UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
December 13-14, 1980


Pages 88-104



December 13, 1980

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

Education building, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present: Mr. Robert A. Cashell, Chairman

Mr. James L. Buchanan, II

Mrs. Lilly Fong

Mr. Chris Karamanos

Mrs. Molly Knudtsen

Dr. Louis E. Lombardi

Mr. John R. Mc Bride

Mr. John Tom Ross

Mrs. June F. Whitley

Others present: Chancellor Donald H. Baepler

President William Berg, NNCC

President Joseph N. Crowley, UNR

President Jack Davis, WNCC

President Jim Eardley, TMCC

President Judith Eaton, CCCC

President Leonard Goodall, UNLV

President Clifford Murino, DRI

Vice Chancellor Larry Lessly

Secretary Bonnie M. Smotony

Also present were Regents-elect Del Papa and Gallagher, Chair-

persons from each of the Faculty Senates, and Presidents of the

organized Student Associations.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Cashell at 9:15 A.M.

1. Adoption of Consent Agenda

Adoption of Consent Agenda containing the following items

was recommended (identified as Ref. A and filed with perma-

nent minutes):

(1) Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting of

November 6, 1980.

(2) Acceptance of gifts and grants.

(3) Allocations from the Board of Regents Special Projects

Account, as follows:

A. $ 2,000 to the CCCC Institutional Host Account

B. $10,000 to the UNLV Interview and Recruiting

C. $15,000 to the Unit Interview and Recruiting

Account to provide funds for the Chancellor

Search Committee.

D. $10,000 to establish a separate interview and

recruiting account for the School of Medicine.

(4) Revision of the CSUN Estimative Budget for 1980-81 to

permit the expenditure of an additional $52,000.

(5) Approval of the following fund transfers:

#81-001 $11,000 from DRI Contingency Reserve to

Bioresources Center, to provide additional

professional salary support to generate

research proposals in new areas.

#81-045 $10,000 from UNLV Contingency Reserve to

Mathematics Department Operating, to provide

matching funds for NSF equipment grant.

#81-511 $18,150 from CCCC Contingency Reserve to

Professional Salaries to provide salary

monies for Director of Fine Arts and

Communications for balance of fiscal year.

(6) Appointment of Mrs. Molly Knudtsen to the College of

Agriculture Citizens Advisory Board.

(7) Increase from $10 to $20 in the special course fee for

class supplies in the Art Department studio courses

offered by UNR, effective Fall, 1981.

(8) Adoption of a Traffic Code for TMCC.

(9) Request for permission to write off the following

amounts in delinquent loans which are considered


Northern Nevada Community College $ 45

Truckee Meadows Community College 840

Western Nevada Community College 162

University of Nevada, Reno 8,912


(10) Transfer of following amounts from Corporate Trusts

on deposit with First National Bank to reimburse UNR

for expenditures for repair and replacement of equip-

ment and for building maintenance:

Student Housing $23,096

Dining Commons 4,244


(11) Approval of a request from Nevada Bell for a ten foot

square easement north of Ninth Street between Center

and Virginia Streets, to permit the installation of

an equipment cabinet.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the Consent Agenda as sub-

mitted. Motion seconded by Dr. Lombardi, carried without


2. Report on Planning for College of Architecture, Engineering

and Planning, UNLV

President Goodall recalled that for several years UNS has

been developing plans for a College of Architecture,

Engineering and Planning, and for the last several months

a committee has been working on a proposal, assisted by

Dean Hugh Burgess, Dean of the College of Architecture of

Arizona State University. Dr. Goodall noted that the report

was complete, and would be presented in some detail by Dean

Burgess, after which Board approval would be requested. Dr.

Goodall stated that although UNLV supports the general prin-

ciple, the existing budget priorities adopted by the Board

of Regents continue to be the priorities that will be pre-

sented to the Legislature.

Dean Burgess noted that a copy of the final report had been

placed before the Board, together with an abstract, and re-

called that the concept of the College had begun several

years ago in response to the urging of a group of architects

who felt the need for such a professional school in Nevada.

A proposal for such a program was approved by the Board of

Regents in 1972, and has remained a high priority in the

UNLV Master Plan since that time. He further recalled that

in 1979 the Ways and Means Committee recommended a study be

put together for presentation to a subsequent Legislature;

hence, the appointment of the committee referred to.

Dean Burgess briefly reviewed the activities of the commit-

tee in providing assistance in the study and in an attempt

to assess the need and interest in a School of Architecture,

questionnaires were sent to high school counselors, archi-

tectural, engineering and landscape architectural firms.

Responses were affirmative in all cases. In addition, the

demographic statistics of the State were reviewed and the

potential growth of Clark County and the State as a whole

was examined. He stated that although the population sta-

tistics alone did not establish a need, the perception of

need held by the professional sector was also examined and

comments would be offered from representatives of the pro-

fessional groups.

Dean Burgess reported that the Committee feels that a com-

prehensive College which represents architecture, engineer-

ing and planning, as well as the areas of construction,

interior architecture, and landscape architecture design

is the proper way to structure the College to serve the

entire State of Nevada, in coordination with some programs

within the Community Colleges and the two-year program

which has been established at UNR.

The professional studies would be established by an organ-

ization consisting of four units: the Dean's Office of the

proposed College, a Department of Architecture, a Department

of Engineering, and a Department of Urban Planning. In ad-

dition to these academic plans, there is proposed a research

and service unit which would service the public at large,

the various communities in the State, the State itself, and

various other constituencies within the State. This service

unit, the Nevada Institute of Design, would operate in a

much smaller measure but with the same kind of effect as a

teaching hospital serves in relation to a medical school.

Monies from this unit would derive from services required by

the unit itself and from projects within the State.

Dean Burgess reported that the first class is projected in

1981-1982 with approximately 74 full time students, increas-

ing to approximately 486 full time students in 1990. The

location for the College is recommended for UNLV in that Las

Vegas is the urban population center of the State and this

is where the major environmental impact will occur.

The projected cost for a two year period, 1981-1983, is

$1,826,973, with one time costs of $164,200 in 1981-82 and

$718,000 in 1982-83. The eventual projected space required

for the College is approximately 90,000 square feet, how-

ever, it is expected that the College could be implemented

using space at UNLV that will be vacated when the Fine Arts

and Business and Hotel Administration buildings are complet-

ed. State support of the College would be necessary.

Statements in support of the proposed School were presented

on behalf of the Nevada Society of Architects and the

Consulting Engineers Council of Nevada.

President Goodall commented on the need for State support,

suggesting that a request to the 1981 Legislature would be

a one-time request in the sense that after the 1981-1983

biennium, it would be expected that the School would be

funded on the basis of FTE enrollment as all other programs

are. He also agreed that any request to the Legislature

would have to wait until after the University of Nevada

System's budget had been considered and a decision reached

concerning the level of appropriation.

Mrs. Fong offered the following motion:

That the Board, having studied plans for a College of

Architecture, Engineering and Planning:

(1) Reaffirm its action of January 17, 1977, and earli-

er similar actions, approving an Architecture and

Planning College as a first priority for new pro-

grams at UNLV;

(2) Approve in principle the planning report and needs

assessment prepared by Dean Burgess and the Univer-

sity/Professions Committee (recognizing that the

actual academic degree programs must be submitted

through regular Campus review channels after the

College is established);

(3) Approve the efforts of the professions concerned

-- architects, engineers, and planners -- to bring

this matter to the attention of the 1981 Legisla-

ture after the UNS budget has been decided by that

session of the Legislature.

Motion seconded by Mr. Buchanan.

In response to a question from UNLV Faculty Senate Chairman

Fry as to the relative position of this program to a previ-

ously approved new program in Water Resources, Dr. Goodall

stated that the Water Resources Program would have to be the

1st priority for new programs at UNLV, and it was agreed to

amend Mrs. Fong's motion to read that the proposed College

would be a "high", rather than a 1st, priority for UNLV.

Motion carried without dissent.

3. Bid Opening, Fine Arts Complex, Phase III, UNLV

President Goodall reported that bids for the above project

were opened December 2, 1980 with the following results:

Base Bid Alt A Alt B Alt C Alt D Total

SMF Construction Company

$3,938,000 $23,600 $14,000 $ 6,800 $ 7,600 $3,990,000

Zuni Construction Company

4,094,000 20,100 33,800 20,300 7,600 4,175,800

Sletten Construction Company

4,144,600 22,800 22,000 16,000 8,150 4,213,550

Cooke & Kerzetski Construction

4,195,000 26,000 12,500 17,000 10,000 4,260,500

Mc Carthy Brothers Construction Company

4,214,000 22,600 27,000 18,000 8,000 4,289,600

J. A. Tiberti

4,243,000 29,000 18,000 17,000 8,000 4,315,000

Grove Construction

4,246,336 23,709 27,100 14,840 7,623 4,319,608

John Yoxen Construction

4,289,000 22,263 23,264 16,253 10,073 4,360,853

Empire Construction Company

4,355,000 26,590 6,064 21,042 7,255 4,415,951

Smith Universal

4,370,000 20,600 15,300 17,500 10,200 4,433,600


A - Add one bay to covered canopy.

B - Add eight skylights in covered canopy.

C - Add wood flooring in experimental theatre.

D - Add draperies in choral rehearsal and experimental


Dr. Goodall noted that the project budget is $5 million, to

be provided from the State General Fund, with $4,470,000

budgeted for construction. The low bidder, SMF Construction

Company, indicates an error in their calculations. The

State Public Works Board is now negotiating with the low

bidder, offering a contract for construction for the base

bid plus all 4 alternates in the total amount of $3,990,000.

Should the low bidder refuse to enter into a contract within

fifteen days of that offer, the contract will be offered to

Zuni Construction Company for the $4,175,800. In that event

the Public Works Board will attempt to recover the apparent

loss by making a claim against the surety for the difference

between the low and the seconded lowest bid as provided for

in the bid bond.

President Goodall recommended that the Board of Regents

concur in the action which will be taken by the State Public

Works Board as a result of their negotiations, as described

in the alternatives listed above.

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

carried without dissent.

4. Allied Arts Council Lease

President Goodall recalled that in July, 1980 the Board ap-

proved in concept a long-term lease of approximately 6.5

acres at Tropicana and Swenson Streets to the Allied Arts

Council as the site for the proposed Visual Arts Museum,

with the lease to be negotiated within certain stated gen-

eral parameters.

Dr. Goodall reported that the negotiations had been con-

cluded, with the following provisions agreed to:

(1) The lease period will be 75 years at $10 per year;

(2) At least 20% of the Art Museum Board will be selected

by the University of Nevada Board of Regents;

(3) Students and faculty of the University will have

permanent access and free admission to the Museum;

(4) The lease will terminate if construction is not com-

menced within 5 years and completed within 7 years.

President Goodall recommended approval of the lease.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.

5. Report on Plus-Minus Grading System, UNLV

Chairman Cashell recalled that at the November meeting the

Board had agreed to further discussion concerning the plus-

minus grading system implemented at UNLV, requesting that

faculty and student positions be stated in writing and be

included as agenda references. A memorandum from UNLV

Faculty Senate Chairman Fry was included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. B and filed with permanent minutes), and

a statement by CSUN President Chanos was distributed at the

meeting (also filed with permanent minutes).

Brief statements were made by Messrs. Fry and Chanos, with

Mr. Fry speaking in support of retention of the plus-minus

system and Mr. Chanos opposing it and requesting that it be


Mr. Buchanan moved that the plus-minus system at UNLV be

eliminated until such time as all other Nevada institutions

adopt such a system. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos.

In response to a reminder from President Goodall that the

system had been adopted last Spring and is now in effect,

Mr. Buchanan agreed to amend his motion to provide that

elimination of the plus-minus system would become effective

with the Spring semester, 1981.

Mr. Mc Bride recommended that the Board refer this matter to

the Administration, suggesting that it was more properly a

matter to be delegated to each of the Presidents.

Chancellor Baepler agreed, reminding the Board that one of

the actions they had recently taken was to amend their pol-

icy to give the institutions curricular autonomy, and sug-

gested that grading is such an integral part of the curricu-

lum it should be a function of the faculty to determine.

President Eaton suggested that the purposes of grading vary

between Community Colleges and the Universities and to raise

the issue of plus-minus at the Community Colleges may not be

in the best interests of those institutions, and further

questioned the need for a Statewide policy in the area of


Mr. Karamanos suggested that the matter be left to the fac-

ulty and Administration to decide but recommended that what-

ever grading policy is arrived at should be uniform through-

out the University of Nevada System.

Dr. Lombardi moved to amend the motion to direct that this

matter be referred back to the Administration for resolution

and final decision. Motion to amend seconded by Mrs.


Mr. Buchanan opposed the amendment, proposing that the plus-

minus system ought to be abolished first before delegating

authority to the President for future decisions on the grad-

ing policy. Mr. Buchanan further suggested that the amend-

ment was inappropriate in that it constituted a new motion.

At the request of the Chair, Mr. Buchanan restated his mo-

tion that the plus-minus system at UNLV be eliminated, ef-

fective Spring semester 1981, and that responsibility for

grading policy be henceforth delegated to the institutional

Presidents. Motion seconded by Mr. Karamanos.

The Chair declared the motion to be contradictory and sug-

gested that it be withdrawn.

Mr. Mc Bride moved that the question of grading policy be

delegated to the institutional Presidents. Motion seconded

by Mrs. Fong.

Mr. Buchanan moved to amend the motion to direct that the

plus-minus grading system be abolished at UNLV, effective

immediately. Motion to amend seconded by Mr. Karamanos.

Motion to amend failed by the following roll call vote:

Yes - Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Karamanos

No - Mr. Cashell, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Knudtsen, Dr.

Lombardi, Mr. Mc Bride, Mr. Ross, Mrs. Whitley

Main motion carried unanimously by roll call vote with Mr.

Ross urging that uniformity in grading policy be consider-

ed by the Presidents.

Mr. Mc Bride proposed, and the Board unanimously concurred, that

the Regents go on record as commending the UNLV community for

their efforts during the recent and tragic fire at the MGM in

Las Vegas.

6. DRI Building in Las Vegas

President Murino recalled that he had previously designated

the one-acre parcel on Maryland Parkway as the future site

of the new DRI building. However, because of the concern

that this site may not be the most suitable for the build-

ing, President Murino suggested that consideration be given

to an alternate site, meeting the following criteria: (1)

it should afford the Desert Research Institute visibility to

the public; (2) should provide a separate identity from

UNLV; (3) it should be close enough to the UNLV Campus to

facilitate adacemic commerce with the Campus; (4) it must

allow sufficient area for the building to be constructed as

designed; and (5) it should allow for easy future expansion.

Dr. Murino reported that President Goodall recently offered

a site on the northwest corner of the UNLV Campus which ap-

pears to meet the criteria. The parcel of land under con-

sideration is on the northwest corner of the UNLV Campus,

which has been cut off by construction of Swenson and has

frontage on both Swenson and Flamingo Road. Overall size

is approximately 15 acres, with about 8 acres suitable for

construction. He requested that the Board agree to the use

of this parcel of land as an alternate site for the con-

struction of the DRI building.

President Murino commented further on the Maryland Parkway

property, reported that it had been examined by an appraiser

who had recommended that development for commercial purposes

is the best use of the land and a long-term lease would pro-

duce the maximum income to the Institute. For example, a

20-30 year lease, with an escalator clause tied annually to

the CPI with periodic adjustment for inflation by reapprais-

al every four or five years. It is estimated, based on cur-

rent value of $420,000, with a lease which returns 11-12%,

the income at today's prices would be about $46,000 to

$50,000 a year. President Murino requested that the Regents

declare that proceeds from such a lease would accrue to the


Mr. Buchanan moved that the Board concur in the use of the

parcel described by President Murino as the site for the DRI

building, and that any proceeds derived from the Maryland

Parkway property be dedicated to DRI. Motion seconded by

Dr. Lombardi, carried without dissent.

7. AAS Degree Program in Ornamental Horticulture, CCCC

President Eaton recalled that planning for Phase I of the

Henderson Center had included the development of a degree

program in Ornamental Horticulture as part of the mandate to

emphasize vocational training at this facility. She noted

the inclusion with the agenda of a proposal for such a

program (identified as Ref. D and filed with permanent


Dr. Eaton explained that this proposed new program calls for

both an applied science degree and a certificate of achieve-

ment and contains four major areas: Landscaping Technology,

Turf Grass Management, Nursery Practices, and Floriculture

and Floral Design. Most of what is needed by way of facil-

ities and equipment is provided within the construction bud-

get for the Henderson Center or through the Fleischmann

grant for equipment. Dr. Eaton pointed out that staffing

and operating dollars for this program must come from State

appropriation and, given the current budgetary picture, the

program will most likely have to be initiated on a part-time


Mrs. Knudtsen moved approval. Motion seconded by Dr.

Lombardi, carried without dissent.

8. Appointments to Advisory Board, CCCC

President Eaton recommended approval of the following ap-

pointments to the CCCC Advisory Board for a two-year term

beginning January, 1981.

Mr. Boyd Bulloch Ms. Labertha Johnson

Father Caesar Caviglia Ms. Joann Jones

Mr. Garry Collie Mr. Lou La Porta

Mrs. Reba Dolan Mrs. Ann Lynch

General Mahlon Gates Ms. Edita Perez

Mr. Fred Gibson Mr. Mark Smith

Ms. Charlotte Hill Mr. Maury Soss

Colonel Oscar Heinlein Mr. Harry Wald

Mr. J. David Hoggard, Sr. Mr. David Wert

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

carried without dissent.

9. Appointments to Advisory Board, NNCC

President Berg recommended approval of the following reap-

pointments to the NNCC Advisory Board for a two-year term

beginning January, 1981 a two-year term beginning January,


Mr. Frank Stanko

Dr. Hugh S. Collett

Mr. Greg Austin

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

carried without dissent.

10. Proposed Change in Part-time Salary Schedule for Community

Services Program

President Eardley recommended that a change in the salary

schedule for part-time instructors in the community services

programs of TMCC be approved, effective immediately, with

this new part-time salary scheduled to be extended to all

part-time instructors in all programs, effective July 1,

1981, if sufficient funds are received from the 1981 Legis-

lature. The proposed new part-time salary schedule follows:





1 5.00 6.00 7.00

2 5.50 6.50 7.50

3 6.00 7.00 8.00

4 6.50 7.50 8.50

5 7.00 8.00 9.00

6 7.50 8.50 9.50

7 8.00 9.00 10.00

8 8.50 9.50 10.50

9 9.00 10.00 11.00

10 9.50 10.50 11.50


1 5.00 7.00 11.00

2 5.50 7.50 12.00

3 6.00 8.00 13.00

4 6.50 8.50 14.00

5 7.00 9.00 15.00

6 7.50 9.50 16.00

7 8.00 10.00 17.00

8 8.50 10.50 18.00

9 9.00 11.00 19.00

10 9.50 11.50 20.00

11 10.00 12.00 21.00

12 10.50 12.50 22.00

13 11.00 13.00 23.00

14 11.50 13.50 24.00

15 12.00 14.00 25.00

Presidents Berg, Davis and Eaton agreed with the extension

of this new salary schedule for part-time instructors in

community services programs to their Colleges, with the

understanding that implementation would be contingent upon

their ability to fund it.

Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the proposed part-time sal-

ary schedule for part-time instructors in the community

services programs of the Community Colleges. Motion second-

ed by Mr. Ross, carried without dissent.

11. Appointment of Dean, School of Medicine, UNR

President Crowley recommended the appointment of Dr. Robert

Daugherty, Jr., as Dean of the School of Medicine, and

Professor of Internal Medicine of Physiology, with tenure

in the professorial appointment, at an annual salary of

$85,000. The appointment would be effective January 1, 1981

and would be on a part-time basis until Dr. Daugherty can

fulfill his responsibilities to the University of Indiana.

Dr. Crowley suggested that Dr. Daugherty would be able to

assume the Deanship full-time by April or May of 1981. A

copy of Dr. Daugherty's vita was included with the agenda

(identified as Ref. F and filed with permanent minutes).

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

carried without dissent.

In approving the above appointment the Board requested an

appropriate resolution be prepared commending Dr. Mazzaferri

for his service to the School of Medicine as Acting Dean.

12. Report and Request Concerning Audiology Programs, UNR

President Crowley recalled that Regent Buchanan had raised a

question at the previous meeting concerning the status of

the audiology programs and the problems resulting from re-

ductions in Federal funding. The programs concerned are the

Oral Habilitation Program in Reno, and the Deaf Resource and

Referral Centers in Reno and Las Vegas. Federal grants for

these programs, which have been largely federally funded,

have run out and although there is still a possibility for

renewed funding, it is not promising. These are the only

such programs in the State. The Oral Habilitation Program

serves children from infancy to age six, preschool children

who are deaf, and teaches them how to communicate and it

teaches their parents how to work with their children. The

Deaf Resource and Referral Centers deal with adults, partic-

ularly adults who have not learned to communicate except

through sign language, and provides a linkup to 350 deaf

in the State with some sophisticated equipment allowing them

to communicate. These programs also provide interpretive

services and trains instructors in the teaching of sign


President Crowley stated that if the Board wished to secure

the future of these programs over a 2-year period, it would

require approximately $40,000 for the Oral Habilitation

Program and an additional $27,000 for the Deaf Resource and

Referral Centers. In the event that grant funding does

materialize for either of these programs, whatever amount is

received through such grant will be returned to the Board.

President Crowley stated that he would not normally propose

that the Board provide funding for programs which lose their

federal support; however, this program is unique in terms of

the services that it provides to the citizenry of the State

and for the learning experiences it provides for the stu-

dents who work in the program. He suggested that Mrs. Lois

Tarkanian was very familiar with the program and could prob-

ably add to the Board's understanding of services provided.

Mrs. Tarkanian expressed a great concern that the Oral

Habilitation program and the Deaf Resource and Referral

Centers might be lost to the State through lack of funding.

She suggested that the program compared favorably with those

of other states and was a most important asset to the State

of Nevada. Mrs. Tarkanian further suggested that a subsidy

by the Board at this point would carry the program for two

years, after which it could be expected to be sufficiently

established to generate funds through the community to allow

it to continue.

Mr. Karamanos moved that $67,000 be allocated from the Board

of Regents Special Projects Account to provide $47,000 to

the Oral Habilitation Program and $20,000 to the Deaf

Resource and Referral Centers, with the understanding that

if grant funds are secured, a like amount will be returned

to the Board. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride.

Mrs. Fong moved to amend the motion to require that any

funds available to UNR from the endowment income be used for

part of the funding required, with the balance to come from

the Board of Regents Special Projects Account. Motion to

amend was not seconded. Motion carried with Mrs. Fong


13. Request for Budget Augmentation, UNR

President Crowley requested permission to seek an augmenta-

tion to the 1980-81 level of authorized expenditures in the

amount of $350,000. This amount would be added to the

$370,000 augmentation requested in the Spring of 1980 from

the Interim Finance Committee, at which time the Committee

agreed to endorse legislation to authorize an augmentation

of this amount during the 1981 Legislative Session.

President Crowley explained that the increased revenue is

available from higher than anticipated enrollments, higher

interest rates and more indirect cost recovery than pro-

jected. The additional funds would be expended to pay for

the increased cost of utilities caused by the unanticipated

increase in the cost of natural gas, and a substantial

increase in water costs due to installation of water meters.

Chancellor Baepler requested that each of the Presidents

take a look at their surplus revenue potential to determine

if similar augmentations need to be requested.

Mr. Ross moved approval of the augmentation and authorized

that legislative approval be requested. Motion seconded by

Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.

Mr. Buchanan proposed consideration of a Board policy that

would require that all new buildings be planned for solar

energy capability. Although no action was taken, there

appeared to be consensus that such a policy should be


14. Proposed Acquisition of Land

President Crowley requested permission to seek authorization

from the Legislature to acquire 3.67 acres of land located

south of North Mc Carran Boulevard, north of Anelli Lane and

east of Virginia Street. This land is currently owned by

the Division of Mental Hygiene and Mental Retardation and

adjoins the property which is currently being acquired for

parking for the Special Events Center. Legislation will be

required to arrange for transfer of title.

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

carried without dissent.

15. Request for Easement

Vice President Jessup reported that the Nye County Commis-

sioners have requested that the University grant to the City

of Tonopah an easement to allow the City to build and main-

tain a new sewer disposal facility on 40 acres of the

Lambertucci mining claims which are owned by the Board of

Regents. These claims amount to 956 acres southwest of

Tonopah. In addition, the City requests an easement of 50

feet wide from the current facility to the proposed facil-

ity to allow for construction and maintenance of the nec-

essary connecting outfall lines.

Vice President Jessup recommended the easement be granted

under the following conditions:

(1) The facility will cover the surface depth not to exceed

100 feet so that it will not disturb any mining in that


(2) The easement would be terminated upon the cessation of

the sewer plant operation and would revert to the


(3) The University would have first right of refusal on all

excess effluent waters for potential agricultural or

other use for the first ten years and all of it there-


(4) Odors, smells and general appearance of the site will

not create a nuisance to the University or surrounding


For this easement, the Commissioners have agreed to deed

to the University a parcel of property of the same value as

the easement, with the parcel to be located in the City of

Tonopah along U. S. 95 frontage on a 110 acre tract of land

at the south end of the City, now being master planned for

commercial use. The parcel will be approximately 1-1/4

acres valued at $1 per square foot. There will be no re-

strictions on the use of land which will be deeded to the


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

carried without dissent.

16. Presentation and Recommendation Concerning Public

Educational Television

President Crowley recalled that a year ago, UNR received a

planning grant from the Department of Commerce to examine

the feasibility of public educational television for North-

ern Nevada. A study has been prepared describing a very

creative and relatively low-cost approach which would allow

communities in northern Nevada, including the Reno-Sparks

area, to have public educational television stations operat-

ing with local funds and under local control. President

Crowley noted the inclusion with the agenda of a copy of

the study (identified as Ref. H and filed with permanent

minutes) and asked that Mr. Dan Tone, Director of the Office

of Communications and Broadcasting, whose office had done

the study, report more fully on the proposal.

Mr. Tone commented that the main thrust of the study was to

develop a way in which public broadcasting could be brought

to the rural communities that is both financially feasible

and provides for local autonomy and control in determining

the programming. He described the proposal which has been

developed whereby rural communities would request funding

support from the Department of Commerce in order to buy the

facilities which would tie into a system of individually

licensed "mini-stations". In order for such requests to be

accepted, the Department of Commerce will have to be con-

vinced that this is a project that will impact on other

parts of the country, not just for northern Nevada's rural


President Crowley recommended that the Board authorize the

University to participate in a consortium that will be form-

ed, which will include other educational interests along

with several community groups, and which will then make the

necessary application for grants and for licensing.

Mr. Buchanan moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc

Bride, carried without dissent.

17. One-Shot Equipment Requests for 1981 Legislature

Chancellor Baepler requested permission to submit to the

1981 Legislature the following one-shot equipment requests:


One-Shot Equipment Requests

University of Nevada System, Computing Center $ 520,000.00

University of Nevada, Reno 525,100.00

University of Nevada, Las Vegas 773,454.40

Clark County Community College 197,186.00

Northern Nevada Community College 97,320.00

Truckee Meadows Community College 131,995.00

Western Nevada Community College 258,807.00

Desert Research Institute 553,500.00

TOTAL $3,057,362.40

Details of the requests from each institution were included

in the agenda (identified as Ref. J. and filed with perma-

nent minutes).

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

carried without dissent.

18. Sabbatical Leave Recommendations for 1981-82

Nevada Revised Statutes and Board of Regents Policy provide

for the total number of sabbatical leaves which may be a-

warded each year. Utilizing the criteria which has been

followed in previous years, the maximum available leaves

for 1981-82 are: UNR - 11; UNLV - 7; CCCC - 4; NNCC - 1;

TMCC - 2; WNCC - 1; DRI - 2; Unit - 1; for a total of 29.

A. University of Nevada, Reno - President Crowley recom-

mended the eleven sabbatical leaves available to UNR be

awarded to the following:

A. Ryser, Jr., Biology - Academic year 1981-82

M. Hollingsworth, Curriculum and Instruction - Fall,


H. Nelson, Chemistry - Academic year 1981-82

James L. Hendrix, Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering -

Academic year 1981-82

Mary B. Ansari, Mines/Engineering Library - Academic

year 1981-82

Rodney E. Harrington, Chemistry - Academic year 1981-82

David B. Slemmons, Geology - Academic year 1981-82

Robert W. Mead, Biology - Academic year 1981-82

Willard F. Day, Jr., Psychology - Academic year 1981-82

Philip L. Altic, Physics - Academic year 1981-82

Frank J. Tobin, Foreign Languages - Spring, 1982


(1) De Witt C. Baldwin, Jr., Rural Health - Academic

year 1981-82

(2) James Bernardi, Speech & Theatre - one semester


(3) Robert T. Griffin, Art - Academic year 1981-82

(4) Barbara W. Larsen, Social and Health Resources -

Academic year 1981-82

Summary of proposed projects, identified as Ref. K,

filed with permanent minutes.

B. University of Nevada, Las Vegas - President Goodall

recommended the seven sabbatical leaves available to

UNLV be awarded to the following:

Charles Adams, English - Spring, 1982

Robert K. Dodge, English - Fall, 1981

Joseph A. Fry, History - Academic year l981-82

Michael A. Golberg, Mathematics - Spring, 1982

Jerry L. Simich, Political Science - Spring, 1982

Verdun Trione, Educational Foundations and Counseling -

Academic year 1981-82

Darlene Unrue, English - Spring, 1982


(1) Richard L. Harp, English - Spring, 1982

(2) Bill S. Leaf, Art - Academic year 1981-82

(3) Felicia Campbell, English - Academic year 1981-82

Summary of proposed projects, identified as Ref. L,

filed with permanent minutes.

C. Clark County Community College - President Eaton recom-

mended the four sabbatical leaves available to CCCC be

awarded to the following:

Gordon Gochnour, Science & Technology - one year

Phyllis Nelson, Communication and Arts - one-half year

Heinz Rettig, Business - one-half year

Harvey Godorov, Communication and Arts - one-half year


(1) Barbara Morgan, Business - one year

(2) Scott Brim, Business - one year

(3) Eugene Braun, Counseling - one year

Summary of proposed projects, identified as Ref. M,

filed with permanent minutes.

D. Truckee Meadows Community College - President Eardley

recommended the two sabbatical leaves available to TMCC

be awarded to the following:

Edward Hancock, English - one year. Mr. Hancock will be

doing a study on teaching methods in Community


Lewis Scott, Nursing - one year. Mr. Scott will be

attending the University of California to receive

advance training in Nursing.

E. Western Nevada Community College - President Davis

recommended the one sabbatical leave available to WNCC

be awarded to the following:

Patrick R. Crimes, English - one year


Donald Carlson, Sociology

Summary of proposed project, identified as Ref. N,

filed with permanent minutes.

No recommendations were received for award of sabbaticals to

NNCC, DRI or to Unit faculty. Chancellor Baepler stated

that distribution of the four unused sabbaticals would be

worked out with the Presidents.

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

carried without dissent.

The meeting adjourned for lunch and a meeting of the Investment

Advisory Committee, and reconvened at 1:35 P.M.

19. Report of Chancellor Search Committee

Mrs. Whitley reported that the Chancellor Search Committee

had met the previous day and submitted the following report

and recommendations:


The Search Committee met on Thursday, December 11, 1980, and

submits the following report to the Board of Regents.

The position has been advertised with a deadline for appli-

cations of January 5, 1981. Applications and nominations

received to date have been circulated to all Committee


The Committee affirms its intention to conduct an aggres-

sive national search for outstanding candidates for the pos-

ition; at the same time, assures that every consideration

will be given to the candidacy of all internal candidates.

As previously authorized by the Board, the Search Committee

has contracted with the Presidential Search Consultation

Service for assistance. Under that agreement, representa-

tives from PSCS visited Nevada in November to talk with

University Personnel and key figures in the State in order

to develop a perception of what the University's needs are

and the type of person most likely to meet those needs.

Based on those interviews, as well as review of several

System documents, PSCS has recommended that the Board fur-

ther delineate the definition of the Chancellor's role, and

agree on the most important qualities required in the new


The Search Committee believes that priority needs of the

University must be identified and agreed upon so that ex-

pectations held by the Board of Regents for the new Chancel-

lor may be clearly communicated to prospective candidates,

and suggests the following as the most pressing needs con-

fronting the Board of Regents and the Chancellor in the

first half of the 80s:

1. There is an urgent need for long-range planning,

including a Master Plan for the System and

individual plans for each of the institutions.

2. To provide high quality education program the UNS

must be assured of increased State financial


3. The budget building process must be improved, and

greater credibility with State agencies responsible

for acting on the System's budget requests needs to

be established.

4. There is a growing need for active involvement of

the Regents and community leaders in support of the

System's budget requests to the appropriate State


5. Given the perception of a "tight-money" situation,

it would seem prudent for the System to seek funds

aggressively from private sources.

6. The Board of Regents needs a greater degree of uni-

ty in addressing the Statewide system of higher


7. The Board, its Officers, and leaders within the

State must continue to review the State's higher

eduction needs as well as the most logical means

of governing the institutions.

8. The Board should seek to differentiate carefully

between the common needs of all seven institutions

and special requirements of each.

9. There is a need for improved understanding of the

University of Nevada System and of higher education

objectives by the citizens of Nevada.

10. It is essential at this state of the System's de-

velopment to ensure greater continuity in admin-

istrative leadership.

11. In view of the changing roles of the Chancellor and

the Presidents over the past few years, the next

Chancellor should make a careful study of the

Chancellor's staff, and the functions it performs.

12. Improvement of faculty and staff morale within the

System should be given high priority.

The Search Committee suggests that the needs identified

above demand certain qualities and offers the following:

The Chancellor of the University of Nevada System must

possess not only leadership, administrative and manage-

ment abilities, but fundamental qualities such as hon-

esty, moral integrity, initiative, intelligence, the

ability to motivate, get along, inspire confidence and

trust in people.

In administering the University of Nevada System and

implementing the policies of the Board of Regents, the

Chancellor must:

(1) Be an effective leader and the Senior Administra-

tive Officer of the System;

(2) Be a good listener, an articulate communicator, an

assertive, forceful (not abrasive) public speaker;

(3) Be committed to moral and academic excellence; be

committed to a philosophy of education supportive

of the goals and objectives of the University of

the Nevada System, recognizing the unique contri-

butions and differences of each institution.

(4) Be knowledgeable about budget and financial


(5) Be a "team" worker;

(6) Be able to solve problems, fairly, firmly, impar-

tially, arriving at difficult decisions and taking

responsibility for his or her actions;

(7) Be flexible to change and open to new ideas;

(8) Be understanding of Regents' interests, institu-

tional goals, community needs and regional


(9) Be skillful in relations with co-workers, Regents,

Presidents, faculty, students and community people

of diverse occupational and cultural backgrounds;

(10) Be cognizant, respectful, and sensitive to the

perspectives, biases and feelings of State politi-

cal leaders;

(11) Be able to project and enhance a positive image of

higher education in Nevada and the nation;

(12) Be an effective leader and spokesperson for the

University of Nevada System as well as higher

education in Nevada.

The Search Committee recommends that the Board of Regents

and the State approve the List of Needs and Qualities to

guide further conduct of the search for a new Chancellor.

The Search Committee further recommends that the position

of Chancellor be further defined by adding to the position

description as amended in October, the following specific


To evaluate and make recommendations to the Board of

of Regents concerning the performance and conditions

of employment of the Presidents of the member insti-


The Search Committee also recommends that the Board agree

that a two year initial contract be offered to the new Chan-

cellor, and that the Board proceed in the development of

evaluation/assessment procedures in order that agreement be

reached prior to appointment of the Chancellor about the

criteria and procedures which will be used to judge the

Chancellor's performance after an agreed upon initial



Chancellor Baepler commented on the proposed addition to the

Chancellor's responsibilities, recalling that this was a

fundamental point that the Committee which developed the

amended position description earlier had discussed and that

he believed that Mrs. Fong's Committee was moving more in

direction of evaluation of the Presidents by the Regents.

Mrs. Fong stated that she would have a later report on that


Mr. Buchanan questioned the desirability of a multi-year

contract; however, in the discussion it was pointed out that

this would be in lieu of tenure.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval of the Search Committee'e re-

port and recommendation.

Mrs. Fong requested some changes in wording to the List of

Qualities that had been included in the Committee's report

and it was agreed that these changes would be incorporated.

Motion to approve seconded by Mrs. Whitley, carried without


20. Board of Regents Bylaws Amendment

A proposed amendment of the Board of Regents Bylaws was sub-

mitted for first reading to the November meeting, with a-

doption scheduled at the December meeting. In view of the

recommendation of the Search Committee that the responsi-

bilities of the Chancellor be further defined, it was sug-

gested that this would be most appropriately handled as a

new first reading and that final action would occur at the

first meeting after which the required 30 days notice for

Bylaws amendments has expired.

Mr. Ross moved that this become a first reading of a pro-

posed amendment to the Bylaws. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Knudtsen, carried with Mr. Buchanan abstaining.

21. Recommendation Concerning Foundations

At the November meeting, it was agreed that further dis-

cussions concerning establishment of foundations would be

scheduled for this meeting, and that material which had

previously been prepared would be distributed and the

Officers and Counsel would be prepared to offer a recom-

mendation for Board action.

Included with the agenda was a memorandum from President

Crowley (identified as Ref. O and filed with permanent

minutes) in which he made the following recommendations:

(1) That the Board not consider seeking statutory authori-

zation for the establishment of foundations, because of

the significant disadvantages involved and because such

authorization does not appear to be necessary.

(2) That the Board authorize the University of Nevada,

Reno, and such other institutions as are interested,

to proceed with the establishment of a foundation under

the conditions outlined below.

(3) Conditions:

a. The constitution and bylaws of the foundation will

be subject to approval by the Board of Regents.

b. No changes in the constitution or bylaws can be

made without approval by the Board of Regents, and

the membership of the foundation board of trustees

will be subject to Board of Regents' approval.

c. A memorandum of understanding will be developed, to

be signed by the Board of Regents and the founda-

tion, specifying the conditions and requirements

under which the foundation must operate. These

conditions and requirements would include the ne-

cessity of adhering to the Board of Regents' poli-

cies and objectives, rules for the raising, man-

agement and disbursement of funds, provisions cov-

ering foundation staff and space, language clari-

fying the relationship between the Board of Regents

and the foundation, and such other matters as may

be determined to be germane to such a memorandum.

Chancellor Baepler pointed out that the proposal by Presi-

dent Crowley differs from that which has been before the

Board previously and overcomes all of the difficulties which

he and Vice Chancellor Lessly had identified in prior pro-

posals. Chancellor Baepler suggested the issue before the

Board now is a decision on the basic philosophy of whether

or not the Board wishes to see foundations established.

Mrs. Whitley moved that the Board proceed with the estab-

lishment of foundations. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride.

Mr. Buchanan objected to the motion, stating that in his

opinion there needed to be a decision first on the degree of

autonomy which the Board wishes. He asked that the question

of control be addressed before the action on the motion was


Mr. Lessly explained that the proposal before the Board pro-

vides that the Board of Regents would approve the charter

of a private foundation, would approve the bylaws of a pri-

vate foundation, and would approve the initial board of

trustees of a foundation. Whether or not it could legally

be set up so that the Board could approve subsequent trust-

ees after the initial Board is appointed would be a question

for a tax attorney. Another option would be to provide for

some type of control that would give the Board total control

over the actions of the foundations and Mr. Lessly suggested

that the Board would have to advise him first whether it

wished to have a foundation, and second, how much control

the Board wished to retain over that foundation.

Mr. Buchanan suggested that the control provided by appoint-

ment of the initial board of trustees was not sufficient and

that control would be undermined if they did not retain the

authority to appoint subsequent Boards, or to remove trust-

ees if their actions were not in accordance with the priori-

ties of the Regents.

Mr. Lessly proposed that if the Board agreed that it wished

to have foundations, an allocation of up to $5,000 be pro-

vided from the Board of Regents Special Projects Account

with which to hire a tax attorney to assist in setting up a

foundation within the guidelines and with the controls

considered to be desirable.

President Crowley pointed out that Mr. Buchanan's concern

that the proposed charter be available to the Board to con-

sider before a foundation is established would be met by the

condition in his recommendation that the constitution and

bylaws of such a foundation will be subject to approval of

the Board; if the Board chose not to approve the constitu-

tion and bylaws, no further action would be possible on the

establishment of a foundation.

Mr. Buchanan stated that he would not be willing to vote for

or against the establishment of foundations until he could

be assured that the Board would have ultimate control over

the foundation, could have appointing authority in perpetu-

ity of trustees, and would have the ability to monitor the


Mr. Lessly recalled that he had previously advised the Board

that he believed the most conservative way to proceed would

be to request the Legislature to create the foundation. He

said he disagreed with President Crowley's assumption that

such legislative authorization was unnecessary; however, he

suggested that as a constitutional body the Board of Regents

has the authority to legislate and could create a foundation

by its own action. Mr. Lessly stated that although this was

his opinion, he could not assure the Board that there was no

possibility of a problem, but if such action were taken by

the Board and it were attacked, he would feel confident in

defending the Board's constitutional right to legislate.

Mr. Buchanan moved to amend the motion to authorize $5,000

for a tax attorney to advise on how much control the Board

can have over the foundation's activities and still maintain

a tax exempt status, from the beginning and through its


Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride. Motion to amend carried

without dissent. Amended motion carried without dissent.

22. Request for Augmentation of Litigation Account

Mr. Lessly requested an allocation of $58,320 from the Board

of Regents Special Projects Account to the Litigation Ac-

count for retirement of the EEOC v. UNLV litigation.

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

carried without dissent.

In response to a request from Regent-elect Del Papa con-

cerning the amount of money expended for legal services and

litigation, Mr. Lessly estimated that salaries, including

fringe benefits, totaled about $120,000 for the current

year, that approximately $70,000 had been expended for set-

tlement of litigation during the current year, and the only

Special Counsel employed were involved in the Tarkanian law-

suit, the Hughes litigation in Texas and the Hughes litiga-

tion in California. He also agreed to provide her and

Regent-elect Gallagher with a status report on pending


23. Governor's Directive Concerning Staff Vacancies

In response to a request from Mr. Mc Bride, Chancellor

Baepler reported concerning the current situation with re-

pect to the Governor's request for justification for the

refilling of all vacant classified positions. Dr. Baepler

recalled that several weeks ago, in an effort to reduce the

number of people in State government, the Governor sent out

a directive that vacant classified positions would remain

unfilled pending justification and approval for refilling

of that position. The University appeared to be exempt

from that directive. However, recently the Governor re-

quested from the Chancellor information concerning the num-

ber of unfilled positions at the University, to which, Dr.

Baepler stated, he had responded by pointing out to the

Governor that the University is minimally staffed in a year

of rapid expansion of enrollment, an expansion for which the

University is not budgeted. The problem is not in keeping

positions open, but in filling the vacancies that occur,

with an average of 70 vacant positions at any given time.

Dr. Baepler explained that at the time he had sent the re-

sponse referred to above, there were only three positions

in the System that had been "frozen", that is, that State

Personnel had denied permission to refill the positions.

Currently, there are many more.

Vice President Westfall reported that UNLV presently has one

position that has been frozen and seventeen that State

Personnel has not acted upon.

President Crowley suggested that an explanation of the pos-

itions at UNLV might assist in a better understanding. For

example, he stated, of two positions rejected at UNR, one is

an instrumentation technician in the Department of Chemistry

whose job it is to maintain the equipment. The equipment is

aging and the only way it can survive is if there is someone

there to maintain it; however, State Personnel has denied

the request to refill the position. The second position is

a person who is hired to give parking tickets at parking

meter sites on Campus, totally funded from parking fines

revenues, and there is no savings in State money if the pos-

ition is left unfunded. There are an additional three pos-

itions that are Federally funded; failure to refill the

positions would mean that the University would have to sur-

render the contracts, the indirect cost revenue which is

now excess revenue accruing to the State would be lost.

Mr. Mc Bride recalled that an earlier agreement had been

reached with a staff member in the Governor's Office that

the University would not be subject to the controls imposed

by State Personnel. However, that person has now left the

Governor's staff and the controls are being imposed. Mr.

Mc Bride suggested that imposition of these controls en-

croached upon the Board's constitutional authority and based

upon Counsel's advice, he would urge the Board to address

the specific issue of constitutional authority.

Mr. Lessly agreed that as a Constitutional Board the Regents

do have the authority to make appointments, an appropriation

has been received from the Legislature for that purpose, and

he suggested that it would be an appropriate issue upon

which the Board could take a stand.

Mr. Mc Bride moved that the Board authorize General Counsel

Lessly to direct an inquiry to the Attorney General of the

State, asking for an official opinion on this matter which

would be binding on the Director of Personnel.

Mr. Ross suggested that the Board not make an issue of this

by asking for an opinion, rather, he suggested that the

Board proceed with the filling of positions and ignore the

State Personnel Office.

Chancellor Baepler pointed out that this would not be pos-

sible in that eligibility lists are prepared by State

Personnel and the University cannot proceed with appoint-

ments of classified personnel without those eligibility


Mr. Buchanan suggested that perhaps this was an appropriate

time for the University to create its own classified

personnel system.

Ms. Del Papa suggested that before requesting an Attorney

General's opinion, perhaps this matter could be discussed

with the Governor when the University Officers and Regents

meet with the Governor to discuss the budget.

Mr. Mc Bride agreed to amend his motion to provide that the

matter be discussed first with the Governor directly, and

if that discussion is not successful, the Attorney General

be requested to provide an opinion. Motion seconded by

Mrs. Fong.

Mr. Buchanan suggested that the Board receive a report con-

cerning exactly the steps necessary and the funding required

for the University to set up its own classified personnel


President Crowley recalled that this matter had been the

subject of considerable discussion by the Board previously

and there is a fairly complete record of what transpired

before, what kinds of commitments would need to be made in

order to secure the support of classified personnel, State

Personnel, etc. and it was agreed that Dr. Crowley would

update the material to which he referred and provide it to

the Chancellor's Office for a report back to the Board in


Motion carried, with the understanding that the Chairman

would advise Counsel if an Attorney General's Opinion should

be requested, and that such a decision would be reached

following a meeting with the Governor.

24. Request from Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

As noted in the agenda, a request had been received from the

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District for consideration by

the Board of a reduction in or dropping of the out-of-state

tuition assessed residents of that district who apply to UNR

for admission, and Chancellor Baepler would make a recommen-

dation that legislation be sought by the Board which would

enable these students to be treated as Nevada residents for

tuition purposes.

Chancellor Baepler reported that there is little impact on

the institution closest to residents of the Tahoe Truckee

area in that WNCC has only three such students registered.

President Crowley reported that UNR has been able to identi-

fy 114 students, from the area roughly from Susanville to

Bishop, who are enrolled at UNR and are paying out-of-state


Mr. Cashell expressed strong reservations in seeking such

legislation in that students accorded such treatment are not

paying taxes in Nevada.

Mr. Lessly cautioned against seeking such legislation, sug-

gesting that granting in-state status to out-of-state stu-

dents would have the effect of asking Nevada taxpayers to

subsidize the education of California residents.

Mr. Mc Bride suggested that a similar problem exists with

Arizona in that the Arizona Community Colleges have proposed

a reciprocity arrangement whereby Arizona residents attend-

ing Nevada schools would be treated as residents, and Nevada

residents attending Arizona schools would be treated as

residents for tuition purposes. An agreement has not been

reached; however, he suggested that some consideration be

given to this kind of arrangement.

President Eaton suggested a reciprocity arrangement would be

a more desirable direction in which to move and asked if

there is anything that would preclude the Board from enter-

ing into state by state reciprocity agreements. Mr. Lessly

stated that he believed the Board of Regents could enter

into such contracts with other Boards without any problem.

President Davis recalled such a proposal had been presented

to the Nevada Legislature several years previously but had

not been approved. He agreed with Chairman Cashell's

statement that allowing nonresident students to attend

Nevada's public institutions without payment of tuition is

unfair to Nevada's taxpayers.

Mr. Lessly pointed out that tuition is clearly the preroga-

tive of the Board of Regents, not the Legislature. Chancel-

lor Baepler agreed but noted that the definition of an

out-of-state student is statutory.

President Crowley suggested that there may be disadvantages

in a reciprocity arrangement in view of the fact that fund-

ing is allocated on an FTE basis. He recalled that there

has previously been consideration of treating students in

contiguous California counties as residents for tuition

purposes. He suggested that whether it is done by statute,

as was proposed earlier, or by the Board legislating such a

provision, it could be defensible only if it could be dem-

onstrated adequately that the people who live in those areas

are in fact "Nevadans" in that they spend a lot of money in

the State. Dr. Crowley suggested that in view of the budg-

etary restrictions the University may be facing and result-

ing enrollment ceilings which would restrict admission of

Nevada students into programs, it would not be appropriate

to consider extending the benefits of those programs to


Mr. Ross moved to table for further study. Motion seconded

by Mr. Mc Bride, carried without dissent.

In agreeing to table, it was suggested that the Presidents

provide additional information on how their institutions

might be impacted by such reciprocity arrangements, should

such agreements prove desirable in the future.

25. Report of Investment Advisory Committee

Mr. Karamanos reported that the Investment Advisory Com-

mitee had met during the luncheon break and had received

the following recommendations from the banks:

A. Valley Bank - Mr. Monte Miller reported that since the

last investment meeting, the following trades were

executed at their limits:


Rates Approx. Gain

Units Description Price Value (Loss)

1,000 Union Oil of Cal. 48 $48,000 $25,146


Purchase Approx. Market

Units Description Price Value Yield

2,300 Asarco 42 $96,600 4.40%

He recommended the cancellation of the remaining limit

orders approved November 6, 1980, and purchase of the

following at market:

Shares* Description Price Approx. Value

2,400 InterNorth 43-1/2 $104,400

1,700 Caterpillar Tractor 58-3/4 99,875

2,200 Ogden Corp. 44 96,800

1,400 International Paper 42-1/2 59,500

1,300 Norfolk & Western 39-7/8 51,837


*Because the present prices are higher than the limit

prices we are decreasing the number of shares recom-

mended for purchase.

Mr. Miller also recommended the following new purchase



Purchase Approx. Market

Units Description Price Value Yield

5,000 Beneficial Corp. 19-5/8 $ 98,125 10.0%

1,000 Texaco 46-7/8 46,875 5.6%


GRAND TOTAL $557,412

Mr. Miller requested cancellation of the remainder of

the open orders and purchase of the following:

Shares Description Price Approx. Value

600 Honeywell 82 $ 49,200

1,300 Union Oil of Calif. 37 48,100

3,500 Merrill Lynch 27 94,500


Upon motion by Mrs. Whitley, seconded by Dr. Lombardi,

the Investment Committee recommends approval by the

Board of the above transactions.

B. Security National Bank - Mr. Tom Josephsen reported that

all trades approved by the Investment Committee at its

last meeting have been completed. He recommended no

changes in the portfolio at this time.

C. First National Bank - Mr. Bob Lee recommended the fol-

lowing transactions in the various endowments handled by

First National Bank:

Engel Unitrust

Approx. Approx. Antic. Mkt. Gain

Units Security Price Value Income Yield (Loss)

Tender to Midland Bank

200 Crocker Ntl 48 9,600 440 4.6 3,884

Mc Millan Endowment


25M Chrysler Financial 8 7/8% due 9/15/82

85 21,250 2,218 10.4 ( 4,025)

10M Seatrain Lines CRT. 6% due 12/1/94

22 2,200 600 26.6 ( 3,837)

300 Crocker National Corp (Tender to Midland Bank)

48 14,400 660 4.6 5,826

37,850 3,478 9.2 ( 2,036)

University of Nevada Endowment

Tender to Midland Bank

7,100 Crocker Ntl 48 340,800 15,620 4.6 137,139


300 Bankers Trust 55 16,500 990 6.3 3,029

3,000 Continentl Ill 28 84,000 5,400 6.3 27,675

300 Allied Chem. 52 15,600 660 4.0 468

200M Seatrain Lines CRT. 6% due 12/1/94

Mkt 45,000 12,000 26.6 (89,000)

501,900 23,870 4.7 79,411

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

the Investment Committee recommends approval by the

Board of the above transactions.

President Crowley reported that UNR had received a gift of

10,000 shares of Rom-Amer Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. stock from

Mr. Marvin Kratter, with instructions that the stock be sold

and the proceeds be used to establish a permanent fund, the

income from which shall be devoted to research and teaching

in the field of geriatric medicine at the School of Medicine

UNR. This stock is valued at $100,000. Additionally a gift

of 10,000 shares of Rom-Amer stock was received from Mr. W.

A. Oehler with instructions that the proceeds and any income

generated be devoted to supporting the goals and objectives

of the fund established through the gift of Mr. Kratter.

President Crowley requested that the Board accept these

gifts for the purpose of establishing ultimately (when the

fund totals approximately $1 million) a Chair in Geriatric

Research in the School of Medicine.

Mr. Buchanan moved approval of the recommendations of the

Investment Advisory Committee, including the acceptance

of the gifts from Messrs. Kratter and Oehler as reported

by President Crowley. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,

carried without dissent.

26. Report of Faculty Workload Study Committees

Chancellor Baepler noted the inclusion with the agenda of

the reports of the UNR and UNLV Faculty Workload Study Com-

mittees and asked that presentation of these reports be

deferred to a subsequent meeting.

Chairman Cashell requested that the Chancellor assign some-

one from his Office to coordinate the reports in order to

achieve some uniformity in format.

27. Committee Status Reports

In addition to the report of the Chancellor Search Committee

and the Faculty Workload Study Committees, Chairman Cashell

had requested status reports from the following Board-ap-

pointed committees:

(1) Code Revision Committee - Chancellor Baepler reported

that the Code Revision Committee, at its initial meet-

ing, agreed to examine the Code in an effort to deter-

mine if there is anything that should be changed for

purposes of clarification, and to identify any areas

not presently covered which should be added to the

Code. Thus far, three proposals have been referred to

the Code Revision Committee which will be considered

for inclusion in the Code. These proposals are:

1. Tenure for part-time faculty

2. Economic security provisions for rank 0 faculty

3. Access and content of professional personnel files

The Committee reviewed Chapter One, Chapter Two, and

Chapter Three, and made numerous recommendations for

relatively minor changes in these Chapters. At the

next meeting suggested changes in wording in Chapters

One, Two, and Three will be presented to the Committee,

and Chapters Four and Five will be reviewed.

(2) Bylaws Revision Committee - Chancellor Baepler stated

that the Code Revision Committee is about halfway

through and a second meeting is needed shortly. Once

that Committee has finished its work, the Bylaws

Committee will then be able to commence its work.

(3) Financial Accounting Services Committee - A report from

Mr. Harold Scott, Chairman, was included with the agen-

da, as follows:

The restructured Accounting Services Committee met for

the first time on November 13, 1980, with Regent Mc

Bride in attendance. Considerable discussion was held

and agreement was reached on future needs of the Uni-

versity's financial accounting services.

The first need which will be addressed within the next

two months is a quarterly summary report to the Board

of Regents beginning in January, 1981. Comments will

be requested from Presidents of all institutions on

this report for distribution to the Campuses at a

later date.

(4) Regents' Committee to Develop Officer Assessment/

Evaluation Procedures - Mrs. Fong reported that an

evaluation instrument for the Chancellor has been dis-

cussed by the Search Committee, and she commented

briefly on some of the points contained in the docu-

ment. She agreed to distribute a copy to all Regents

and Officers subsequent to the meeting.

28. Status Report on Proposed 1981 Legislation

In response to a request by Regent Mc Bride, Mr. Lessly re-

ported concerning the status of legislation which the Board

had requested be prepared for the 1981 Legislature, as


I. The Board authorized me to research the Nevada Open

Meeting Law with the intent to amend the same to allevi-

ate the difficulty incurred by the Board in handling in-

vestment transactions between regularly scheduled meet-

ings of the Board. Accordingly, on October 23, 1980, I

forwarded to the members of the Board a proposed agenda

item with respect to this matter. That agenda item was

apparently not included on the last agenda of the Board.

I have attached a copy of that memorandum. I would sug-

gest that the appropriate action of the Board should be

to authorize the Chancellor to secure the drafting of

legislation from the Legislative Counsel Bureau to ac-

complish the following objectives: (1) allow the Board

and the Investment Advisory Committee of the Board to

meet with investment counsel in closed session with re-

spect to the planning of future investments or the es-

tablishment of investment objectives and policies, (2)

allow the Board to meet in closed session with legal

counsel to discuss advice upon claims or suits by or

against the University System, and (3) allow the Board

of Regents to make investment decisions between regular-

ly scheduled meetings of the Board by means of a tele-

phone vote, the results of which should be made public

at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board.

This proposed legislation would parallel the legislation

currently existing which covers the meetings of the

State Retirement Board. I would think that the functions

of the Board of Regents with respect to investment or

with respect to litigation are similar to those of the

State Retirement Board, and the Board of Regents should

be entitled to the same rights.

II. Regent Mc Bride also asked me to research the his-

tory of per diem allowances for Regents and Legislators

with the intent to determine if the per diem for Regents

should be raised. He has suggested that per diem should

be raised to $75. Up until 1957, a number of the Board

of Regents received "his necessary expenses in attending

meetings of the Board." The 1957 Legislature amended

that law to provide that Regents could receive "travel-

ing expenses and subsistence as provided by law"

(NRS 396.070), Regents being categorized as "public

officers" of the State. At that time, public officers

were receiving $10 per diem (N. C. L. 1929 section 6942,

A 1955), while a separate statute (NRS 218.220) provided

for a per diem allowance of $15 for Lesiglators who took

up "temporary residence in the vicinity of the Capital

for the duration of the legislation session." A change

occurred in 1971. Public officers' allowances were es-

tablished at $20 per diem in-State. An amendment to

NRS 218.220 gave Legislators $30 per diem, and NRS

396.070, which provides per diem for Regents, was amend-

ed to provide $30 per diem for Regents also. In 1976,

public officers' per diem was raised to $30, while that

for Legislators and Regents was raised to $40 by amend-

ment to the respective governing statutes. In 1979,

Legislators' per diem was increased to $44, and the al-

lowance for public officers was increased to $40. NRS

396.070 was not amended to provide a higher allowance

for Regents, and the allowance remains at $40.

I would think that it would be appropriate for the

Board, if the Board so desires, to instruct the Chan-

cellor to seek the drafting of legislation from the

Legislative Counsel Bureau to supply an amended NRS

396.070 to increase the allowance for Regents to $75,

or any other sum that the Board deems appropriate.

III. Regent Fong at the last meeting of the Board re-

quested legislation to limit the campaign expenses in

campaigns for election to nonpaid positions in the State

of Nevada. Election campaign practices and expenses are

covered under Chapter 294A of Nevada Revised Statutes.

There is no limitation placed upon expenses for nonpaid

positions at present. If the Board wishes to express to

the Legislature its concern over the expenses required

to run for unpaid positions, such as the Board of

Regents, it would be appropriate for the Board to in-

struct the Chancellor to seek legislation from the

Legislative Counsel Bureau specifically limiting cam-

paign expenses to a specific sum for members of the

Board of Regents, or for both members of the Board of

Regents and other unpaid positions in State government.

Following Mr. Lessly's report, the Regents discussed the

proposal by Regent Fong that legislation be sought to place

a limit on spending for campaigns for nonpaid positions and

it was the consensus of the Board that this was not an

appropriate project for the Board to propose and that if

Mrs. Fong wished to pursue it she should do so as an indi-

vidual and the Board would neither support nor oppose such


Mr. Mc Bride asked for a report on the status of the follow-

ing additional legislative requests not covered in Mr.

Lessly's report:

A. At the May 9, 1980 meeting, the Board authorized the

Chancellor's Office to develop appropriate legislation

to cover the shortfall on professional salaries, to be

added to the salary base, with the legislation to be

introduced at the beginning of the session.

Chancellor Baepler stated that this would be handled by

asking for an amendment to the appropriation act.

B. At the July, 1980 meeting the Board authorized a request

to the 1981 Legislature of an appropriation of $123,000

to fund the University's participation with Clark County

in improvements to Swenson Street.

Chancellor Baepler stated that this request had been

submitted to the Public Works Board.

C. When the Law School Study was presented to the Board in

June, 1980, the Board made a commitment that an attempt

would be made to seek funding, either through WICHE, or

through some other means, to assist students in Nevada

in attaining a Law School education outside Nevada.

Chancellor Baepler agreed that the Board had gone on

record as favoring some kind of support for such

students but was not definitive and nothing has been

done. He agreed however that he would consult with the

WICHE Commissioners concerning this.

D. On several occasions, the Board has agreed that it would

seek, along with other State agencies, a repeal of the

95% law.

Chancellor Baepler suggested that this could be done

only by talking with individual Legislators. However,

it was suggested that an effort would be made to have a

specified bill prepared and introduced.

E. As a result of a number of organizational changes made

within the University, it is appropriate that some

attention be given to amending the Nevada Revised

Statutes by suggesting the necessary editorial changes

to those sections concerning the University.

In the discussion following, there appeared to be consensus

that the University's requests for legislation should be

submitted for introduction early in the session. Mr. Lessly

suggested that if the Board wished these matters introduced,

the Chancellor should be so authorized, adding that the

Board has not yet done that.

Mr. Mc Bride pointed out that each of the items he had

mentioned had been discussed and action taken in a Board


Chancellor Baepler stated that he could not ask for a bill

to be drafted on the Regents per diem until the Board deter-

mines the amount of per diem it wishes to request.

Ms. Del Papa suggested that in the legislative package which

is prepared for the 1981 Legislature, there be an attempt to

have travel to California treated as in-State travel.

29. Report on Fire Safety

In response to a request from Regent Fong that the Presi-

dents be prepared to report concerning fire safety measures

which are in effect on their respective Campuses, it was

noted that several written reports were available and it was

agreed that these reports would be distributed to Regents

subsequent to the meeting.

30. Supplemental Report of Gifts

President Goodall reported the following gifts had been re-

ceived by UNLV subsequent to the preparation of the agenda

and requested their acceptance by the Board:

A. A gift of 400 shares of Magic Circle Energy Corporation

stock, valued at approximately $9,700. The donor, I. R.

Ashlemann, II, has requested that the stock be sold with

the proceeds to be used by the Department of Biological

Sciences at the discretion of Dr. James Deacon.

B. A gift of 5,000 shares of common stock in Intermountain

Exploration Company, valued at approximately $22,500.

The donors, Richard and Anne Wyman, have directed that

the stock be sold with the proceeds to be used as fol-

lows: Two-thirds by Geosciences for support of the

Mineral Museum, including curation, and equipment and

supplies in support of required lower division courses;

and one-third for use by the Engineering Department for

mapping equipment in support of Civil Engineering


C. A gift of 7,500 shares of Valley Bank stock, valued at

approximately $150,000. The donor, E. Parry Thomas, has

requested that the stock be sold and the proceeds used

for the benefit of the Special Events Center. In

response to a request from Counsel, the following

resolution was offered for inclusion in the record:


RESOLVED: That the University of Nevada System accepts

7,500 shares of Valley Bank of Nevada stock, proceeds of

which shall be used for the Thomas-Mack Center for

Continuing Education and Special Events and UNLV; and

FURTHER RESOLVED: That the University of Nevada System

is authorized to immediately sell the 7,500 shares of

Valley Bank of Nevada stock and that Dr. Donald H.

Baepler, Chancellor of the University of Nevada System,

is authorized on behalf of this Board to sign the stock


D. A gift of 70,000 shares of Advanced Patent Technology

stock, from an anonymous donor, to be added to the

endowment fund, the income of which is to be used for


Mr. Karamanos moved acceptance of the supplemental gifts

as reported. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride, carried

without dissent.

31. Request for Special Meeting

Mr. Buchanan moved that a special meeting of the Board be

scheduled for 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 30, 1980, in the

7th Floor Conference Room of the Humanities building, UNLV,

for the purpose of receiving and accepting any end-of-the-

year gifts which are offered and which require formal ac-

ceptance by the Board of Regents to comply with the condi-

tions of the gift. Motion seconded by Mrs. Whitley, car-

ried without dissent.

32. Approval of Lease

President Crowley requested approval of a lease by the

School of Medicine of approximately 5,000 square feet at

490 Mill Street, in Reno, for the period December 1, 1980 -

November 30, 1983, at a monthly minimum rent of $2,340 per

month, subject to upward adjustment at the end of the first


Mrs. Fong moved approval. Motion seconded by Mr. Mc Bride,

carried without dissent.

33. Resolution Accepting Conditions of Fleischmann Grants

Chancellor Baepler recalled that in June, 1980, six grants

were received from the Fleischmann Foundation when that

trust was dissolved. The Foundation Trustees have requested

that the Board of Regents now adopt a formal resolution ac-

cepting the specific conditions and terms of the grants.

The Officers recommended adoption of the following



WHEREAS, the University of Nevada Board of Regents has

previously accepted, with sincere appreciation, the

following grants from the Fleischmann Foundation to its

member institutions:

Clark County Community College - $450,000

Northern Nevada Community College - $180,000

Truckee Meadows Community College - $375,000

Western Nevada Community College - $296,000

Desert Research Institute - $825,000

University of Nevada Press - $550,000

WHEREAS, each of these grants from the Fleischmann

Foundation carried certain specific terms and conditions

for the use of the funds provided by the grant; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Regents in accepting the above

grants also agreed to comply with the specific terms and

conditions of each of the grants;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the record reflect

this acceptance by the Board of the above grants, and

acceptance of the terms and conditions as prescribed by

the Fleischmann Foundation and included in the letters

of transmittal for each respective grant.

Adopted by the Board of Regents of the University of

Nevada, this 13th day of December, 1980.

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

carried without dissent.

Mrs. Fong asked for a subsequent report regarding the ex-

penditures from each of these grants.

34. Report of the Chairman

A. Board of Regents Special Projects Account - Chairman

Cashell proposed that the Board consider placing a

moratorium on further expenditures from the Board of

Regents Special Projects Account for a period of 90

days, or until development and adoption of criteria

which will guide the consideration of allocations from

this account.

Mr. Buchanan asked for an allocation of $1,000 to train

a replacement crew to operate the light show preceding

the UNLV home basketball games, but agreed to withdraw

his request following a suggestion from Mr. Karamanos

that the funds be provided by an equal contribution from

Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Ross, Mr. Cashell and himself.

Mrs. Fong moved approval of the proposal by the Chair-

man. Motion seconded by Mrs. Whitley, carried without


Mr. Cashell stated that he would appoint a committee to

proceed with the development of the necessary criteria

and guidelines.

B. Consideration of New Academic Programs - Chairman

Cashell proposed that the Board consider also placing a

moratorium on new academic degree programs until such

time as the Master Plan and Faculty Workload Studies

have received discussion and consideration by the Board

of Regents.

Mr. Mc Bride moved approval. Motion seconded by Mrs.

Whitley, carried without dissent.

C. Mr. Cashell expressed concern over the lack of signif-

icant progress on the part of some of the Board-appoint-

ed Committees and specifically requested that the Code

Revision Committee and the Bylaws Revision Committee be

called together soon so that the work of those commit-

tees could proceed.

Dr. Davis commented on the action just passed by the Board

to place a moratorium on new academic programs until after

the Master Plans had been approved, expressing his concern

that this would affect his plan to present to the Board at

its next meeting a proposal for an RN program, to be funded

by eliminating other programs in order to accommodate the

program in his budget. He asked if the moratorium was in-

tended to cover new programs that would not require legis-

lative appropriation.

Mr. Mc Bride suggested that the point which the moratorium

was intended to address was not legislative funding but the

question of academic planning.

Mr. Cashell agreed to hear the proposal for a new RN pro-

gram in January with a decision to be made on the individ-

ual merits of the proposal.

Ms. Del Papa asked if a report could be included on the next

agenda from each of the Presidents on the status of Federal

grant applications within each of the institutions and what

effort is made to coordinate these applications at the

System level. Chairman Cashell agreed that such a request

was timely and that a coordinated effort would be very


35. New Business

Mrs. Fong asked how reapportionment of the Board of Regents

is handled. There was a difference of opinion, with Chan-

cellor Baepler and Regent Buchanan recalling that the Board

had reapportioned itself the previous time, and Mr. Lessly

advising that it was the prerogative of the Legislature.

Chairman Cashell asked that Mr. Lessly make a determination

concerning this matter and report back to the Board.

Chairman Cashell presented a plaque to Regent Knudtsen in appre-

ciation for her service as a Regent since 1961, and to Regent

Lombardi for his service since 1951.

The meeting adjourned at 3:15 P.M.

Bonnie M. Smotony

Secretary of the Board