12/11/1971

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 11-12, 1971








12-11-1971

Pages 45-55

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM

December 11, 1971



The Board of Regents met on the above date in the Center for

Religion and Life, 1101 North Virginia Street, Reno.



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

Mr. James H. Bilbray

(for a portion of the meeting)

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Mr. William Morris

Mr. Mel Steninger

Miss Helen Thompson



Members absent: Mr. Archie C. Grant

Mr. Paul Mc Dermott



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UNR)

President Charles R. Donnelly (CCD)

President John M. Ward (DRI)

President R. J. Zorn (UNLV)

Mr. Thomas G. Bell, Special Deputy Attorney

General

Vice President James T. Anderson (UNR)

Vice President Edward L. Pine (UNR)

Mr. Herman Westfall (UNLV)

Mr. Mark Dawson (DRI)

Dr. Edward Olsen (UNR)

Dr. Paul Aizley (UNLV)

Dr. Tom Hoffer (DRI)

Dr. Hugh Mozingo (UNR)

Mr. Glen Clark (UNS)

Mr. Dan Klaich (ASUN)

Miss Shelley Levine (CSUN)

Mr. Shane Stahl (ECC)



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jacobsen at

9:15 A.M.



1. Approval of Minutes



The minutes of the meeting of November 12, 1971 were sub-

mitted for approval.



Mr. Morris moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



2. Report of Gifts



Upon motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen, the

gifts and grants were accepted as reported by the Presidents

(report contained in Ref. 2 and filed with permanent

minutes).



3. Slot Machine Tax Credit



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the House Tax bill was

successfully amended to provide an 80% credit against the

$250 per year Federal Tax on slot machines. The State

legislation provides that the first $5 million per year goes

to the "Higher Education Capital Construction Fund" and the

balance ($2.5 million approximately) to the State Distribu-

tive School Fund. The first $5 million will be received in

late June, 1972.



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the Legislature has earmarked

$3,938,000 of the first $5 million for three Community

College buildings; $1,889,000 for Clark, $1,330,000 for

Western Nevada and $719,000 for Elko.



Mr. Humphrey pointed out that this would be of tremendous

benefit to the entire University System and will provide an

immediate benefit to the Community College Division, putting

them in a position to secure the much needed buildings 18

months earlier than would have been the case, given the most

optimistic situation. However, he noted with this opportun-

ity comes several problems which need to be resolved con-

cerning location and involvement of the Legislature and the

Governor (through the State Planning Board) in appropriate

ways. President Donnelly has already started developing

educational specifications for these buildings.



Chancellor Humphrey stated that discussion will be scheduled

at the January meeting concerning the nomination of archi-

tects to the Planning Board and procedures to be followed in

designating campus sites. He also stated that recommenda-

tions will be presented at the January meeting concerning

the use of the $1,062,000 which has not yet been earmarked.



Dr. Anderson moved appropriate letters of thanks be sent to

those people who were so effective in getting this legis-

lation approved at the Federal level; Assemblymen Swackhamer

and Smith, Senators Bible and Cannon, Congressman Baring and

Governor O'Callaghan. Motion seconded by Mrs. Knudtsen,

carried without dissent.



4. Military Science Requirement, UNR



President Miller reported that the teaching faculty of UNR

has approved a Class A Action by a vote of 225 to 84, with

one abstention, for the removal of the present Military Sci-

ence requirement and offering ROTC as a voluntary program.

He pointed out the ASUN also endorsed this change. (De-

tails of the proposed new program and guidelines for its

implementation were presented and are filed with the perman-

ent minutes, identified as Ref. 8.)



President Miller stated that he strongly supported ROTC but

believed that it was appropriate at this time to make it

entirely voluntary, pointing out that an enrollment drop has

already occurred, the increase in pay which has recently

has been approved will attract more students in the program,

it will place UNR students on a level as other schools in

the Sixth Army area and will also put UNR students on a par

with UNLV and Community College students. Students will

have a free choice, he stated and will not be coerced into

a program; however, opportunity will be afforded for in-

forming the student of the program. He suggested that a

totally voluntary program will result in a better motivated

group and hence a better program.



President Miller suggested that Professor John Bonell,

Chairman of the Military Affairs Review Board, Colonel

Robert Hill, Dr. Hugh Mozingo, Chairman of the UNR Faculty

Senate and Mr. Dan Klaich, President of ASUN, be given an

opportunity to comment on this proposal.



Professor Bonell stated that the Military Affairs Review

Board had recommended the present program be continued. He

said that the Board believed the students should have a pro-

gram available to them which allows them to work for a

commission. He pointed out that the program is already

essentially voluntary and reviewed the present options under

which a student may satisfy the requirements.



Colonel Hill spoke from a prepared text (filed with perma-

nent minutes) which dealt with the ROTC Department's respon-

sibility for presenting Military Science 101 to the Fresh-

man students. He stated that the Army both recognized and

respects Nevada's right to determine whether military train-

ing should be mandatory or voluntary and stated that the

Military Science Department would accept and support the

Regents' decision. The remainder of Colonel Hill's comments

concerned a status report of ROTC both nationally and on the

UNR Campus.



Dr. Mozingo, Chairman of the UNR Faculty Senate, spoke in

support of President Miller's recommendation and urged ap-

proval by the Board of Regents. Mr. Rob Mastrionni, speak-

ing on behalf of Dan Klaich and ASUN also requested support

of President Miller's recommendation.



Statements in support of ROTC were made from the audience by

Colonel Thomas Miller, Colonel Earl Ralf, Lt. Colonel Frank

Smith, USMC Ret., Mr. Leslie Fry and Adjutant General Floyd

Edsall.



Chancellor Humphrey reported that Regent Paul Mc Dermott had

asked that the Board be informed of his opposition to any

change in the ROTC regulation.



Mr. Hug pointed out that there are options available to the

student which permit him to satisfy his requirement for

graduation in several ways and suggested the discussion

focus on whether or not there should be any requirement for

the 16 clock hours orientation course.



Mr. Steninger stated that the University has a duty to pro-

vide Military Science and has been experimenting with semi-

voluntary program for several years. He suggested that the

voluntary approach had failed and stated that he would be

interested in seeing a return to the two year mandatory

course.



Dr. Anderson stated that he did not believe that what was

done at UNR by itself would lessen the defense capability of

the nation but pointed out that the University is part of

the total and must therefore honor its obligation and rec-

ognize that it shares in the total responsibity.



Mr. Morris moved to continue the Military Science at UNR as

it now exists. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

with the following roll call vote:



Yes - Dr. Anderson, Mr. Hug, Mr. Jacobsen, Mrs.

Knudtsen, Dr. Lombardi, Mr. Morris, Mr. Steninger

No - Mr. Bilbray, Miss Thompson



Mr. Hug stated that he was voting in favor of the motion

because he believed the present orientation course and the

one semester course were good programs and should be

continued.



Mrs. Knudtsen stated that she was voting in favor of the

motion although she is opposed to mandatory ROTC. She

believed that the program now offered at UNR is reasonable

and should be continued.



Dr. Anderson moved that the Administration be instructed to

incorporate the Military Science orientation program into

the orientation week for the University if at all possible.

Motion seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without dissent.



Dr. Anderson moved to ask UNLV to consider the possibility

of a similar orientation program in Military Science for

Freshmen students. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried

with Mr. Bilbray and Miss Thompson opposing.



The regular meeting adjourned at 11 A.M. and reconvened at 1:45

P.M. Mr. Jacobsen announced that Mr. Procter Hug, Jr. had

resigned as a member of the Board of Regents, effective at the

end of the meeting, and also announced that he had been appointed

by Attorney General Robert List as a Special Deputy Attorney

General to serve as the University's General Counsel. Mr.

Thomas Bell will serve as an associate of Mr. Hug's, especially

in matters related to UNLV or other business occurring in Las

Vegas.



5. Preliminary Plans, UNR Physical Education Complex



President Miller reported that preliminary plans for this

project had been reviewed by the State Planning Board and by

the UNR staff. (Review of project, budget, scope, method of

financing and time schedule was presented, identified as

Ref. 12 and filed with permanent minutes.)



Mr. Ted Selden, architect, presented the preliminary plans,

followed by comments by Dr. Robert Laughter, Chairman of

Health, P. E. and Recreation Department and Mr. William

Hancock, State Planning Board.



President Miller recommended approval of the preliminary

plans. Chancellor Humphrey concurred with the further rec-

ommendation that the time schedule as contained in Ref. 12

be approved, pointing out that it reflected a change from

that approved in May, 1971.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



6. Award of Construction Contract, Campus Landscaping and Site

Improvement, UNLV



President Zorn reported that, as authorized by the Board of

Regents, on November 12 an ad hoc committee composed of

Clark County Regents reviewed bids received on this project

by the State Planning Board. Acting on behalf of the Board

the ad hoc committee concurred in the award of the bids to:



Ets-Hokin and Galvin for electrical work $187,134

Wells Cargo, Inc., for paving & concrete 301,021

Jaramillo Landscapes & Sprinklers for landscaping 141,658

$629,813



President Zorn noted that this will complete the entire

project in 210 working days. The only part of the project

which did not fit into the budget was the use of exposed

aggregate in the sidewalks. This would have cost an addi-

tional $78,811 and was therefore, beyond the budget of

$655,000.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended confirmation by the Board.



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

carried without dissent.



7. Final Plans, Athletic Fields, UNLV



President Zorn reported that, as authorized by the Board on

November 12, an ad hoc committee composed of Clark County

Regents reviewed the final plans for the athletic fields and

the recommendations of the University staff and the State

Planning Board. (Project summary is identified as Ref. 22

and filed with permanent minutes.)



President Zorn stated that in review with the architects,

several revisions were agreed to:



1. Definition of two alternates for contract bids concern-

ing soil preparation specifications and scope of grassed

areas.



2. Relocation of proposed sewer line so that it would be

routed easterly to a connection near the WERL buildings

instead of the indicated northerly route to a connection

at Flamingo Road.



3. Specific provision to bring the main electrical power

supply to the field area from the Harmon Avenue Campus

substations.



4. Easterly relocation of the track area sufficiently to

avoid potential complications from presently existing

telephone and water line installations.



Acting on behalf of the Board, the ad hoc committee approved

the final plans as revised.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended confirmation by the Board.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Bilbray

and carried without dissent.



8. State Planning Board Agreement



Chancellor Humphrey reported the agreement between the State

Planning Board and the Board of Regents dated December 1964

has been reviewed by the University Administration, and the

State Planning Board and its staff. He recommended approval

of a new agreement (identified as Ref. 5B and filed with

permanent minutes).



Mr. Bilbray moved approval with change in 3.1.3 to provide

for nomination of two or more architects with first and

second preferences expressed. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



9. Transfer of Funds



Chancellor Humphrey reported the following transfers from

the Contingency Reserves in amounts of less than $2,000:



#511-UNLV $1,000 to Office of Information and Publications

to provide additional needed funds for printing

class schedules during Fall and Spring semesters,

1971-72.



#512-UNLV $1,500 to Educational Administration ($500) and

Mathematics ($1,000) to provide funds for P-99

contracts.



#102-UNR $1,875 to Chemistry Department Graduate Fellow

Salaries (1-1/2 additional teaching fellow posi-

tions required to handle increase in registra-

tion).



#103-UNR $1,250 to Psychology Department Graduate Fellow

Salaries (unanticipated increase in registration

in Psychology 203).



#104-UNR $1,147.50 to Economics Department Wages for lab

assistants (two additional sections of Economics

261 had to be added to the Fall semester to ac-

commodate increased enrollment).



#106-UNR $1,200 to Orvis School of Nursing Professional

Salaries (increased enrollment in MSCS/Nursing

102 and 104 necessitates employment of someone to

assist in the preparation of teaching materials

and evaluation tools).



#107-UNR $1,127 to Library Wages to pay staff to keep the

ground floor open for additional hours.



#108-UNR $600 to Faculty Senate Classified Salaries for

additional clerical help needed due to increase

in Senate business.



#110-UNR $1,300 to Engineering Technology, Wages, to sup-

port student secretarial help.



#111-UNR $1,300 to Law Enforcement, Wages, to support

student secretarial help.



#112-UNR $1,600 to Office of Community Relations (Wages -

$600, Operating - $1,000) - no budget previously

allocated to this office.



#113-UNR $750 to Nevada Archeological Survey - no wages

off operating fund budgeted.



#114-UNR $500 to Civil Engineering - Professional Salaries

to provide for a letter of appointment for

Professor John Bird who will relieve Acting Dean

Charles Breese's commitment to teach CE 347 for

the balance of the semester.



10. Proposed Meeting Dates for 1972



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

meeting dates in 1972:



Friday/Saturday January 14-15

Friday/Saturday February 11-12

Friday/Saturday March 10-11

Friday/Saturday April 7-8

Thursday/Friday May 11-12

Friday/Saturday June 9-10

Friday/Saturday July 7-8

Friday/Saturday September 8-9

Friday/Saturday October 13-14

Friday/Saturday November 10-11

Friday/Saturday December 8-9



Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



11. Progress Report, University Code



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the latest draft of the

proposed new Code has been transmitted to the Chancellor's

Advisory Cabinet. Responses have been requested by

December 15. If there are no changes by that date, the

draft will be mailed to the Regents for information and to

the January meeting for action in February.



12. Resolution in Memory of Walter Van Tilburg Clark



President Miller recommended the adoption of the following

resolution in memory of Dr. Walter Van Tilburg Clark:



Walter Van Tilburg Clark was a distinguished member of

the College of Arts and Science at the University of

Nevada, a devoted and unusually gifted teacher, a

novelist admired and respected internationally, and

a friend and colleague. The College and the Board of

Regents wish to express a deep sense of loss at his

death November 10, 1971, and to offer condolences to

his family.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi

and carried without dissent.



13. Minimum Degree Requirement



President Miller recalled that in July the Board considered

a recommendation from UNR Faculty "that the minimum number

of credits for the baccalaureate and associate degrees be

raised to 128 and 64, respectively, other courses in meet-

ing the graduation requirements set by each college." Be-

cause of a number of questions raised in the discussion,

the recommendation was withdrawn for further faculty review.

President Miller reported that this recommendation has sub-

sequently been reviewed and reaffirmed by the Academic

Standards Committee of the UNR Faculty Senate and by the

Undergraduate Council. He recommended approval by Board,

effective Fall, 1972. Mr. Klaich spoke in opposition to

the recommendation.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



14. Request for Easement, UNR



President Miller reported that Sierra Pacific Power Company

has requested a right of way grant approximately 1,225 feet

in length and 10 feet in width. This right of way is to

provide gas service to the Health Related Science building

from a source near the Water Resources building. The right

of way follows the roadway into the Health Related Science

building.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended approv-

al, subject to review and approval of the necessary docu-

ments by the Attorney General.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray, carried without dissent.



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



A. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened

October 26, 1971 for an Electron (Spin-Paramagnetic)

Resonance Spectrometer and a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Spectrometer.



Electron Resonance Spectrometer - Bids were requested on

both new and used equipment. Varian Associates, Los

Altos, submitted the following bids:



Used - Mod. V4502-11 - with warranty $20,800

Used - Mod. V4502-11 - without warranty 19,800

Used - Mod. E4 - without warranty 21,500

Used - Mod. E4 - with warranty 22,850

New - Mod. JES-ME-IX 25,700

New - Mod. E-4 25,850



Vice President Pine endorsed the recommendation of the

Chemistry Department that the used Model V4502-11 with

the 90 days warranty be purchased from Varian Associ-

ates, Los Altos, for a purchase price of $20,800.

President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer - Bids were

received on both new and used equipment. Vice President

Pine reported that the only units acceptable to the

Chemistry Department were not within the budget allot-

ment. At the request of the Chemistry Department, the

item will be rebid with a slight variation of specifi-

cations.



B. Vice President Pine reported that bids were opened

December 7, 1971 for Laboratory, Machine Shop, Drafting

and Classroom Furniture for the Physics building. Funds

available from construction allocation included Federal

funds, thus prohibiting in-state preference.



Mr. Pine reported the following bids received:



Schedule A, items 1-6



133 tables various sizes



No award recommendation on this schedule. Bidders are

submitting sample tables for evaluation.



Schedule B, item 7



3 Work Benches 34 x 60



Broadhead-Garrett, Sacramento $133.50

Morrill & Machabee, Reno 163.89

Armanko's, Reno 189.36



Schedule B, item 8



5 Cabinet Benches - Steel 36 x 34



Morrill and Machabee, Reno $285.20

Armanko's, Reno 307.25

Broadhead-Garrett, Sacramento 320.50



Schedule B, item 9



1 Revolving Bin 34" diameter x 65"



Broadhead-Garrett, Sacramento $165.54

Armanko's, Reno 174.20

Morrill and Machabee, Reno 193.51



Schedule B, item 10



1 5-drawer flat drawer file 45 x 33



Broadhead-Garrett, Sacramento $225.00

Armanko's, Reno 232.40

Morrill and Machabee, Reno 442.36



Schedule B, item 11



1 Double face steel storage rack



Armanko's, Reno $324.28

Morrill and Machabee, Reno 325.00

Broadhead-Garrett, Sacramento 359.13

Integrated Handling Systems, Reno 371.61



Schedule C, items 12-25



105 Steel bench units and steel drawer units



Flanigan's Warehouse, Reno $5,855.11

Armanko's, Reno 6,737.51

Integrated Handling Systems, Reno 7,486.00



Schedule D, Item 26



2 Gas Welding benches



Broadhead-Garrett, Sacramento $112.20

Armanko's 399.72



Schedule D, Item 27



1 Illuminated tracing table



Armanko's $267.13

Donald G. Whiting, New Mexico 286.19

Broadhead-Garrett 514.00



Schedule D, item 28



1 64 x 40 sheet metal bench



Armanko's $267.13

Morrill and Machabee 515.22

Donald G. Whiting 573.32

Permalab, Newberry Park, California 824.00



Schedule D, item 29



1 60 x 40 machinist table



Armanko's $138.07

Broadhead-Garrett 154.00

Morrill and Machabee 291.04

Donald G. Whiting 339.29

Permalab 404.00



Schedule D, items 30, 31, 32



3 tilt top drawing tables (tables must match)



Morrill and Machabee $ 641.38

Armanko's 645.76

Donald G. Whiting 1,073.60

Permalab 1,273.00



Schedule E, item 33



1 control cabinet



Morrill and Machabee $1,316.04

Permalab 1,753.00

Armanko's 1,895.60



Schedule E, items 34 and 35



147 stools (must match)



Armanko's $1,368.34

Morrill and Machabee 2,103.67

Permalab 3,657.00



Schedule F, items 36 - 40



This furniture is being evaluated and will be

presented to the next Regents meeting.



Schedule F, item 41



2 utility benches 10' x 27'



Permalab $1,090.00

Armanko's 1,118.98

Donald G. Whiting 1,297.14



Schedule F, item 42



1 planning table 72' x 36"



Permalab $448.00

Armanko's 602.93

Donald G. Whiting 721.54



Schedule F, item 43



10 work benches



Armanko's $2,685.20

Leasametric, Burlingame, Calif. 3,500.00



Mr. Pine recommended award be made to the low bidders in

the above schedules with the understanding that Schedule

A, items 1-6 and Schedule F, items 36-40 will be sub-

mitted at a later date.



Total per bidder:



Flanigan's Warehouse $5,855.11

Armanko 5,010.35

Morrill and Machabee 2,242.62

Permalab 1,538.00

Broadhead-Garrett 636.24



$15,282.32



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval.



Dr. Anderson moved approval. Motion seconded by Miss

Thompson, carried without dissent.



16. Gift of Land and Buildings to ECC



President Donnelly reported that he had received an offer of

a 20 acre parcel of land, including two buildings, which

Mr. T. S. Atkinson of Sacramento wishes to give to Elko

Community College. He noted that his property is part of

of the Prunty Ranch at Charleston and could be used by the

College for its Ranch and Livestock Management program and

for Anthropology and Geology courses. He added that there

is a house on the property that belongs to the elder Mrs.

Prunty who holds a life-time estate on this property.



Dr. Donnelly introduced Mr. Robert Groves, counsel for Mr.

Atkinson. Mr. Groves stated that the deed of trust for the

property is held by Federal Land Bank who has agreed to

release the land. There are, he said, 400 additional acres

adjacent to this land which Mr. Atkinson wishes to sell, but

would like to make available the use of this property in the

interim. Mr. Groves stated that the book value of the prop-

erty to be donated is in excess of $25,000.



President Donnelly and Chancellor Humphrey recommended

acceptance of the gift.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi

and carried without dissent.



17. Domestic Student Exchange Program, UNR



President Miller recommended approval of a proposal for the

establishment of a "Domestic Student Exchange Program" at

UNR for a two year trial period beginning Fall 1972. (De-

tails of the program are contained in Ref. 26, filed with

permanent minutes). Annual costs involved are six tuition

grants-in-aid ($7,200), part-time services of an existing

staff member as coordinator (no dollar value assigned) and

certain incidental expenses ($646) which the ASUN Finance

Control Board has agreed to pay.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval with the under-

standing that this does not create six additional tuition

waivers but is an allocation within the existing number

already authorized.



Mr. Steninger moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried without dissent.



18. Report of B and G Projects, UNR



Vice President Pine submitted a report on the status of

capital improvement projects under UNR supervision (report

on file in Chancellor's Office).



19. Authorization to Accept Stock Offer



Chancellor Humphrey commented on recommendation contained

in the agenda concerning an offer by Apache Exploration

Corp. to exchange 208 shares of their common stock for oil

and gas leases given to UNR in 1964 by Leslie and Alberta

Farrington. Mr. Humphrey recommended that this matter be

referred to Investment Advisory Committee for disposition.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. A

Anderson, carried without dissent.



20. Report on Resident Hall Regulations, UNR



President Miller and members of the Student Affairs staff

gave a report concerning the regulations governing residence

hall occupancy and fee schedules. Discussion was also held

in response to concerns expressed either by Regents or by

other people to the Regents about the living conditions and

noise level in the dormitories.



21. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000, DRI



President Ward requested approval to lease for 3 months with

an option to purchase a laser from the AVCO Corporation of

Massachusetts at a lease of $6,640. The total purchase

price of the laser is $16,000 and approximately 85% of the

lease payment is applicable to the purchase. Funds are

available in the Laboratory of Atmospheric "Physics Indirect

Cost Recovery Fund".



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi

and carried without dissent.



22. Quarterly Report Concerning Disciplinary Cases, CCD



As required by the "Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for

Members of the University Community", President Donnelly

submitted a report for the period ending October 1, 1971

(report identified as Ref. 18 and filed with permanent

minutes).



23. Proposed Changes in Departmental Structure, UNLV



President Zorn recommended the following changes in depart-

mental structure, effective July 1, 1972:



(1) Subdivision of the Department of Engineering and

Geology (College of Science and Mathematics) into a

Department of Engineering and a Department of Geo-

science.



(2) Subdivision of the College of Allied Health Professions

to establish a Department of Nursing and a Department

of Radiologic Technology.



(3) Subdivision of the Department of Professional Studies

(College of Education) into a Department of Educational

Foundations and Counseling and a Department of

Curriculum and Instruction.



(Details of the proposal were contained in Ref. 19, filed

with permanent minutes.)



In conformity with Board of Regents policy concerning

addition of programs and Departments (B/R Handbook, Title 4,

Chapter 1, Section 6), Chancellor Humphrey recommended

approval of first reading with final approval to occur in

January.



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



A. President Zorn reported that bids were opened October

22, 1971 for the purchase of remote access information

distribution system equipment for the Humanities build-

ing. The single bid received was from Chester

Electronic Laboratory, Inc., of Chester, Connecticut,

in the amount of $84,100. President Zorn stated that

this is within the amount included in the project budget

and recommended approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



B. President Zorn reported bids were opened October 29,

1971 for the purchase of a combined Mass Spectrometer-

Gas Chromatograph System for the Chemistry Department:



Perkin-Elmer Corp., Renton, Wash. $30,035

AEI Scientific Apparatus, Inc., Denver 33,000

E. I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., Monrovia, Ca. 34,015

Hewlett-Packard Corp., Albuquerque 37,140

Bendix Scientific Instruments, Rochester, N.Y. 40,580



President Zorn recommended award of the bid to Perkin-

Elmer Corporation in the amount of $30,035. Chancellor

Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Anderson, carried without dissent.



C. President Zorn recalled that at the October meeting the

Board authorized the purchase of library shelving for

the Teacher Education building from Rucker-Ames Co.,

Milpitas, California in their response to their low bid

of $8,416. On November 3 the Purchasing Office received

notice that as of October 22, 1971 the Rucker-Ames Co.

had terminated business activities and were withdrawing

the bid. The purchase order was returned.



President Zorn recommended that the second low bid of

Chapman Co., Salt Lake City, in the amount of $9,338.08

be accepted. The third bid was from SPD Company, Las

Vegas, for $10,745.96. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



25. Approval of Purchase in Excess of $5,000, UNS



Chancellor Humphrey reported that bids were opened December

9, 1971 for the purchase of 190,000 sheets of textbook paper

by the University Press. The paper is to be shipped to the

State Printer for use in printing the "Doten Journals".



Zellerback Paper, Co., Reno $8,052.86

Reno West Coast Distributing 9,235.52



Chancellor Humphrey recommended that the bid of Zellerback

Paper Co. be accepted.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi

and carried without dissent.



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



A. President Zorn reported bids were opened October 28,

1971 for the float trip on the Colorado River through

the Grand Canyon for the period June 12 through June 24,

1972. Costs will be paid in full by the students

taking the trip.



Canyoneers, Inc., Flagstaff, Arizona $15,750

Hatch River Expedition, Vernal, Utah 14,500

Mokimar River Expedition, Salt Lake City 13,200

Arizona River Runner, Marble Canyon, Ariz. 12,240

Grand Canyon Expedition, Salt Lake City 11,250

Harris Boat Trip, Centerville, Utah 9,400

White Water River Expedition, Turlock, Ca. 7,500



All of the bidders were those approved by the National

Park Service and are required to have adequate insur-

ance. The successful bidder is required to furnish a

performance bond.



President Zorn and Chancellor Humphrey recommended the

bid of White Water River Expedition in the amount of

$7,500 be accepted.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Morris, carried without dissent.



B. President Zorn reported bids were opened November 4,

1971 for the purchase of a hardness tester and a tension

testing machine with accessory equipment to be used by

the Department of Engineering, Geology and Geography.



Item No. 1 - Hardness Tester



Opto Metric, Rockleigh, N. J. $3,532.00

American Chain and Cable, Los Angeles 3,555.50

Ametek System, East Moline, Ill. 2,785.00



Item No. 2 - Tension Testing Machine and Accessory

Equipment



Ametek System, East Moline, Ill. $16,510.00

Pacific Engineering, Phoenix, Ariz. 16,765.00

American Chain & Cable, Los Angeles 7,925.00



The testing machine bid by American Chain & Cable does

not meet specifications (testing capabilities of 30,000

lbs. specified, provides only 20,000 lbs.). Ametek

System required 130 days for delivery. Pacific

Engineering offered delivery in four weeks. Early

delivery will permit use of the equipment this semester.



President Zorn recommended acceptance of the bid of

Ametek System for the hardness tester, for a purchase

price of $2,785, and the bid of Pacific Engineering for

the tension testing machine and accessory equipment for

a purchase price of $16,765. Funds are available from

National Science Foundation and the Supplemental

Equipment appropriation.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Mr. Bilbray moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.



27. Approval of Transfers of Funds



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the following

transfers of funds from the UNLV Contingency Reserve.



#513-UNLV $4,141 to Classified Salaries, Library Opera-

tions, to provide needed additional coverage for

third floor of Library.



#514-UNLV $5,714 to Physical Plant - Custodial ($2,857) and

Physical Plant - Grounds ($2,857) to provide

groundsmen to bolster grounds crew and custodial

for new buildings.



#515-UNLV $12,000 to Insurance to provide amount in excess

of that budgeted for this purpose.



#516-UNLV $21,000 to Library Operations to purchase addi-

tional card catalogs and shelving units for the

Library.



For Information:



#517-UNLV $1,000 to Environmental Studies to provide funds

for environmental studies.



#518-UNLV $1,500 to College of Business and Economics,

Wages, to cover student wages for student graders

for fiscal year.



Dr. Lombardi moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr.

Steninger, carried without dissent.



28. Encouragement of School of Medical Sciences to Make

Foundation Applications



Dr. Anderson spoke of the possibility that grants might be

available from Johnson & Johnson Medical Foundation and

other foundations outside the State of Nevada whereby ap-

proximately 80% of the cost of capital construction for the

School of Medical Sciences might be provided and expressed

an interest in having the Board formally encourage the

School to seek such funding.



Dr. Anderson moved that the Board of Regents go on record as

encouraging the Dean of the School of Medical Sciences to

seek funding from outside the State of Nevada for matching

money for capital construction. Motion seconded by Mr.

Bilbray.



Mr. Morris stated that he considered it unfair to ask the

Board to take such action without having more information.

He suggested that such action might be misunderstood as

giving the School first call on resources if they do not get

the funds from private sources.



Mr. Morris moved to amend the motion to defer this matter

until the next meeting. Motion to amend was not seconded.



Original motion carried with Mr. Morris opposing.



29. State Planning Board Status Report



A report on the status of University capital improvements

under the jurisdiction of the State Planning Board was

distributed.



The meeting adjourned at 4:00 P.M.



Mrs. Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary to the Board

12-11-1971