12/13/1968

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 13-14, 1968








12-13-1968

Pages 111-141

BOARD OF REGENTS

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

December 13-14, 1968



The Board of Regents met on the above dates in the Moyer Student

Union building, Nevada Southern University, Las Vegas.



Members present: Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Chairman

Mr. Thomas G. Bell

Mr. James H. Bilbray

Mr. Archie Grant

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Dr. Louis Lombardi

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

Dr. Juanita White



Members absent: Mrs. Molly Knudtsen



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UN)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (NSU)

Vice Chancellor Wendell Mordy (DRI)

Mr. Daniel Walsh, Chief Deputy Attorney General

Mr. Edward L. Pine, Business Manager (UN)

Mr. Herman Westfall, Business Manager (NSU)

Dr. Donald Driggs, Chairman, UN Faculty Senate

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information (UN)

Mr. Mark Hughes, Director of Information (NSU)

Mr. Joe Bell, ASUN President

Mr. Bill Terry, CSNS President



The meeting was called to order at 10:30 A.M. by Chairman

Anderson.



1. Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting



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

minutes of the meeting of November 7-8, 1968 were approved

as distributed.



2. Report of Gifts



Chancellor Humphrey presented the following list of gifts

and grants received by the University and recommended their

acceptance by the Board:



Nevada Southern University



Library



Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Adams, Las Vegas - $19



Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Bower, Las Vegas - $5 in memory of

Mrs. Walter Greene.



Mrs. Calvin M. Cory, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of Mrs.

Walter Greene.



Mrs. William C. Laub, Las Vegas - $10 in memory of Mrs.

Walter Greene.



Nevada State Bank, Las Vegas - $100 in memory of Mr. Tom

Padratzik and Mrs. Wengert.



Mr. R. J. Ronzone, Las Vegas - $30 in memory of Mr. Pat

Diskin, Mr. Charles J. Rank and Mr. Jack Conlon.



Performing Arts Center



Denver Book Club, Denver, Colorado - $20 in memory

of Mrs. Walter Greene.

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Exber, Las Vegas - $4000

Mrs. Blanche G. Ham, Los Angeles, California - $5 in

memory of Mrs. Walter Greene.

Doctors Theodore and Parvin Modaber Jacobs, Las Vegas

- $200

Dr. and Mrs. James Jones, Las Vegas - $200

Dr. and Mrs. James Lum, Las Vegas - $200

Dr. and Mrs. Leslie E. Soper, Las Vegas - $200

Dr. and Mrs. Leon H. Steinberg, Las Vegas - $300

Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Ted Wiens, Las Vegas - $250



Football Gift Account



S. Wyman, Las Vegas - $1000



Miscellaneous Gifts and Grants



Artists and Craftmen's Guild, Las Vegas - $25 to the Gallery

Guild.



Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cunningham, Las Vegas - $5 to the Music

Concert Series.



Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Trapletti, Las Vegas - $10 to the Music

Concert Series.



Scholarships and Prizes



Coterie Club of Las Vegas, Las Vegas - $196.25



Las Vegas Assembly Number Nine and Oasis Assembly Number

Nineteen of the Rainbow Assembly, Las Vegas - $100 to the

Trudy Griffin Memorial Scholarship Fund.



Union Federal Savings and Loan Association, Reno - $100



University of Nevada



Library



American Association of University Professors, Reno - min-

utes of the AAUP Nevada Chapter from October 1955 through

June 1966.



Mr. Bruce A. Beardsley, Sparks - books, correspondence and

papers relating to the early history of Nevada.



Mrs. Bill Dwyer, Reno - 23 books from the library of Minnie

and Theodore Church.



Mr. Paul Gemmil, Reno - 1 book entitled "Awake the Copper

Ghosts".



Mr. Clark J. Guild, Jr., Reno - $10 in memory of Mrs. Bertha

Paraguirre.



Miss Margaret E. Hartman, Reno - $8 in memory of Mrs. Alma

Vaughn.



Mrs. M. T. Higginbotham, Reno - 500 books and numerous

pamphlets valued at $1250.



Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Hubbard, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michi-

gan - $25 in memory of Mr. Alfred Meritt Smith.



Mr. F. W. Immasche, Washington, D. C. - $50 to the Library

Book Fund.



Mr. and Mrs. Jay J. Mc Murren, Eugene, Oregon - $12.50 in

memory of Mr. Alfred Merritt Smith.



Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Mueller, Fort Wayne, Indiana -

$12.50 in memory of Mr. Alfred Merritt Smith.



Miss Rose Mc Smith, Meadow Vista, California - $5 in memory

of Mr. Alfred Merritt Smith.



Mrs. C. J. Preece, Reno - $5 in memory of Mr. Alfred Merritt

Smith.



Mr. Max Urban, Los Angeles, California - 19 musical scores

arranged by Mr. Urban.



Mrs. R. B. Walker, Reno - 8 volumes of "Reference Handbook

of the Medical Sciences".



Professor Ronald R. Williams, Reno - hymnal of Protestant

Episcopal Church.



Lt. Col. A. J. Woodard, Reno - 1 Peerless bench grinder.



Contributions to the Library in Memory of Mr. George

Southworth, Jr.



Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Campbell, Woodlane, California -

$7.50

First National Bank of Nevada, Reno - $25

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gates, Reno - $15

Mr. H. S. Gorman, Reno - $20

Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Harper, Reno - $7.50

Mr. A. M. Smith, Reno - $20

Woodburn, Forman, Wedge and Blakey, Folsom and Hung,

Reno - $25



Contributions to the Pik Southworth Memorial Fund in Memory

of Mr. George Southworth, Jr.:



Mr. Ralph Braren, San Francisco, California - $10

Executives' Secretaries, Reno - $10

Mr. Frances L. Nowell, Scottsdale, Arizona - $20

The Prospectors Club, Reno - $10

Mr. Paul A. Richards, Reno - $25

Rotary Club of Reno, Reno - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Russ Sheldon, Sparks - $10

Mr. Edward A. Weiss, Van Nuys, California - $10

Mr. and Mrs. Loring R. Williams, Reno - $10



Mackay School of Mines



Contributions in Support of Dr. Fred L. Humphrey's position

in the Department of Mining Engineering:



The Anaconda Company, Weed Heights - $1500

Duvan Corporation, Battle Mountain - $1000

Humble Oil and Refining Company, Houston, Texas - $2500

Kennecott Copper Corporation, Mc Gill - $1500



Contributions to the AIME Fund:



Mr. A. E. Anderson, Reno - $25

Col. Burton S. Barrett, Omaha, Nebraska - $10

Basic Refractories, Gabbs - $50

Mr. Loren J. Bates, Los Angeles, California - $10

Mr. Edwin H. Bentzen, Asheville, North Carolina - $5

Mr. Edward J. Bottomley, Lovelock - $10

Mr. R. C. Brittain, Lovelock - $25

Mr. Joseph F. Brown, Las Vegas - $10

Mr. J. D. Burgess, Reno - $10

Mr. F. N. Dondero, Carson City - $15

Mr. Joseph M. Ellis, Baltimore, Maryland - $5

Mr. W. G. Flangas, Las Vegas - $5

Mr. Courtland B. Frain, Glendale, California - $5

Mr. Jack D. Frank, Fallon - $10

Mr. R. T. Frankian and Associates, Burbank - $25

Mr. Clark J. Guild, Carson City - $20

Mr. John R. Harmon, Reno - $10

Mr. Joseph M. Harrison, Saugus, California - $10

Mr. L. W. Kemp, Edison, New Jersey - $10

Miss Alice E. Laughton, Farmington, New Mexico - $5

Mr. S. J. Mc Carroll, Las Vegas - $5

Mr. Max Muller, Jr., Tucson, Arizona - $10

Nevada Reno Section-WAAIME, Reno - $75

Mr. David H. Osborne, Elko - $50

American Selco, Inc., Elko - $25

Mr. James E. and Louis V. Skinner, Yerington - $25

Mr. R. E. Sutton, Gabbs - $10

Mr. Richard P. Townsend, Marysville - $2

Mr. R. H. Trimmer, Long Beach - $2.50

Mr. F. W. Wessel, Washington, D. C. - $5

Mr. William Whitfield, Tucson, Arizona - $10



Miscellaneous Gifts



Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Buchanan, Sparks - $100 to the John Scott

Buchanan Memorial Fund.



Mr. William J. Petak, Automation Industries, Inc., North

Hollywood, California - 590 strain gauges (retail value

approximately $2050.50).



Friden Incorporated, Reno - $1500 to be used as 1/2 pur-

chase price of Friden Calculators for the College of Busi-

ness Administration and the University Business Office.



Friden Incorporated, San Leandro, California - $2000 to be

used as 1/2 of the purchase price of Friden Calculators

for the College of Business Administration and the Univer-

sity Business Office.



Mr. Ralph Wittenberg, Reno - one used James B. Lansing

$1004 speaker system in a corner cabinet (estimated value

of $350) and one new Bozac #B-305 speaker system in a

cabinet (estimated value of $400) to the Audio-Visual

Communications Center.



Scholarships and Prizes Payments as follows:



General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan - $1500 repre-

senting scholarships for Kenneth O. Reil, $200; Frederick C.

Howard, $200; Thomas Gibson, $200; and Richard D. Holmes,

$900.



George Whittell High School, Zephyr Cove - $650 represent-

ing scholarships for William W. Christensen, $200; Steve

Hall, $150; Ted Beecher, $100; Mara Oleson, $100; and Karen

Beal, $100.



Contributions to the Nevada Prize Exam in High School Mathe-

matics Program:



The Anaconda Company, Weed Heights - $50

Bank of Las Vegas, Las Vegas - $25

Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc., Las Vegas - $50

First National Bank of Nevada, Reno - $50

Hydro Conduit Corporation, Sparks - $15

Kennecott Copper Corporation, Mc Gill - $50

Nevada National Bank of Commerce, Reno - $50

Sierra Pacific Power Company, Reno - $100

Stauffer Chemical Company, Henderson - $50

Union Federal Savings and Loan Association, Reno - $50



Grants



The Luke B. Hancock Foundation, Palo Alto, California -

$15,000 representing the first payment of a 3-year grant

awarded to the Department of Anatomy.



National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington,

D. C. - $25,033 for research entitled "Accurate Calcula-

tions of Atomic Photo-Ironization Cross Sections", under

the direction of Drs. E. Neal Moore and P. L. Altick of

the Department of Physics.



System and General



Dr. William G. Arbonies, Reno - $100 to the Basque Studies

Program, DRI.



The Zazpiak Bat Basque Club, Reno - $250 to the Basque

Studies Program, DRI.



Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Applegate, Las Vegas - $200 for a display

case glass for the DRI Museum in Las Vegas.



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

without dissent that the gifts be accepted and the Secretary

be requested to send notes of thanks to the donors.



3. Von Tobel Foundation Gifts



Mr. Humphrey reported that Mr. George Von Tobel had announc-

ed a 5-year $25,000 program of gifts to the University by

the Ed & Mary Von Tobel Foundation, Inc., Las Vegas, and

initial gifts of $2500 to the University of Nevada and

$2500 to Nevada Southern University had been received with

the following conditions:



The gifts will be used to establish loan funds, to be

administered by the Student Financial Aids Officer of

each Campus, and will be used to assist students in

Engineering and Mining who are making satisfactory

progress toward their degree (i. e., have at least a

"C" average) and who are in financial need. The loans

will be made at 3% annual interest with repayment to

start not later than one year after the student is

graduated or leaves the University and completed within

4 years.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended acceptance of the gift and

the conditions for its use.



Mr. Hug asked if consideration had been given to the re-

payment period, noting that it is usually difficult for a

young graduate to start repayment on a loan during the

period immediately following graduation. Chancellor

Humphrey stated that Mr. Von Tobel had agreed that if this

period proves to be too short, consideration would be given

to an adjustment.



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

without dissent that the gift from the Von Tobel Founda-

tion be accepted and administered according to the condi-

tions set forth.



4. Confirmation of Personnel Appointments



Chancellor Humphrey presented the following list of person-

nel appointments and requested approval by the Board:



UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE



Max B. Radmall, Dairy Herd Manager, Animal Science Divi-

sion, 9-1-68 to 6-30-69 - annual rate $8640 (replacement

for John Bryant)



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE



Michael V. Urga, Graduate Assistant in History, 10-24-68

to 6-30-69 - annual rate $2800 (replacement for Phil Bryan)



GENERAL UNIVERSITY EXTENSION



John L. Eberhardt, Director, Management Development, 10-1-68

to 6-30-69 - annual rate $10,200 (new position)



MACKAY SCHOOL OF MINES



Merrill P. Allen, Chemist in Nevada Mines Analytical

Laboratory, 10-1-68 to 6-30-69 - annual rate $9420 (re-

placement for Paul Weyler)



NEVADA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY



COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCE



Jack Arnold Jurasky, Associate Professor of Psychology,

academic year 1968-69 (adjunct appointment)



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

without dissent that the above personnel appointments be

confirmed.



5. Approval of Check Registers



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval of the check

registers as submitted by the Office of the Business

Manager, UN (check registers filed with permanent minutes).



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

out dissent that the check registers be approved as recom-

mended.



6. Petition from Male Residents of Tonopah Hall



Dr. Baepler reported that a petition had been received from

134 male residents of Tonopah Hall which stated that they

are in favor of the following proposition:



1. That men will be allowed to have female guests

in their rooms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



2. While there is a female on a men's floor, no

doors must be open.



3. That this privilege may be denied the entire

Dormitory at any time if it is a factor in the

violation of other rules.



Dr. Baepler stated that he informed the petitioners that

he would not authorize the implementation of this policy

but would be willing to have them present their idea to

the Board of Regents.



Mr. Hugh Lightner, President of the Dormitory, asked the

Regents to approve the policy for a 2-week trial probation-

ary period. He said that in his opinion the policy sounds

reasonable and he believed it would increase the students'

sense of responsibility.



Mr. Bilbray asked about the present Dormitory rules of the

University and stated that at present he believes that some

Universities have adopted the type of policy proposed.



Dr. Baepler stated that at coeducational schools the request

for more relaxed Dormitory rules normally comes from the

female students but in this case the female Dormitory resi-

dents at NSU had voted against such a policy. He added

that the concept of visiting privileges is approved at some

Campuses; however, such privileges should not be permitted

to become a disruptive factor. He pointed out that all of

the rooms in Tonopah Hall are double occupancy and such

24-hour privileges are bound to be disruptive to roommates.

He said that he was particularly aware that it is desirable

that living conditions in a Dormitory be as normal as pos-

sible but did not feel the policy under discussion was

reasonable and he recommended against approval of the pro-

posed policy by the Board of Regents.



Mr. Bilbray suggested that the Board consider visting hours

in the Dormitory from perhaps 7 A.M. to 11 P.M. at night.



Dr. Baepler stated that he would be willing to discuss

visiting hours with the students but pointed out that

this is not what the students are requesting.



At the Chairman's invitation, a number of students (Bruce

Adams, Dorothy Van Dyke and Sid Goldstein) also spoke in

support of the petition. The remarks of Mrs. Van Dyke

and Mr. Godlstein were to the effect that students resid-

ing in the Dormitory should not be restricted even to the

point of permitting promiscuous conduct.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried with

Mr. Bilbray opposing, that the matter be referred back to

Dr. Baepler and a student committee for further study and

a more reasonable request.



Mr. Bilbray asked to be appointed to the committee; how-

ever, Dr. Anderson pointed out that it had been referred

back to the Administration and the committee referred to

would be a student committee, and suggested that it would

not be proper for a Regent to become involved in a purely

administrative matter. He noted that the subsequent

recommendations of the student/administrative committee on

this matter would be referred back to the full Board of

Regents.



7. Dr. Anderson noted that Governor Laxalt had been scheduled

to address the Regents at 2 P.M. but that he had received

a telegram informing him that the Governor was under

doctor's orders to remain at home and requesting that his

appearance be rescheduled at an early date.



8. University of Nevada Medical Education Feasibility Study



Chancellor Humphrey noted that when this study had been

presented to the Board in November, it was agreed that

additional time would be provided for discussion at the

December meeting.



Dr. Smith introduced the Scope Committee who had worked

with him in preparation of the feasibility study: Dean

James T. Anderson, Dean Robert Weems, Jr., Dean Edmund J.

Cain, Dean Thomas O'Brien, Dr. Donald Cooney, Dr. Richard

Licata, Dr. Dean Fletcher and Mr. Edward L. Pine.



Dr. Smith reviewed briefly the presentation made at the

November meeting and invited questions from those present.



Mr. Grant referred to a letter from Dr. Hugh Follmer which

had suggested that more attention should have been given

to NSU in the feasibility study. President Miller pointed

out that the feasibility study was concerned with a new

degree program proposed at the University of Nevada and

even though it had potential for Statewide application,

it was designed for the UN.



Dr. Anderson also commented on Dr. Follmer's letter, noting

that Dr. Follmer appeared to be expressing a personal

viewpoint and not one reflecting a position of the Clark

County Medical Group.



Vice President Baepler commented on the feasibility study

and concurred with the position that degree proposals for

one Campus not be subjected to review by the faculty of

the other Campus. He noted that this is an agreement that

he would not wish to violate, or have violated, and pointed

out that his remarks were directed only to the long range

implications to NSU growth. He questioned whether the

feasibility study was initiated by people with a vested

interest, directed to determining what kind of program

should be initiated -- whether the State needed one. He

expressed concern that present programs at NSU be enriched

before starting a professional program of this magnitude.

He also stated that he did not believe the funding picture

was clear and no long range costs are covered in the pro-

posal. He said he did not question the need for profes-

sional schools in Nevada; rather, he did not believe the

State was yet to the point where it could provide such

professional schools. He added that State resources must

go to emerging Campuses.



Dr. Baepler continued his comments by suggesting that the

curriculum requirement reflected in the proposal would be

hard to handle in that it assumes that a variety of students

will want the same courses.



He concluded his remarks by stating that the State of Nevada

needs to better support existing higher education programs

before adding professional schools.



Dr. Smith agreed that Dr. Baepler's concerns were valid,

but noted that the manpower needs and the needs for oppor-

tunity for professional education were acute.



Dean Weems spoke about the economic factors, pointing out

that this is not a proposal for a Medical School but for

a Health Sciences Program. He agreed that future costs

must be considered but also noted that the rapid growth

projected for the State of Nevada should allow the State

to absorb the program without hardship when the Hughes

support is exhausted in 20 years. He recommended that the

program be allowed to start on a limited basis now and held

at that level until financial base of the State broadens.



In response to a question as to whether Mr. Hughes would

regard a Health Sciences Program as a "Medical School" for

which he had offered support, Mr. Bell said he believed it

would be within the spirit and intent of the Hughes gift.



Dr. Baepler asked about the commitment on behalf of the

Biology Department at the University of Nevada to support

the Health Sciences Program. Dr. Cooney, Chairman, stated

that there had been no blanket commitment given but endorse-

ment had been received from at least 7 of the faculty.



Mr. Hug asked Dr. Cooney if it is feasible to try to develop

a "one-track" series of courses. Dr. Cooney replied that he

did not believe there would be a problem.



Dr. Baepler stated that he did not believe the curriculum

was sufficiently developed to allow it to be costed.



Mr. Jacobsen asked about the prospect of students trans-

ferring into the program from NSU. Dr. Baepler said he

could not tell until he could review the curriculum. Pres-

ident Miller stated that he would not expect any problem.



Dr. Leonard Storm, Chairman of the Biology Department, NSU,

suggested that since students come to a program at different

levels of achievement, he did not believe that students with

different goals could be trained in the same course; i. e.,

a Pre-Med and a Nursing student would require different

Bio-Chemistry courses. He added that he did not believe

one could satisfy the needs of different levels of students

with one course.



Dr. Smith agreed that it was a problem and said that success

of such a curriculum depends on the ability of the faculty

to work together toward common goals.



Dean Anderson spoke of the experience over the past 2 years

of the College of Engineering staff in working cooperative-

ly with the Laboratory of Human Development, the Laboratory

of Environmental Patho-Physiology. This experience, he

said, has demonstrated that cooperation can occur between

Departments and Colleges which are not obviously related.

He suggested that this experience has provided an invaluable

training experience for Engineering students.



Dean Weems cautioned against losing sight of the fact that

this program would attract $10 outside funding for every $1

of State expenditure.



The meeting recessed for lunch and reconvened at 1:15 P.M. All

members of the Board and staff who were present during the morn-

ing were again present except Mr. Bell.



9. Preliminary Plans, Performing Arts Center, NSU



Dr. Baepler stated that Mr. Mc Daniel had proceeded as in-

structed with the preliminary plans for this project to

permit application to HEFA. He noted that the preliminary

drawings had been approved by the faculty committee but had

not yet been reviewed by the State Planning Board.



Mr. Mc Daniel and his consultant, George Izenour, reviewed

the plans in detail.



There was considerable discussion by the Board, particularly

regarding the varied sources of funding for this project and

the need to honor commitments to private donors because of

the manner in which the project was represented to the com-

munity when soliciting support.



Mr. Hug stated that it should be clearly understood by

everyone that this project would be taking money that might

be used for other buildings at NSU, especially classroom

and laboratory buildings.



Dr. Baepler pointed out that some of the funds provided by

private donors were specifically earmarked for a Drama

Theatre and some specifically for a Music Hall.



In response to a question from Mr. Seeliger concerning the

status of the pledges to this project, Dr. Baepler stated

that the payments were coming in as anticipated.



Mr. Ronzone stated that he believed it important that the

Regents remember that the community is very much involved

in this project. Dr. Anderson agreed and added that the

University should proceed with Phase I of the project.



Mr. Humphrey asked Mr. Mc Daniel if in his professional

opinion the plans were within the project budget. Mr.

Mc Daniel said yes.



Dr. Baepler recommended approval by the Board of the pre-

liminary plans as submitted by Mr. Mc Daniel, subject to

approval by the State Planning Board. Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



Dr. Lombardi moved that Dr. Baepler's recommendation be

approved. Seconded by Mr. Ronzone.



Mr. Hug expressed concern and requested further discussion.

He suggested that defeat of Question #2 might make it desir-

able to reassess priorities. He questioned whether at this

stage this is the best allocation of capital funds. He

suggested that perhaps one building be constructed, the

Concert Hall, and the remaining funds be devoted to the

construction of classrooms.



Dr. Baepler noted that original planning of this project

had resulted in its receiving a high priority in the Campus

development. He added that he did not believe that defeat

of Question #2 would prevent expansion of the Campus.



Mr. Jacobsen asked if the project could be cut in half and

the remaining portion built at a later date.



Dean Harris, College of Fine Arts, pointed out that comple-

tion of this project would release some classrooms and some

office space. He said that if only the Concert Hall were

constructed there could be no enrichment of the Drama Pro-

gram. He added that completion of the project will greatly

enhance the cultural climate of the community.



Motion carried with Mr. Hug and Mr. Jacobsen opposing.



In casting the opposing votes, Mr. Hug and Mr. Jacobsen ex-

pressed a desire that further study be given to the desira-

bility of reducing the scope of the project. They requested

consideration of the possibility of building only the Con-

cert Hall at this time as Phase I and building the Drama

Theatre at a later date, with the student fee revenue bond

money then applied to construction of other classroom

space for which there may be greater need. Mr. Hug and

Mr. Jacobsen expressed the fear that the University is

building frills at the sacrifice of acutely needed class-

room space.



Chancellor Humphrey offered to explain the basis of his

recommendation; however, Mr. Bilbray objected.



10. Capital Improvement Program, 1969-71



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed the University's request for

capital improvement for the 1969-71 biennium, including 20

projects totaling $31 million ($13.6 million - UN, $17.4

million - NSU). Mr. Humphrey noted that the request has

been acted upon by the State Planning Board and has recom-

mended 7 projects to the Governor and Legislature, as fol-

lows:



Sys Project Unv Request Plan Board

Pri or Estimate Recommend



1. NSU Water Distribution &

Interconnect System $ 200,000 $ 200,000



2. NSU Equip Chemistry Building 150,000 150,000



3. NSU Land Purchase 1,000,000 591,000



4. UN Land Purchase 500,000 500,000



5. NSU Office Building 250,000 363,000



6. NSU Education Building 3,015,200 3,193,000



7. UN Physical Science Building

Phase II 2,889,000 2,972,000



Total $8,004,200 $7,969,000



The method of funding would be as follows:



1. NSU Water Distribution System

State Appropriation $ 200,000

Total Cost $ 200,000



2. NSU Equipment Chemistry Building

State Appropriation $ 150,000

Total Cost $ 150,000



3. NSU Land Purchase

State Appropriation $ 591,000

Total Cost $ 591,000



4. UN Land Purchase

University Cash $ 500,000

Total Cost $ 500,000



5. NSU Office Building

State Appropriation $ 363,000

Total Cost $ 363,000



6. NSU Education Building

State Appropriation $1,593,000

University Revenue Bonds 1,600,000

Total Cost $3,193,000



7. UN Physical Science Bldg. Phase II

State Appropriation $ 722,000

University Cash 150,000

University Revenue Bonds 1,900,000

Federal Grants 200,000

Total Cost $2,972,000



Total NSU State Appropriation $2,897,000

University Revenue Bonds 1,600,000

Total Cost $4,497,000



Total UN State Appropriation $ 722,000

University Cash 650,000

University Revenue Bonds 1,900,000

Federal Grants 200,000

Total Cost $3,472,000



TOTAL State Appropriation $3,619,000

University Cash 650,000

University Revenue Bonds 3,500,000

Federal Grants 200,000

Total Cost $7,969,000



Mr. Humphrey noted that an agreement between the University

and the State Planning Board insures that the Planning

Board will not violate the University's priority list.

However, the Planning Board indicated that they concur in

the UN Parking Garage Project (priority #22) although it

will not appear on their recommended list. If the Uni-

versity wishes to pursue this project within the coming

biennium, it will be necessary to secure the passage of

special legislation. Mr. Humphrey noted that the cost-

benefit analysis has not been completed.



Chancellor Humphrey continued with his discussion of the

State Planning Board's recommendation, noting that this

Board has requested the Board of Regents to consider the

transfer of $15,660, appropriated in 1961 for advance

planning of the UN College of Education building, from UN

to NSU, and be used to design a building which could be

constructed on either Campus.



Mr. Humphrey summarized his presentation and made the fol-

lowing recommendations:



1. President Miller, Vice President Baepler and the facul-

ties of the two Colleges of Education should immediate-

ly consider the Planning Board proposal for a single

design of two College of Education buildings.



2. The cost-benefit analysis for parking facilities at UN

should be completed and a recommendation presented to

the Board in January.



3. The Board should approve and actively support the adop-

tion by the Legislature of a State Building Authority

empowered to issue revenue bonds for projects designated

by the Legislature.



Concerning #3, Mr. Humphrey added that, of course, determin-

ation would have to be made of the legality of such an

authority.



Dr. Anderson asked if the University should initiate discus-

sion with other State agencies before acting on #3. Chan-

cellor Humphrey said that even if no other agency would be

interested he would still urge that the University support

this proposal. He added that this building authority will

still be needed even if Question #2 were successful sometime

in the future.



Mr. Seeliger asked if further consideration had been given

to the possibility of both Education buildings going at

the same time. He recalled the earlier Board action in

requesting a very high priority on these projects.



Chancellor Humphrey asked approval of the Board to pursue

the Capital Improvement Program as listed and continue

investigation regarding the possibility of adding the next

two priorities.



Dr. White moved, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, that Mr.

Humphrey's recommendation contained in #3 above be approved;

that the Board approve and actively support the adoption by

the Legislature of a State Building Authority empowered to

issue revenue bonds for projects designated by the Legisla-

ture. Motion carried without dissent.



Mr. Jacobsen moved, seconded by Mr. Hug, that Mr. Humphrey's

recommendations contained in #1 and #2 above be approved;

President Miller, Vice President Baepler and the faculties

of the two Colleges of Education should immediately consider

the Planning Board proposal for a single design of two

College of Education buildings, and; the cost-benefit analy-

sis for parking facilities at UN should be completed and a

recommendation presented to the Board in January. Motion

carried without dissent.



Dean Cain stated that he would be happy to work with the

College of Education of NSU as requested by the Board;

however, he said, much planning has already been done at

the UN. In fact, he said, they are ready to go to the

architects and he assumed it would be difficult to shift

at this time.



11. Funding Problems, Biology Department, NSU



Chancellor Humphrey noted that this item had been placed

on the agenda at Mr. Bilbray's request and he asked Dr.

Baepler to comment.



Dr. Baepler spoke in general terms concerning the basic

difficulties of Departments staffed and operated at the

same level as the first year, but with dramatically in-

creased enrollments in the second year. He stated that

the Administration was aware of the tight budget and

recognized it would require careful management.



Dr. Baepler stated that he had received requests for

supplements to operating funds but had not been able to

release money until requirements for part-time instruc-

tors were known. Now that staff requirements are known,

some money can be released to Departments where needs

are greatest.



Dr. Baepler expressed concern that the tight budget had

forced the University to practice a "false economy" by

diverting money from budgeted areas to meet emergencies

but said that if the budget approved by the Board in

August is funded, it will do much to alleviate the situa-

tion.



Mr. Hug asked if there were unusual expenses which had

caused the deficiency. Dr. Baepler said that generally

the deficiencies have been caused by trying to service

increased numbers of students. Dr. Storm agreed, citing

a number of service courses offered to Nursing students

at a cost of $1300.



Dr. Anderson noted that this problem could have been

handled by a request to the Vice President and he stated

that the faculty should take these problems to their Ad-

ministrators, not to the Press nor to Regents.



Dr. Storm explained the circumstances which led to the

newspaper article, stating that he had not made a state-

ment to the Press but to a student assembly attended by

the Press.



Chancellor Humphrey spoke of the newspaper article which

had prompted Mr. Bilbray's request that this matter be

placed on the agenda and pointed out that the current

budget was appropriated at the 1967 Legislature. He

stated that the operating accounts had not been cut from

the first year of the biennium as has been the case in

past years. Mr. Humphrey further noted that the article

had charged that the NSU Biology Department was budgeted

at $20,700 for 1968-69, but that the UN Biology Department

is allowed $10,000 more for the same period. Mr. Humphrey

agreed that this was correct, but pointed out that the NSU

Biology Department enrollment is 123 FTE while the UN

Biology Department enrollment is 271 FTE. This reflects

an operating expenditure of $2.71 per ASC at UN and $7.45

per ASC at NSU.



Mr. Bilbray stated that in no way should the Board of

Regents order the professors not to speak to students.

He said Dr. Storm made statements of fact as he understood

them.



Dr. Anderson agreed that the faculty should always be free

to discuss University matters with anyone but pointed out

that in doing so the faculty should determine first what

the facts are. He added that Regents are under the same

obligation to determine the facts before speaking.



12. Vacation of Swenson Street



Vice President Baepler requested authority to initiate

procedures for the vacation of Swenson Street between

Harmon and Flamingo. He noted that this is presently a

dedicated, but undeveloped, street running through a por-

tion of the Campus where the athletic fields are planned.



Mr. Humphrey concurred.



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

without dissent that authority be granted as requested.



13. Approval of Purchases in Excess of $5000, NSU



Dr. Baepler reported that bids were opened on October 15,

1968 for the purchase of Chemistry equipment, as follows:



Sargent-Welch Scientific Company $6,188.85

Van Waters & Rogers 5,788.80

W. H. Curtin 3,445.00

La Pine Scientific 2,575.00

Scientific Products 2,313.00

ALOE Scientific 2,022.40



Dr. Baepler noted that Sargent-Welch and Van Waters &

Rogers were the only companies that bid every item; however,

Van Waters & Rogers did not bid as specified for the Chem

Anal Spectrophotometer. He recommended that award be made

to Sargent-Welch Scientific Company in the amount of

$6,188.85. Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Mr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without

dissent that award be made to Sargent-Welch as recommended.



14. Modification of Requirements for Superior Student Program

for High School Seniors



President Miller reported that the University of Nevada

Teaching Faculty has approved the following modification

of requirements for acceptance into the Superior Student

Program for High School Seniors:



1. A minimum cumulative high school grade point average

of B or above (currently A- or above).



2. American College Test composite scores at the 75th

percentile or above as compared to the most recent

University of Nevada Freshman norms (currently 85th

percentile or above).



3. A maximum of 15 semester credits, or equivalent, may

be earned as a Superior Student prior to graduation

from high school (currently 12 semester credits).



President Miller requested approval of the above modifica-

tions, effective Spring semester, 1969.



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

out dissent that the modifications to the Superior Student

Program be approved as recommended.



15. Approval of Estimative Budgets



Chancellor Humphrey submitted estimative budgets for the

following 1969 Summer programs with his recommendation

for approval:



Summer School Abroad in Basque Studies

High School Journalism Institute

Coaching Camp (Day)

Lake Tahoe Music Camp

Lake Tahoe Art Camp

Coaching Clinic



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

without dissent that the estimative budgets be approved

as recommended.



16. Plant and Property, UN



A. Mr. Pine reported that the Department of the Navy had

requested the lease of 5.7 acres of land at the Stead

Campus to be used for a Navy and Marine Corps Reserve

training center. The term of the lease would be 50

years and the consideration is $1 for the full term.

Mr. Pine noted that the lease provides that the Uni-

versity may make use of the facility for educational

purposes on a prearranged schedule.



President Miller recommended approval of the lease,

subject to approval as to form by the Attorney General,

noting that granting of the lease is subject to ap-

proval of the General Services Administration, HEW,

since University ownership of this property is condi-

tional for 20 years.



Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

without dissent that the lease be approved.



B. A progress report on capital improvement projects at

the University of Nevada was presented for information.



17. Purchases in Excess of $5000, UN



A. Mr. Pine reported that the State Printer has authorized

the University to have the 1969-71 catalog printed

elsewhere due to the pressure of the 1969 Legislative

Session. Accordingly, bids were requested for 23,000

catalogs and the following bids were received on Decem-

ber 12, 1968:



Peninsula Lithograph Co., Menlo Park $ 20,240

Diamond National, Sacramento 27,500

Western Printing, Sparks 30,215

5% Resident Preference $28,704.25

Reno Printing Company 32,500

5% Resident Preference $30,875.00



Mr. Pine recommended the bid of Peninsula Lithograph

in the amount of $20,240 be accepted. President

Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



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

without dissent that the bid of Peninsula Lithograph

be accepted and a contract issued for $20,240.



Upon motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Hug, the supple-

mental agenda was accepted for consideration.



B. Mr. Pine reported that the following bids were received

for the contracting of rental of Buildings and Grounds

and Auxiliary Enterprises uniforms for one period

January 1, 1969 through December 31, 1969, with an

option to reissue for two additional 1-year periods:



Mission Linen Supply, Carson City $ 9,014.72

Steiner American Linen, Reno 9,734.40

City Linen, Reno 10,464.48



Mr. Pine recommended bid of Mission Linen Supply Co. be

accepted. President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey

concurred.



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

without dissent that the above recommendation be

approved.



C. Mr. Pine reported that bids were opened on December 6,

1968 for the purchase of a truck chassis equipped with

a backhoe, air compressor, pavement breaker and rotary

drill as follows:



International Harvester (Sparks) $ 16,706.00

International Harvester (Sparks) alternate 16,534.00

Hallman Chevrolet, Reno 17,671.89

Bartlett Ford, Reno 19,066.74



Mr. Pine stated that bid #2 did not meet the engine

specifications, and recommended that bid #1 be accepted

in the amount of $16,706. He noted that the equipment

will be used throughout Nevada in taking soil samples

as part of an AEC funded research project between the

Renewable Natural Resources of the College of Agricul-

ture and the Atomic Energy Commission.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey concurred.



Motion by Dr. Lombardi, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, car-

ried without dissent that the above recommendation be

approved.



D. Mr. Pine reported that the Chairman of the Biology

Department and the Dean of the College of Arts and

Science have requested authority to trade an attachment

which converts the Philips EM 75 Electron Microscope

to an X-Ray Miscroscope for an ultramicrotome and cold

stage attachment for the electron microscope which would

permit the viewing of micro thicknesses of material or

tissue. The value of the trade is approximately $5000

and would be made through BKH Company.



Mr. Pine noted that the EM 75 Electron Microscope was

a gift from the Fleischmann Foundation.



President Miller and Chancellor Humphrey endorsed the

request and recommended approval.



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

without dissent that the above request be approved.



18. Transfer of Funds, NSU



Vice President Baepler requested the transfer of $22,972

from the Contingency Reserve, NSU, to various instructional

accounts to provide funds for part-time instructors for

the Spring semester.



Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



Motion by Mr. Ronzone, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without

dissent that the transfer of funds be approved as requested.



19. Commendation to UN Cross Country Team



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

unanimously that a letter be sent on behalf of the Board

of Regents extending sincere congratulations to UN Cross

Country Team on its winning the NCAA Championship at a

recent meet in Illinois and transmitting the Board's

official commendation.



20. Report on Elko Community College



President Miller reported that members of the staff have

been in close contact with Elko Community College and the

University is continuing its efforts to assist. The Uni-

versity of Nevada is presently offering 24 hours of College

level courses for credit through its Extension Division.

He noted that he and other members of the staff have met

recently with College officials and community leaders and

Burnell Larson. Generally, the problems are being solved.

Some of the problems encountered are: staffing of courses

in Elko by University staff because of travel difficulties

and getting qualified instructors who reside in Elko.

They are presently exploring the use of instructors from

Utah because transportation from that area is easier.



Mr. Humphrey said he believed that progress has been made

toward better understanding. The meetings have been

fruitful, but there remains disagreement on two basic

things:



1. Elko Community College wants different admission

standards applied to students attending UN courses

at the Elko Community College; and



2. They do not wish to have the instructors approved

by University academic Departments.



21. UN Accreditation Report



President Miller noted that copies of the accreditation

report had been distributed to the Board in November. He

reported that the Northwest Association had granted a 5-year

unqualified accreditation to the University of Nevada. A

member of the visiting team will return in 1973.



22. Security Disclaimer



Chancellor Humphrey requested adoption of the following

resolution:



RESOLVED, that the following Regent who is a citizen of

the United States will not require, nor will have, and

can be effectively denied access to classified informa-

tion in the possession of the organization and does not

occupy a position that would enable him to affect

adversely the organization's policies or practices in

the performance of contracts for the Government:



James H. Bilbray



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

without dissent that the above resolution be approved.



23. Resolution of Appreciation for Mr. Paul Mc Dermott



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

following resolution was unanimously adopted:



RESOLUTION #68-14



WHEREAS, Paul D. Mc Dermott has served from September

11, 1967 to November 6, 1968 as a member of the Board

of Regents of the University of Nevada System; and



WHEREAS, during this period he has freely devoted

time and attention to this important responsibility;

and



WHEREAS, he has given conscientiously of his advice

and counsel on the Board of Regents;



NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of

Regents of the University of Nevada System hereby

expresses its sincere appreciation for the admirable

way in which he discharged his responsibility as a

Regent.



Given at Las Vegas, Nevada this fourteenth day of

December, 1968.



24. Purchase in Excess of $5000, DRI



Vice Chancellor Mordy requested authority to expend $20,000

from the Fleischmann Foundation Equipment Grant as the Uni-

versity's contribution to the purchase of an inertial plat-

form to be used in atmospheric research. The balance of

the total purchase price of $195,000 will be provided

through the National Center for Atmospheric Research.



Professor Mordy noted that the Fleischmann Foundation has

approved the proposed expenditure from its equipment grant.

Chancellor Humphrey recommended approval.



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

without dissent that the purchase be approved.



25. Independent Audit



Chancellor Humphrey noted that the audit of fiscal year

1967-68 has been completed by Kafoury, Armstrong, Bernard

and Bergstrom, Certified Public Accountants, and copies

of the report had been distributed with the agenda to

provide opportunity for review prior to discussion at the

January meeting. Principals of the audit firm will be

present.



26. Report of National Science Foundation Monies Available

for 1968-69



President Miller reported that a letter had been received

from National Science Foundation, dated December 9, 1968,

and read the following excerpt from that letter:



Your expenditure limitation has been recomputed pro-

viding for the full amount of Summer Institute Grant

balances at June 30, 1968 and continuance of other

programs at reduced levels of spending based for the

most part on fiscal year 1968 expenditures. In addi-

tion, as agreed in the above meeting, the June 28,

1968 cash payment of $398,900 for "Modernization of

the Computing Center" (Grant GJ-0050) is to be con-

sidered as an FY 1968 expenditure and not charged to

the 1969 expenditure limitation. Since provision

for this grant was made in your original expenditure

allocation, adjustment has been made to reflect this

as a proper charge in 1968. Our calculations also

included an allowance for growth in Foundation sup-

ported activities during fiscal year 1968. The result

of these compensating calculations is that the ex-

penditure limitation for the University of Nevada

remains unchanged at $892,000.



The meeting adjourned at 4:35 P.M.



The regular meeting of the Board of Regents reconvened on Satur-

day, December 14, 1968, at 9:10 A.M.



Members present: Dr. Fred M. Anderson, Chairman

Mr. Thomas G. Bell

Mr. James H. Bilbray (for a portion of the

meeting)

Mr. Archie Grant

Mr. Procter Hug, Jr.

Mr. Harold Jacobsen

Dr. Louis Lombardi

Mr. R. J. Ronzone

Mr. Albert Seeliger

Dr. Juanita White



Members absent: Mrs. Molly Knudtsen



Others present: Chancellor Neil D. Humphrey

President N. Edd Miller (UN)

Vice President Donald H. Baepler (NSU)

Vice Chancellor Wendell Mordy (DRI)

Mr. Daniel Walsh, Chief Deputy Attorney General

Mr. Edward L. Pine, Business Manager (UN)

Mr. Edward Olsen, Director of Information (UN)

Mr. Mark Hughes, Director of Information (NSU)

Mr. Joe Bell, ASUN President

Mr. Bill Terry, CSNS President

Dr. Donald Driggs, Chairman, UN Faculty Senate

Mr. K. D. Jessup, Institutional Studies Officer



27. Policies and Procedures Regarding Special Use of University

Facilities



Vice President Baepler reviewed action leading to the re-

quest that Faculty Bulletin #853 which states the Board's

policy on this subject, adopted August 24, 1962, be re-

vised. He noted that the policy had been reviewed on the

NSU Campus and an attempt had been made to rewrite the

statement, not to change the policy, but to delete the

procedural items. He presented the following revised

substitute to #853 for NSU:



University facilities, including Campus grounds, are

provided primarily for the support of the regular,

ongoing functions of the University (instruction,

research and public service) and the activities

necessary for the support of these functions. The

University's functions take precedence over any other

activities in the use of University facilities.



Freedom to speak and to hear will be maintained for

students and faculty members, and the University

policies and procedures will be used to provide a

full and frank exchange of ideas. However, an effort

should be made to allow a balanced program of speakers

and ideas.



An invitation to speak at the University does not imply

that the University endorses the philosophy or ideas

presented by the speaker.



University facilities may not be used for the purpose

of raising monies to aid projects not directly con-

nected with some authorized activity of the University

or of University groups, and no efforts at conversion

and solicitation by noncampus groups or individuals

will be permitted on Campus.



Mr. Jacobsen asked if the policy under discussion is

University-wide.



President Miller responded by confirming that the statement

was a University-wide policy and noting that it is present-

ly under review at the UN Campus. He stated that the re-

vision proposed by NSU has been discussed by the committee

at UN and although there is complete agreement on philoso-

phy, the statement is not considered adequate. He requested

that there be a single policy statement for the System and

that action by the Board be deferred until a coordinated

statement could be presented.



Dr. Baepler concurred in the desirability of a single policy

statement and concurred also in President Miller's statement

that no philosophical difference exists in the approach.

He noted that some ambiguity still exists in the statement.



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

without dissent that the matter be referred back to the

Chancellor and Drs. Miller and Baepler for a joint recom-

mendation, with a request that it be returned to the Board

in January, if possible, but not later than February.



28. Suggested Legislation



A. Unclaimed Property - Chancellor Humphrey recommended

that legislation be requested which would authorize

the Board of Regents to establish procedures for the

disposition of unclaimed property. He noted that the

University had assumed it had the authority but has

been advised by the Attorney General to seek legisla-

tion similar to regulations now in effect for the City

of Reno.



Motion by Mr. Jacobsen, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, car-

ried without dissent that appropriate legislation be

requested to provide for the disposal of unclaimed

property.



B. Name Change for NSU and Official Designation of Uni-

versity of Nevada System - Chancellor Humphrey noted

that Vice President Baepler had requested that con-

sideration of a name change for NSU be postponed until

the January meeting. He added that following a recom-

mendation from Dr. Baepler, a recommendation will be

made concerning System designation.



29. Ten-Year Budget



Chancellor Humphrey referred to the document enclosed with

the agenda entitled, "Charting a Course for the University

System". He noted that it had been included at this time

to permit preliminary review and discussion and action

would be requested at the January meeting.



Mr. Humphrey recalled that the Ten-Year Budget has been un-

der preparation for the past 18 months. The University was

considering developing long range planning, programming and

budgeting, but had not progressed very far until the 1967

Legislature requested a Ten-Year Budget be presented to the

1969 session.



Mr. Bilbray entered the meeting at 9:25 A.M.



Presentation of the Ten-Year Budget continued, following

the general outline of the document, including the showing

of slides highlighting data used to develop the document.



Following extensive discussion of the data and the con-

clusions reflected in the document, Chancellor Humphrey

stated that the Ten-Year Budget would be reviewed again

by the Advisory Cabinet and recommendations by that group,

as well as individual recommendations by its members, would

be presented to the Board in January. He emphasized that

this document must be constantly updated to reflect chang-

ing needs and goals of the University System. He pointed

out that the University is under obligation to present

this document to the State Legislature in 1969 and an up-

dated version every two years following that.



Mr. Grant noted the regular attendance, by invitation from the

Board, of Student Body Officers at Board meetings. He suggested

that tables be provided at subsequent meetings, as provided for

Press representatives.



30. Change in University Code Regarding Desert Research

Institute



Vice Chancellor Mordy recalled that at the last meeting of

the Board of Regents, he had reported that he would not be

presenting tenure recommendations for DRI personnel this

year because tenure for non-State supported personnel is

inappropriate. He noted that he has communicated with

the staff fully on this. He further reported that a pro-

tem organization of DRI professional staff has been es-

tablished and has been called the "DRI Faculty Organiza-

tion". A subcommittee was appointed by Joe Warburton,

Chairman of the DRI Faculty Organization, to review and

recommend changes to the University Code and those recom-

mendations were contained in Ref. O, Attachment 3, of the

agenda, and Professor Mordy noted that part of these were

included in Chancellor Humphrey's recommendations to the

Board.



The action of the UN Faculty Senate concerning DRI was

presented by President Miller as follows:



That, upon approval of a DRI Faculty representation

group by the Board of Regents, the University of

Nevada Faculty Senate reorganize as follows:



a. Eliminate present Component III.



b. Assign full-time Campus faculty members who have

a duty assignment in the Bureau of Business and

Economics Research or the Bureau of Governmental

Research to present Component IV.



c. Re-designate Component IV as Component III.



d. Change Faculty Senate membership from 21 to 19.



Chancellor Humphrey asked if the changes to the University

Code proposed by the DRI Subcommittee on the University

Code had been voted upon by the faculty of DRI. Vice

Chancellor Mordy stated that the proposed changes had been

communicated to the faculty, had not been submitted to a

vote by the DRI faculty, but had been approved by the DRI

Faculty Organization.



Chancellor Humphrey submitted the following recommendations:



1. Approve the UN Faculty Senate proposal which removes

DRI faculty from the UN Senate.



2. Recognize the pro-tem DRI Faculty Organization as the

Faculty Senate for DRI.



3. Approve the immediate suspension of any University Code

provision which would grant tenure or provide for the

consideration of tenure for DRI faculty.



4. Direct the Administration to give consideration through

appropriate channels to all additional changes in the

University Code which appear desirable to recognize

the removal of DRI faculty from the UN Senate and such

other changes as are desirable for the unique status

of DRI.



President Miller and Vice Chancellor Mordy agreed that it

was inappropriate for DRI to have a voice in the internal

affairs of the UN or NSU.



Dr. Anderson said that he believed it was unfortunate that

DRI has chosen to separate itself from the University of

Nevada, but still wish to share in support.



Vice Chancellor Mordy spoke of the expanding operation of

DRI on the NSU Campus. He added that DRI has always had

a policy that teaching arrangement was done by mutual agree-

ment and was always requested by the Department rather than

DRI. The situation is no different now, but administrative

changes have been made.



Mr. Jacobsen expressed concern that the University is mov-

ing in a dangerous direction with too much separation be-

tween units.



In response to the number of DRI faculty who participate in

teaching, Dr. Squires stated that 17 people employed by DRI

are teaching at UN for an average of about 36% of their

time.



Dr. White said that she hoped by having DRI as a Statewide

organization it would encourage the two Campuses to use the

DRI facilities.



Mr. Grant asked what effect this separation would have on

funding from the State. Dr. Anderson stated he believed

it would make it harder to gain increased appropriations

for the support of the DRI.



Chancellor Humphrey reviewed his recommendations, recalling

that the Board of Regents had earlier approved the DRI

reporting to the Chancellor, and based on the assumptions

that the UN recommendations had cleared all necessary

channels and that DRI recommendations had cleared all

necessary channels in DRI, he requested approval by the

Board.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried without

dissent that the Chancellor's recommendation in 1 above be

approved.



Motion by Mr. Hug, seconded by Mr. Bilbray, carried without

dissent that the Chancellor's recommendation in 2 above be

approved.



Chancellor Humphrey spoke of recommendation 3 above by not-

ing that the recommendations from the DRI Organization make

no attempt to withdraw tenure provisions but neither do

they attempt to establish different classifications for

"hard" or "soft" funded positions.



Dr. Anderson suggested this might be accomplished by pro-

viding a financial cushion to absorb salaries of tenured

faculty during shortages of outside funding.



Professor Mordy said he planned to renounce his tenure and

although he could not speak for the other two tenured

faculty at DRI, he assumed that Dr. Maxey might be agree-

able to taking the same action.



Motion by Mr. Bilbray, seconded by Mr. Hug, carried without

dissent that Mr. Humphrey's recommendation in 3 above be

approved.



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

without dissent that the Chancellor's recommendation in

4 above be approved.



31. Chancellor's Report



Chancellor Humphrey reported that the report from the

National Advisory Board to DRI had been received and

distributed copies for review by the Board of Regents.



32. Dr. Lombardi noted that recently a number of deaths had

occurred in the University community and moved that letters

of condolence be written on behalf of the Board of Regents.

Motion seconded by Mr. Ronzone, carried unanimously.



The meeting adjourned at 12:05 P.M.

12-13-1968