11/18/1977

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 18-19, 1977








11-18-1977

Pages 113-135

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

November 18, 1977



The Board of Regents met on the above date, at the Center, 1101

N. Virginia St., Reno.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II (for part of the

meeting)

Mr. John Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Others present: Acting Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President Max Milam, UNR

President Lloyd Smith, DRI

President William Berg, NNCC

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President Russell Bloyer, CCCC

General Counsel Larry Lessly

Ms. Joan Chambers, UNR

Ms. Jo Anne Dain, WNCC/N

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/S

Dr. Joy Leland, DRI

Dr. Clarence Ray, UNLV

Ms. Barbara Summers, Unit

Mr. Scott Lorenz, CSUN

Mr. John Mc Caskill, ASUN



The meeting was called to order at 10:15 A.M., with Vice Chairman

Knudtsen presiding.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of October 14, 1977 were

submitted for approval with the following addition requested

by Mrs. Fong, "...for clarification and instruction of the

new Chancellor in the areas of Affirmative Action."



16. Discussion of Affirmative Action



In response to Mrs. Fong's questions concerning the

effect of affirmative action procedures on the appoint-

ment of women and minorities, Mr. Kitchen detailed some

of the experiences of UNLV, noting that in response to

5,000 brochures sent out by the Department of Political

Science, only five applications were received from mi-

norities for a graduate assistant position. Offers of

employment as graduate assistants were turned down by a

total of eight minority applicants. He noted, however,

that of 48 new graduate assistants appointed at UNLV,

24 were women or minorities.



Mr. Kitchen stated that in his opinion much progress

is being made in the affirmative action area. The

applicants are being reached and offers of employment

are being made to minorities; however, even though the

salaries are considered to be competitive, these people

have many offers and their decisions not to accept a

position at UNLV are made for a variety of reasons. He

stressed that the purpose of affirmative action is to

make the opportunities available to women and minori-

ties but pointed out that the University does not and

should not place its emphasis on filling of quotas.



Dr. Baepler agreed, noting that often when people talk

about employment of minorities, it is assumed that

there is a pool of qualified minority applicants out

there someplace just waiting to be offered employment.

He pointed out that when an offer is made to a minority

applicant, it is learned he is quite often considering

five or six other offers. Frequently, that person is

already employed at another institution and is just

testing the market when he submits his application.



Miss Mason stated that in her opinion, the recruiting

for minorities and women was being handled in a

successful manner. She did express concern, however,

about the effect of affirmative action in the area of

upward mobility for those minorities and women who are

already on the staff.



Mr. Wolf suggested that perhaps the Board's own policy

dictating a national search may prohibit upward mobil-

ity of current staff members, pointing out that this

regulation requires every person, once hired, to com-

pete on a national basis or expanded-search basis for

promotional opportunity.



Mr. Wolf also stated that he believed the affirmative

action program at UNR is an excellent one and appeared

to be working satisfactorily. He noted that UNR re-

cruits nationally for most professional and graduate

assistant positions among 420 institutions in the U. S.

which offer Ph. D. programs and among an additional 420

institutions offering master's programs and which have

high women and minority enrollments. In addition, he

stated, UNR advertises through professional journals,

newspapers, etc., to attract women and minorities, and

other qualified candidates. In addition to the proce-

dures used in recruiting in the professional areas, UNR

also subscribes to what is known as the "Graduate

Student Locator Service", for which they pay $350 per

year; however, Mr. Wolf stated that UNR has not been

able to attribute one applicant to that service.



Ms. Delia Martinez, System Affirmative Action Officer,

reported concerning a workshop which she is planning to

inform people concerning the affirmative action proce-

dures and requirements. She said that in addition to

the individuals who have assignments in the affirmative

action area, she was interested in having people from

the University Departments, and from State and local

government attend so that there would be an opportu-

nity to clear up misunderstandings these people have

concerning what affirmative action is.



At the conclusion of the discussion, Mrs. Fong stated

that she believed that affirmative action must begin

with the Presidents' offices, noting that she was not

aware of any male or minority person employed as a

secretary in any of those offices. She suggested that

affirmative action will not have taken place until the

Presidents themselves start hiring minority persons.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the minutes as submitted,

with the addition as requested by Mrs. Fong. Motion

seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts and Grants



Acceptance of the gifts and grants reported by the President

was recommended (report identified as Ref. 2 and filed with

permanent minutes).



In addition to those gifts contained in the reference, Pres-

ident Milam reported receipt of $200,000, from an anonymous

donor, with half of the gift to go to the School of Medical

Sciences and the remaining half to go to the College of

Agriculture. He noted that conditions of the gift are still

being developed but it is intended that earnings shall be

used for scholarships.



Dr. Anderson moved acceptance of the gifts reported in Ref.

2 and the additional gift reported by President Milam.

Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



3. Fleischmann Foundation Application



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that the Fleischmann

Foundation trustees had announced earlier in the year that

June 30, 1977 would be the final cutoff date for acceptance

of regular applications and thereafter only applications

would be accepted which were initiated by and invited by the

trustees. At the time of the announcement, three grant re-

quests from the University were pending with the Foundation.

Those requests had been submitted in anticipation that, if

approved, they would be funded from current annual income;

however, the trustees informed the University that those

three proposals and all other projects initiated or invited

by the trustees would be considered against the total assets

of the trust. Based on this information, the Chancellor

recommended and the Board concurred that the three grant

requests before the Foundation be withdrawn and a new set

of grant requests be developed in anticipation of an invi-

tation from the Foundation.



Dr. Baepler reported that the trustees have now invited the

Board of Regents to apply for a grant, or grants, of monies

to be used by and for the University of Nevada System. They

state that any number of applications may be submitted, how-

ever, they advise that in the termination and final dissolu-

tion plan adopted by the trustees, the maximum amount that

will be received by the University of Nevada will be no more

than 10% of the total worth of the Foundation, although they

also noted that this should not be interpreted to mean that

the University will necessarily receive the above percent-

age. Dr. Baepler also noted that the trustees have express-

ed a preference that all applications from the University

be submitted at the same time; however, they state that in

the event a project is of urgent importance to the Univer-

sity in the sense that there may be an effective time limit

involved, then that type of project does not have to wait

for submission with other projects.



Dr. Baepler reported that applications have been received

from the Divisions and are now under review with the Presi-

dents in an effort to evaluate the proposals and develop

recommendations for the Board. He noted that one of the

applications submitted to the Foundation earlier, and sub-

sequently withdrawn, was for acquisition and remodeling of

the College Inn, to be used by UNR's Continuing Education,

the National College of the State Judiciary, and the Nation-

al Council of Family and Court Judges. Dr. Baepler request-

ed that Dr. Milam comment on the changes which have occurred

in relation to this proposal.



Dr. Milam recalled that the purchase price of the College

Inn had originally been set at $2,624,800, but noted that

the University now has the opportunity to purchase this fa-

cility at a reduced price of $1.6 million if the purchase

from Prudential Life Insurance Company can be completed

promptly. The facility is considered highly desirable as

a Continuing Education Center, and would help to meet the

rapidly growing demand for professional and adult education,

and will benefit the entire community as well as the Univer-

sity. Acquisition is vital to the programs of the National

College of the State Judiciary and the National Council of

Family and Court Judges. Dr. Milam also emphasized the im-

portance of this facility to the programs of the University,

noting that it is number one priority of the applications

which are under consideration by UNR. Dr. Baepler agreed

that the facility is important to the University and to the

Judges' groups and stated that in his opinion it would cer-

tainly hold a very high priority in the total system ranking

of applications to be recommended for submission to the

Fleischmann Foundation. He stated that its acquisition is

believed to be of such urgency that Board approval is re-

quested at this time in order that the application may be

submitted immediately to the Foundation.



Judge Procter Hug, Jr., a member of the Board of Directors

of the National College of the State Judiciary, and Mr.

Louis Mc Hardy, Dean of the National Council of Family

and Court Judges, spoke in support of the proposal and

urged its approval and forwarding to the Fleischmann

Foundation.



Mr. John Mc Caskill, ASUN President, spoke in support of the

planned acquisition of College Inn but expressed concern for

the students who now live there and requested that some con-

sideration be given to providing some housing for students

in the facility.



Dr. Anderson moved approval of the proposal and its immedi-

ate submission to Fleischmann Foundation. Motion seconded

by Mr. Karamanos, carried without dissent.



4. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



As noted in the agenda, a report of the actions of the

Investment Advisory Committee at its meeting of October 14,

1977 was submitted at the regular session of the Board on

that date and the actions of the Committee were confirmed.

Acceptance of the minutes of the Committee, as reflected in

Ref. 3 (filed with permanent minutes) was recommended. Mr.

John Buchanan, Chairman of the Investment Advisory Commit-

tee, also reported on the meeting of the Committee held

earlier in the day, with the following actions taken by the

Committee:



(1) In relation to those funds managed by First National

Bank, the Committee rescinded its previous approval of

September 16, 1977 for purchase of the following:



200,000 UAL, Inc. Cvt. bonds, 5%, due 12/1/91

10,000 shares Evans Products

1,000 shares Int'1. Minerals and Chemicals



The approximate $500,000 which would have been devoted

to this purchase will be kept in cash reserves pending

anticipated weakening in the market.



(2) In relation to those funds managed by Valley Bank, the

Committee approved the following investment

recommendation:



Purchase of 500 shares U. S. Steel at $26 (with a 10%

variation above or below $26 purchase price allowed).



Sale of 500 shares of Combustion Engineering at $39

and 300 shares Avon at $47.



(3) The Fourth Draft of the Statement of Investment Goals,

Objectives and Policies was revised and adopted with

final version to be submitted for Board approval in

January.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the minutes of October 14,

1977 and confirmation of the actions of the Committee taken

earlier in the day. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, car-

ried without dissent.



5. Resolution of Appreciation



Dr. Baepler submitted the following resolution for adoption:



RESOLUTION NO. 77-6



WHEREAS, Dr. George T. Smith has been a member of the Uni-

versity community since 1965 when he accepted appointment

as a research professor of Pathology and aided in the

establishment of the Laboratory of Environmental Patho-

Physiology in the Desert Research Institute; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Smith assumed the leadership of the School

of Medical Sciences when he accepted appointment in 1967 as

acting Dean of the fledgling two-year school, in anticipa-

tion of legislative approval of the program; and



WHEREAS, The School has, under his leadership, provided

an innovative curriculum in the two-year medical education

program, providing training for Nevada students in various

health careers; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Smith has successfully guided the School in its

development to the threshold of becoming a four-year, degree

granting institution, offering increased opportunities for

careers in medicine to young men and women in Nevada; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Smith's accomplishments as the first and only

Dean of the School of Medical Sciences are a matter of

public record and his reputation in higher education and in

the medical profession is a source of great pride to the

University community; and



WHEREAS, Dr. Smith has submitted his resignation as Dean

of the School of Medical Sciences to become Chief of Staff

for Academic Affairs at the Boston Veterans Administration

Hospital; and



WHEREAS, his departure from Nevada will deprive the Univer-

sity, the School and its students of a gifted Administrator,

a dedicated physician and teacher, and a good friend;



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

of the University of Nevada System, on behalf of its

individual members, the Administration, the faculties, the

staff, and the students, does hereby extend to Dr. Smith its

most sincere appreciation for his dedicated and effective

service to the University of Nevada and to the School of

Medical Sciences and, with great regret, does accept his

resignation as Dean of the School of Medical Sciences and a

member of the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno;



AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Regents does

hereby extend to Dr. Smith its most sincere congratulations

on his new appointment.



Given this 18th day of November, 1977.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



6. UNR Scholarship Report for 1976-77



Dr. Robert Mc Queen, Chairman of the UNR Scholarship and

Prizes Committee presented the Scholarship Report for 1976-

77. The report reflected a total of $170,681 in annually

paid scholarships and $213,560 in endowed scholarships.

Report is on file in Chancellor's Office.



7. Request to Establish New Bank Account



President Milam requested authority to establish a new

account at First National Bank, Convention Center Branch,

Las Vegas, for the purpose of receiving monthly deposits of

note collections on a note assigned to the UNR School of

Medical Sciences Complex. Funds will remain on deposit at

FNB in Las Vegas, at the request of the donor, until con-

struction of the fourth and final phase of the complex is

begun, at which time the funds plus accumulated interest

will be available for expenditure. Signature authority on

the account will be held by Vice President Edward L. Pine,

Controller Henry Hattori, or Deputy Controller Dan Pease.

Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



8. Addition to Mackay Stadium, UNR



President Milam reported that the State Public Works Board

will open bids on December 6, 1977 for the construction of

additional facilities at Mackay Stadium.



Since the Board of Regents will not meet again until January

1978, Dr. Milam requested that authority be granted to the

Administration to concur in an award by the State Public

Works Board with a report to be made to the January meeting.

Funds are available from a 1977 Legislative appropriation in

the amount of $532,000. Acting Chancellor Baepler recom-

mended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



9. Request for Extension of Interfund Loans, UNR



President Milam recalled that in December, 1974 the Board

authorized a loan of $15,000 from the Parking Permit Fund to

Central Services. In April, 1976 $7,500 was repaid with the

balance to be repaid by May 30, 1977. In September, 1976

the Board authorized an additional loan of $26,400 from the

Parking Permit Fund to Central Services to be repaid over a

three year period. There is presently a total unpaid bal-

ance of $33,940 in loans to Central Services.



President Milam requested an extension of one year with the

total amount owing payable by September, 1980. Acting

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



10. Appointment to Medical School Advisory Board



President Milam recommended that Mr. Claude Howard of Las

Vegas be appointed to the Advisory Board of the School of

Medical Sciences. This appointment will bring the number of

members to the maximum of sixteen permitted by the Advisory

Board Bylaws, with Dr. Fred Anderson serving in an ex of-

ficio capacity as a representative of the Board of Regents.

Other members of the Board are:



Mr. Milton Bacon, Gardnerville

Dr. Peter Bing, Reno

Mrs. Marla Boies, Wells

Mr. C. D. Brown, Las Vegas

Mr. Jordan Crouch, Reno

Mr. Benedict Dasher, Reno

Robert D. Dunn, M. D., Gardnerville

Mrs. Janice Goodhue, Carson City

Judge Procter Hug, Jr., Reno

Theodore Jacobs, M. D., Las Vegas

Mr. Frank H. Johnson, Las Vegas

Mr. H. Edward Manville, Jr., Reno

Mr. Edwin Semenza, Reno

Mr. Wallie Warren, Reno

Dr. Juanita White, Boulder City



Mr. Karamanos moved approval of the appointment of Mr.

Claude Howard. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent.



Mrs. Fong moved that Regents have option of adding members

of the Medical School Advisory Board when it is felt that a

new member is warranted, regardless of the 16-member limit

specified by the Advisory Board's Bylaws. Motion seconded

by Miss Mason, failed by the following roll call vote:



No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. John Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos,

Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi

Yes - Mrs. Fong, Miss Mason

Mr. James Buchanan was not present



11. Approval of Fund Transfer, CCCC



President Bloyer requested approval of the following trans-

fer of funds:



#78-504 $12,000 from the Contingency Reserve to Fidelity

and Liability Insurance to handle insurance pre-

miums greater than budgeted.



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



12. Payment of Moving Expenses, CCCC



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in May, 1977 payment

of moving expenses of $2,100 for Dr. Russell Bloyer was

authorized, to be paid from nonappropriated funds available

to CCD. The amount required was underestimated by $277.

Dr. Baepler recommended that the Board authorize a total

payment of $2,377.55 with $125 to come from UNS Faculty

Moving Allowance (that amount allowed by Board policy) and

the balance to come from nonappropriated funds.



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

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



13. Request for Creation and Funding of New Position, NNCC



President Berg requested approval to appoint Mr. Stan Aiazzi

as Administrative Assistant to the President at Northern

Nevada Community College, retroactive to July 1, 1977, with

the following duties:



(1) Continue to direct the Cooperative Education Program

and handle student placement;

(2) Be responsible for student follow-up, high school

visitation and recruitment;

(3) Supervision of the Occupational Programs; and

(4) Assist in the creation and supervision of courses in

the smaller communities served by NNCC.



Dr. Berg further requested funding of this position in the

amount of $20,000 for salary, fringe benefits and operat-

ing.



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the

establishment of the positions and noted that sufficient

unrestricted funds have been identified in accounts avail-

able to CCD to provide the requested funding for 1977-78.

Continuation of the position will be included in the NNCC

Work Program for 1978-79.



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

carried without dissent.



14. Proposed Separation of Western Nevada Community College



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in June, 1977, the

Board tabled a recommendation for the separation of Western

Nevada Community College into two Colleges. In October,

1977, the Senate of WNCC/North Campus requested the Board to

designate thatCcampus as one of fourCcommunityCcolleges. At

the request of Regent Mason in October, this proposal was

placed on the November agenda for discussion, with action by

the Regents to be requested in January.



Dr. Baepler reported that WNCC/North Campus Faculty Senate

has asked that the matter be deferred.



Ms. Jo Anne Dain, Senate Chair, presented the following

resolution by the WNCC/North Faculty Senate:



Be it resolved that the WNCC/North Faculty Senate

hereby requests the Board of Regents (1) to defer a

vote on the creation of separate Colleges for WNCC/

North and WNCC/South and (2) to charge the Community

College Division Bylaws Committee to study our struc-

ture and recommend a proposed structure compatible

with the UNS that will meet present and future needs

of our Nevada Community College students.



Be it further resolved that the WNCC/North Faculty

Senate wishes to retain the structure, voted by the

Board in April, 1976, which has served us so well this

past year -- that of two separate Campuses -- pending

the completion of the recommendations of the CCD Bylaws

Committee.



Mr. Ross moved that the proposed separation of WNCC into

two Colleges be removed from the agenda until such time as

CCD Bylaws are developed and ready for consideration by the

Board of Regents. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried

without dissent.



15. Appointment of Assistant to President, DRI



President Smith recommended appointment of Karyn Fallan as

Assistant to the President of DRI at an annual salary of

$16,000, effective November 21, 1977. He also reported his

intention to appoint Mrs. Fyrne Laliberte, his present

Secretary, as Executive Assistant at $15,500 annual salary.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



16. Change in Department Name, UNLV



Dr. Baepler presented a request from the Department of

Social Services, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters,

and Vice President of Academic Affairs, that the name of

the Department of Social Services be changed to Department

of Social Work. He agreed that this change would serve to

alleviate confusion of this Department with other Depart-

ments, such as Student Services, Special Services, Social

Science, etc., and would fit the standard terminology for

such Departments at other Universities. Dr. Baepler recom-

mended approval, effective immediately.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



17. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



Acting Chancellor Baepler requested approval of the follow-

ing fund transfers from Fund 01 accounts:



#78-036 $5,635 from the State Classified Salary Adjust-

ment Reserve to Dean's Office, College of Arts

and Letters to establish a new classified posi-

tion from Classified Salary Savings in other

accounts.



#78-038 $4,407 from the State Classified Salary Adjustment

Reserve to College of Hotel Administration to

establish a new classified position from Classi-

fied Salary Savings in other accounts.



#78-039 $12,000 from Contingency Reserve to Insurance to

fund unanticipated increase in insurance premiums

and charges resulting from an audit of last year's

accounts.



#78-040 $5,000 from Contingency Reserve to Property

Insurance to fund additional premium for boiler

insurance.



#78-041 $5,635 from State Classified Salary Adjustment to

Office of Information to establish a new classi-

fied position from Salary Savings in other

accounts.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



18. Revision of Estimative Budget, CSUN



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended approval of the fol-

lowing revision to the CSUN Estimative Budget for 1977-78.

The revision reflects a return of $30,000 to CCCC for the

proposed radio station, a decrease in estimated income from

student fees, and a decrease in the estimate of income that

CSUN will generate from activities, resulting in a total

downward revision of $88,674.



Approved Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue:

Opening Cash Balance $ 42,164 $ 32,779- $ 9,385

Sales and Service 73,000 25,000- 48,000

Student Fees 349,395 30,895- 318,500

Total $464,559 $ 88,674- $375,885



Expenditures:

Professional Salary $ 45,281 $ 12,510- $ 32,771

Classified Salary 18,534 2,999- 15,535

Wages 25,250 1,500- 23,750

Out of State Travel 4,000 4,000

Operating 331,494 31,665- 299,829

Ending Cash Balance 40,000 40,000-

Total $464,559 $ 88,674- $375,885



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

carried without dissent.



19. Proposed Remodeling of Moyer Student Union Building, UNLV



Acting Chancellor Baepler reported that CSUN wishes to

utilize a portion of the conference room on the second floor

of the Moyer Student Union building for its proposed Radio

Station Facility. This will require remodeling of the

existing space to accommodate the various functions.



Dr. Baepler requested authorization to enter into an agree-

ment with architect James Mc Daniel to develop preliminary

plans and cost estimates to determine the feasibility and

necessary funding for this work. The results of the inves-

tigation and estimated cost will be reported to the Board

at a later meeting, prior to the completion of contract doc-

uments and bidding, with construction to proceed only after

FCC approval of a building permit and licensing. Funds are

available from the CSUN budget.



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

carried without dissent.



20. Refurbishing of Tonopah Hall Elevators, UNLV



Acting Chancellor Baepler reported that in order to fully

refurbish the elevators in Tonopah Hall and bring them up to

"like new" standards, it is estimated that approximately

$33,000 will be required. He requested an allocation of up

to $40,000 from the Board of Regents Special Projects

Account in order to repair and refurbish the two elevators,

with any funds remaining after completion of the project to

revert.



Mr. Karamanos moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



21. Bid Opening, Remodel of Tonopah Hall, UNLV



A report from the State Public Works Board was included

with the agenda, noting that the following two bids were

received for this project:



Fremont Construction $112,000

Casey's Construction 106,572



The construction budget is $82,600 and the architect's

estimate was $78,315.



Inasmuch as both bids exceed the total appropriation of

$100,000 for the project, it was necessary for the State

Public Works Board to reject all bids. Mr. William Hancock,

Secretary of the State Public Works Board, recommended that

a revised bid schedule be developed by putting certain items

of work on an alternate schedule in accordance with prior-

ities established by the University and that the project

then be rebid.



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended that the Board of

Regents concur with this proposal by the State Public Works

Board. He also recommended that the authority to concur in

a construction contract as granted by the Regents at the

October meeting, be extended to the time the rebidding for

this project occurs.



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

carried without dissent.



22. Report of Overdue Student Loans



Board policy requires that annually a list be compiled of

student loans which are uncollected and which the Adminis-

tration recommends be charged off. In accordance with that

policy, President Milam submitted such a report for UNR,

showing a total of $12,692 in overdue University loans, of

which $6,659 is judged to be uncollectible. Acting Chancel-

lor Baepler also filed such a report for UNLV, showing a

total of $15,238.59 in overdue University loans, of which

$2,104.78 is judged to be uncollectible.



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended that these uncollect-

ible amounts be written off the University's books and holds

placed on the records of the students involved (list of

students identified as Ref. 21 and filed with permanent min-

utes). Dr. Baepler pointed out that the loans are still due

and the student's records will not be released until the

loan is paid.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



23. Request for Supplemental Perquisites for Acting Chancellor



Chairman Buchanan recommended an allocation from the Board

of Regents Special Projects Account of sufficient funds to

provide an additional $200 per month in housing allowance

and $200 per month in automobile allowance to Acting

Chancellor Baepler from September, 1977, and continuing

until the appointment of a permanent Chancellor, to offset

additional expenses of commuting between Reno and Las Vegas.



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

carried without dissent.



24. Negotiations for Commencement Speakers



Acting Chancellor Baepler presented a request from the Of-

ficers for authority to proceed with negotiations for Com-

mencement Speakers for 1978 Commencement from nominations

developed by the appropriate Campus Presidents. He further

requested that such negotiations include for the two Univer-

sities the offer of an appropriate honorary degree. He

noted that in the past, in Executive Session, the Board has

considered three different kinds of situations -- the

awarding of Honorary degrees, the selection of Commencement

Speakers and the awarding of Distinguished Nevadans. Dr.

Baepler commented on the obvious difficulties in discussing

this subject in an open meeting of the Board, which would be

required under the Open Meeting Law. He suggested that some

thought be given to this problem and the discussion be re-

sumed later in the afternoon.



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

Chairman Buchanan presiding.



25. Presentation of Preliminary Master Plans, UNR and UNLV



Mr. Harry Wood, University Architect, introduced Mr. John

Warnecke and his staff who presented the preliminary master

plans for UNR and UNLV, with the use of slides and drawings,

and requested the Board to communicate any suggestions or

advice to them in order that they might have the Boards'

input into their final report. Such a report, encompassing

all findings and conclusions will be made to the February,

1978, meeting of the Board.



26. Committee to Assist in Formation of Marching Band, UNLV



Chairman Buchanan recalled that in April 1977 it was agreed

that an advisory committee would be formed in Las Vegas to

investigate the level of interest in a marching band and to

identify possible sources of funding. Mr. Buchanan reported

that individuals have been identified who are interested in

serving on such a committee and who are willing to undertake

the task of raising funds for this purpose. He requested

the Board approve the appointment of the following persons:



Jim Bilbray Wayne Pearson, Chairman

Seymour Brown Jim Stivers

Donna Cline Chuck Thompson

Nancy Housells Charlie Vanda

Virginia Mallin Roy Woofter

Susan Molasky



Mrs. Fong requested addition of Mrs. Rose Lee Larson, Peter

Thomas and Richard Cobb. Miss Mason requested addition of

Senator Joe Neal.



Miss Mason moved approval of the appointment of the above

persons to the committee. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



Mr. Ross commented on the growing interest in a marching

band for UNR and it was agreed that discussion of appoint-

ment of a committee, consisting of representatives of the

University, Alumni and Boosters groups would be scheduled

for the January meeting.



27. Faculty Moving Expense Account



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in October, the

Board concurred in a recommendation to discontinue the New

Faculty Moving Expense Allowance and agreed that an alloca-

tion would be made in November to clear all outstanding

claims against that account, and thereafter such expenses

will normally be handled from funds available within each

Division.



Dr. Baepler noted that the current balance is $1,001.19 in

the New Faculty Moving Expense Account with claims totaling

slightly in excess of $5,000 waiting payment. Dr. Baepler

requested an allocation, sufficient to clear all outstanding

moving allowance claims, be provided from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account.



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

carried without dissent.



28. Proposed Meeting Calendar for 1978



The Officers recommended the following meeting calendar for

1978:



January 6, 1978 UNLV (This represents a

change from the previously

scheduled date of Jan 13)

February 10 UNR

March 17 UNLV

April 21 UNR

May 26 ELKO

June 30 UNLV

August 4 UNR

September 8 UNLV

October 13 UNR

November 17 UNLV

January 5, 1979 UNR



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



29. Revision of Estimative Budget



Acting Chancellor Baepler reported a request from the

University Press for revision of their Book Sales Estimative

Budget to refect a larger than anticipated opening fund

balance, as follows:



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenues:

Opening Balance $25,000 $20,810 $45,810

Book Sales 52,000 52,000

Total $77,000 $20,810 $97,810



Expenditures:

Out of State Travel $ 750 $ 750 $ 1,500

Operating 61,250 20,060 81,310

Ending Fund Balance 15,000 15,000

Total $77,000 $20,810 $97,810



Dr. Baepler recommended approval.



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

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



30. Development of Health Manpower Educational Plan



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in November, 1975

the UNS Ad Hoc Health Manpower Planning Group was appointed

to advise the Chancellor's Office in the development of a

health manpower educational plan for the University. The

purpose of the group is to advise the Chancellor and the

Board of Regents on the direction the University should take

in health education and enable the University to more ef-

fectively coordinate its efforts with the various State

agencies involved in health manpower planning. The advice

of the group will be made available to the Divisions for

further consideration and will be of benefit to the System

in developing the 1979-83 four-year plan.



Dr. Baepler noted that the group has met periodically since

December, 1975, but has been unable to develop a plan coor-

dinating the long-range planning goals in health manpower

education of the University of Nevada System with those of

the State. One of the recommendations of the group is that

consultants be employed to assist in development of the

plan. Dr. Baepler recommended that the group continue its

efforts to develop such a plan and that $4,000 be allocated

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account for the

employment of a consultant to assist the group in the com-

pletion of a health manpower educational plan for the

University.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



31. Proposed Code Amendment to Provide Tenure to Part-time



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in October the

Board tabled a proposal to amend the UNS Code to provide

that faculty designated as fifty percent or more of full-

time may be considered for tenure, and requested a defini-

tion of such "part-time faculty".



Dr. Baepler submitted the recommendation of the Officers

that for purposes of tenure "part-time faculty" be defined

as those holding a continuing appointment of at least .50

FTE, with academic or equivalent rank, who have satisfied

all of the criteria against which a full-time faculty member

is evaluated in the consideration of tenure. He further

recommended that part-time faculty on continuing appoint-

ments may elect to be placed at Rank 0, rather than be given

academic or equivalent rank and placed on the tenure track,

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

the required probationary period.



Dr. Baepler also noted that UNLV presently has one part-time

faculty member who could be considered eligible under the

above definition and that person is employed at .75 FTE as

Director of the Center for Economic Education. UNR present-

ly has approximately fifteen such positions (3 in Agricul-

ture, 4 in Arts and Science, 1 in Engineering, 3 in the

Library, 3 in Intercollegiate Athletics, and 1 in Basque

Studies). WNCC has 1 in Nursing and NNCC has one in the

Occupational area. CCCC has none.



The proposed Code amendments, as originally submitted in

October, were again included with the agenda. (Identified

as Ref. 29 and filed with permanent minutes.)



Dr. Lombardi moved approval of the proposed Code amendments.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, failed by the following roll

call vote:



Yes - Mr. Ross, Dr. Anderson, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr.

Lombardi

No - Mr. James Buchanan, Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong

Abstain - Miss Mason

Mr. Karamanos was not present



32. Perquisites for Community College Presidents



Acting Chancellor Baepler recommended the following per-

quisities be provided to the Community College Presidents

for 77-78 with funds to be provided from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account:



An automobile allowance of $3,000 annually, payable in

monthly installments of $250, which shall be complete

reimbursement for personal transportation within 100

miles, one-way, of the office.



An accountable host and expense fund of up to $3,600

annually, payable periodically upon submission of

accounting through the Division Controller. The fund

may not be used for purchase of alcoholic beverages.



Based on an effective date of November 18, 1977, for the

automobile allowance, a total of $1,875 is required for each

of the three Presidents, requiring an allocation of $5,625

from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account.



The host funds of $3,600 each should be reduced by the

allocation previously made to the Community College Campus

host accounts, as follows:



NNCC $1,440.09

CCCC 1,169.44

WNCC 1,390.47



Additional allocations needed for the host funds total

$6,800.



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

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



33. Clarification of Purchasing Policy



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in October, the

Board approved certain changes to current policy and proce-

dure, including a change in the purchasing policy. For

purposes of clarification, the policy has been restated as

follows:



All purchases of supplies, materials and equipment,

except items related to capital construction, shall be

handled administratively by the respective Business

Center after following established purchasing policies

and procedures approved by the Board of Regents and in

compliance with the State and Federal procurement reg-

ulations. The purchase contract shall be awarded to

the lowest responsive and responsible bidder. The low-

est responsive and responsible bidder will be judged

on the basis of price, availability, conformance to

specifications, service, and in the best interest of

the public, each of such factors being considered.

Exceptions to this policy must be presented to the

Board of Regents for approval.



Dr. Baepler pointed out that this statement does not alter

the policy as approved by the Board in October.



34. Proposed Amendment to Professional Employees Collective

Bargaining Regulations



Acting Chancellor Baepler recalled that in January, 1977 a

System Ad Hoc Committee on Professional Employees Collective

Bargaining Regulations was appointed to (1) review the reg-

ulations as contained in Title 4, Chapter 6 of the Board of

Regents Handbook and make recommendations concerning any

amendments believed necessary to improve the efficacy of

these regulations; and (2) review and make recommendations

concerning procedures developed by the Chancellor's Office

concerning conduct of elections, and a uniform method of

decision by Department Chairmen.



Dr. Baepler noted that the reports of the Committee have

been filed and were referred to each Senate and each Divi-

sion President. A final report from the Committee was filed

in September, 1977, recommending certain amendments to Chap-

ter 6 (proposed amendments reflected in Ref. 32, filed with

permanent minutes).



Actions of the various Senates were reported, as follows:



(1) UNR Faculty Senate endorses recommendations of the

Committee.

(2) DRI Faculty Senate and President Smith endorse the

recommendations of the Committee.

(3) UNLV Senate approved recommendations of the Committee.

(4) WNCC/N Senate concurs "with the proposed UNS profes-

sional employee bargaining regulations, except it is

recommended that proposed Section 22.1 (e), Page 4,

be modified so that each College within the Community

College Division be designated as a separate negoti-

ating unit."



Ms. Barbara Summers, Chairman of the Unit Senate, reported

that the Unit Senate voted to recommend adoption of the

proposed changes in the regulation, noting that the Senate

believes the proposed regulations could provide a basis for

meaningful negotiations and that if the constitutionality of

the provision for binding arbitration is questionable, it

could be tested in court, if necessary.



Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/S Senate Chairman reported the concern

of that Senate over the definition of bargaining units,

noting their reservations at having all of the Community

Colleges in one unit.



It was noted that this item will be scheduled for action in

January, at which time there will be opportunity for all

participants to present their positions.



35. Appointment at Salary in Excess of Stated Step, UNR



President Milam requested approval to increase the base sal-

ary of Dr. Douglas Leister to $30,736 for the 1977-78 con-

tract period, noting that Dr. Leister's original 1977-78

salary was established at $28,725. Dr. Leister is on as-

signment with the U. S. Department of Transportation, under

contract with UNR, with his salary being paid by that

agency.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



36. Removal of Architectural Barriers, UNR



President Milam reported that the Economic Development

Administration Office of Seattle, Washington, has informed

UNR that $99,500 has been granted for the removal of archi-

tectural barriers. Accordingly, bids are being prepared

for the following:



a) Elevator Installation, Thompson Student Services

b) Ramps at Clark Administration, Frandsen Humanities,

Palmer Engineering, and Walkway from Scrugham to Life

Sciences Building.



President Milam requested authority be granted to the Admin-

istration to award the bids for these two projects which

are expected to be bid in late November, in order that the

work may proceed as rapidly as possible. A report of the

bid awards will be included on the January agenda. Acting

Chancellor Baepler recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



37. Completion of Juniper Hall Remodeling, UNR



President Milam reported that funds are now available for

completion of Juniper Hall remodeling to accommodate Student

Health Services. He recommended, and Acting Chancellor

Baepler concurred, that the State Public Works Board be re-

quested to proceed with the bids and that the Administration

be authorized to concur with the State Public Works Board in

the award of a construction contract in order that the work

may proceed as rapidly as possible. A report of the award

will be included on the January agenda.



Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried with Mr. Ross abstaining and Mr. James Buchanan

opposing.



38. Request for Interfund Loan, UNR



President Milam reported that the ASUN Publications Board

and the ASUN Senate have requested a loan of $9,140 from

the Parking Permit Fund in order to purchase a headliner-

composer for use by the three ASUN publications. The loan

will be repaid in three equal annual payments, plus 6%

interest on the remaining balance. Acting Chancellor

Baepler recommended approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



39. Clarification of Action Taken at October Meeting



President Milam noted that it had been his intention in rec-

ommending the appointment of Dr. Thomas Scully as Dean of

the School of Medical Sciences, with which the Board had

concurred at the October meeting, that Dr. Scully's salary

be adjusted to $55,000 per year; however, this was not re-

flected in the minutes. It was agreed that this was the

understanding of the Board in approving the appointment.



40. New Business



Mrs. Knudtsen asked that some attention be given to the

hiring of faculty retired from other institutions on a

post-retirement basis. It was agreed that the University's

policy in this regard would need revision to conform to

whatever Federal legislation is eventually passed in the

area of compulsory retirement.



Mrs. Knudtsen assumed the Chair.



Discussion resumed on Item 24 - Negotiations for Commencement

Speakers



In response to a question from Mrs. Knudtsen concerning

whether the selection of Distinguished Nevadans and Honor-

ary Degree recipients could be handled in Executive Session,

Counsel stated that in his opinion such action was inappro-

priate for a closed session, noting that discussion concern-

ing the professional competence of nominees can be held in

closed session but action must be taken in public session.

He agreed, however, to request an opinion from the Attorney

General.



Dr. Lombardi moved that each President be authorized to

proceed with negotiations for a Commencement Speaker for

his Campus, and that the negotiations may include, for the

two Universities, the offer of an appropriate degree. Mo-

tion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



The Regular Action Agenda was completed and the Information

Agenda submitted. The Information Agenda contains the following

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



(1) Report of Disciplinary Cases

(2) Report of Foreign Travel

(3) Board of Regents Special Projects Account

(4) Report of Personnel Appointments



The meeting adjourned at 4:25 P.M. and the Board reconvened as

the Higher Education Facilities Commission to consider revising

the State Plan for Title VI-A of the Higher Education Act of

1965.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

11-18-1977