59,400     73,000     55,000     73,000     60,000

     A-3                             56,840     77,000     80,000

     A-4                  84,000     70,350

     B        197,000    182,000    168,000    163,000    149,000

     C         69,000     77,000     62,500     67,500     79,000

     D         15,000     16,000     14,500     15,000     15,000

     E         42,500     22,500     18,500     23,000     24,000

     F         10,000     12,900     14,500      9,600     10,000



               Stolte



     Base  $3,897,000

     A-1       96,000

     A-2       58,000

     A-3

     A-4       75,000

     B        172,000

     C         72,000

     D         15,000

     E         22,000

     F         12,000



     President Miller noted that the bids exceed the available

     funds and recommended that the Plant and Property Committee

     be authorized to meet with the Planning Board for further

     review of the bids and to act on behalf of the Board in the

     award of a contract.



     President Miller noted also that questions had been raised

     concerning the project, and requested that before the Board

     took action on the bids, it allow time for discussion of the

     various questions raised.



     Mr. Pine spoke briefly concerning the swimming pool proposed

     for the project and reviewed the planning process which had

     resulted in the decision to include one 25-yard pool for

     swimming and one pool for diving and water polo, instead of

     a 50-meter pool.



     Dr. Don Van Rosen, swimming coach for the University of

     Oregon, reviewed the limitations of one 50-meter pool and

     recommended the construction of the two pools as proposed

     in project plans.



     Mr. Ted Dawson, sportscaster for KOLO-TV, suggested the

     Board abandon the present design for the PR Complex and

     consider instead the construction of a sports arena pat-

     terned after the Idaho State University mini-dome.  He

     suggested that such a facility could be used jointly by

     the University, local high schools and the community for

     public events.



     Mr. Pine introduced Mr. Cedric Allen of Pocatello, Idaho,

     architect and designer of the mini-dome, noting that he was

     present at the invitation of the Chancellor so the Board

     might have the benefit of full information concerning the

     mini-dome.  Mr. Allen spoke about the mini-dome and the

     facilities which are available in this kind of sports arena.



     Following the above presentations and a lengthy discussion

     period, President Miller stated he did not disagree with

     the mini-dome concept, but pointed out that the problem is

     one of priorities and dollars.  He said that he did not

     believe the mini-dome would accommodate the programs and

     priorities dictated by the teaching program of the Physical

     Education Department.  He strongly urged the Board to stay

     with the project, as designed.



     Mr. Pine reviewed the bids and the alternates, noting that

     although the State Planning Board staff has arrived at a

     recommendation, the Planning Board itself has not.



     Rich Elmore, ASUN President, and Dr. Joseph Crowley, UNR

     Faculty Senate Chairman, both spoke in support of the PE

     Complex as designed, stating that it more nearly satisfied

     the needs of the teaching program and the requirements of

     the students.



     Mr. Jacobsen read the following telegram from the UNR Alumni

     Association:  "By unanimous vote of the Executive Committee,

     the University of Nevada Alumni Association is in full

     support of the original Physical Education Complex plan."



     Dr. Lombardi moved that the mini-dome concept be considered

     in lieu of the PE Complex as designed, but to include a

     pool.  Motion was not seconded.



     Mr. Morris moved that the Plant and Property Committee meet

     with the State Planning Board and consider (1) the mini-dome

     concept; (2) a 50-meter pool; (3) the type of flooring to be

     used; and until such considerations are complete the bids be

     rejected and the project be rebid.  Motion was not seconded.



     President Miller recommended that a 25-yard pool be retained

     in the complex, plus a diving and water polo pool.



     Mr. Guild moved approval of the recommendation and requested

     that Mr. Pine's letter concerning the project be made a part

     of the minutes (letter filed with permanent minutes).  Mo-

     tion seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried without dissent.



     President Miller recommended that the University stay with

     the PE Complex as designed, rather than a mini-dome, because

     of the costs involved and because the complex as designed

     more nearly meets the needs of the students.  He recommended

     that the Board reconfirm its earlier approval of the plans.



     Dr. Anderson moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Bilbray, carried without dissent.



     President Miller recommended the Plant and Property Commit-

     tee be authorized to meet with the State Planning Board

     and with University Counsel and to act on behalf of the

     Board of Regents in the award of a contract.



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr.

     Steninger, carried without dissent.



23.  Preliminary Plans for WNCC Building



     President Donnelly introduced Mr. Ralph Casazza and Mr. Pete

     Kirby, architects for the project, who presented preliminary

     plans for the first building for the WNCC Campus.  Following

     presentation, Mr. Casazza stated that the project was essen-

     tially on schedule and should be ready for bidding in March,

     1973.



     A review of the project scope and budget was distributed

     with the agenda (identified as Ref. 9 and filed with perman-

     ent minutes).



     President Donnelly reported that the plans as presented had

     been reviewed and approved by the WNCC Advisory Board and by

     the State Planning Board.



     President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

     approval by the Board.



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Mr. Morris,

     carried without dissent.



24.  UNLV Education Building Construction Bids



     President Zorn reported bids were opened November 8, 1972

     by the State Planning Board for the completion of the 3rd

     floor of the Education building.  Bids were as follows:



     Contractors             Base Bid      Additive       Total

                                         Alternate A



     Clifford Miller, Inc.   $63,975       $36,168       $100,143

     Zune Const. Co., Inc.    66,600        36,400        103,000

     Tiberti Const. Co., Inc. 69,000        37,950        106,950

     Sletten Const. Co.       74,000        39,900        113,900

     Claude Cook Const. Co.   80,905        43,370        124,275



     President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

     Board concur in the award to the low bidder, Clifford

     Miller, Inc. for a total contract of $100,143.



     Mr. Bilbray moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Thompson, carried without dissent.



25.  Rescheduling of UNLV 1973 Commencement



     President Zorn recommended that UNLV's commencement be re-

     scheduled from May 19 to Wednesday, May 9, 1973 due to the

     unavailability of the Convention Center on any date between

     May 10th-29th.  Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Dr. Lombardi moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Thompson, carried without dissent.



26.  Request from Senator Coe Swobe



     Chancellor Humphrey commented on a letter which had been

     received earlier from State Senator Coe Swobe concerning

     enrollment or re-enrollment at the University of Nevada of

     returning veterans.  (Letter identified as Ref. 28 and filed

     with permanent minutes.)



     Chancellor Humphrey noted that Senator Swobe had been invit-

     ed to attend the meeting but had been unable to do so.  He

     requested the Presidents of the 3 instructional Divisions

     to report for their respective Divisions.



     Following are excerpts of the President's remarks:



     UNR



     President Miller recalled that in July, 1972, the Board

     approved a change in grading policy which allows the assign-

     ment of the grade "W" when in the judgment of the instructor

     no other grade is more suitable; e. g., when a student fails

     to formally withdraw but discontinues attendance.  In ap-

     proving this policy the Board agreed to retroactive appli-

     cation upon individual petition to the President.  President

     Miller noted this particular policy may have implications

     for many veterans seeking to re-enroll at UNR.  He pointed

     out that there are no special entry or re-entry programs for

     any group of students, not even for athletes or minorities

     as suggested in Mr. Swobe's letter.



     President Miller noted that UNR's admission policy permits

     any Nevada resident 19 years of age or older, and without a

     high school diploma, to be admitted to the University based

     on a satisfactory ACT score.



     UNR presently has a veterans' counseling program with a co-

     ordinator and two counselors working closely with Veterans'

     Administration.  The Higher Education Bill of 1972 authoriz-

     es sizable Federal funding for counseling of veterans and if

     these funds become available the special counseling programs

     will be expanded.  UNR also has a special students' commit-

     tee of veterans who work with and advise the Student Person-

     nel Office.



     Vice President Anderson commented on Mr. Swobe's reference

     to the Indiana efforts on behalf of Veterans.  Dr. Anderson

     stated that he had contacted the University Administration

     at Indiana and learned they are trying very hard to provide

     services to returning veterans, but pointed out that the

     University is attempting to do what would normally be done

     at the Junior or Community College level because of the very

     small Junior College program in Indiana.



     Dr. Joseph Crowley, Chairman, UNR Faculty Senate, commented

     on the concern of the Senate for the returning veteran and

     reported that this concern has resulted in recent action by

     the Senate to recommend to the President and the Board that

     College credit be granted for certain military training

     courses.



     CCD



     President Donnelly commented on the veteran student at the

     Community College and the opportunities which are offered to

     him.  He pointed out the Community Colleges have an open

     door admissions policy, no academic probation, no failure

     grades and offers an opportunity to prove his ability either

     in College level work or technical or occupational fields.

     He noted also that one of the principal reasons for request-

     ing overlapping semesters at the Community College was to

     accommodate the returning veterans.



     Dr. Donnelly reported that the Community Colleges are

     "Serviceman's Opportunity Colleges", which is part of the

     American Association of Community and Junior Colleges'

     effort to create programs for veterans and servicemen.

     The Community College also has developmental and remedial

     programs in which veterans may participate.  Enrollment of

     veterans in CCD has increased from 219 in the Fall of 1971

     to 586 in 1972.



     The Higher Education Amendments Act of 1972 has provided an

     appropriation of $25 million for veterans for institutional

     aid in addition to the aid the veterans themselves receive

     while attending College.  Each College or University that

     increases its veterans enrollment by 10% qualifies for this

     and will get $300 for each veteran attending the institu-

     tion, plus $150 for each of those who are in a developmental

     or remedial program.  $50 of the money that is received by

     the University must be applied directly for veterans coun-

     seling and for an "out-reach" program to try to bring vet-

     erans in.  Through the courtesy of the Servicemen's Oppor-

     tunity College program, the CCD gets a list of all veterans

     in Nevada and is attempting to contact each of them.



     President Donnelly expressed concern that this appropriation

     be funded so that the Community College Division could in-

     crease its services to veterans.



     UNLV



     President Zorn commented that UNLV had anticipated the need

     for veterans' opportunities about two years ago and had set

     up a Veterans Coordinator-Counselor office.  Through the

     Qualifying Program, which does permit a flexible approach

     to admissions, and through the services of the Counseling

     office, UNLV presently has 892 veterans enrolled, 706 of

     whom are full-time students.  Of the people enrolled in the

     Qualifying Program, one-third are veterans which indicates

     that the program is serving a need.



     President Zorn also reported two substantial grant appli-

     cations have been submitted to the Federal government.  One,

     under new legislation, requests $50,000 for an Upward Bound

     program for veterans and another which requests $50,000

     for a talent search, which is fundamentally a recruiting

     program for veterans.



     President Zorn further noted that although UNLV is serving a

     large number of veterans now, they look forward to expanding

     their activities in this area.



     Mr. Guild moved that the statements submitted by the Presi-

     dents be made a part of the record and a copy be furnished

     to Senator Swobe.  Motion seconded by Mr. Morris, carried

     without dissent.



27.  Baja California Study Trip



     President Zorn reported that UNLV's Continuing Education

     program is planning a study trip to Baja California del

     Norte's Pacific Coast and adjacent islands from January 7-13

     1973.  Specifications for the charter boat were distributed

     and filed with permanent minutes.



     President Zorn recommended that a contract be awarded to

     H & M Landings of San Diego, California in the amount of

     $7,410.  Funds will be provided from student fees from those

     participating in the trip.  H & M Landings is the only com-

     pany permitted by the Mexican government to visit the

     Mexican owned islands and Scammon's Lagoon which are sched-

     uled stops for the trip.  The company's permit number is

     17445.  Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



     Mr. Morris moved approval.  Motion seconded by Miss

     Thompson, carried without dissent.



28.  New Business



     Mr. Guild requested information concerning the number of

     hours devoted to classroom instruction and to research.

     Mr. Jessup reported that on a regular basis reports are

     compiled on (1) the average credit load taught by faculty;

     (2) average class size and distribution of classes by size;

     (3) student-faculty ratio by College; and (4) space utiliza-

     tion study.  The average credit load report for Fall, 1972

     should be available before January 1.



     All business on the regular agenda was concluded and the

     information agenda was considered.  Information agenda

     included the following and is on file in the Chancellor's

     Office:



     (01)  Report of Violations; Rules and Disciplinary

           Procedures for Members of the University Community

     (02)  Foreign Travel Report

     (03)  Scholarship Reports for 1971-72

     (04)  Purchasing Procedures

     (05)  Recruitment of Minority Faculty Members

     (06)  Evening Courses

     (07)  NSU Land Foundation

     (08)  Retention of Leased Facilities, CCCC

     (09)  Report of Budget Transfers from Contingency Reserves

     (10)  State Planning Board UNS Capital Improvement

           Recommendations



     Mr. Morris requested that the information presented under

     item (05), Recruitment of Minority Faculty Members, be

     transmitted to the La Raza organization.



     Upon motion by Mr. Morris, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, a letter

     from the Political Science Student Association distributed

     earlier to individual members of the Board was admitted to

     the agenda for discussion.  (Letter on file with permanent

     minutes.)



     Peter J. Calos, President of the Political Science Student

     Association at UNLV spoke concerning the contents of the

     letter and requested that the Board of Regents direct the

     Administration to re-evaluate the faculty of the Political

     Science Department.  At the same time, he said, the students

     within that Department are proposing a student evaluation of

     the faculty.



     President Zorn stated that although he had received Mr.

     Calos' letter at the same time the Board members had re-

     ceived it, he was nevertheless aware that there were prob-

     lems existing within the Department of Political Science but

     pointed out that all of the Campus routes for remedy of such

     problems have not been exhausted and the Administration is

     still attempting resolution.



     Mr. Morris moved that the Administration be requested to

     review the Political Science Department faculty.  Motion

     seconded by Mr. Bilbray.



     Mr. Calos asked that any decision concerning personnel with-

     in the Department be held in abeyance until the students had

     finished their evaluation.



     Dr. Zorn again noted that the Administration is aware of

     problems within the Department and is prepared to deal with

     them through normal channels.  Any subsequent personnel

     actions to be proposed by the Administration requiring Board

     approval would be brought to the Board in Executive Session.



     Motion carried without dissent.



The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P.M.



                             Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

                             Secretary to the Board

                                                       11-17-1972