12/07/1973

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 7-8, 1973








12-07-1973

Pages 108-128

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

December 7, 1973



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the College of

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.



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

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mr. Harold J. Jacobsen

Mrs. Nedra Joyce

Rev. Joseph Kohn

Louis E. Lombardi, M. D.

Mr. William W. Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen R. Thompson



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

Acting President James T. Anderson, UNR

Acting President Donald H. Baepler, UNLV

President Charles R. Donnelly, CCD

President John M. Ward, DRI

Mr. Proctor Hug, Jr., General Counsel

Mr. Thomas G. Bell, Associate Counsel

Vice President Edward L. Pine, UNR

Mr. Herman Westfall, UNLV

Mr. Mark Dawson, DRI

Mr. K. Donald Jessup, UNS

Mr. Harry P. Wood, UNS

Ms. Janet Mac Donald, UNS

Mr. Edward Olsen, UNR

Mr. Mark Hughes, UNLV

Dr. Harold Klieforth, DRI

Mr. Ken Robbins, UNS

Mr. Terry Reynolds, ASUN

Mr. Dan Wade, CSUN



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at 9:50 A.M.

at which time he made the following statement in memory of Flora

Dungan:



It is with a sad note that we meet as the Board of Regents

today because Flora Dungan is no longer with us. Her pass-

ing is a great loss not only to the University of Nevada

System but to all of Nevada.



Flora always had a great interest in higher education.

Her sense of fair play for all parties and her championship

of minority groups and women's rights helped us all to

improve our perspective.



The fact that she was elected Vice Chairman of the Board of

Regents after a short time as a member indicates our re-

spect for her. We will all miss her in our deliberations

and our daily lives.



I hope that we can set up a suitable memorial for our de-

parted associate, Flora Dungan.



Let us observe a moment of silence in her memory.



Mr. Jacobsen welcomed Rev. Joseph Kohn as the newest member of

the Board and introduced State Supreme Court Justice David

Zenoff who administered the oath of office to Rev. Kohn.



1. Election of Vice Chairman



Chairman Jacobsen noted that Article III, Section 2 of the

Board of Regents Bylaws, provides that "in the event of a

vacancy in office the Board shall fill the vacancy by

election at the next regular meeting of the Board." Ac-

cordingly, he declared nominations open for the office of

Vice Chairman to serve until January, 1975.



Mr. Buchanan nominated Helen Thompson. Nomination was

seconded by Dr. Lombardi, and there being no further

nominations Miss Thompson was elected by acclamation.



2. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the regular session of October 19-20, 1973

were submitted for approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



3. Report of Gifts



Acceptance of the gifts and grants as reported by the of-

ficers was recommended (report identified as Ref. 3 and

filed with permanent minutes).



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



4. Proposed Calendar for 1974



Chancellor Humphrey submitted two proposed calendars for

1974, noting that one schedule calls for meeting each

month except August (all meetings on Friday), and the

other schedule calls for meetings at six week intervals,

except the month of August, also with all meetings on

Friday.



There was discussion of a request by Miss Thompson that

consideration be given to calling all meetings for Satur-

day, rather than Friday; however, no adjustment was made

in the proposed calendars.



Upon motion by Miss Thompson, seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

with Mr. Buchanan opposing, the following schedule for

1974 was adopted:



January 4 UNR

February 15 UNLV

March 29 UNR

May 10 UNLV

June 21 UNR

July 26 UNLV

September 13 UNR

October 25 UNLV

December 6 UNR



5. Report of Investment Advisory Committee Meeting



A report of the Investment Advisory Committee meeting of

October 20, 1973 was presented by Committee Chairman

Lombardi with his recommendation for confirmation of the

Committee's action as included in the minutes (identified

as Ref. 5 and filed with permanent minutes).



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



6. Amendments to Board of Regents Handbook



A. Chancellor Humphrey noted that present Board policy

requires that purchases in excess of $1000 be adver-

tised in a newspaper and sealed bids solicited. He

recommended that this policy be followed for purchases

in excess of $2500 and that purchases between $1000 and

$2500 be made after consideration of informal "quotes"

from at least 3 responsible bidders. A revision to

Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 1 of the Board of Regents

Handbook, reflecting this amendment, was included with

the agenda (identified as Ref. 6A and filed with perma-

ment minutes).



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



B. Chancellor Humphrey noted that upon approval by the

Board of the minutes of the Investment Advisory Com-

mittee meeting of October 20, 1973, a new investment

policy became effective. That new policy, he stated,

had been incorporated with other existing but un-

codified policies concerning endowment funds and had

been included in Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 2 of the

Board of Regents Handbook (identified as Ref. 6B and

filed with permanent minutes). Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval of the statement and addition to

the Handbook.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



7. Equal Employment Opportunity Program



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in October a summary

statement concerning the equal employment opportunity

program for the Office of the Chancellor and the Special

Units had been included on the information agenda. At

that time, Mr. Steninger had requested the statement be

placed on the December action agenda for the Board's con-

sideration.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that subsequent to the October

meeting, the UNR Affirmative Compliance Committee had re-

quested that the responsible EEOP Affirmative Action Ad-

ministrators give consideration to a System policy state-

ment, rather than 5 separate but similar statements. This

matter is now under consideration for that purpose and will

appear on the action agenda when review at the Campus level

has been completed.



8. Rank and Salary Pattern, 1974-75



Chancellor Humphrey recalled that in approving the 1973-75

biennial budget request the Board adopted as its goal the

achievement of an all ranks average 10 month compensation

(salary plus specified fringe benefits) equal to the aver-

age of the 50 principal State Universities. To attain

this goal in 1973-74, a 9% increase was necessary and to

maintain the goal in 1974-75, it was believed that a 5.2%

increase would be required. The Executive Budget endorsed

this concept and the Legislature provided for it in making

the 1973-75 appropriations. The same percentage of increase

was provided for the Community College Division.



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

Budget, presented the recommendation of the System Ad Hoc

Committee on Faculty Salaries and Fringe Benefits (this

Committee was appointed by the Chancellor for this specific

purpose and consisted of representatives from all 4 Divi-

sions and from the Special Units).



Mr. Jessup reported the following Committee recommendations:



(1) The 1974-75 salary schedule for UNR and UNLV be es-

tablished by increasing each step of the 1973-74

schedule by 2.6% and then adding $400.



(2) Each individual faculty member's salary be adjusted

for satisfactory service for 1974-75 by placing that

person at the same salary schedule step as occupied

in 1973-74.



(3) That any compensation savings identified prior to

issuance of contracts be used for faculty promotion,

merit and inequity adjustments.



Mr. Jessup noted that the Committee recommendation of

adjusting each step by 2.6% and then adding $400 will

utilize the 5.2% of compensation requested for 1964-75,

and provided by the Executive Budget and Legislature.

He reviewed the following table comparing the University

of Nevada to national data:



All Rank Average 10 Month

Compensation for Position in I & DR



Proj 50 Act 50 Proj UNR-UNLV Act UNR-UNLV

Year Unv Avr Unv Avg Average Average



1971-72 $16,140 $15,450

1972-73 $16,980 16,954 $16,385 16,059

1973-74 17,860 17,860 17,204

1974-75 18,790 18,790*

18,099**



* 73-75 budget assumption

** projected on actual 73-74 base with 5.2% increase



Chancellor Humphrey noted that comparison of the actual

and projected 50 State University average for 1972-73 in-

dicated that this statistic increased by 5.0% compared to

the projected 5.2% (detail for 1972-73 was included with

the agenda, identified as Ref. 8A and filed with permanent

minutes). He also noted that comparison of the actual and

projected UNR-UNLV averages for 1973-74 indicated that

this average increased by 7.1% over 1972-73 and fell $656

short of the projection. However, he pointed out, the

1973-74 average compensation of the faculty members who

had been on the staff in 1971-72 (the base group for pro-

jection) was $17,783 in 1973-74, only $77 short of the

projection.



Acting Presidents Anderson and Baepler and Chancellor

Humphrey recommended that the Committee proposals be ap-

proved and the rank and salary pattern included with the

agenda be approved for 1974-75 (identified as Ref. 8B and

filed with permanent minutes).



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the ad hoc UNS Salary

and Fringe Benefits Committee appointed a sub-committee

to develop a recommendation concerning a 1974-75 CCD salary

schedule. This sub-committee has made a recommendation to

the Committee but no recommendation has been received by

the Chancellor's Office. Chancellor Humphrey stated that as

soon as a recommendation is received it will be scheduled

for discussion and he anticipated that would occur at the

January meeting.



9. Withholding of Dues for Faculty



Mr. Buchanan stated that he had requested that the Board

of Regents reconsider its previous action discontinuing

dues checkoff for professional employee organizations.

Mr. Buchanan moved approval of reinstatement of dues

checkoff for faculty for professional organization dues.

Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce, carried with 5 yes and 3

no votes, 1 abstention.



10. Master of Public Administration, UNLV



Acting President Baepler presented a recommendation from

Dean Hardbeck, College of Business and Economics, Dean

Stevens, College of Arts and Letters, and Dean Kuhl, Grad-

uate College, that:



(1) Phase I proposal for a Master of Public Administration

be approved (proposal submitted with agenda and on

file in the Chancellor's Office). There were no

budgetary implications to the addition of this pro-

gram.



(2) Until the Master of Public Administration program is

approved and operative, students admitted to either

the M. A. program in Political Science or the Masters

of Business Administration be allowed an option of

concentration in Public Administration.



Acting President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs. Joyce,

carried without dissent.



11. M. A. in Anthropology and M. A. in Sociology



Acting President Baepler recalled that in March, 1971 the

Board approved a Phase II proposal for a Master of Arts

in Sociology-Anthropology, subject to funding. The 1973-

75 biennial budget request included $88,450 for this

purpose; however, it was not specifically funded. Since

that time, he noted, Anthropology-Sociology has been

separated into 2 Departments, both in the College of Arts

and Letters. Dr. Baepler presented a request from Dean

Kuhl, Graduate College, and Dean Stevens, College of Arts

and Letters, that these 2 M. A. programs be approved for

implementation in Fall, 1974, within the Departmental

budgets available. Updated proposals for both programs

were presented and are on file in the Chancellor's Office.

Acting President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

ed approval.



At the request of Rev. Kohn consideration of the 2 proposals

was handled separately.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the M. A. in Anthropology.

Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.



Mrs. Joyce moved approval of the M. A. in Sociology.

Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.



12. Proposal for Bureau of Business and Economic Research, UNLV



Acting President Baepler presented a request from Dean

Hardbeck, College of Business and Economics, for the es-

tablishment of a Bureau of Business and Economic Research

at UNLV. The objective of the Bureau, as proposed, will

be business and economic research for the entire State,

but with emphasis on Southern Nevada. Research topics

would include impact of new hotels on the local economy,

feasibility of diversification of industry in Southern

Nevada, and hospital utilization and costs.



A first year budget of $81,000 was proposed, to be spent

as follows:



Director (1.00 FTE) $25,000

Professional Staff (1.00 FTE) 18,000

Secretary (1.00 FTE) 6,500

Graduate Assistants 6,000

Wages 10,000

Supplies 5,000

Printing 6,500

Furniture 3,000



Dean Hardbeck's proposal also stated that:



(1) Faculty from other Colleges would be available as

resource personnel and to do research;



(2) There should be an advisory committee from local

industry and government; and



(3) The Nevada Development Authority (formerly the Southern

Nevada Industrial Foundation) has urged establishment

of the Bureau and has pledged assistance in raising

the initial funding.



Dr. Baepler stated that he endorsed the request, provided

that no UNLV operating monies are utilized by the Bureau

during 1973-75, and that other sources (Federal, State,

local government and private) fund its operation during

that time. He stated that he would recommend high pri-

ority to establishment of the Bureau with University fund-

ing as in UNLV Statewide program for 1975-77 and antici-

pated that the budget request would be approximately

$81,000 per year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that authority be granted

to proceed with the planning of this Bureau and the fund

raising, but that a more detailed plan be presented as

soon as it is prepared, before the Bureau is actually

established and a Director employed. He suggested that

it would be appropriate that this planning include a re-

view of the existing UNR Bureau of Business and Economic

Research and that duplication of activities be avoided.

Chancellor Humphrey stated that he fully recognized that

the UNR Bureau is not able to serve many of the needs of

Southern Nevada and his request for additional review and

planning is not an attempt to discourage the new Bureau

but rather to make certain that its mission is adequately

defined. He recommended that this proposal come back to

the Board after funding sources are more clearly identified

and a more detailed plan is available.



Miss Thompson moved approval of the Chancellor's recommenda-

tion. Motion seconded by Mr. Steninger, carried without

dissent.



13. UNLV Physical Education Complex



Acting President Baepler reported that an energy consumption

analysis has been made to determine the requirements for the

reflecting pool which has been planned as part of the Physi-

cal Education Complex. This analysis reveals that the

energy consumption is equivalent to operating 143 fluores-

cent lighting fixtures on a continuous basis, a sufficient

amount of power to illuminate a building the size of the

UNLV Physical Plant building. Dr. Baepler noted that

although the reflecting pool is considered to be a signifi-

cant design feature of the project, the negative aspects

of the energy requirements must be considered. In addition

he stated it is the opinion of the UNLV Administration that

the pool will be a maintenance problem. Based on the above

considerations, Dr. Baepler recommended that the pool be

deleted from the project. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



14. Campus Improvements, UNLV



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, reviewed the scope of

these projects and introduced Messrs. Cambeiro and Cambeiro

who presented the preliminary plans for remodeling of Grant

and Frazier Halls and for an addition to the Buildings and

Grounds building. Information concerning funding and scope

of work was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 13

and filed with permanent minutes).



Acting President Baepler recommended approval of the pre-

liminary plans and requested authorization to bid the

projects without further review of the plans by the Board,

provided there are no major changes to the approved pre-

liminary documents. Chancellor Humphrey recommended ap-

proval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



15. Performing Arts Center, Phase II, UNLV



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, reviewed the scope of this

project and introduced Mr. James Mc Daniel, from the firm

of Moffit and Mc Daniel, who presented the preliminary

plans. Information concerning funding and scope of work

was included with the agenda (identified as Ref. 12 and

filed with permanent minutes).



Acting President Baepler and Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

ed approval of the preliminary plans as presented.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



16. Selected Senior Program, UNLV



Acting President Baepler presented a proposal for liberal-

izing the present regulations governing the attendance at

UNLV by selected high school seniors during Summer Session

and for a maximum of 6 credits per semester while still

attending high school. Dr. Baepler noted that the admin-

istrative responsibility for the Selected Senior Program

was shifted from Student Personnel Services to the Univer-

sity College in July, 1973. The University College has

proposed expansion of the program in order to: (a) increase

services and opportunities for qualified high school stu-

dents; (b) use the program as a vehicle for attracting and

retaining prospective students; (c) provide personal guid-

ance and counseling services for College-bound students in

order to assist their adjustment to University life; and

(d) meet the recent change in high school graduation re-

quirements, whereby high school students can receive dual

credit for College courses.



Dr. Baepler proposed adoption of the following guidelines

for the Selected Senior Program:



A. Senior students having a 2.30 cumulative high school

grade point average who have completed 6 semesters of

high school may register for a maximum of 6 credits

per regular semester and 3 credits per Summer Session

upon acceptance to the program.



B. High school students who are within 2 credits of high

school graduation and who meet admission requirements of

UNLV may be formally admitted to the University, and may

register for a maximum of 9 credits per regular semester

and 6 credits per Summer Session.



C. High school students having a cumulative grade point

average of 3.00 and who have completed 4 or 5 semesters

may register for 1 course per regular semester and 3

credits per Summer Session upon acceptance to the pro-

gram. A student accepted in the program on the pre-

ceding basis whose high school grade point average

drops below the minimum requirement (3.00) at the close

of any given semester must provide a written recommenda-

tion from the high school counselor in order to continue

in the program until the grade point average is raised

to the acceptable level.



D. Students eligible for the program are to make applica-

tion through the University College. Students must

sign an agreement as part of the application of the

program indicating that they agree to keep the coordina-

tor informed of their academic progress via regularly

scheduled conferences.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective immedi-

ately.



In the discussion following, it was requested that when

the policy statement is published, it should be specified

that reference to a Summer Session means a 5-week session

and that the limit of credits per Summer Session refers

to each session, not to the total of Summer Sessions.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Joyce, carried without dissent.



The meeting recessed for lunch and reconvened at 1:25 P.M.



17. Clark County Community College, Phases II and III



Mr. Harry Wood, System Architect, reviewed the scope of

the project and introduced representatives from the office

of Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall, who presented

preliminary plans for Phases II and III of CCCC. A review

of the project was included with the agenda (identified as

Ref. 20 and filed with permanent minutes).



Dr. Marvin Sedway, Chairman of the Advisor Board for CCCC,

stated that the preliminary plans had been approved by the

Advisory Board. President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey

recommended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



18. Grants-in-Aid for Graduate Assistants, UNLV



Acting President Baepler noted that present Board policy

provides that a Graduate Assistant at UNR or UNLV who is

on appointment for the semester may receive a grant-in-aid

for the payment of registration fees for the Summer Session

immediately prior to the effective date of his letter of

appointment. Dr. Baepler requested that this policy be

rescinded for UNLV and that such grants-in-aid be available

only following satisfactory service as a Graduate Assistant,

i. e., for the Summer Session following appointment, and

that such grants-in-aid be limited to 2 Summer Sessions.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval effective immedi-

ately and presented a copy of Section 10, Chapter 4 of the

Board of Regents Handbook, revised to reflect this change

in the grant-in-aid policy for UNLV.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



19. Proposed Amendment to Alcoholic Beverage Policy, UNLV



Acting President Baepler requested a change in the Board's

policy on alcoholic beverages to permit the use and posses-

sion by Dormitory residents at UNLV who are 21 years of age

or over.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval, effective immedi-

ately, and presented a copy of Section 4, Chapter 12 of

Title 4 of the Board of Regents Handbook, revised to reflect

this change in policy for UNLV. It was noted that the UNLV

and UNR policies on this matter would, if approved, be

identical.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



20. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNLV



Acting President Baepler requested approval of the follow-

ing transfers of funds:



#74-039 $25,117 from the Contingency Reserve to the

History Department to fund an additional in-

structional position.



#74-040 $5227 from the Contingency Reserve to the Geo-

science Department to provide additional profes-

sional salary funds for positions filled at

higher salaries than were budgeted.



#74-031 $9155 from Contingency Reserve to Sabbatical

Leaves to supplement account which was under-

budgeted.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



21. Report of Overdue Student Loans, UNLV



Acting President Baepler reported that a list of student

loans which are uncollected, and which the Administration

recommended be charged off, had been filed for UNLV and

requested that delinquent loans in the amount of $252 be

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

the records of each of the 7 students involved. He noted

that a list of the individuals concerned was included with

the Executive Session agenda. Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



22. Landscape Planning, UNLV



Acting President Baepler requested that he be authorized

to seek, in cooperation with UNS Architect Harry Wood,

suggestions of landscape architects to prepare a master

plan for the UNLV Campus. If authorized, he stated, he

would return to a subsequent meeting with a prioritized

list of recommended architects. Funds would come from

the UNLV operating budget. Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

ed approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev.

Kohn, carried without dissent.



23. Lease of Classroom Facilities, CCCC



President Donnelly requested authorization to lease facili-

ties in Las Vegas for a period of 2 years to be used as

classrooms in connection with the Culinary Arts Program

offered by CCCC. These facilities are located at 148 S.

7th St., Las Vegas, and consist of approximately 7000

square feet. Rent will be paid in monthly installments

of $1000. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



24. Report of Overdue Student Loans, CCD



President Donnelly reported that a list of student loans

which are uncollected, and which the Administration recom-

mended be charged off, had been filed for CCD and re-

quested that delinquent loans in the amount of $2290.50

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

on the records of each of the 19 students involved. He

noted that a list of the individuals concerned was in-

cluded with the Executive Session agenda. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



25. Request for Increase in Student Accident Insurance Fee, UNR



Acting President Anderson noted that student sickness and

accident insurance is provided on an optional basis to UNR

students by Empire School Insurance. An increase in bene-

fits has been negotiated with the company with a resulting

increase in rates from $8.65 to $10.15. Details of the

increase were sumitted with the agenda (identified as Ref.

23 and filed with permanent minutes).



Dr. Anderson requested an increase in the fee of this

optional insurance from the present $9 per semester to $10

per semester. He noted that the fee was rounded from $8.65

to $9.00 3 years ago to facilitate collection by the Con-

troller's Office, and a surplus had been created by the

difference in the rate and the fee of 35 cents. He pro-

posed that the $10.15 rate be rounded to $10 and the

balance of 15 cents be paid from the surplus which has

accumulated. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval,

effective with the Spring semester, 1974.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Rev. Kohn,

carried without dissent.



26. Proposed Scholarship Program, UNR



Acting President Anderson reported that Mr. Raymond M.

Hellmann has offered, through the Richard Hellman Founda-

tion, a gift of approximately $30,000 to be used for

scholarships within the University of Nevada, Reno, College

of Engineering. The conditions of the gift, as stipulated

by the donor, provide that the funds shall be invested and

the proceeds used for the promotion of scholarships within

the College of Engineering, UNR; all monies distributed

for scholarships from the funds will bear the name of the

Richard Hellmann Scholarships; the number and amount of

scholarships shall be determined consistent with the funds

available at any particular time; and the recipients of

the scholarships shall be selected by the Dean of the

College of Engineering.



Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recommend-

ed that the gift be accepted and the proceeds be used in

the manner specified by the donor.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



27. Proposed Separation of School of Home Economics from College

of Agriculture, UNR



Acting President Anderson recalled that in October, the

Board gave tentative approval to the separation of Home

Economics instruction from the administrative supervision

of the College of Agriculture. Acting President Anderson

and Chancellor Humphrey recommended final approval, ef-

fective immediately.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



28. Bid Opening, SEM Elevator, UNR



Vice President Pine reported that on October 30, recom-

mendations were submitted to the Board for the award of

a contract for the purchase and installation of a passen-

ger elevator in Scrugham Engineering Mines building to

the low bidder, Otis Elevator. As of November 6, 7 af-

firmative mail ballots had been returned and the State

Public Works Board was informed of the concurrence by the

Board of Regents in the award of a contract to Otis Elevator

for $29,750. Chancellor Humphrey recommended confirmation

of the action taken as a result of the mail ballot.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



29. Allocation from Board of Regents, Special Projects Account



Vice President Pine recalled that in May, 1973 the Board

authorized UNR's participation with 4 other agencies in a

protest of Sierra Pacific Power Company's application for

an increase in utility rates. The cost, estimated at

$10,000 with UNR's share to be $2500, was to come from

UNR's budget.



Mr. Pine noted that the hearings on this rate case extended

beyond the time estimated, resulting in a total cost of

$15,880.39, with UNR's share computed at $4263.88. UNR has

$2500 available within the Buildings and Grounds operating

account.



Acting President Anderson requested the remaining balance

of $1763.88 be made available from other sources since

other units of the University are also affected. Chancellor

Humphrey recommended an allocation of $1763.88 from the

Board of Regents Special Projects Account for this purpose.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



30. Animal Health Center Addition, UNR



Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened November

29, 1973 for construction of a 5000 square foot addition

to the Animal Health Center on the Main Station Farm, with

the following results:



Murphy Bros.

Base Bid $138,048.68

Alt. A 7,330.80

Alt. B 11,063.54

Alt. C 6,279.18

Total $162,722.20



Allen Gallaway

Base Bid $142,191.00

Alt. A 7,694.00

Alt. B 10,882.00

Alt. C 6,387.00

Total $167,154.00



Van Dyke Construction

Base Bid $146,066.00

Alt. A 9,620.00

Alt. B 8,031.00

Alt. C 5,647.00

Total $169,364.00



Jones Construction

Base Bid $168,555.50

Alt. A 6,957.24

Alt. B 10,744.40

Alt. C 6,544.00

Total $192,801.14



Gene Samproni

Base Bid $163,273.00

Alt. A 7,800.00

Alt. B 15,094.00

Alt. C 7,680.00

Total $193,847.00



Pagni Bros.

Base Bid $163,916.00

Alt. A 8,676.00

Alt. B 11,470.00

Alt. C 10,129.00

Total $194,191.00



Vice President Pine recommended the bid be awarded to

Murphy Bros. in the amount of $162,722.20. Funds are

available from the College of Agriculture Facilities

account. Acting President Anderson and Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



31. Valley Road Land Rezoning



Vice President Pine recalled that in September, 1973 the

Board authorized the sale of 4.3 acres of Valley Road

land which was cut off by the construction of Interstate

80 through the Valley Road Field Laboratory. He requested

that the Administration be authorized to seek rezoning of

the land from R3 (single family) to C1 (apartments), which

permits commercial development, and that this rezoning be

requested prior to offering the property for public bid

and possible sale. Acting President Anderson and Chancel-

lor Humphrey recommended approval.



Rev. Kohn moved approval, with the stipulation that the

possibility of a long term lease be investigated as an

alternative to a possible sale of the property. Motion

seconded by Mr. Buchanan, carried without dissent.



32. Approval of Fund Transfers, UNR



Acting President Anderson requested approval of the follow-

ing fund transfers:



#191 $2850 from the Contingency Reserve to the Athletic

Department to provide funds for a graduate assistant

who was transferred from the Physical Education

Department. An equal sum will be transferred from

the Physical Education Department to the Contingency

Reserve to cover the transfer out of the reserve.



#235 $150 from the Contingency Reserve to the Library to

assist in offsetting expenditures incurred by the

Life Science Library for student help.



#236 $6940 from the Contingency Reserve to the Office of

Personnel Services to provide coverage for a clas-

sified employee who will be replacing a professional

employee and to provide funds to replace worn out

equipment. $6000 will be budgeted for classified

salaries and $940 for operating.



#241 $200 from the Contingency Reserve to the Department

of Secondary Education to cover student wages.



#242 $1600 from the Contingency Reserve to Engineering

Technologies to provide for student wages.



#255 $1350 from the Contingency Reserve to the Department

of Speech and Drama to provide for operating require-

ments.



#258 $1500 from the Contingency Reserve to the Biology

Department to provide for operating requirements.



#265 $5004 from the Contingency Reserve to the Physical

Education Department to cover portions of profes-

sional salaries that were originally budgeted to

Intercollegiate Athletics.



#1 The following revision to the estimative budget for

Women's Athletics will provide for an additional

operating expenditure that was originally expected

to be charged to the prior fiscal year, but was

actually charged out of the current fiscal year:



Women's Athletics - Contributions #4-1-22-5826-101



*Current Revisn Revised

Budget Reqstd Budget

Source of Funds

From Operating Balance $ 140 $800 $ 940

Student Fees 5,200 5,200

Sales & Service Revenue 50 50

Gifts 550 550

Total $5,940 $800 $6,740



Application of Funds

Out-of-State Travel $ 250 $ $ 250

Operating 5,940 800 6,490

Total $5,940 $800 $6,740



*Includes all athletic accounts for women. The

requested revision applies only to the account

designated; i. e., 4-1-220-5826-101.



#2 The following revision will rebudget and consolidate

two estimative budget accounts for the Division of

Continuing Education:



Continuing Education Non-Credit Courses -

#3-1-263-6001-004



Current Revisn Revised

Budget Reqstd Budget

Source of Funds

From Operating $ 6,650 $24,895 $ 31,545

Student Fees 129,350 6,000 135,350

Total $136,000 $30,895 $166,895



Application of Funds

Professional Salaries $ 5,000 $ $ 5,000

Classified 29,852 29,852

Wages 3,000 (1,000) 2,000

Fringe Benefits 802 3,300 4,102

Out-of-State Travel 1,000 (400) 600

Operating 125,000 125,000

Reserve 1,198 (857) 341

Total $136,000 $30,895 $166,895



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



33. Report of Overdue Student Loans, UNR



Acting President Anderson reported that a list of student

loans which are uncollected, and which the Administration

recommends be charged off, had been filed for UNR and

requested that delinquent loans in the amount of $5825.78

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

the records of each of the 55 students involved. He noted

that a list of the individuals concerned was included with

the Executive Session agenda. Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



34. Feasibility Study, Jot Travis Student Union Building, UNR



Vice President Pine requested a feasibility study be author-

ized of the Jot Travis Student Union building. He recom-

mended the study be done by the firm of Casazza and Peetz

and estimated the cost between $4000 and $5000. He also

requested that if funds are necessary beyond that which

will be made available by the State Planning Board for

this purpose, they be allocated from the W. E. Travis Grant.

Acting President Anderson and Chancellor Humphrey recom-

mended approval.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



35. Re-Roofing of Technology Building, UNLV



Acting President Baepler reported that bids were opened

November 26, 1973 for re-roofing of the Technology build-

ing. The only bid received that met specifications was

from Dean Roofing Company for a total cost of $11,280. Dr.

Baepler recommended the contract be awarded to Dean Roofing

Company in the amount of $11,280 with funds to come from

State appropriated monies. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



36. Proposed Amendment of Regulations for Tuition Charges



Counsel Hug reported that a recent U. S. Supreme Court

decision makes it mandatory that State Universities pro-

vide an opportunity for a non-resident student to become

a resident while attending the University. A detailed

explanation was distributed with the agenda (identified

as Ref. 35A and filed with permanent minutes).



Mr. Hug recommended that the University's Regulations for

Tuition Charges be amended to accommodate to this Supreme

Court decision, by rewording Section 4.10 to read as fol-

lows:



A student who matriculates as an out-of-state student

and thereafter resides in the State while attending

the University is presumed to be residing in the State

temporarily for the purpose of attending school and

not as a bona fide resident. The student may qualify

for recalssification as an in-state student only if

evidence that the student has resided continuously in

the State of Nevada for a period of at least 12 months

as a bona fide resident with the intention of making

Nevada his home and domicile indefinitely, having

clearly abandoned his former residence and domicile

and having no intention of making any other place

outside of Nevada his residence and domicile.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that the University must con-

form its regulations to the Supreme Court decision and

suggested that it would be desirable that the necessary

amendment be made prior to registration for the Spring

semester. He noted, however, that Professor Flack, Chair-

man of the UNR Faculty Senate, had requested this matter be

postponed until the January meeting to permit review by the

Senate. Chancellor Humphrey recommended that this post-

ponement be granted but that the Administration proceed to

develop the necessary guidelines to implement the change

in procedures so that, if approved by the Board in January,

the amended policy can be effective for the Spring semester.



Mr. Buchanan moved that the matter be tabled until January

but that the Administration develop the procedures for

implementation prior to the Spring semester. Motion second-

ed by Mrs. Joyce, carried without dissent.



37. Supplement to Interview Expense Funds, UNR



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Acting President Anderson

had requested $8000 as a supplement to the Interview Expense

Fund for UNR to handle recruiting for new faculty through

the balance of the fiscal year. He noted that the other

Divisions do not require supplementation at this time;

however, funds may be required before the end of the fiscal

year.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that $8000 be provided to

UNR by transfer from the Board of Regents Special Projects

Fund.



Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



38. Request for Approval of Land Transfer



Acting President Baepler reported the offer of a gift

from Mr. Max R. Traurig of Waterbury, Connecticut, of an

undivided .0075% interest in a 10 acre parcel of land

located in Clark County. Mr. Traurig proposes to transfer

this land to the University, who is then requested to

transfer the land through a pre-arranged purchase for

$1500, which is then to be used for the purchase of

library books in the name of Harry E. Hazard.



Dr. Baepler requested approval of the acceptance of this

gift and its offer of sale in accordance with the condi-

tions of the gift, subject to approval by Counsel and

subject to approval of the sale of the land by the Gover-

nor. Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Miss Thompson moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Buchanan, carried without dissent.



39. New Business



A. Mrs. Joyce requested an information report at the

February meeting on the duties, functions, responsi-

bilities and activities of the Student Union Board

and its Director.



B. Rev. Kohn requested the following information be

presented to subsequent meetings:



(1) A progress report on new programs initiated or

approved during the preceding year.



(2) A report on sabbatical leaves, including specific

examples of benefits derived by the University

and the individual to whom the leave was granted.



(3) Policy followed by the Registrar in accepting

credits earned at another institution in subject

not taught at UNR or UNLV.



(4) A report reflecting duplicated programs offered

by UNS and justification for such duplication.



The action agenda was completed and the information agenda was

submitted. The information agenda contained the following items

and is on file in the Chancellor's Office:



(1) Annual Report of Gifts and Grants, UNR

(2) Report of Purchases in Excess of $8000

(3) Report of Fund Transfers

(4) UNLV Student Financial Assistant Report for FY 1972-73

(5) Disciplinary Case Reports, UNR

(6) Foreign Travel Report

(7) Progress Report on Capital Improvement Projects, UNR

(8) Status Report, State Public Works Board



The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

12-07-1973