UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
November 20-21, 1970


Pages 59-92



November 20-21, 1970

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

Moyer Campus Student Union, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present: Mr. Thomas G. Bell

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

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

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Dr. Juanita White

Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

Director Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

Director John M. Ward (DRI)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

Acting Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Mr. Herman Westfall, Business Manager (UNLV)

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information (UNR)

Mr. Mark Hughes, Director of Information (UNLV)

Dr. Edmund Barmettler, Faculty Senate Chairman


Dr. Don Fowler, Faculty Senate Chairman (DRI)

Dr. John Vergiels, Faculty Senate Chairman


Miss Frankie Sue Del Papa, ASUN President

Mr. Richard Myers, CSUN President

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hug at 10:40 A.M.

1. Approval of Minutes

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

minutes of the regular meeting of October 9-10, 1970, were

approved as distributed.

2. Supplemental Agenda

Upon motion by Mr. Bell, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, 5 addi-

tional items were added to the agenda.

3. Report of Gifts and Grants

President Zorn submitted a report covering gifts and grants

received by UNLV during fiscal year 1969-70, totaling

$1,493,892 (report filed with permanent minutes).

President Miller submitted a similar report for UNR total-

ing $2,301,880 (report filed with permanent minutes).

Gifts and grants were recommended for acceptance as indicat-

ed in Ref. C, filed with permanent minutes.

Motion by Mr. Bell, seconded by Mr. Seeliger, carried with-

out dissent that the gifts and grants be accepted as pre-


4. Report of Personnel Actions

The following appointments were recommended by the appropri-

ate officers:



Georgianna H. Perazzo, Graduate Assistant, 9/1/70-6/30/71 -

$1875 (full time Fall semester, 1/2 time Spring semester)

James R. Earl, Graduate Assistant, 9/1/70-6/30/71 - $3000


Mary Louise Shadley, Graduate Assistant, 10/1/70-6/30/71 -

$2250 (base for academic year $2500)



Jerome C. Johnson, Lecturer, Regional Training Officer for

Headstart, 9/1/70-6/30/71 - $12,300 annual rate (new,

temporary position)


David L. Aalbers, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Chemistry,

1/8 time, Fall semester 1970 - $337.50 (temporary position)

Steven James Fox, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Anthropology,

10/1/70-1/31/71 - $1000 (temporary position)

Lucinda Lee Guernsey, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Mathe-

matics, 11/1/70-1/31/71 - $750 (replacement for Anthony


Stephen E. Loveless, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Psychology,

9/16/70-6/30/71 - $1187.50 (replacement for Joan Lahren)

William M. Ransom, Graduate Teaching Fellow in English,

Fall semester 1970 - $1250 (temporary position)

Peter R. Reams, Graduate Teaching Fellow in Political Sci-

ence, 1/4 time, 10/1/70-1/31/71 - $500 (replacement for

William Stephenson)

Bill Ticky Toth, Graduate Teaching Fellow in English, 1/4

time, Fall semester 1970 - $675 (temporary position)


Arthie E. Blake, Graduate Research Fellow in B. B. & E. R.,

10/1/70-6/30/71 - $1125 (replacement for Daniel Culbert)


Daniel E. Collins, Graduate Research Fellow in Nevada

Bureau of Mines, academic year 1970-71 - $2750 (temporary



Kamal S. Yackzan, Visiting Lecturer in Anatomy, 9/1/70-

1/31/71 - $6900 (temporary appointment)


Berger B. Nelson, Electrical Engineer, 1/18-6/30/71 -

$14,100 annual rate (vacant position)

Motion by Mr. Bell, seconded by Mr. Jacobsen, carried with-

out dissent that the above personnel actions be approved as


5. Petition on Behalf of Dr. Paul Adamian

Mr. Brady Keresey, UNR student, presented a petition, which

he stated contained 1100 signatures on behalf of Dr. Paul

S. Adamian. The petition read as follows:

The good and usefulness of the University has been

placed in danger. If one member of this community

can be placed in jeopardy for the actions of many,

then this University is defeating its purpose.

Unwarranted and reactionary pressure has caused tur-

moil throughout the University. We, the undersigned,

wish to express our deep concern and pledge our full

support to Dr. Paul Adamian. We urge you to stand up

for our University and reinstate Dr. Adamian with

full rights and privileges due a University professor.

Mr. Hug received the petition on behalf of the Board and

noted since this was a personnel matter, discussion would

be confined to the Executive Session.

6. Kenneth M. de Vos Scholarships

President Zorn reported the receipt of $140,000 from the

Kenneth de Vos Charitable Remainder Trust "for the purpose

of establishing the Kenneth M. de Vos Scholarship Fund with

the income to be used to provide scholarships for worthy

students to be selected by the Scholarship Committee" of

UNLV. Dr. Zorn also reported that the de Vos Trust Agree-

ment provided that after the distribution of specific re-

quests, UNLV will receive 9/16 residue of a related trust;

the Mary Alice de Vos Trust. The trust document specifies

that: "It is the desire of the Grantors that the distri-

butions made from the trust to educational institutions be

used to provide scholarships to colored students having dark

skins (negroid or others) who meet the standards for en-

trance into the respective institutions. This, however, is

to be regarded as merely an expression of desire and shall

not act as a limitation upon said gifts."

Dr. Zorn noted that the exact value of this second trust

grant has not been determined, but it appears it will be

in excess of $1 million. He requested that the University,

in accepting the gift, acknowledge the part played by Mrs.

Mildred P. Ulmer, who had suggested the gift to the donors

and has been credited by them as influencing their decision.

President Zorn recommended that the Board accept the

$140,000 as an endowment fund for the purpose specified by

the trust instrument to be administered in accordance with

the following guidelines as approved by the trustees:

The de Vos Charitable Remainder Trust has provided an

endowment of $140,000 which generates income for

scholarships to enable College opportunities for dis-

advantaged ethnic minorities. Ordinarily, 6 to 8

scholarships, each providing a stipend of $1000 are

available each year. 2 or more grants are made to

Freshmen, and renewals are possible for a maximum of

9 semesters. Special consideration is given to Afro-

American students having an aptitude for College


Applications will be received and ranked by the Fi-

nancial Aids Officer, with final award made by the

University Scholarship Committee. Motivation for

academic success and financial need shall be the

prime qualifications for initial selection; renewals

will be made on a semester-to-semester basis, provided

academic achievement meets minimum University standards.

Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the above recommendation and

further recommended that Dr. Zorn be requested to develop

a proposal for the employment of the additional monies to

be received to be presented to the Board not later than

the time of distribution of the residual of the estate.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

7. National Defense Student Loan Program

President Zorn requested $12,175 to meet the matching re-

quirements of the National Defense Student Loan Program.

He noted that no UNLV student loan monies are available

for this purpose.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that $25,000 had been provided

by the Legislature to the System for this purpose for the

1969-71 biennium; however, this appropriation had been

totally expended during the 1969-70 fiscal year. He recom-

mended the following monies under the control of the Board

of Regents be made available to UNLV for the required 1/9

matching funds:

Miscellaneous Endowment Income $ 386.35

Alice Dimmitt Endowment Income 5,453.06

Lowell Daniels Endowment Income 387.05

Hayden Ellicott Endowment Income 2,086.52

Anine B. Christensen Endowment Income 2,359.51

Board of Regents Special Projects 1,502.51

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

8. American International Academy

President Zorn endorsed a recommendation by Vice President

Baepler and the Academic Council, as follows:

The Academic Council recommends the affiliation of the

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with the American

International Academy. Through the American Interna-

tional Acadamy our University will, at no financial

risk, be able to take advantage of overseas education

for our students.

Basically, our students will be eligible to take courses

already in existence offered by the American Interna-

tional Academy and, additionally, we would be able to

list selected courses which would be promoted by the

American International Academy but which would be

taught by our own faculty members during the Summer in

various parts of the world.

Affiliation with this Academy, in essence, gives them

permission to use our University as an accreditation

source for their course offerings. It is my under-

standing that a good many Colleges and Universities

around the country will be affiliating with this


Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

9. College of Education Building, UNLV

President Zorn reported that the bids for this project were

opened October 20, 1970 and the low bid of J. A. Tiberti

was as follows:

Base Bid $2,967,000

Deductive Alternates:

A. Air distribution system change 38,000-

B. Leave 3rd floor unfinished 107,000-

Additive Alternates:

C. Separate lecture building 144,000+

C.1 Separate mental retardation building 122,000+

D. Light and plumbing fixture change 6,000+

E. Cabinets, rooms 2-69 33,000+

F. Audio test booth 34,000+

G. Projection screen 4,000+

H. Paving tile deck 14,000+

I. Directories 4,500+

J. Two pools and fountains No bid

K. Hardware and door change 10,000+

L. Art work 27,000+

M. Landscaping 45,000+

N. 6" concrete walks 8,000+

President Zorn also reviewed the summary of the project

budget as approved by the Board:

Construction $2,714,000

Contingency 70,800

Furnishings 200,000

Sub Total $2,984,800

Miscellaneous Fixed Costs 208,200

Total $3,193,000

(Detail of project budget and scope was included with agenda

as is filed with permanent minutes, identified as Ref. G,

Pages 3 and 4.)

President Zorn reviewed the various alternatives which the

University has considered in attempting to reach a resolu-

tion which would permit the construction to proceed. He

noted that Mr. William Hancock, Manager of the State Plan-

ning Board, had proposed several alternatives which had

been discussed with the Chancellor and had been considered

by the College of Education Building Committee. (Hancock

alternatives contained in letter dated November 4, 1970

and filed with permanent minutes identified as Ref. G,

Pages 5, 6 and 7.)

President Zorn recommended the following course of action:

Base Bid $2,967,000

Less: Negotiated reduction in base bid

items 73,000-

Deductive alternates A and B 145,000-

Sub total $2,749,000

Add: Parts of additive alternates E and G 10,000+

Additive alternate C 144,000+

Total $2,903,000

(All figures rounded to nearest thousand)

Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the above recommendation, not-

ing that this would leave approximately $82,000 available

for contingency and furnishings and would leave one wing

of the 3rd floor partially unfinished. A supplemental ap-

propriation of $200,000, less the residual of the $82,000

contingency fund, would then be necessary to complete the

furnishings of the building. He further noted that if this

procedure is approved, and a supplemental appropriation of

approximately $200,000 is requested, it is assumed that a

request for a supplemental appropriation for the UNR Col-

lege of Education might also be made.

Mr. Jacobsen asked if projections for classroom and office

space were keeping pace with the enrollment projections.

Dr. Zorn stated that when the Humanities building and the

College of Education building were completed, there will

be enough classroom and office space to erase the deficiency

which now exists and to allow for growth for at least 3

bienna (or until 1979). He pointed out that the needs dur-

ing the next biennium will be for Physical Education facili-

ties, after which the most acute need will be in the science

area and then library expansion.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

10. Exterior of Chemistry Building

President Zorn stated that the Chemistry building has been

occupied for several months; however, the exterior of the

building still does not look finished. He noted that a

number of alternatives have been investigated to provide

a different finishing to the exterior and it has been

determined that the best alternative would be an applica-

tion of a finishing material which will give an appearance

similar to that of the Student Union building. He noted

that there are several such finishes on the market and

rough estimates indicate a cost of approximately $10,000

to $15,000 which he said he believed would be an appropri-

ate expenditure from the UNLV Capital Improvement Fee Fund.

He suggested that, unless there was objection to proceeding

in this manner, he would propose that bids be requested and

the results reported at the next meeting. No objection was


11. Class A Actions, UNR

President Miller presented the following 3 Class A Actions

by the UNR Faculty Senate with his recommendation for


A. Undergraduate Council and Faculty Senate Representation

for School of Medical Sciences

That the Faculty Senate and Undergraduate Council

membership temporarily be increased by one (1)

by the addition of a duly elected member from the

School of Medical Sciences.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective immedi-


Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

B. Substitution of Health Education Courses for Physical

Education Courses

That students in the College of Education be

permitted to substitute 2 credits (as devised by

the College of Education) in Health Education for

2 of the all-University required Physical Educa-

tion courses.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective Spring

semester, 1971.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried

without dissent, that the above recommendation be approved.

C. Requiring ACT for Admission

That ACT be required for admission to all Baccalau-

reate and Associate Programs at the University of

Nevada, Reno. New transfer students may be excused

by the Dean of the College if the Mathematics and

English requirements have been satisfied.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective Fall

semester, 1971.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

12. College of Education Building, UNR

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that at the October meeting

the Board had authorized the Administration to proceed

with negotiations and other necessary work to sell $1.2

million of revenue bonds for this project. At this time,

Chancellor Humphrey stated, it appears that it would be

advisable to go to public sale of the bonds rather than

to try a negotiated sale. Accordingly, he recommended

adoption of the following resolutions to authorize the

issuance of revenue bonds in the amount of $1.2 million

and authorizing the public sale of such securities with

bids to be received January 8, 1970.



































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

without dissent that the above resolutions be adopted and

bids be received January 8, 1971.

Chairman Hug introduced Regent-Elect William Morris and welcomed

him to the meeting.

13. Approval of Preliminary Plans for a Large Animal Facility

Dean Bohmont presented the preliminary plans for a large

animal facility to be constructed at the Main Station Farm.

He noted that the building will have an approximate area of

2000 square feet and will have facilities for X-ray and

surgery of large animals. Dean Bohmont noted that this

project was originally approved as a capital improvement

item by the Board in November 1969, to be constructed from

non-State appropriated funds and was estimated at that time

at $50,000. However, he stated, the University has received

a gift of X-ray equipment and the project has been expanded

to a facility estimated at $80,000 to house this rather

substantial piece of equipment. Plans and specifications

have been prepared by the Department of Physical Plant and

funds will be provided from the following sources:

Federal Research Facility Funds, P. L. 88-74 $ 7,000

Agricultural Experiment Station Research

Facilities Fund (Acct. #1-1-78-3018) 73,000


President Miller recommended approval of the preliminary

plans as presented. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

14. Utility Extension, UNR

Chancellor Humphrey reported that as an integral part of the

College of Education building and the National College of

State Trial Judges building, utilities (i. e., heat trench

and underground power distribution) must be extended to

service these facilities. Inasmuch as approximately 1/4

of the total trench extension passes through the area to

be excavated for the Physics building, Phase II of the

Physical Science Complex, it is economically feasible to

extend the utilities to the Education building and the

State Trial Judges building at the time the excavation is

underway for the Physics building. To not do so at that

time would require re-digging at least 1/4 of the trench

after the Physics building excavation has been backfilled,

resulting in a duplication of effort and a corresponding

increase in cost.

Chancellor Humphrey endorsed a request from President Miller

to negotiate a change order with Mc Kenzie Construction Co.,

contractor for the Physics building, to extend the utilities

to the Education building and State Trial Judges building

at the time of the Physics building excavation. He also

requested approval to spend $100,000 from the University of

Nevada, Reno Capital Improvement Fee Fund to accomplish

this utility extension.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that expenditure of this amount

would totally commit the UNR Capital Improvement Fee Fund

balance and the 1970-71 collections. If this expenditure

is approved, he stated, the Senate Finance Committee and

the Assembly Ways and Means Committee should be informed.

He added that he did not believe this was in any way con-

trary to legislative intent; however, it was not part of

the Education building project as originally presented.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

15. Agreement with State Planning Board

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in July 1969 the Board

designated Edward S. Parsons, A. I. A., as the architect

for a "Health Related Facility" to be used cooperatively

by the Max C. Fleischmann College of Agriculture and the

School of Medical Sciences. At that time, the Board also

specified that an agreement should be developed with the

State Planning Board for the involvement of that agency in

the construction of this facility and that the agreement

should be referred to the Board of Regents for approval.

Accordingly, a draft agreement had been developed and

approved by the Attorney General, the State Planning Board

and the University and was recommended for approval by the

Board of Regents (agreement filed with permanent minutes,

identified as Ref. L).

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

16. Progress of University Projects

A report on the progress of UNR capital improvements proj-

ects under the supervision of the Director of Physical Plant

was distributed with the agenda. A similar report from the

State Planning Board was distributed at the meeting. Both

reports are on file in the Chancellor's Office.

17. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000, UNR

President Miller reported that bids were received October

22, 1970 for the purchase of 2 vehicles:

(1) Station Wagon, 9 Passenger

International Harvester, Reno $3,660.44

Herb Hallman, Reno 3,790.77

(2) Pick-Up, 3/4 Ton

International Harvester, Reno $3,326.05

Reno Dodge, Reno 3,590.52

Bartlett Ford, Reno 3,767.65

President Miller recommended award to International Har-

vester for both vehicles for a total purchase of $6,986.49.

Funds are available from Car Pool Mileage receipt account.

Chancellor Humphrey concurred.

Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Bell, carried with-

out dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

The meeting adjourned for lunch and reconvened at 1:35 P.M.;

Chairman Hug introduced Regent-Elect Helen Thompson and welcomed

her to the meeting.

18. Approval of Preliminary Plans for Health Related Facility

President Miller introduced Mr. Edward Parsons, architect

for the Health Related Science building, who presented

preliminary plans for the building.

The following review of method of financing, project budget

and scope was distributed with the agenda:

(1) Method of Financing:

Board of Regents (from non-appropriated

sources) $ 300,000

Kellogg Fund Grant (for movable equipment) 60,000

HEW Health Professions Grant 686,010

Source to be identified prior to approval

of final plans 29,990


(2) Project Budget:

Construction $ 699,900

Exterior elements (architectural,

mechanical and electrical) 60,500

Fixed equipment 20,000

Fees and Misc. (site, inspection and

architectural) 71,600

Contingencies 14,000

Movable equipment 179,000

Access road and utilities 31,000


(3) Project Scope:

Assignable Sq. Feet

Offices 2,539

Laboratories 8,611

Mini-Labs 1,792

Storage 518

Self-Teaching Lab 3,075

Seminar Rooms 834

Study Rooms 2,502

Freezer Space 192

Cooler Space 210

Glass Storage Area 1,276

Animal Holding Rooms 664

Receiving Room 572

22,785 (ASF)

Mr. Parsons noted that this project will be a one-story,

concrete block building of approximately 24,000 square

feet and is planned for construction on the northeast

section of the Campus.

Mr. Bilbray asked if there had been any consideration given

to eventually expanding the building to more than one level.

Mr. Parsons explained that designing the building for even-

tual vertical expansion would add approximately $60,000 to

the cost of the first increment. He suggested that another

factor which had influenced the decision not to go more than

one story had been the availability of sufficient land,

noting that the site which had been selected for this build-

ing was a 30 acre undeveloped area north of the Campus. He

presnted a map showing his proposed development of that


Mr. Bilbray expressed concern that so much planning appeared

to have been done without discussion with or approval by the

Board. He referred to the map presented by Mr. Parsons

which he noted showed a complex of approximately 10 build-

ings. President Miller pointed out that the map under dis-

cussion had no official standing; adding that he himself

had not even seen it. The building for which the prelim-

inary plans had been submitted had been approved by the

Board earlier, as had the site under discussion; however,

he emphasized that this was the only building under con-


Mr. Hug agreed that the only matter under consideration was

the one building and he stated that he would not wish to be

committed to any other kind of plan.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended the preliminary plans be

approved for submission to the Federal government, as re-

quired by the terms of the HEW grant, and that Dean George

Smith be requested to make a complete report at a later

meeting on the progress of planning of all aspects of the

School of Medical Sciences.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved

with the understanding that this approval extends only to

the building for which preliminary plans were presented.

(Note to Minutes: In January 1968 the Board approved "a

site (for the Medical School) of approximately 10 acres

in the northwest section of the Campus...")

19. Review of Present Student Government at UNLV

Mr. Richard Myers, President of CSUN, reported that valid-

ity of present Student Government at UNLV has been challeng-

ed, as has the recent student elections held at UNLV. He

presented the following resolution, requesting consideration

and approval by the Board:

WHEREAS, the current Constitution and By-Laws of CSUN

has never been approved by the Board of Regents, and

WHEREAS, a functional document of authority and opera-

tion is needed for continuing performance of Student


WE HEREBY request the Board of Regents to approve

this Interim Document until February 1971, at the

meeting of the Board of Regents, when a Constitution

will be presented for your approval that has been

ratified by the student body.

THEREFORE, we ask for certification of the primary

elections of April 22 and 23, 1970, and the general

student body elections held May 4 and 5, 1970.

The Interim Document presented for approval reads as fol-


I. Membership

All registered students of UNLV, paying CSUN

(Student Government) fees, are eligible for


II. Executive Board

A. Membership

A President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice

President, Secretary and Treasurer will

compose the Executive Board.

B. Authority

The President and his Executive Board shall

be responsible for the administration and

execution of the affairs of CSUN, and the

administration and distribution of all moneys

belonging to CSUN. Any question to the rights

and powers of any body under control of CSUN,

including the Senate, Judicial Council, or any

committee thereunder, shall be decided by a

majority vote of the Executive Board in an

open session.

III. Senate

A. The CSUN Senate will be presided over by the

1st Vice President, and composed of elected

representatives of each class and College.

B. Authority

The Senate shall be empowered to initiate all

such acts as are necessary to provide for the

daily operation of CSUN.

C. The Senate can, by a 3/4 vote, overrule any

action of the Executive Board.

IV. Joint Session


Joint Session is a combined Executive Board and

Senate meeting.

1. Authority to call such a meeting will be vest-

ed in the President of CSUN, who will also

preside over the meeting.

2. 3 days' notice, either written or oral, shall

be given by the CSUN President prior to the

meeting of the Joint Session. Posting such

notice on the CSUN bulletin board on the 3rd

floor of the Student Union will constitute a

written notice.

3. The Joint Session meeting can conduct any and

all affairs related to CSUN.

4. The Joint Session can, by a 3/4 vote, overrule

any action of the Senate.

V. Judicial Council

A. Membership

The Judicial Council shall consist of a Chief

Justice, an Associate Chief Justice and 3

Associate Justices.

B. Authority

The Judicial Council is granted jurisdiction

in non-academic disciplinary cases only, as

provided for by the "Interim Rules and Disci-

plinary Procedures for Members of the Univer-

sity Community."

C. The Judicial Council is to determine the

validity of the signatures of any and all

initiative petitions.

VI. Initiative

A. Upon the presentation to the Executive Board

by members of CSUN of a petition bearing the

signatures of two hundred (200) students re-

questing specific legislation upon any matter

within the authority of CSUN.

B. Such initiative shall be submitted to a vote

of the CSUN student body within 25 days of

its presentation to the CSUN Executive Board.

C. The verification of signatures in such initi-

ative petition shall be done by the Student

Judicial Council within 10 days of its re-

ceipt of said petition by the Executive Board.

VII. Election

That an election for new Senators will be held

prior to December 11, 1970. The provision for

such election will be at the discretion of the

CSUN Executive Board.

Mr. Bell proposed that the above document be amended, as


V. B. Authority

The Judicial Council is granted jurisdiction

in non-academic disciplinary cases only, or

as provided for by the Interim Rules and

Disciplinary Procedures for Members of the

University Community, or any amendment there-


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

without dissent that the above Interim Document be approved

as amended.

A question was raised as to whether it was appropriate for

the Board of Regents to approve student consitutions. Mr.

Walsh advised that such approval was a legal necessity.

20. Organization of College of Arts and Science

President Miller recalled that the Board of Regents has re-

quested a review of the feasibility of reorganizing the

College of Arts and Science and had requested a report and

recommendation prior to the appointment of a Dean. In ac-

cordance with that request, President Miller stated, he had

appointed a committee to conduct such a review and had asked

Dr. Harold Kirkpatrick, Interim Dean of the College, and Dr.

Willard Day, Department of Psychology, to comment on the

report filed by that Committee. (The Committee's report

contained the following 5 recommendations, proposing, in

effect, continuation of the present College organization:

(1) The Committee recommends that the College of Arts and

Science not reorganize itself on a divisional or other

basis at the present time. It is recommended that the

basic organizational structure of the College remain

much as it is now, that is, as a unity of Departments

encompassing the Physical and Social Sciences and

Humanities, and reporting to the same chief administra-

tive officer, an academic Dean of the College of Arts

and Science. This recommendation does not imply that

individual Departments may not at any time make appli-

cation for separate status, for status within another

College, or for a change of status within the College

of Arts and Science.

(2) The Committee approves in principle the general state-

ments of plans for reorganization submitted by the

Departments of Art, Health, Physical Education and

Recreation, Military Science and Music. The Committee

urges that the requests of these Departments be re-

viewed by them as soon as possible, and specific recom-

mendations for implementation be submitted to the new

Dean after his appointment.

(3) The Committee recommends that an Advisory Standing Com-

mitte on Organizational Change, with rotating member-

ship, be appointed by the new Dean for the purpose of

assisting the Dean and the Chairmen of Departments

contemplating organization change in working out the

details of any proposed reorganization. A second

function of the Committee would be to assist the Col-

lege Administration in being sure that the structural

characteristics of the College are dynamic, rather

than static; that is, it would be a part of the func-

tion of this Committee to make recommendations aimed

at securing maximum flexibility and convenience for

appropriate structural innovation.

(4) The Committee recommends that the Chief Administrative

Officer of the College be an academic Dean, one of

whose major functions is to guide the formulation of

and to implement the policy of the College. It should

also be a major function of the academic Dean to main-

tain close control with the separate Departments, to

inform himself of their needs, and to exercise the op-

portunities of his office for manifesting leadership

in connection with the development of programs offered

by the separate Departments. Provision should be made

for the Dean to participate in instructional or schol-

arly activity.

(5) The Committee recommends that the administration of

the College be made more efficient by the appointment

as soon as feasible of more professional assistants.

The primary function of these assistants should be to

relieve the academic Dean of as many routine responsi-

bilities as possible, so that he may be maximally free

to devote himself to the task of guiding, assisting and

leading the separate Departments in the achievement of

their function.

Following extensive discussion on the recommendations of the

Committee and an exchange of questions and answers between

the Regents and the representatives of the College and Pres-

ident Miller, it was moved by Dr. Lombardi, and seconded by

Mrs. Knudtsen, that the recommendations of the Committee be

approved, with the understanding that the organization of

the College would be under continuing study and reports

would be filed at regular periods.

Motion carried by roll call vote with Regents Ronzone and

Seeliger opposing.

21. Alcoholic Beverage Policy

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in June the Board con-

sidered a change in the policy regulating the use and

possession of alcoholic beverages. One provision of the

proposal was approved, that is, that "The Office of the

President has the authority to designate the time and

place for special events where alcoholic beverages may be

served on the University Campus." The Board further in-

structed that "the remainder of the policy be referred

back to the Administration for continuing study in antici-

pation that a more acceptable proposal would be forth-


President Miller reported that in response to the above

action by the Board, the UNR Alcoholic Beverage Policy Com-

mittee had continued its review of this matter and had

submitted a subsequent report which recommended that "The

relatively few students 21 years or older who live in

residence halls and University approved housing should be

permitted a legal right to drink in the privacy of their

rooms. Clustering these students would be provided for."

(Full report of Committee was distributed with agenda,

identified as Ref. P.)

President Miller endorsed the above recommendation and re-

quested approval by the Board of Regents. As indicated in

the agenda, President Zorn had also endorsed the recommen-

dation advanced by the Committee. Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.

Mr. Bell expressed concern over the report of the Committee,

suggesting there were perhaps other objectives which the

Committee should consider and respond to. He pointed out

that the report provides no evidence of experience, no in-

formation from other Campuses with a similar policy. Mr.

Bell stated that he believed the report is incomplete and

there was not sufficient information on which to base a


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

without dissent that this recommendation be tabled for 60

days to allow the Committee and the Administration to con-

sider and respond to the possible objections which other

residents of the Dormitories might have to such a policy

and to present information concerning experience factors

at other institutions which permit the possession and con-

sumption of alcoholic beverages in University approved

housing by those of legal age.

22. CSUN Presentation

Mr. Hug stated that, in accordance with procedure estab-

lished by the Board of Regents at its October meeting, time

had been set aside at this meeting to provide an opportunity

to CSUN representatives to present information on problems

of their own choosing which they believe should be called

to the Board's attention. He emphasized, as he had done in

October, that the Board would not attempt to offer solu-

tions; rather, the session should confine itself to identi-

fication of the problems, after which the matter would be

referred to the Administration for review and recommenda-


Mr. Richard Myers, President of CSUN, presented a single

matter; that of a proposal that a University Senate or

Committee be created to serve as a coordinating Committee

among students, faculty and Administration. The Committee

would be composed of 9 faculty, 1 Administrator, 4 under-

graduate students and 1 graduate student.

Mr. Myers stated that this proposal has been under consider-

ation at UNLV for approximately 1 1/2 years. He noted that

such a Committee had been functioning during the previous

Summer on an experimental basis, Chaired by Dr. Janet

Travis, and he asked her to comment on the experience.

Dr. Travis noted that the Committee which had functioned

during the Summer had developed the proposal for a coordin-

ating Committee which was now before the Faculty Senate.

The Faculty/Student Committee was composed of 9 faculty

and 9 students and she stated that in her opinion it had

operated very successfully. The proposal which had ulti-

mately come from the Committee had been a series of com-

promises and was indicative of the spirit of cooperation

which the Committee had experienced from its members.

23. Statements of Policy for Student Publications

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in adopting the Student

Bill of Rights in April 1970, the Board of Regents had

reserved to itself the responsibility of approving the

"canons of responsible journalism, as prescribed by the

Student Publications Board." Subsequently, the Board had

invited the Student Publications Boards to develop state-

ments of policy which could be referred to the Board of

Regents at a future meeting.

Mr. Myers presented the following proposed statement on

behalf of CSUN:


1. Confederated Students of the University of Nevada,

Las Vegas, is the legally constituted student

authority on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas


2. Funds for student publications are supplied from


3. Editors of all publications are appointed by CSUN,

and serve at the pleasure of CSUN.

Noting these basic considerations, we therefore pledge;

that all publications will uphold the highest standards

of journalistic excellence and ethics; editors will be

instructed to avoid statements which are libelous or

slanderous. In addition, as there is no need to use

obscenity in order to express a viewpoint, obscenity

will be avoided.

In general, all publications will be published using

standards of good taste.

While not censuring any publications, the officers of

CSUN will endeavor to see all publications adhere to

the above statements.

Miss Del Papa presented the following proposed statement on

behalf of ASUN:


A good newspaper may judge its own performance -- and

be judged -- by the criteria which follows:


The newspaper shall:

Exert maximum effort to print the truth in all

news situations.

Strive for completeness and honesty in reporting

and writing.

Guard against carelessness, bias or distortion by

either emphasis or omission.

Correct promptly errors of fact.


The newspaper shall:

Select, edit and display news on the basis of its

significance, interest and its genuine usefulness

to the public.

Edit news affecting morals with candor and good

taste and avoid an imbalace of a sensational, pre-

ponderantly negative or merely trivial news.

Accent when possible a reasonable amount of news

which illustrates the values of compassion, self-

sacrifice, heroism, good citizenship and patriotism.

Clearly define sources of news, tell the reader

when competent sources cannot be identified and

background with the facts, public statements which

the newspaper knows to be inaccurate.

Uphold the constitutional right of free speech,

respect rights of privacy and serve the public by

helping to protect all rights and privileges

guaranteed by law.

Instruct its staff members to conduct themselves

with dignity and decorum while in service to the



The newspaper shall:

Honestly and fairly select and edit its news con-

tent to provide impartial treatment of disputed is-

sues and thorough and dispassionate handling of

controversial subjects.

Practice humility and tolerance in all relations

with news sources and the public and respect

honest conflicting opinions or disagreement.

Label as "Editorial" its own views or expressions

of opinion and provide in the Editorial Page a

forum for the exchange of pertinent comment and

criticism, especially if it is in conflict with

the newspaper's point of view.


The newspaper shall:

Stimulate and vigorously support public officials,

private groups and individuals to increase the good

works and eliminate the bad in the community.

Serve as a constructive critic of government at

all levels, providing leadership for necessary

reforms or innovations, and exposting any wrong-

doing in office or any misuse of public power.

Oppose selfish and unwholesome interests regard-

less of their size or influence.

Dr. Donnelly reported that the student newspaper at Elko

Community College, "The Roundup", is published as part of

the work in the Journalism classes at the College. Since

it is an integral part of the curriculum it perhaps need

not be subject to the same regulations as a newspaper which

is not part of the curriculum. Dr. Donnelly noted that the

primary responsibility for the operation of the newspaper

rests with the faculty advisor who would be the Journalism

instructor. Dr. Donnelly stated that the students at Elko

Community College wish to operate under the following state-

ment of guidelines:

Recognizing the fact that the Elko Community College

is an institution of higher learning designed to serve

an entire community, this newspaper will endeavor to

meet the needs of the student and non-student popula-

tion. While the facility itself is located in the

City of Elko, "community" will be used in its broadest

sense. Thus, all the north eastern Nevada cities and

towns will be within the spectrum of the College news-

paper. It is not the intent of this publication to

supply the latest local and national news. Coverage

of College and community related subjects are the main

goal. Newsworthy events from other Colleges and Uni-

versities will be presented. Frequently, special

feature articles will be offered to the reader.

A truly educational atmosphere is created when one

can study the various sides of a controversial issue

or point. In keeping with this obligation to inform,

and thus allowing the individual an opportunity for

making his own decision, it will be the policy of

this paper to follow an objective style of news writ-

ing. Editorial opinion will be appropriately labeled.

A "by-line" will be used when a story carries the

reporter's personal opinion.

Dr. Donnelly also stated that the Elko Community College

student newspaper shall be bound by the Code of Ethics

adopted by the American Society of Newspaper Editors (state-

ment filed with permanent minutes).

Mr. Seeliger noted that the CSUN statement and the one sub-

mitted by Elko Community College contained statements stip-

ulating clearly that there is no need for the use of obscen-

ity in their student newspapers. He suggested that perhaps

the statement from ASUN should also include such a stipu-


Miss Del Papa said she would be happy to ask the Publica-

tions Board to take this suggestion under consideration;

however, she stated that she did not personally believe

that inclusion of such a stipulation was necessary in that

she had great faith in the responsibility of the "Sagebrush"


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

without dissent that the statements of policy for student

publications proposed by CSUN and Elko Community College

be approved and that the ASUN statement be referred back

for consideration of the inclusion of a statement pro-

hibiting the use of obscenity. Further consideration of

the ASUN statement will occur in December.

24. DRI Financial Statement, Year Ending June 30, 1970

Director Ward presented the annual financial statement for

DRI for the year ending June 30, 1970, noting that it had

been prepared by the System Internal Auditor, Mrs. Janet

Sanford. (Statement filed with permanent minutes.)

Dr. Ward called attention to Page 7 of the document wherein

a year end deficit of $26,883 was reflected. He recalled

that the Board had authorized up to $50,000 to erase any

remaining deficits in DRI at the end of the fiscal year;

the actual deficit which required funding by Board of

Regents accounts was $32,313.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that the statement indicates

that DRI financial matters are under control and all

deficits for the year ending June 30, 1970 are cleared.

25. DRI Financial Program for 1970-71

Dr. Ward submitted an Estimated Statement of Funding for

the Institute for fiscal year 1970-71. He noted that the

statement showed a potential deficit of $61,191 in the

Center for Water Resources Research; however, since the

preparation of the document, funds have been received

to cover this anticipated deficit. (Financial Program

for 70-71 on file in Chancellor's Office.)

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the estimated state-

ment be approved with the understanding that no deficit

is either aniticipated or approved.

Motion by Mr. Bell, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

26. Preliminary Discussion of Interim Rules and Disciplinary


Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Interim Rules were

adopted in June with the understanding that they would be

subject to revision at the December meeting. He suggested

that preliminary discussion at this meeting might be help-

ful in several ways; to the Coordinating Council in its

attempts to meld the recommendations from the 4 Divisions

into a single document; and also to the Board of Regents

so they might know in which direction the faculty is

proposed to go. He distributed a document which reflected

revisions proposed by each of the Divisions. He also dis-

tributed a document prepared by Regent Bell suggesting

revisions to the Interim Rules.

Mr. Ronzone reported that Mrs. White had suggested a

special meeting be held in December for the purpose of

reviewing the Interim Rules. Mr. Hug agreed that con-

sideration of this matter should not be hurried and sug-

gested that one day of the December meeting might be

devoted to this matter.

Mr. Bell commented on his proposed revisions, noting that

he had been reviewing the revisions which were being pro-

posed by the faculty and students. He expressed concern

that the suggested amendments do not appear to be adequate

to cope effectively with Campus violators, particularly in

the procedural area.

Mr. Bell noted that his proposal is a departure from the

Interim Rules and from the revisions as proposed by the

faculty, particularly in the procedures area. His proposal,

he stated, embraces the concept of a Hearing Officer as

opposed to the panel, hearing board or jury concepts. Mr.

Bell went on to outline some of the provisions of his pro-

posal and why he believed the Hearing Officer would be a

more effective method of dealing with disciplinary cases.

Mr. Bell also pointed out that this is a proposal which he

requested be considered along with all other proposals for

revisions. He emphasized that the procedure he is advocat-

ing is neither designed for, nor appropriate for, investi-

gations of professional or academic competence, but is for

use only in conduct and disciplinary cases.

Mr. Barmettler spoke of the proposed revisions which have

been developed by the faculty, noting that a great deal of

time and effort has been spent in the review and formula-

tion of recommendations by those groups. He pointed out

that the faculty has proceeded in good faith and he urged

the Regents to give careful consideration to their recom-

mendations. He also noted that the Hearing Officer con-

cept had been considered by the UNR faculty but had not

been adopted.

Mr. Bell pointed out that many of the rules and sanctions

included in this proposal had been extracted from the

documents submitted by the faculty and amended his earlier

statement to note that only in the procedures area had he

departed significantly from the original document.

Mr. Hug emphasized that all proposed revisions which are

submitted will be given equal consideration in the develop-

ment and adoption of a final document.

The meeting adjourned at 4:50 P.M. and reconvened the following

morning, Saturday, November 21, 1970, at 9:15 A.M.

Members present: Mr. Thomas G. Bell

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Louis Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. Albert Seeliger

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

Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Dr. Juanita White

Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

Director Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

Director John M. Ward (DRI)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (UNLV)

Acting Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Mr. Herman Westfall, Business Manager (UNLV)

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information (UNR)

Mr. Mark Hughes, Director of Information (UNLV)

Dr. Don Fowler, Faculty Senate Chairman (DRI)

Dr. Edmund Barmettler, Faculty Senate Chairman


Dr. John Vergiels, Faculty Senate Chairman


Miss Frankie Sue Del Papa, ASUN President

Mr. Richard Myers, CSUN President

27. 1971-73 Capital Improvement Program

A. Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board of Regents

had authorized the Administration to appeal to the State

Planning Board for reconsideration of its announced

decision concerning allocation of University projects

among the 3 priority groups. He noted tha this appeal

was made on October 27, by various Administrative Of-

ficers, faculty and Regents Hug, Jacobsen and Seeliger.

The appeal was denied. Chancellor Humphrey reported

that a recommendation would be made to the Board in

December concerning an alternative course of action.

B. Chancellor Humphrey also reported that the State Plan-

ning Board, following a cost analysis by a consulting

firm, has increased the recommendation for State

appropriation for UNLV site development. The Planning

Board will recommend that this project be funded at

$2,150,000. The original estimate used by the Univer-

sity was $1,123,200 and was revised by the State Plan-

ing Board to $1,671,500 in August 1970. Mr. Humphrey

pointed out that this increases the appropriation need

for this project by $478,500. He recalled that the

State Planning Board had also, in adopting the 1971-73

Capital Improvement Plan, inserted $200,000 for fur-

nishings for the UNLV Humanities building, to which

the University took no exception.

Mr. Bilbray spoke about the Physical Education Complexes

and pressed concern about their position on the State Plan-

ning Board's priority list. He suggested that an organized

attempt be made on these projects and suggested that a

brochure be printed which would include information con-

cerning the scope of the projects and justifications for

their inclusion on the priority list for 1971-73.

It was agreed that a brochure would be developed and could

presumably be ready for distribution before the January


28. Tenure within the University

Chancellor Humphrey recalled that the Board requested the

Administration to review the tenure policy; specifically,

(1) The manner in which tenure is allowed and to whom.

(2) How cases are handled when tenure privileges are


(3) What tenure regulations are at other Universities.

(4) The legal status of tenure within the University and

the nature of the contract created by awarding tenure.

Chancellor Humphrey noted the inclusion with the agenda of

a report by President Miller on behalf of UNR (Ref. R); a

proposed regulation for Community College Division faculty

recommended by Dr. Donnelly (Ref. S); a report by Mr. K. D.

Jessup concerning tenure regulations at 10 western public

Universities (Ref. T). In addition, a report from Chief

Deputy Attorney General Daniel Walsh had been mailed earlier

and a report by President Zorn on behalf of UNLV was dis-


President Miller commented on the UNR report, noting that

he had in the past year appointed a special personnel ad-

visory committee to review such recommendations as tenure

and, in turn, make recommendations to the Academic Vice

President. Prior to this year, this level of review had

been done by the Academic Council.

Mr. Seeliger asked about the procedure used to evaluate

faculty members directly as to their classroom procedures,

presentations and methods of teaching. He asked if a Dean

or Department Chairman ever visits a classroom to observe

the instructor.

President Miller stated that the degree to which Adminis-

trators visit classes varies from College to College and

from Department to Department. However, he stated, during

the last 2 years because of discussions nationally and

locally about tenure and promotions and criteria for evalu-

ation, there have been an increased number of visits at UNR;

more than might have been true 4 or 5 years ago.

Vice President Anderson agreed, noting that the Department

Chairmen in the College of Engineering frequently visit

the classes of the younger and new instructors. He also

noted that the College has instituted a feedback mechanism

whereby they solicit information from the alumni concerning

their evaluation of the quality of instruction received

while enrolled in the College. The College also encourages

student evaluations, he stated.

President Miller said he believed the University was as

concerned as the Regents about the process of evaluation

and efforts are being made to improve these procedures,

not just for tenure but also for salary and promotion


Mr. Seeliger suggested that perhaps part of the concern

has arisen because it appears that denial of tenure is so

rare as to be an exception.

Mr. Bilbray asked about the status of the student evalua-

tion program. President Miller said it was his understand-

ing that a student evaluation would be conducted at UNR

during the second semester. President Zorn stated that he

did not believe that CSUN had funds for such a project.

Mr. Bilbray said he would like to see a budget established

to assist the students in this evaluation. Mr. Jacobsen

and Mr. Hug agreed. Mr. Hug recalled that this had been

discussed before and added that he believed it to be an

important input and should not be left to the uncertainties

of student budgeting.

Dr. Vergiels stated that he believed that evaluation of

faculty by students should be for the improvement of in-

struction, not to provide a tool to the Regents for the

evaluation of faculty. He suggested the students should

handle their own evaluation program rather than have the

Regents finance it. He urged the matter be left with the


Mrs. Knudtsen pointed out that the Regents had not wanted

to get into this area and did not do so until it became

apparent that there were no funds available to the students.

Dr. Janet Travis, Secretary to the UNLV Faculty Senate,

stated that she was very much in favor of having the Regents

provide funding for this kind of program. She noted that

despite the amount of money spent on student evaluation at

UNLV, it was poorly done. She stated that only a very

small percentage of the students reported and there was

apparently no attempt to get a true random sample from

which to draw valid conclusions. A properly done survey

would be extremely valuable to the faculty, the Adminis-

tration and to the Regents.

President Zorn stated that there had been considerable dis-

cussion following the publication of the student evaluation

report done at UNLV. Both the strengths and weaknesses of

the report have been identified and there is also greater

faculty acceptance of the idea of student evaluation now.

It is important, he stated, that any such program under-

taken in the future be done as a collaborative effort among

student, faculty and Regents and that funds be provided on

that basis.

Dr. Donnelly suggested that the Community College be in-

cluded in the funding for a student evaluation program.

He stated that he was very much in favor of this kind of

evaluation of instruction; however, he stated that he

believed the chief purpose of student evaluation is for

the improvement of instruction and it would be a mistake

to attempt to use student evaluation for tenure purposes.

He pointed out that students are not qualified to make

evaluation for that purpose. He agreed that student evalu-

ations were important and useful in helping the instructor

improve his ability to teach, and are also a useful tool

in evaluating the instructor for other purposes but we

should not go on the assumption that it is the only tool,

or even a major tool, for the purposes of tenure.

President Zorn stated that it was his opinion that student

evaluations would be a useful auxiliary tool but suggested

that it would be twice as useful if it were brought from

the grass roots forward rather than by a very pointed and

specific appropriation from the Board of Regents.

Mr. Hug agreed that would probably be true but pointed out

that the Regents have been talking about a student evalua-

tion program for several years and have been waiting for

such a grass roots movement from within the University

organization. He noted that there has been faculty resist-

ance and budgetary problems. There has been only one

product and even though it may have been considered defi-

cient in some respects, at least an effort was made. Mr.

Hug also suggested that this request may prove not to be

as effective and useful as the Regents expect it to be;

however, they believe it to be important and should be

funded. He added that he believed it should be done in a

professional way and should be supervised by the Adminis-

tration of each Campus.

President Miller noted that a student evaluation had been

conducted last year by ASUN. The results were not pub-

lished but had been returned directly to the participating

Departments. He also stated that a second survey was

planned by ASUN during the second semester. Both the

Faculty Senate and the Student Senate have gone on record

as favoring the continuation of this program.

President Miller stated that he believed it was also im-

portant to recognize that there are other factors in

evaluation of faculty than what goes on in the classroom.

The discussion returned to the subject of granting of

tenure and in response to statements by President Zorn

and President Miller that a significant number of recom-

mendations for tenure are rejected at various review levels,

Mr. Seeliger suggested that the Regents might find it help-

ful to know about such faculty who are refused tenure as

well as reviewing those who are advanced for tenure.

Dr. Lombardi suggested that some consideration also be given

to a more adequate investigation prior to employment. Per-

haps, he suggested, employment of an agency to investigate

individuals who are being considered for appointment might

be an area the Regents would wish to subsidize. Mr.

Jacobsen agreed that this would be an important area of


Dr. Zorn suggested that funds be provided for a program of

student evaluation of faculty but that it be referred to

each Campus for involvement of students, faculty and Ad-


Mr. Jacobsen moved that the Presidents and the Director

of Community College Division be requested to consider and

to develop in cooperation with their faculties and students

a plan for the implementation of a student evaluation of

faculty with the understanding that the Board would assist

in funding of such a program, with the amount of funding

to be determined following presentation of the proposals

in March. Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried without


Mr. Seeliger commented that since the problem often starts

with the hiring procedures, perhaps consideration should

be given to appointment of a personnel officer who is

skilled in screening and selection of personnel. Dr.

Lombardi agreed but suggested the matter be referred back

to the Administration.

Chancellor Humphrey noted that it should be understood that

this (screening and selection of professional personnel) is

a primary responsibility of the Department Chairmen, Dean,

Academic Vice President and that although clerical or

technical assistance might be provided these people, their

authority should not be changed.

Presidents Zorn and Miller agreed and suggested some way

be found to relieve the work load of these poeple to allow

them to devote more time to the screening and selection


Dr. Donnelly commented on Ref. S and recommended that af-

firmative action be taken in December to adopt the proposed

regulations for Community College Division faculty.

The matter of tenure within the University and further rec-

ommendations will be made at the December meeting.

29. Request for Recognition of System Faculty Organization

Chancellor Humphrey noted that professional staff of UNR,

UNLV and DRI are represented by their respective Faculty

Senates and it is assumed that the Community College Divi-

sion will eventually organize a similar Senate structure.

He reported that professional staff not represented by

these Faculty Senates (Computing Center, University Press

and Chancellor's Office) have formally organized under

the tentative designation of System Faculty and have re-

quested recognition by the Board of Regents. (Request

for recognition and by-laws adopted November 3, 1970 are

filed with permanent minutes.)

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the Board officially

recognize the System Faculty organization and accept the

proposed by-laws subject to later consideration of this,

or a revised statement, when the University Code revisions

are considered.

Mr. Bilbray suggested another name for this organization

be developed, pointing out that the name System Faculty

might appear to indicate a faculty group composed of

representatives of all the Divisions. Mr. Humphrey con-

curred and it was agreed that the name would be changed.

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

without dissent that the organization be recognized and

its proposed by-laws approved subject to later considera-

tion at the time the University Code is revised.

30. Report of Investment Committee Meeting of October 9, 1970

Dr. Lombardi presented the minutes of the meeting of the

Investment Committee held on October 9, 1970, as follows:


Minutes of meeting October 9, 1970

The Committee met at 12 Noon in the Hardy Room of the Jot

Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno.

Present were: Committee members Dr. Louis Lombardi, Chair-

man, Mrs. Molly Knudtsen, Mr. Albert Seeliger, Dr. Fred

Anderson and Mr. Proctor Hug, Jr.; Public members, Mr.

Julius Bergen, and Mr. Arthur M. Smith, Jr.; Bank repre-

sentatives, Mr. Thayer Bigelow and Mr. Walter Bradley.

Also present were Dean Robert C. Weems, Consultant, and

Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey.

The Bank distributed and explained a review of the Invest-

ment Portfolio as of October 2, 1970.

It was moved by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Seeliger,

and unanimously approved, that the following sales and

purchases within the portfolio be approved as recommended

by the Trust Department.


10,000 Treasury Bills due 11-27-70 $ 9,842

23,500 Shares General Motors Acceptance

Corporation, due 10-15-70 23,500

17,000 U. S. Treasury Notes, 5 1/4%

due 5-1-71 16,850

12,000 U. S. Treasury Notes, 4%

due 8-15-72 11,400

20,000 FNMA, 5 1/8%, due 2-10-72 19,500

166 Loews Warrants 1,900

200 Shares Phelps Dodge 8,900

196 Shares Pacific Gas & Electric

(leaves 1000) 5,200

200 Shares Oklahoma Gas & Electric

(leaves 1000) 4,300



100,000 Shares Nevada Power Co., 9 3/8%

due 10-1-95 $100,000

It was moved by Mr. Seeliger, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

and unanimously approved that the Committee meet every

other month in Reno, preferably in conjunction with a

meeting of the Board of Regents.

It was moved by Dr. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

and unanimously approved that the Board of Directors of

the Clay Peters Corporation be requested to elect Mr.

Thayer Bigelow as a member of the Board of Directors in

order that the University's 1/4 interest in the corpora-

tion might be represented.

A proposal from Mr. James B. Ross, President of Corner-

stone Financial Services, Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts,

was considered. This proposal was originated through the

local offices of Keystone Custodian Funds, Inc., Mr.

Douglas Harvey, Reno representative. It was the consensus

of the Committee that the proposal for the use of financial

services of this firm should not be accepted. Mr. Humphrey

was requested to so notify Mr. Harvey and Mr. Ross.

The statements of receipts and disbursements of Clay Peters

Corporation for the period May through August 1970 was re-

viewed by the Committee. A question was raised concerning

the Nevada Industrial Commission insurance. (Note: It

was later determined by Mr. Bigelow that the company man-

agement had paid NIC premiums for the entire year.)

The meeting adjourned at 1:10 P.M.

/s/ Neil D. Humphrey

Submitted by Neil D. Humphrey


Secretary, Investment Advisory


Chancellor Humphrey recommended confirmation of the actions

of the Investment Advisory Committee.

Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Bell, carried with-

out dissent that the actions of the Committee be confirmed

as recommended.

31. Proposed Meeting Dates for 1971

Chancellor Humphrey submitted the following proposed calen-

dar for Board meetings for 1971:

Friday/Saturday January 8-9 UNLV

Friday/Saturday February 5-6 UNR

Friday/Saturday March 12-13 UNLV

Friday/Saturday April 9-10 UNR

Friday/Saturday May 7-8 Elko

Friday/Saturday June 11-12 UNLV

Friday/Saturday July 16-17 UNR


Friday/Saturday September 10-11 UNLV

Friday/Saturday October 8-9 UNR

Friday/Saturday November 12-13 UNLV

Friday/Saturday December 10-11 UNR

Motion by Mrs. Knudtsen, seconded by Mr. Bell, carried

without dissent that the above proposed calendar be

adopted for 1971.

Mrs. Knudtsen requested that a card be printed and distrib-

uted showing meeting dates as has been the practice. It

was agreed that this would again be done.

32. Interview Expense Fund

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that special funds of

$5000 each be established within the 4 Divisions, by

transfer from the Board of Regents Special Projects Fund,

for the purposes of paying expenses of interviewing and

recruiting new professional staff members. He further

recommended that a detailed report be made by each Divi-

sion at the end of the recruiting period for 1971-73 con-

cerning how the funds were used. Chancellor Humphrey also

noted that UNR and UNLV may require supplemental amounts

before the recruiting period is complete.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

33. Distinguished Nevadan Award to Mr. John Dressler

Mrs. Knudtsen reported on the Distinguished Nevadan Award

which had been made to Mr. John Dressler, just prior to

his death in October. She pointed out that previously

such awards had been made at Commencement, but she believed

that this would be an appropriate time to separate these

awards from that ceremony. It was agreed that a meeting of

the Committee on Honorary Degrees would be called for

January at which time the Distinguished Nevadan Awards

would be discussed along with Honorary Degrees and Com-

mencement speakers.

34. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000

A. Director Ward requested authorization to purchase an

electronic calculator for use by the Center for Water

Resources Research from Wang Laboratories for a total

cost of $6498.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Bell, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be


B. Director Ward requested authorization to purchase an

atomic absorption system to be used by the Center for

Water Resources Research and reported the following


Van Waters & Rogers Phillips SP90B $ 6,650

Varian Aerograph Varian AA-5 8,400

Perkin-Elmer Perkin-Elmer 403 19,375

Dr. Ward recommended the bid of Varian Aerograph be

accepted based on a judgement that the instrument

offered is more reliable than that offered by Van

Waters and Rogers.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Bell, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be


35. Transfer of Funds

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

transfers from the Contingency Reserve, Elko Community


#116 $5,400 to Administration-Wages, to provide clerical

assistance to the Office of the Registrar.

#117 $10,000 to Instruction-Operating. The 1970-71 Work

Program was built on the premise that ECC would have

150 FTE students. During the Fall, 1970 semester,

182 FTE students enrolled. These additional stu-

dents have generated the need for additional funding

for operating and instructional equipment.

Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

36. Site for Elko Community College

Dr. Donnelly reported that at its regular meeting of

November 10, 1970, the Board of Supervisors unanimously

agreed to exchange the 58 acres known as the old Elko

golf site in Elko for the 100 acres of University property

northwest of the City.

He noted that the donors of the 100 acres to the University

are in agreement with this transfer of property. The Board

of Supervisors in Elko authorized City Manager John Suther-

land to do the necessary paper work to complete the ex-


Chancellor Humphrey reported that Deputy Attorney General

Daniel Walsh has advised that NRS 277.050, concerning ex-

change of land between governmental subdivisions is ap-

plicable to this situation. He notes however that the

statute requires an appraisal of the concerned property.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended that Dr. Donnelly be

authorized to proceed with the exchange of land follow-

ing the procedure outlined in NRS 277.050.

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

without dissent that the above recommendation be approved.

The meeting adjourned at 10:50 A.M.

(Mrs.) Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board