11/19/1976

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 19-20, 1976








11-19-1976

Pages 66-94

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

November 19-20, 1976



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Teacher

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. John A. Buchanan

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Miss Brenda Mason

Mr. John Tom Ross



Members absent: Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President Max Milam, UNR

Mr. Mark Dawson, representing

President Smith, DRI

Mr. Larry Lessly, General Counsel

Dr. Paul Burns, UNLV Senate

Mr. Dick Belaustegui, Unit Senate

Dr. Tom Hoffer, DRI Senate

Dr. James T. Richardson, UNR Senate

Mr. Dale Donathan, WNCC/South Senate

Mr. Robert Hill, WNCC/North Senate

Mr. Larry Swartz, CCCC Senate

Mr. Dan Russell, CSUN

Mr. Jim Stone, ASUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Buchanan at 9:20 A.M.



Mr. Chris Nick Karamanos, appointed to the Board to fill the

vacancy created by the resignation of Miss Helen Thompson, was

sworn in by District Judge Paul Goldmann.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular meeting of October 8, 1976 were

submitted for approval.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross,

carried without dissent.



Upon motion by Miss Mason, seconded by Mr. Ross, the supplemental

agenda was accepted.



2. Acceptance of Gifts



Acceptance of the gifts and grants reported in Ref. 2 (filed

with permanent minutes) was recommended.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Mason, carried without dissent.



3. Report of Investment Advisory Committee



The minutes of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting of

October 8, 1976 were submitted with a recommendation that

the actions of the Committee be confirmed (minutes identi-

fied as Ref. 3 and filed with permanent minutes).



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

carried without dissent.



4. Award of Contract for Lawn Sprinklers, NNCC



President Donnelly recalled that the State Public Works

Board had opened bids on October 13, 1976 for the installa-

tion of lawn sprinklers at Northern Nevada Community

College. Bid results were as follows:



Angelo Pecorilla $11,150.51

Nevada Lawn Service 11,200.00

Clouds Landscaping & Sprinklers 11,365.00

Warren's Lawn Sprinkler 12,809.00



Dr. Donnelly further recalled that the Board of Regents had

been requested, under date of October 18, to concur by mail

ballot with a recommendation by the State Public Works Board

that a contract be awarded to Angelo Pecorilla in the amount

of $11,150.51. Subsequently, eight affirmative responses

were received and the State Public Works Board was so

informed. President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey re-

quested that the Board confirm the action taken as a result

of the mail ballot.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss Mason,

carried without dissent.



5. Special Depository Accounts for WNCC/South



President Donnelly requested approval to enter into special

depository agreements, including night deposits, with the

Security National Bank in Hawthorne and First National Bank

of Nevada in Yerington. During registration periods in

these locations, fees are collected and transported to

Carson City. These special depository accounts will permit

the deposit of registration monies on the day of collection

and the funds can then be transferred to CCD's existing

account with FNB in Carson City. Signature authority will

be assinged to David C. Wilkins, Business Manager for CCD,

and to President Donnelly. Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



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

carried without dissent.



6. Approval of Estimative Budget for 1976-77, WNCC/North



President Donnelly requested approval of the WNCC/North

Campus United Students Association budget for 1976-77, as

follows:



Source of Funds



Opening Cash Balance $ 6,844

Student Fees 17,500

Total $24,344



Application of Funds



Wages $ 1,500

Travel 2,000

Equipment and Furniture 1,844

Organization Funds 2,000

Activities 6,000

Publications 2,300

Athletics 5,200

Grants-in-Aid 1,000

United Students of UNS 500

Publicity 500

Ending Fund Balance 1,500

Total $24,344



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



7. Budget Augmentation, NNCC



President Donnelly noted that the 1976-77 Work Program for

NNCC projected an enrollment of 267 full-time equated stu-

dents and student fee net income of $58,160. Federal voca-

tional education receipts of $26,100 were anticipated. In

the 1977-79 budget request, the 1976-77 estimated FTE was

347. Dr. Donnelly noted that this has not materialized and

now estimated a 1976-77 enrollment of 312 FTE, which will

generate $79,960 in student fees, or $21,800 more than bud-

geted. Federal vocational education funds of $39,610 have

been received, $13,510 more than budgeted. There is there-

fore, he reported, $35,310 more available than budgeted.

Dr. Donnelly requested approval of augmentation of the NNCC

1976-77 budget by $35,310, with the additional funds to be

used for part-time instructional staff. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred, noting that budget augmentations require approval

of the Governor to be effective.



Mr. Ross moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knutdsen,

carried without dissent.



8. Approval of Fund Transfers, DRI



Mr. Dawson requested approval of the following transfers:



#77-011 $58,870 from the Reserve for Energy Studies and the

Reorientation Reserve to the Energy Conservation

Program in the Energy and Atmospheric Environment

Center to provide partial salary funding and to

equip an air particle laboratory.



#77-012 $3,241 from the Energy and Atmospheric Environment

Center Reserve to the Southern California Edison

Research Proposal Development.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



9. Approval of Estimative Budget for 1976-77, DRI



Mr. Dawson recommended approval of the following estimative

budget for the operation and maintenance of the new DRI

facility in North Reno:



Source of Funds



Indirect Cost Recovery $94,835



Application of Funds



Personnel

0.50 FTE Security $ 7,500

1.00 FTE General Mechanic 6,560

1.00 FTE Receptionist-PBX Operator 4,725

Fringe Benefits 2,250

Total $21,035



Operating

Utilities $12,800

Janitorial 7,500

Maintenance 7,500

Supplies 4,000

Garbage Collection 1,000

Maintenance Service 8,000

Equipment 8,000

Moving Expense 25,000

Total $73,800



Total $94,835



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



10. Proposed Lease by Rebel Athletic Foundation



President Baepler recalled that in September the Board gave

tentative approval to a request by the Rebel Athletic

Foundation for the lease of five acres of UNLV land upon

which to construct an apartment house. Further discussion

was requested at the November meeting. Dr. Baepler intro-

duced Mr. William Morris, President of the Rebel Athletic

Foundation, who, along with Architect Jim Mc Daniel, pre-

sented preliminary plans for the project to be built on

University land. Mr. Morris also stated that the Founda-

tion wishes to increase the acreage which they proposed to

lease from 5 to 7 1/2 acres, and noted that the plans

presently call for 192 one-bedroom units.



A further report and a request for action will be presented

to a subsequent meeting.



11. Presentation Concerning Voting Assistance Project, UNLV



President Baepler recalled that the Board had requested that

Dr. Joseph Raney make a presentation concerning his voting

assistance project which had stimulated a number of calls to

Regents. Dr. Raney discussed his project, illustrating it

with a slide presentation, and responded to questions from

the Board.



Following discussion, Chairman Buchanan requested that Dr.

Raney submit his program to his Department for evaluation by

his peers, that the report of the Department then be sub-

mitted to President Baepler, and to the Board of Regents.



12. Proposed Extension of Parr Boulevard and Proposed Street

Improvements Adjacent to Valley Road Farm



Mr. Russell Mc Donald, Washoe County Manager, discussed

with the Board the possibility of seeking a legislative

appropriation of $165,000 for purposes of extension of

Parr Boulevard in northwest Reno to better serve the North

Reno Campus of WNCC and the new DRI facility.



The Board also discussed a letter from the City of Reno

requesting the University's participation in the cost of

proposed street improvements adjacent to Valley Road Farm

in Reno at a projected cost of $222,000.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that neither of these are Univer-

sity projects; however, he recommended that the University

acknowledge the necessity of the projects and take no ex-

ception to requests by the County of Washoe and by the City

of Reno for State appropriations.



Dr. Anderson moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.



13. Optional Retirement Plan



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the Public Employees

Retirement Board has adopted a change to their legislative

package to provide that new faculty appointed July 1, 1977

and thereafter shall be enrolled in TIAA-CREF unless they

are already members of PERS, in which case they must remain

in PERS. He noted that the PERS Board believes that the

University's optional plan is detrimental to the Retirement

System. The PERS Board is willing to provide a six month

period (July - December, 1977) during which faculty employed

prior to June 30, 1977 may elect to change retirement

systems.



After full discussion and presentations by Dr. Alfred W.

Stoess, Director of Program Planning and Employment Rela-

tions, UNS, and Mr. Vernon Bennett, Executive Officer, PERS,

statements were made in support of retaining the option by

Dr. Paul Page, President of the UNR Chapter of NSP, and by

all Senate Chairmen. Chancellor Humphrey reported that the

Officers have concluded that the PERS proposal is the best

available alternative to accomplish the University's princi-

pal objective of having TIAA-CREF available for new faculty.

He noted the unanimous position of the Faculty Senates that

the retention of the option was preferable, but if the op-

tion could not be retained, then TIAA-CREF is preferable to

PERS. Dr. Humphrey pointed out that the alternative pro-

posed by PERS has a secondary advantage of allowing exist-

ing faculty to change systems if they concluded that their

individual interests would be better served.



The Officers recommended that the University acquiesce to

the PERS proposal as stated above.



Mr. Ross moved approval of the Officer's recommendation.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



14. Resolution by the American Association of University Women



Ms. Janet R. Line, President of the Las Vegas Branch of the

American Association of University Women, presented the

following resolution:



WHEREAS, the American Association of University Women his-

torically and presently is dedicated to the principles of

maintaining a high standard of education;



WHEREAS, the AAUW believes a primary purpose of the Asso-

ciation is to discharge the special responsibility to the

society of those who have enjoyed the advantages of higher

education;



WHEREAS, an integral part of discharging that responsibility

is to guard the principles of academic freedom and the unen-

cumbered exchange of ideas, thought and the education

process;



WHEREAS, academic freedom historically has been maintained

primarily by those educators who strive to maintain a pro-

fessional stature in the academic world which clearly stands

separate and apart from influences which might seek to use

the academic world for self-perpetutating purposes rather

than the principles of good education;



IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT an investigation be conducted to

determine if any of these principles are being jeopardized

by the recent interjection of UNLV President Dr. Donald

Baepler into the political arena by his open and public

endorsement, in mass media advertising, of a candidate who

is seeking re-election to Senate District Three.



The inquiry should be designed to determine if any pressure

has been placed upon the University President which would

indicate his endorsement was given the candidate in exchange

for promises of legislative funding through the auspices of

the Senate District Three candidate for whom he has been --

through mass media advertising -- advocating re-election.



The investigation should be conducted by the University of

Nevada Regents or a designated committee of the Regents to

determine if the UNLV President -- acting not as an individ-

ual but as a leader of the academic world in Las Vegas and

the University System -- jeopardized the principles of

academic freedom by bowing to such pressure.



President Baepler suggested that if the central issue of the

resolution was academic freedom, then it is being construed

in a broader sense than it has ever been construed before.

He pointed out that it is inconsistent when you propose to

take away a person's constitutional and legal rights as an

individual in order to preserve academic freedom. He fur-

ther noted that academic freedom is the right of an individ-

ual to teach his classes and to conduct his research with-

out outside interference and, therefore, he did not fully

understand the central issue that the resolution addresses.



In response to a question from Chairman Buchanan, President

Baepler stated that in his capacity as Co-Chairman of The

Committee to Re-Elect Senator Floyd Lamb, he was not acting

as University President and had never identified himself

as such.



Dr. Paul Burns, Chairman of the UNLV Senate, presented the

following motion adopted by that body on October 26, 1976:



That the University Senate of the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas, unequivocally supports and upholds as in-

alienable the rights of individuals to participate in

the political and public service activities of their

choice regardless of the position held, whether classi-

fied, student or professional, at the University of

Nevada, Las Vegas. The Senate believes that University

representatives should take political position soberly

and responsibly, taking care to differentiate their

personal from their offical capacities; but, that the

right of free expression and association is such a

basic legal and even constitutional one, that it must

take precedence over attempts to restrain political

activity simply because a person is employed here.



Dr. James Richardson, Chairman of the UNR Faculty Senate,

presented the following motion adopted by that body on

November 4, 1976:



We oppose any attempt to infringe the political rights

of any member of this faculty.



Mrs. Fong made the following statement and asked that it be

included in the minutes:



The words, deeds and actions of a University President

or Administrator reflect upon the Board of Regents who

are elected on a nonpartisan basis. I personally, as a

Regent, would not endorse any political candidate as I

believe it would compromise my nonpartisan position.

The Board of Regents is distinct and separate from the

executive, judicial and legislative branches, as estab-

lished by the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

Furthermore, as a nonprofit, public educational insti-

tution, we as a University, are forbidden by law (IRS

Code) to endorse any political candidate.



Chairman Buchanan declared that in the absence of any mo-

tion, the discussion was closed.



15. Classified Employees



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the "1977 Legislative

Program for the State of Nevada Employees Association"

includes two proposals which, if enacted by the Legislature,

would have substantial impact on the University -- collec-

tive bargaining for classified employees and removal of

agency personnel officers. He further recalled that in

October, an ad hoc Systemwide group was organized to collect

information and, if it wished, make recommendations concern-

ing involvement in the State Personnel System in light of

this proposed legislation.



Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion with the agenda of a

preliminary report from this group (identified as Ref. 34

and filed with permanent minutes) and stated that a final

report will be submitted with the January agenda, along with

any recommendations that are pertinent.



Mrs. Fong moved that discussion be deferred until the Janu-

ary meeting. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried without

dissent.



16. NSEA Legislative Program



Dr. Paul Page, President of the UNR Chapter of the National

Society of Professors (affiliated with Nevada State

Education Association) spoke concerning NSP's legislative

program for 1977. (Report identified as Ref. 43 and filed

with permanent minutes.)



One of the proposals contained in NSP's legislative program

is modification of NRS 281.123 which places a limit on the

maximum salary payable to persons employed by state and pol-

itical divisions. It was agreed that the University offi-

cers would make a recommendation to the Board concerning

such modification.



17. Mc Dermott Physical Education Complex



In response to an earlier request from the Board, President

Baepler presented materials pertaining to the Mc Dermott

Physical Education Complex, including a schedule of fees

assessed students, faculty, staff and members of the commun-

ity, a priority list for scheduling the facility, and sup-

porting information concerning the costs of running the

plant. (Report on file in Chancellor's Office.)



Mr. Dan Matlock spoke on behalf of CSUN concerning what he

termed continuing problems with the Physical Education

Department. He was invited by the Chairman to file a

written report with President Baepler for submission to a

subsequent meeting of the Board.



18. Report of Overdue Student Loans, UNLV



President Baepler reported that there is $11,029.01 in

overdue University loans, of which $990 is judged to be

uncollectible. He recommended that this amount be written

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

of each of the 17 students involved. He noted that the

loans are still due and the student's records will not be

released until his loan is paid. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



19. Sale of Gift Stock



President Baepler reported that Richard and Anne Wyman had

given the University 5,000 shares of Intermountain

Exploration Company stock, valued slightly in excess of $5

per share, with the stipulation that the proceeds of this

stock shall be for the sole use of the UNLV Engineering

Department, particularly for the purchase of equipment.



Dr. Baepler requested authorization for the sale of the

stock in order that the proceeds may be used as designated

by the donors. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



20. Real Estate Purchase Offer



President Baepler recalled that as part of the Mary Alice

de Vos estate, UNLV received a 2.89 acre parcel located on

the northeast corner of North Nellis Boulevard and East

Lake Mead Boulevard. In September, 1973 this parcel was

appraised by Mr. Ron Salisbury at a "quick sale" value of

$43,500, and a value of $52,000 if there was unlimited time

to find a buyer. In June, 1975 and again in April, 1976,

the Board approved the sale of this property; however, both

sales fell through because of problems which developed

during escrow.



Dr. Baepler reported that a new offer has been received for

purchase for $52,000, less a broker's commission of 6%, for

a net purchase price of $48,880. The terms are $12,000 cash

with a 10-year note bearing 8% interest for the balance.

UNLV has 28.125% interest in this property, with BYU holding

the remaining interest. BYU has indicated its willingness

to accept the purchase offer.



Mrs. Knudtsen reported that the Investment Advisory Commit-

tee had discussed this purchase offer and recommended

approval. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

carried without dissent.



21. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



President Baepler requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



#77-039 $9,262 to Special Education Operating Budget.



#77-043 $5,144 to Student Personnel Services to supplement

salary for position filled at a higher salary than

was budgeted.



#77-045 $5,509 to English Department to provide for a

letter of appointment for Summer appointment of an

adviser.



#77-046 $12,593 to Political Science Department, Profes-

sional Salaries, to provide for supplemental funds

for position filled at a higher salary than was

budgeted, and to provide funds for Summer letters

of appointment.



#77-049 $21,698 to Physical Education Professional Sal-

aries, to provide supplemental funds for two posi-

tions filled at higher salaries than were budgeted.



#77-051 $4,852 to Biological Sciences, Professional

Salaries, to provide for letter of appointment for

Department Chairman for Summer employment.



#77-053 $5,472 to Physics Department to provide for pro-

fessional appointment (1/4 time) not previously

budgeted.



#77-055 $5,000 to Legal Claims to provide funds for legal

settlement previously approved by the Board.



Contingency Reserve, Intercollegiate Athletics



#77-059 $9,784 to Professional Salaries to provide supple-

mental funds for position filled at salary higher

than budgeted and for letter of appointment for

Women's Tennis.



Contingency Reserve, Statewide Programs



#77-033 $3,000 to UNLV Museum Wages to provide for tempo-

rary replacement for professional staff member

who resigned.



Ending Fund Balance, Estimative Budget



#77-036 $12,865 to EPA Building-Rad Lab Operating to clear

two encumbrances from the 1976-77 fiscal year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



22. Request for Right-of-Way



President Milam reported that the Department of Human

Resources has requested a right-of-way easement to provide

a roadway connecting the Anderson Health Sciences building

with the Human Resources Facility now under construction.

President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approv-

al, subject to review and approval of the document by

Counsel.



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

carried without dissent.



23. Team-TRAC Clinic Charges, UNR



President Milam reported concerning the Team-TRAC Clinic,

established in the Division of Health Sciences, School of

Medical Sciences. Faculty salaries are funded by a 3-year

grant from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare

for the purpose of teaching students an interdisciplinary

team approach to the delivery of primary care. Teams of 3

to 4 students from the disciplines of Medicine, Nursing,

Nutrition, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Medical Tech-

nology and other allied health fields deliver primary care

to Team-TRAC Clinic patients under the supervision of a

faculty team consisting of a Physician, two Nurse Practi-

tioners, a Social Worker and a Clinical Psychologist. The

clinic population includes a large percentage of people

without health care resources (e. g., the elderly and

Native Americans).



President Milam presented the following typical charges for

the most common services to be performed in the Clinic,

noting that these charges conform in every way to the usual,

customary and reasonable fees currently charged by health

practitioners in the Reno area and are based on the

California Relative Value Studies (CRVS) scale of 1969, and

are also in accordance with the fee profiles of the local

Medicare Claims office:



CRVS # CHARGE ($) SERVICE



90088 40 Complete annual physical

90050 15 Office visit, new problem

90040 10 Office visit, follow-up

90030 8 Office visit, brief

90800 35 Psychotherapy, counseling, 1 hour

90080 60 Complete health assessment, new

patient

90010 20 Initial office visit

10000 15 Minor surgery, removal of small

lesion



President Milam requested approval of the above charges,

and a delegation of authority to the President to review

and alter them periodically in accordance with the CRVS.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



24. Proposed Change in English Requirement, UNR



President Milam noted that the English requirement for UNR

is stated in the General Catalog for l976-77, page 38, and

reads as follows:



English: Each student is required to demonstrate profi-

ciency in the English language to satisfy the

University requirement. Initial placement is

based on ACT English scores. Each highly quali-

fied student may receive a waiver of English 101

and be placed directly into English 102, which

satisfies the University requirement. An indi-

vidual completing English 101 with a grade of A

or B may, with the approval of the adviser, sub-

stitute one of the following courses for English

102: English 235, 236, 241, 281, 291, 321; Phil-

osophy 114, 201, 202, 203; Journalism 221, 370;

Speech and Theatre 217, 221. Previously offered

substitute courses include English 335, 336;

Philosophy 105, 221, 222, 225; and Speech 218.



President Milam requested the following change, effective

for all new students admitted for the 1977 Fall semester and

thereafter:



1) The present University English requirement be notified

to discontinue the substitution of specified courses in

English, Philosophy, Journalism, and Speech and Theatre,

for the satisfaction of the English 102 requirement.



2) The President be authorized to establish proper stand-

ards for examination and placement, and for the exemp-

tion of highly qualified students.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



25. Report of Overdue Student Loans, UNR



President Milam reported $17,037.62 in overdue University

loans, of which $8,411 is judged to be uncollectible. He

recommended that this amount be written off the University's

books and a hold placed on the records of each of the 83

students involved. He noted that the loans are still due

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

loan is paid. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Karamanos, carried without dissent.



26. Proposed Cooperative Effort to Purchase San Rafael Ranch



President Milam reported that the governing bodies in the

Washoe County Area (i. e., Washoe Council of Governments,

City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County, Washoe County

School District, Fair and Recreation Commission, and

Regional Planning Commission) are now exploring the possi-

bility of a cooperative public acquisition of the San Rafael

Ranch. The University of Nevada System has been invited to

participate in this cooperative investigation.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

Vice President Edward L. Pine be designated as the Univer-

sity's representative to this group, with a report to be

made back to the Board concerning the feasibility of the

project.



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

carried without dissent.



27. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



President Milam requested approval of the following fund

transfers:



Contingency Reserve, State Appropriated Accounts



#72 $3,600 to Recreation and Physical Education, to provide

funding for part-time instructors for 12 sections of

activities courses for the Fall semester.



#78 $900 to Biology for salaries for teaching assistants of

Sophomore level laboratories.



#81 $900 to Managerial Sciences to appoint a part-time

instructor for a Fall semester Real Estate course.



#84- $35,755 to the following Departments in the College of

99 Arts and Science to augment the operating and wages

accounts (offsetting transfer from the Dean's Office):



Art Department $3,100 to Operating

900 to Wages

Biology Department 6,000 to Operating

400 to Wages

English Department 200 to Wages

Foreign Languages 305 to Operating

300 to Wages

Journalism Department 1,250 to Operating

Mathematics Department 3,500 to Operating

200 to Wages

Physics Department 7,700 to Operating

800 to Wages

Psychology Department 2,000 to Operating

600 to Wages

Recreation & P. E. 4,000 to Operating

2,000 to Wages

Speech and Theatre 2,500 to Operating



#100 $514 to Sociology to provide secretarial assistance

for the Social Psychology program.



#101 $1,350 to Mathematics to provide funding for a tempo-

rary replacement for a faculty member who is ill.



#111 $2,460 to Student Services to cover cost of annual

salary for Tutor Coordinator.



Ending Fund Balance, Estimative Budget



#116 $7,959 to Student Health Service Professional Salaries,

to be used to pay salary of Assistant Medical Director,

a position to become effective February 1, 1977.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



28. Revision of Estimative Budget, UNR



President Milam requested the following revision to the

Intercollegiate Athletics Boosters' Estimative Budget for

1976-77, in order to utilize unanticipated monies realized

from the fund drive. He reported that the additional funds

will be used to upgrade the ICA program and provide addi-

tional support for women's programs.



Current Revision Revised

Budget Requested Budget



Revenue



Miscellaneous Revenue $75,350 $89,248 $164,598



Expenditures



Professional Salaries $ 6,720 $ 6,720

Out-of-State Travel 750 750

Operating 67,880 $89,248 157,128



Total Application of Funds $75,350 $89,248 $164,598



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

carried without dissent.



29. Change in Admission Requirements, UNR



President Milam requested approval of a change in the re-

quirements for admission to degree programs offered by the

School of Home Economics (i. e., Fashion Trades and Pre-

Kindergarten Education) to require that they be the same as

for admission to baccalaureate programs.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred and recommended that the

Handbook be conformed to reflect this change, as follows:



Title 4, Chapter 10, Section 4, General Admission

Requirements



2. Associate Degree Programs, University Divisions



a. The minimum academic requirements for admission to

the associate degree programs is graduation from

high school or the equivalent; i. e., the General

Education Development Test (GED), American College

Test (ACT), or the Scholastic Achievement Test

(SAT).



b. The admission requirements to other associate

degree programs at UNR and associate degree pro-

grams at UNLV are the same as for baccalaureate

programs.



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

carried without dissent.



30. 1977 Board Meeting Dates



Chancellor Humphrey proposed the following dates for Board

of Regents meetings in 1977:



Friday, January 14, 1977 CCCC

Friday, February 18, 1977 UNR

Friday, April 1, 1977 UNLV

Friday, May 13, 1977 UNR

Friday, June 17, 1977 UNLV

Friday, July 22, 1977 UNR

Friday, September 16, 1977 UNLV

Friday, October 14, 1977 UNR

Friday, November 18, 1977 UNR

Friday, January 13, 1978 UNLV



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

carried without dissent.



31. 1977-1981 Comprehensive Plan



Dr. Alfred Stoess, Director of Program Planning and Employ-

ment Relations, presented the draft of the 1977-1981 Compre-

hensive Plan, noting that UNS is required to submit a 4-year

comprehensive plan to each regular session of the Legisla-

ture. Following presentation of the plan and discussion by

the Board, Chancellor Humphrey noted that the intention in

presenting the draft document at this time was to provide

for the preliminary discussion which had occurred. The

final document will be on the January agenda for action so

that it may be submitted to the Legislature by February 1

as required by law.



32. 1977-1979 Budget Request



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in October the Board had

authorized work to go forward on a reduction in the UNS

1977-1979 budget request to accommodate the revised lower

enrollment projections for the 1977-79 biennium. Dr.

Humphrey noted that the revised budget document had been

delivered to the Regents with the following letter of

transmittal:



The revised 1977-79 biennial request, completed in

conformity with your instructions at the October Board

meeting, is respectfully transmitted for your approval.

It totals $138,510,657 for the biennium. This is

$2,751,656 less than the earlier request. This revised

budget is a 39% increase over the 1975-77 biennium.



The budget request is detailed and lengthy and I assume

you will wish to review it thoroughly for complete

understanding. There are, however, several points which

justify emphasis.



System-wide enrollments continue to grow. In 1975 we

had 29,826 students. By 1978 we expect to have 40,297.

This is 10,471 or 35% more. The increase in the average

to be served, 1977-79 over 1975-77, is 23%.



Since full-time equated students is the measure used

most often, those figures should also be cited. In 1975

we had 16,028 FTE students and in 1978 we will have

19,819. This is 3,791 or a 24% increase. The increase

in the average to be served, 1977-79 over 1975-77, is

16%.



A significant part of the increase in the UNS budget is

caused by inflation. The Consumer Price Index has in-

creased 7.5% since July 1, 1975 and is continuing to

increase at the rate of .5% a month. All costs have in-

increased, utilities have skyrocketed. Despite strin-

gent conservation measures we are spending significantly

larger parts of our budgets for energy. We will contin-

ue to effect economies but the actual cost of services

must be recognized and budgeted.



Does Nevada need to provide as much higher education as

it does now? Can Nevada afford to pay more for higher

education? How does Nevada compare with other states in

its support of higher education, the percentage of its

residents being served, the quality of its programs?



These are important questions -- especially important to

Regents whose responsibility it is to determine the mis-

sion of the University System and to seek the correct

amount of money to enable that mission to be accomplish-

ed. The 5th chapter of the UNS Four-Year Master Plan

for 1977-81 contains a great deal of information con-

cerning these questions and justifies your detailed

review. Among the conclusions which can be reached

from that information, several are worth emphasizing

here.



Nevada spends less State money per full-time equated

student in higher education than the average state.



Nevada spends a smaller percentage of available tax

revenues for higher education than the average

state.



Nevada asks its students to spend slightly more in

fees than average.



Nevada depends on student fees for a signficantly

larger part of its budget than average.



Nevada public institutions instruct a higher per-

centage of both residents and non-residents than

the average state.



Nevada has a higher student-faculty ratio than

average.



Should the Governor and the Legislature decide to

neither increase the University's share of the State

General Fund nor to increase the revenue in the General

Fund, then the Board will have to direct that changes be

made. We can strive for greater efficiency; that is, do

more work with the same number or fewer people. Growth

of enrollments of in-state students can be restricted.

Out-of-state enrollments can be reduced. New programs

can be postponed. Fees and tuition can be further in-

creased. Existing programs of instruction, research

and public service can be curtailed or eliminated. Fac-

ulty salary increases can be further postponed. Obvi-

ously some of these alternatives will have more appeal

to some decision makers than to others.



From all data available, I conclude that the University

of Nevada System budgets are reasonable and that citi-

zens of Nevada are getting full measure for their tax

dollars spent for higher education. I request that you

approve this revised request for 1977-79, and that you

earnestly seek its approval by the Governor and the

Legislature.



Dr. Douglas Mathewson presented slide illustrations by way

of explanation of the revised budget document. Dr. James

Richardson requested, on behalf of the UNR Senate Executive

Board, that the Board reconsider its action in October de-

clining to authorize an increase in the budget request to

accommodate the latest data on salaries (request identified

as Ref. 40 and filed with permanent minutes).



Mr. Dick Belaustegui, Unit Senate Chairman, endorsed the re-

quest of the UNR Senate Executive Board. Dr. Paul Burns,

UNLV Senate Chairman, stated that UNLV would offer full

support to restoration by the Board of Regents of the

faculty salary goal.



Mrs. Fong moved for reconsideration of the action taken in

October concerning the revision of the budget. Motion

seconded by Miss Mason, failed by the following roll call

vote:



No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Ross, Mr. James Buchanan

Yes - Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen,

Miss Mason

Abstain - Mr. Karamanos



Mr. Ross moved approval of the revised budget request as

submitted. Motion seconded by Dr. Anderson, carried by the

following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss

Mason, Mr. Ross

No - Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong

Not Voting - Mr. James Buchanan



Mrs. Knudtsen moved to further review the budget request to

reinstate the faculty salary goal based on current data.

Motion seconded by Miss Mason.



Mr. Ross moved to table until the Board reconvened on

Saturday. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos, carried without

dissent.



33. Clarification of Affirmative Action Policy



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in October the Board had

instructed that Section 5, Chapter 5 of Title 4 of the Board

of Regents Handbook, be clarified and that "internally" and

"externally" be defined. He recommended that this be accom-

plished by adding the following to subsection 1.f of Section

5, Guidelines for Implementation:



1. At the Division level responsible Administrators must:



............



f. Publicize all available open positions both inter-

nally and externally through bulletin board and

advertising.



Internally shall mean within a Division of the Uni-

versity of Nevada System and externally shall mean

within the other Divisions of the System and outside

the University of Nevada System.



This shall not be interpreted as requiring a search

even within the Division in order to fill positions

of academic Department Chairmen or, in CCD, posi-

tions of Directors who serve in the same capacity as

academic Department Chairmen do in the Universities.



Chancellor Humphrey further noted that there is some inter-

est in seeking an amendment to this policy and proposals

will be considered by the Faculty Senates, the affirmative

action/equal opportunity officers group, and the Adminis-

tration, and a report and recommendation will be made to the

Board at a later date.



President Milam expressed concern that this requirement of

external recruiting was in conflict with the affirmative

action statement for the Cooperative Extension Service, as

approved by the U. S. Department of Agriculture in 1971,

and he suggested that this item be deferred until the next

meeting.



Mrs. Fong moved that the item be tabled until January.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



34. Affirmative Action Information



Miss Mason asked that this item be moved from the Informa-

tion to the Action Agenda for discussion. The item concern-

ed her request at the September meeting for a new report

from all of the University's affirmative action officers,

with the report to include (1) how future promotions will

be handled; (2) recruiting procedures; (3) what changes

have occurred; (4) number of minorities; (5) number of

women; (6) tenure ratio between men and women; and (7)

salary ratio between men and women.



A report from DRI was included with the agenda, together

with a statement by the Chancellor that reports from the

other three Divisions would be filed in January.



Miss Mason expressed extreme annoyance, stating that she

had requested this report in September, 1975, and was in-

formed that it would be submitted in November, 1975. She

also stated that she had been told by Miss Delia Martinez,

System Affirmative Action Officer, that she was quite dis-

turbed by the reports she had received (in 1975) and wanted

to give the Divisions time to improve before their reports

were submitted.



Chancellor Humphrey requested an opportunity to discuss

with Miss Martinez the import of her remarks and it was

agreed that the reports requested by Miss Mason in September

1976 would be included on the January agenda, along with

additional information she requested concerning the source

of salary monies (i. e., Federal, State, etc.) for minority

and women employees.



The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P.M. and reconvened on Saturday

at 8:20 A.M.



Discussion resumed on Item 32, 1977-1979 Budget Request



The Chair ordered the following motion removed from the

table:



Mrs. Knudtsen moved to further revise the budget

request to reinstate the faculty salary goal based on

current data. Motion seconded by Miss Mason.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that staff had run the neces-

sary calculations the previous evening and had determined

that it would require approximately $1.8 million increase

in the revised budget request to accommodate to the amount

of money required to meet the compensation goal of 12% in-

crease the first year and 9% increase the second year of

the biennium.



Mrs. Knudtsen asked that her earlier motion be withdrawn.

Miss Mason, who seconded, concurred.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the Board reaffirm its policy to

strive to keep faculty compensation at the mean of the 50

institution peer group, within the limits of the appropri-

ation for 1977-79. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos,

carried without dissent.



Chancellor Humphrey pointed out that in order to develop a

1977-78 work program, it will be necessary for the Admin-

istration to make a series of assumptions and recommenda-

tions to the Board since further direction from the Board

is required.



35. Admission of Applicants with Criminal Records or Psychiatric

Problems



President Baepler recalled that in February, 1976 the Board

rescinded the policy for UNR requiring applicants with

criminal records or identified psychiatric problems to be

reviewed by a special screening committee. In May, however,

the Board declined to rescind an identical policy for UNLV

and CCD and directed that a new procedure be developed.



Dr. Baepler renewed his request that the policy for UNLV be

rescinded, and submitted a memorandum in support of this

request (identified as Ref. 28 and filed with permanent

minutes). President Donnelly also requested that the policy

be rescinded for CCD. Chancellor Humphrey endorsed this re-

quest, but stated that if the Board did not wish to follow

the recommendation, the requirement should be reimposed on

UNR.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that all Senates have endorsed

the proposal that the policy be rescinded except the Unit

Senate which did not take action based on the fact that it

is not concerned with the admission of students.



Mr. Ross noted that the Board's earlier action had been to

request a new procedure be developed and he stated that he

believed that certain questions should be asked of the

applicant so that the information might be on file.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that he and the other Officers

had not been aware that the Board believed that information

should be gathered but not used. He suggested that such

action on the part of the University would not be desirable.

Presidents Baepler, Donnelly and Milam concurred with the

Chancellor's recommendation that the policy be rescinded for

all instructional Divisions of the University.



Miss Mason moved that the policy statement concerning ad-

mission of applicants with criminal records or psychiatric

problems for UNLV and CCD be rescinded. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Knudtsen, carried by the following roll call vote:



Yes - Mr. John Buchanan, Mrs. Fong, Mr. Karamanos,

Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss Mason

No - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Ross, Mr. James Buchanan



36. Collective Bargaining Regulations



Chancellor Humphrey noted that Section 23 of Chapter 6,

Title 4, of the Board of Regents Handbook, establishes five

employee negotiating units: (1) faculty at UNR and UNLV;

(2) faculty in the special or service units not a part of

a Division; (3) DRI faculty; (4) CCD faculty; and (5) grad-

uate assistants or graduate fellows in any Division. He

recalled that in September, 1976 the matter of separating

the faculties of UNR and UNLV into two negotiating units was

referred to UNR and UNLV Senates, which in turn voted in

favor of separate units.



President Baepler, President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended that the regulations be amended to provide for

separate bargaining units for UNR and UNLV.



Miss Mason moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross.



Mr. Charles Levinson, speaking on behalf of the UNLV Chapter

of NSP, and Dr. James Richardson, speaking on behalf of the

UNR Faculty Senate, urged approval by the Board.



Motion carried by the following roll call vote:



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

Karamanos, Mrs. Knudtsen, Miss Mason, Mr. Ross,

Mr. James Buchanan.



37. Code Amendment Regarding Tenure for Part-Time Faculty



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the UNR Senate had pro-

posed an amendment to Chapter 3 of the Code, to make it

possible for faculty designated as 50% or more of full-

time to receive tenure. This proposal was referred to the

other Senates. The Unit Senate and the UNLV Senate favor

the proposed amendment. The CCD and DRI Senates decided to

take no action.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the Officers recommend

that the matter be tabled at this time and that an ad hoc

System Committee be requested to recommend additional Code

language and procedures to be followed if the Code is

amended.



Mrs. Fong moved that the matter be tabled. Motion seconded

by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



38. Investment Income Distribution



Chancellor Humphrey noted that UNS currently has two unem-

ployment compensation insurance (UCI) pools, one for appro-

priated and one for nonappropriated funds. In accordance

with Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 3 of the Board of Regents

Handbook, interest earned from the temporary investment of

surplus funds in the two UCI pools has been credited to the

Board of Regents Special Projects account. A recent audit

report from HEW recommends that earnings resulting from in-

vesting the UCI pool reserve balances be credited back to

the UCI pool. Dr. Humphrey stated that this HEW recommenda-

tion was discussed at a meeting of the UNS Business Officers

on September 30, 1976, and it was the consensus of that

group that the UNS should comply with the HEW recommenda-

tion. The Officers recommended that this policy statement

be amended to provide that income from investment of the

UCI pools be credited to those funds, effective January 1,

1977.



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

carried without dissent.



39. Faculty Working on Advanced Degrees



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that last May, the UNLV Senate

and President Baepler recommended that Title 4, Chapter 4,

Section 4 of the Handbook be amended as follows:



No faculty member holding the rank of Assistant Profes-

sor, Associate Professor or Professor, or an equivalent,

shall be permitted to become a candidate for an advanced

degree at the University, except that (1) students who

enter a graduate program and who by virtue of their

advanced standing are qualified for temporary appointment

on the faculty shall be permitted to complete their

training while retaining such positions, or (2) a faculty

member may be permitted to become a candidate for an ad-

vanced degree outside of his/her own Department if the

request to do so is approved by the UNLV Graduate

Standards Committee.



As noted in the agenda, this proposal was referred to the

other Senates. The DRI Senate voted to express no opinion.

The Unit Senate approved the proposal. The UNR Senate con-

curred with the proposal provided "his/her own Department"

is changed to "his or her own College". The Officers rec-

ommended that the following amendment be adopted:



No faculty member holding the rank of Assistant

Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, or an

equivalent, shall be permitted to become a candidate

for an advanced degree at the University, except that

(1) students who enter a graduate program and who by

virtue of their advanced standing are qualified for

temporary appointment on the faculty shall be per-

mitted to complete their training while retaining such

position, or (2) a faculty member may be permitted to

become a candidate for an advanced degree outside of

his/her own Department if the request to do so is ap-

proved by the appropriate graduate school committee and

by the President.



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

carried without dissent.



40. Student Fee Problems



A. Chancellor Humphrey recalled that on May 14, 1976 the

Board approved a consolidated fee proposal and a re-

sulting revision to Chapter 13 of the Handbook, to be

effective Summer and Fall, 1977. Section 7 of that

revised Chapter 13 concerns the policy for delayed pay-

ment of registration fees and tuition and provides that

the second payment shall be made not later than Friday

of the sixth week of instruction. Section 8 of that

revised Chapter 13 concerns refund of fees and provides

that no refund shall be made after the end of the fifth

week of instruction. Dr. Humphrey noted that since the

deferred payment balance is due one week later than the

refund deadline, a student on the deferred payment plan

who does not pay the deferred balance by the sixth week

would become a receivable. If the due date of the sec-

ond deferred payment is made to coincide with the refund

deadline, students not paying the deferred payment on

time would forfeit the balance as a refund, eliminating

the receivable and resulting in cancellation of regis-

tration.



Dr. Humphrey stated that after considerable review, the

Business Officers of the Divisions recommended that

Section 7 be amended to provide for payment no later

than the fifth week of instruction. The Officers con-

curred and recommended approval of this change.



Miss Mason expressed concern that this change in policy

would shorten by one week the period of time in which a

student would have to make the second installment of his

deferred payment.



Miss Mason moved that the due date for the second in-

stallment of a deferred payment shall be not later than

Friday of the sixth week of instruction and that no

refund shall be made after the end of the sixth week of

instruction. Motion seconded by Mr. Ross, carried with-

out dissent.



B. Chancellor Humphrey noted that the consolidated fee per

credit for regular academic semesters will be $22 at

UNR, $21 at UNLV and $13 at CCD, beginning Fall 1977.

During Summer School, beginning Summer 1977, it will be

$30 per credit at UNR and UNLV and $13 at CCD. In set-

ting this consolidated fee, no decision was made con-

cerning the part of the fee which would be covered by a

grant-in-aid.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended and the Presidents

concurred that (1) the grant-in-aid for all categories

of students at all times at UNR and UNLV be $11 per

credit and $8.50 per credit at CCD; and (2) students

receiving a grant-in-aid as athletes, professional staff

and dependents, graduate assistants (fellows), or clas-

sified staff also receive a waiver during the regular

academic year of the Capital Improvement Fee of $6 per

credit at UNR and UNLV and $4 per credit at CCD.



ASUN President Jim Stone requested that the waiver of

the Capital Improvement fee also be extended to execu-

tive officers of the student body associations.



Dr. Anderson moved approval of the Chancellor's recom-

mendation, with the waiver of the Capital Improvement

fee to be extended to student body officers with in-

structions to the Division Presidents to identify those

student body officers who would receive the Capital

Improvement fee waiver. Motion seconded by Mrs. Fong,

carried without dissent.



C. Chancellor Humphrey noted that Section 4 of the revised

Chapter 13 sets tuition (i. e., the amount charged a

nonresident in addition to the regular registration fee)

at $600 per semester for all instructional programs

except the School of Medical Sciences, UNR, which shall

charge tuition of $3,000 per semester. This Medical

School rate was set to coincide with the WICHE student

exchange rate of $6,000 per year. The WICHE rate has

been increased to $12,000 per year, effective 1977-78.



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey recommended that

Section 4 of Chapter 13 be amended to provide a tuition

charge of $6,000 per semester for nonresident students

in the School of Medical Sciences. (The nonresident

will also pay the $1,100 per semester registration fee

charged all resident medical students.)



President Milam and Chancellor Humphrey also recommended

that the distribution of the $1,100 registration fee be

the same as for an undergraduate taking 16 credits; i.

e., $96 to Capital Improvement Fee Fund, $4.80 to Stu-

dent Union Operating, $16 to Student Union Capital

Improvement, $22.40 to Health Services, $22.40 to ASUN,

and $14.40 to Intercollegiate Athletics. The balance

of $924 would go to the School of Medical Sciences

budget.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



D. Chancellor Humphrey noted that in 1977-78, the fee for

Application for Admissions become $5 for all Divisions.

There has been discussion of waiving this fee for trans-

fers from one Division to another; however, no agreement

had been reached. Chancellor Humphrey stated that

unless the Board directs otherwise, the fee will be

uniformly charged to all students applying for admission

to any Division.



Mr. John Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Fong, carried without dissent.



41. Code Amendment Regarding Administrative Personnel



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in May, 1976 the UNLV

Senate and President Baepler had proposed the amendment of

the Code by addition of a new Section 3.7, as follows:



Section 3.7



Economic Security Provisions for Professional Administrative

Personnel Not Holding Rank in a Teaching and Research

Department.



3.7.1 Tenure as defined above is related specifically to

teaching and research. Professional personnel whose

administrative tasks entitle them to appointments

with faculty status and fringe benefits but who are

not engaged in teaching and research are not eligible

for tenure as administrative officers. Although they

do not have the need for tenure as a protector of

academic freedom, they do have a need for alternative

arrangements with respect to job security and academ-

ic due process.



3.7.2 Administrative personnel may be appointed with or

without concurrent academic rank in a teaching and

research Department. If they have such academic

rank, they may be considered for tenure by such a

Department in accordance with the regular tenure

provisions set forth above. Lacking such concurrent

appointments, they have as an alternative to tenure

the following provisions to assure economic security

and due process.



3.7.3 Persons appointed without academic rank in a teaching

and research Department to administrative positions

carrying professional and faculty status and fringe

benefits are hereafter called Administrative Profes-

sionals. They are appointed annually with either

provisional or continuing appointments. The first

six annual appointments are deemed to be provisional

and beginning with the seventh annual appointment,

the appointments are deemed to be continuing.



3.7.4 The continuing appointment of an Administrative

Professional may be terminated only for cause. Such

cause will be one which would justify the termination

of a tenured faculty member and the Administrative

Professional will be accorded the same rights of ap-

peal as a tenured faculty member would enjoy.



3.7.5 During the period of the six provisional appointments

an Administrative Professional may be dismissed with-

out cause with 90 days notice.



3.7.6 Neither the limitation of cause in Section 3.7.4

above nor the limit of 90 days in Section 3.7.5 is

intended to restrict the Presidential authority to

require immediate suspension under Section 5.3.3.



Dr. Humphrey reported that the proposal was submitted to the

other Senates. The DRI Senate and President Smith consider-

ed the matter but chose to express no opinion. The UNR

Senate has no objection if this proposed amendment were

applicable only to UNLV; however, it opposes its application

to UNR. CCD Senates took no action. The Unit Senate has

strong reservations and is still working on the matter.

The Officers recommended that this be deferred for further

study and that it be returned to the Board in the Spring.



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

carried without dissent.



42. Code Amendment Regarding Boards and Committees



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the UNR Senate had pro-

posed an amendment to Section 1.3.9 of the Code which would

abolish the authority of the Chancellor, and alter the

authority of the Presidents, to appoint Boards and Commit-

tees, and would substitute "System Policy Recommending

Committees". The proposed wording of the amendment was in-

cluded with the agenda (identified as Ref. 36 and filed

with permanent minutes).



Chancellor Humphrey reported that this proposal was referred

to other Senates. The UNLV Senate favors the proposed

amendment; the Unit, DRI and CCD Senates oppose the amend-

ment. The Presidents and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

that the proposed amendment not be adopted.



Dr. Richardson, UNR Faculty Senate Chairman, spoke in sup-

port of the proposed amendment to the Code.



Mrs. Knudtsen moved that the proposed amendment not be

adopted. Motion seconded by Mr. John Buchanan, carried

without dissent.



43. Approval of Fund Transfers



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

fund transfers:



#76-11 $23,076.01 from Contingency Reserve to Chancellor's

Office Professional Salaries account to provide

salary funds and fringe benefits for newly appointed

General Counsel.



#76-13 $6,169.02 from Contingency Reserve to Chancellor's

Office Classified Salaries account to provide salary

funds and fringe benefits for a classified position

added upon appointment of the General Counsel.



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

carried without dissent.



44. 1977-1981 Capital Improvement Program



Mr. Harry Wood, UNS Architect/Facility Planner, presented

the 1977-1981 UNS Capital Improvement Program, comprising

13 projects which total $37,857,200 and which can be accom-

plished by use of revenue already dedicated to this purpose.

Two additional projects, totaling $4,272,000 are also in-

cluded in the Program and can be accomplished if the Legis-

lature appropriates General Fund monies or authorizes a

General Obligation bond issue. (Project list filed with

permanent minutes.) Mr. Wood commented on those projects

requested by the Board but not recommended by the State

Public Works Board (i. e., #4, Northern Nevada Community

College Campus Improvements at $126,000; #5 Western Nevada

Community College Carson City Campus Improvements at

$92,000; #14 Clark County Community College, Henderson

Campus, at $2,043,000; and #15 Western Nevada Community

College, Carson City Campus, at $1,383,000 and Fallon Campus

at $846,000).



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board continue to

authorize the Administration to seek authority and funding

for all 15 projects comprising the total 4-year 1977-1981

Capital Improvement Program request.



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

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



45. New Business



Dr. Anderson suggested consideration of a Regents Committee

to study collective bargaining. Although no action was

taken to appoint such a Committee, it was agreed that Mr.

Karamanos would make a presentation concerning collective

bargaining at the January meeting.



The Action Agenda was completed and the Information Agenda sub-

mitted. The Information Agenda contained the following items and

is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



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

(2) Promotion and Tenure Recommendation Form

(3) Clark County Medical Society Letter

(4) Report of Disciplinary Cases

(5) Report of Foreign Travel

(6) Report of Fund Transfers

(7) Affirmative Action Information

(8) Board of Regents Special Projects Account

(9) Progress of University Projects



The meeting adjourned at 10:30 A.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

11-19-1976