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Decision Index 1980-1990

  • 1980
     Item  Motion  Date  Page
     FY1980 Operating Budget for Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension
     The University requests authorization to increase the Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension FY1980 operating budgets by $74,800 and $92,100 respectively. These requested revisions are based upon the actual FY1980 awards of federally appropriated funds that have just been received for these programs.
    The additional funds for Agricultural Research are proposed to be used to replace in scintillation counter that is vital to the continuance of a number of programs to upgrade some animal facilities at Caldwell and on campus and to replace some other equipment to maintain operations. Some of the funds will also be used to help maintain current programs by covering increased costs in irregular help wages and operational costs at the various facilities both on and off campus.
    The increased funds for Cooperative Extension Services will be applied primarily to operating expense budgets, replacing some of the program funding cutbacks in the initial FY1980 budget allocations. Specific allocations will be made to upgrade capability of field staffs in the area of transportation budgets, in-service training programs, and communications systems. Some of the funds will be used to purchase computer hardware for eight counties to increase their access to extension service information.
    The new federal appropriation levels have been reported to the Budget Division and Legislative Fiscal Office so that they may be accounted for in the FY1980-81 appropriation process. None of the funds above that are available during FY1980 will be used to add new permanent personnel, as these additional funds may be used by Legislature to help support the FY1981 funding levels for Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Service.
    M/S Swartley/Seppi: That the FY1980 operating budgets for Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension be increased by $74,800 and $92,100 respectively.
     1/17/80  35
     Storage and Sale of Wool-For Information Only
     Annually the University of Idaho has wool available for sale from the Sheep Experiment Station at Dubois, Idaho. It is the university’s desire to obtain the best possible price for this wool, but because of fluctuating market conditions the price may not be available at the time of clipping. As such, it is considered to be in the best interest of the university to hold this wool for a period of time and have a reputable marketing firm working to obtain the best price.
    this is to inform the regents that the university has entered into a wool storage and sale agreement with Western Wool & Growers Service Company. This agreement provides for the grading, storage, insuring and sale to a qualified buyer, at a cost not to exceed 2 ¾ cents per grease pound. Wool to be available this year is estimated at 55,000 pounds and will not be graded or sold by Western Wool & Growers Service Company without consent of the university. Proceeds from the sale of the wool will be remitted promptly by the contractor to the university net of the above referenced charges. This agreement in all respects is the same as last year.
     1/17/80  36
     Routine Grant Applications
     M/S Swartley/Hymas: That the applications for research grants and awards, shown by Exhibit D, be approved. No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  1/17/80  36
     Routine Grant Acceptance
     M/S Swartley/Hymas: That the acceptances of research grants and awards shown in Exhibit E be approved. The total dollar amount of the awards is $1,056,701. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  1/17/80  37
     Police Contract with City of Moscow
     Police services are presently obtained from the city of Moscow under a contract which has been in effect since 1976. Under that contract Moscow Police Department officers are supervised by a Chief of Campus Security who is a university employee commissioned by the Moscow Police Department with a rank of Lieutenant. Following the resignation of the incumbent of that position, the university and the city have been reviewing that structure to determine whether changes would improve efficiency.
    The revised contract which has been approved by the Moscow City Council appears as Exhibit F. It is substantially similar to the previous contract. The essential differences are:
    1. The Campus Police Unit will be supervised by a Moscow Police Department Sergeant. That person is to be appointed by the city subject to the concurrence of the university. Previously, the unit was supervised by a university employee who then was commissioned by, but did not report to, the Moscow Chief of Police.
    2. The university will reimburse the city for officers’ salaries, plus operational costs of the campus unit. Previously, the university reimbursed the city only for salary and insurance costs, and paid operating expenses directly.
    3. The boundaries within which police services are contracted for by the university are defined.
    4. Contractual and operational lines of communication between the city and the university are defined.
    5. Responsibilities of the parties are clearly stipulated, with the city responsible for providing police protection as contracted, and the university responsible for maintenance of dispatch support, parking control, and internal building security.
    The revised contract is expected to improve police protection by clarifying lines of responsibility and communication, and to obtain those services in a more cost-efficient manner.
    M/S Seppi/Swartley: That the police contract with the city of Moscow which appears at Exhibit F be approved.
     1/17/80  37-38
     Moving Expenses
     M/S Swartley/Miller: That the following employee be reimbursed for moving of her household goods:
    Fins, Lauren, Asst. Prof. Forestry, from Belmont, California to Moscow at a cost of $975.04.
     1/17/80  38
     Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary
    M/S Swartley/Miller: That approval be granted to make payments to university employees, as shown in Exhibit G, in addition to their regular salaries.    1/17/80  38
     Construction Agreement with Beef Producers
     The Idaho Beef Council, which represents the livestock industry, has passed a resolution to financially support the design, construction and equipping of a feed processing facility at the Southwest Idaho Research and Extension Center at Caldwell. This facility will cost approximately $82,000 (building- $29,000; equipment and installation -$53,000). The project would be financed by $30,000 committed from the Agricultural Research FY1980 capital improvements budget for the Southwest Idaho Research and Extension Center, with the balance to be provided by the Idaho Beef Council.
    Justification
    1. The feed processing facility as designed, constructed and equipped by the Idaho Beef Council would provide a facility which will enhance the storage, mixing, and weighing of experimental rations for animal nutrition and disease research and extension trials.
    2. It would be of benefit to the livestock industry because it will permit more accurate weighing and mixing of experimental rations for research and extension trials dealing with Idaho grains, forages, and processing wastes.
    3. It will enhance the University of Idaho’s position in acquiring grant funds for animal nutrition and disease research because of the increased capabilities to precisely mix experimental rations.
    Specifications
    1. One building (60’x36’x14’ high), 2”x6” frame construction with galvanized roof and sides; 16’x36’ chopped hay bind; 12’x10’x8’ high supplement preparation room; 6”x2’ high concrete mill building wall; 5” thick concrete floor, mixer pit, and molasses tank.
    2. The following equipment will be installed: one 60’ elevator leg, molasses pup and motor; one Hayes and Stolz mixer, mixer scales; 32’ hay drag, 16’ potato byproduct drag, 30’superflow, and receiving pit, one 6-ton overhead bin and 4 overhead bins 3’x3’x10’ with screw conveyors.
    The coordinator of this project for the Idaho Beef Council has had extensive experience designing and constructing livestock and feed handling facilities. He has designed and supervised the construction of the excellent new cattle handling facilities at the Southwest Idaho Research and Extension Center at Caldwell. It is a model cattle working facility which has been adopted by several cattle producers.
    The basic provisions of the agreement would be:
    1. The Idaho Beef Council would agree:
    a. To construct the feed processing building in its entirety at a specific site location selected by the university.
    b. To provide prior to construction working drawings and detailed specifications for construction and equipping of the facility. To design and construct the facility in accordance with all federal and state building and safety codes.
    c. To design and construct the facility in accordance with all federal and state building and safety codes.
    d. Ensure that any consultants, contracts, or employees hired by the Idaho Beef Council have workmen’s compensation and unemployment insurance. Furthermore, it would be understood that any consultant, contractor, or employee hired by the Idaho Beef Council would not be covered by the fringe benefits, liability insurance, or other employee benefits provided to the employee of the University of Idaho.
    e. To coordinated all construction meetings with the Superintendent of the Southwest Idaho Research and Extension Center, or his designee.
    f. Provide the University of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station, upon completion of the facility, with an itemized statement of how University of Idaho funds which were contributed to the project were utilized.
    g. That upon completion of the facility, the building in its entirety becomes the property of the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho.
    2. The University of Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station agrees:
    a. To contribute $30,000 to the Idaho Beef Council to be used for purchases and installation of equipment in the facility.
    b. To be responsible for the preparation of the site including the removal of existing structures and movement of three storage bins to a location immediately adjacent to the proposed structure.
    c. To recommend to the Board of Regents the dedication of the facility on behalf of the Idaho livestock industry.
    M/S Miller/Swartley: That the University of Idaho be authorized to enter into an agreement as written above with the Idaho Beef Council for the construction of a feed processing facility at Caldwell.
     1/17/80  39-40
     Proposed Revision of Policies and Procedures Governing Student Evaluation of Teaching
     M/S Solberg/Miller: That the “Proposed Revision of Handbook Section 4747, Student Evaluation of Teaching,” as shown in Exhibit H be approved. (This approach results from two years of study, consultations, and negotiations, and as presented in this agenda, is supported by the faculty, students, and administration.)  1/17/80  40
     Approval to Increase Late Registration Fee to $50
     Re: University of Idaho November 1979 regents’ agenda, p. 8
    The regents were apprised in November 1979 of the university’s intent to request board approval in January 1980 to increase the late registration fee from $15 to $50 effective with the spring 1980 semester. The Statement of Purpose explaining the reason for this requested action was included in that initial notice. Certification of compliance with Office of the State Board of Education Rulemaking Procedures was mailed to that office on December 14, 1979.
    The regents convened a public hearing on January 17, 1980, at 1:05 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Boise State University Student Union Building to accept oral testimony regarding the “approval to Increase Late Registration Fee to $50.” The following person testified: David L. McKinney, Financial Vice President, University of Idaho. There being no further testimony, the regents closed the public hearing at 1:08 p.m.
    M/S Seppi/Miller: To approve amending the University of Idaho Late Registration Fee by increasing the amount of that fee from $15 to $50, pursuant to Section 67-5203 (c), Idaho Code. Said amendments will become effective February 6, 1980. A copy of all written testimony, a record of oral testimony, and all other records pertaining to adoption of this amendment will be placed on file at the Office of the State Board of Education.
     1/17/80  41
     Routine Catalog Changes
     M/S Hymas/Miller: That the routine catalog changes in attached Exhibit B be approved. (These were circulated on campus in general curriculum policy report #107.)  2/28/80  50
     Requisitions  105395, Forestry Motor Pool, Economy pickup, $6,000
    105396, Forestry Motor Pool, Mini-bus or Maxi-van, $7,500
    105398, Wildlife Motor Pool, Compact pickup, $7,500
    190174, Civil Engineering, Microcomputer systems, $12,250*
    214860, Elec. Engineering, Microcomputer Systems, $11,000
    217732, Controller’s Office, IBM Series III Copier (Price-28,019 minus 13,447-earned lease option credits equal 14,572 purchase price), $14,572
    218356, Bact. And Biochem., amino acid analyzer kit, $15,336
    220046, Mines, Universal Testing Machine, $101,000
    *Received emergency approval from Executive Director in order to obtain equipment in time for second semester class utilization.
     2/28/80  51
     Sale of Timber from University Forest
     Public notice has been issued that on February 15, 1980, the university will sell by oral auction approximately 90.65 thousand board feet of marked western red cedar trees of cedar pole quality located at the University of Idaho’ Experimental Forest. The base value of this timber was set at $23,823 and no bid was considered for less than the base value. Normally, the university requests prior regents’ approval to sell timber that has a value exceeding $5,000. However, it was important to start logging the timber while the ground was still frozen. Therefore, the university requested and obtained approval from the Executive Director of the State Board of Education to proceed to sell the timber prior to the February board meeting.
    M/S Miller/Hymas: That the Executive Director’s approval to proceed to sell the above described timber is hereby confirmed.
    2/28/80  51
     Computer Hardware Upgrade
     Board of Regents’ approval is requested to proceed with a proposed plan for upgrading computer services offered by the University of Idaho through the acquisition of new computer hardware. These services will also provide for all the major computer needs of Lewis-Clark State College. The upgrading plan consists of two phases.
    Phase 1 involves acquiring, as soon as possible, a central processing unit (CPU) with related peripheral equipment and program software to support timesharing (interactive computing) needs. Phase II will upgrade our current IBM 370/145 CPU by either replacing it with current generation machine or coupling a second CPU to it for added capacity. This phase is needed to address the batch processing and teleprocessing capacities of the computer services.
    It is anticipated both phases can be accomplished at a total (hardware and software) acquisition cost of approximately $850,000. This upgrade can be financed using existing funding resources dedicated to computer services at the University of Idaho.
    The specific approval requested is to permit the university to solicit bids for both phases of the program and to seek authorization for the plan from the State Data Processing Committee. Subsequent board action will be necessary for the authorization to sign purchase/lease contracts and to arrange for any debt financing, if applicable. (See Exhibit C)
    M/S Evans/Swartley: that the University of Idaho be authorized to proceed with the proposed plan to upgrade computer services facilities subject to further approval by the Board of specific purchase contracts and financing agreement.
     2/28/80  52
     Routine Grant Applications
     M/S Hay/Miller: That the applications for research grants and awards, shown by Exhibit D, be approved. No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  2/28/80  52
     Application for Energy Conservation Measures Funding from the State Office of Energy
     M/S Miller/Solberg: that an application for a matching grant to the State Office of Energy be approved for the purpose of funding energy conservation measures on the Administration Building. The grant application is for $28,540 in federal funds and $28,540 in university matching funds. Budgeted plant outlay funds will be used for the university matching cost.  2/28/80  53
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     M/S Miller/Solberg: that an application for a matching grant to the State Office of Energy be approved for the purpose of funding energy conservation measures on the Administration Building. The grant application is for $28,540 in federal funds and $28,540 in university matching funds. Budgeted plant outlay funds will be used for the university matching cost. 2/28/80  53
     Special Education and Vocational Training Development Program for Ecuadorian Children and Youth
     The University of Idaho through the College of Education has been working with a private nonprofit foundation which operates a school for the mentally retarded in Ecuador. We have collaborated on a proposal submitted by the private foundation (FASINARM) to the Agency for International Development in Ecuador.
    The proposed program is to provide vocational and special educational training to educationally and socially disadvantaged children and youth of Ecuador who might otherwise be uneducated, unemployed, and dependent on others for their personal care and economic support. This will be accomplished by developing a training program by Ecuadorians for Ecuadorians, which in turn will prepare professional personnel to work in areas of social, educational, and vocational special needs of children and youth.
    It is estimated that there are over 500,000 handicapped children and youth in Ecuador whose basic social, educational, and vocational special needs are not being met. This is the future segment of the population which comprises the poorest majority, the underemployed and the unemployed in Ecuador.
    Approximately fifty percent of the population in Ecuador are 15 years of age or younger. Fifty percent of the children do not complete the sixth grade. Seventy percent of the population is illiterate. This year Ecuador established a democratic form of government, with an elected president.
    University of Idaho involvement with this project will be to provide the technical assistance to develop three major components:
    1. A personnel preparation program to be jointly offered by the State University of Guayaquil and the private school (FASINARM).
    2. Vocational training and placement program for disadvantaged and handicapped youth.
    3. A media and technical resources center, including a translation bureau to provide materials and media resources for training and program implementation.
    This project has the strong support of Senator Church, the endorsement of the National Partners of the Americans of which President Carter is honorary national chairman, and the Idaho partners of the Americas of which Governor Evans is honorary state chairman. The involvement of the university of Idaho will be on a cost reimbursement and no university state-appropriated funds will be used. The agreement with FASINARM would be in effect for the three years or until October 1, 1982. It could be terminated at any time through mutual agreement.
    M/S Miller/Hymas: That the University of Idaho be authorized to negotiate a formal agreement with the Agency for International Development as described above.
     2/28/80  53-54
     Moving Expenses
     Colt, Mike, Extension Horticulturist, Cooperative Extension, from Redding, California to Boise, at a cost of 80% of actual expenses not to exceed $1500
    Dwell, Robert, Assistant Professor, Plant & Soil Science, from Aberdeen to Moscow at a cost of $377.06.
    Eisenbeis, Myrna, Extension Home Economist, Extension Operations, from Wamego, Kansas to Twin Falls, at a cost of 80% of the actual expenses no to exceed $1500.
    Hughes, Lynn, Extension Ag. Agent, Cooperative Extension, from Idaho Falls to Donnelly, at a cost of 80% of actual expenses not to exceed $1500.
    Maas, John, Assistant Professor/Food Animal Clinician, Veterinary Medicine, from Columbia, Missouri, to Caldwell at a cost not to exceed $1000.
    Malleck, Diane, Extension Home Economist, Extension Operations, from Benkelman, Nebraska, to Soda Springs, at a cost not to exceed $1000.
     2/28/80  54-55
     Payment to Outside Consultant
     Hoffman & Hoffman Consultants, educational consulting services for Department of Chemical Engineering, in the amount of $3,500. (A contract has been negotiated with Dwight Hoffman, retired professor of chemical engineering, to teach a graduate course in chemical engineering for spring semester 1979-80.)  2/28/80  55
     Training Room Remodeling in Memorial Gym
     Due to significant increase in participation in the women’s intercollegiate athletics program, the current training room facility assigned to the women’s program has become completely inadequate. Therefore, it is recommended that authorization be granted to spend $8,500 from athletic facilities repair and replacement reserves for some remodeling work that would consolidate the women’s training area now located in the Physical Education Building into a combined men’s and women’s training room facility located in Memorial Gym. With partitioning of one end of a locker room, access to the existing men’s training room can be made for women. The partitioning also provides a small office space for the trainers, which also allows more space within the men’s and women’s facility for training services. Physical Plant shops will perform the work.
    M/S Solber/Miller: That the university be authorized to proceed with the modeling project as described above for an amount not to exceed $8,500.
     2/28/80  55-56
     Martin Institute for Human Behavior Office and Library Facilities
     Re: Regents’ minutes, April 1979, page 63 and Exhibit D
    The above referenced action of the Regents established the Boyd and Grace Martin Institute of Human Behavior at the University of Idaho. The Institute agreement states that the University of Idaho would provide appropriate space for a specialized library, reading rooms, offices, and such other facilities as may be necessary or helpful to the Institute. To meet this obligation, the university has identified approximately 1,650 square feet in the lower floor of old Forney Hall, currently unassigned, the would be assigned to the institute. Authorization is requested to expend $14,500 to remodel the area. No structural changes are required. The funds would be used principally for painting, carpeting, improvements in lighting capacity, window repair and draperies, bookshelves and movable partitioning. The source of the funds will be private donations received by the university of the Institute for this purpose and physical plant maintenance reserve.
    M/S Swartley/Evans: To authorize the University of Idaho to complete the above described remodeling project for an amount not to exceed $14,500.
     2/28/80  56
     Modification to the College of Mines Building
     Re: Regents’ minutes for April 1979, page 68
    The reference authorized the university to appoint an architect to develop plans and specifications to enclose the ground floor of the College of Mines Building. The reference also stated that the College of Mines and Earth Resources had initially a fund raising program from industry to finance the completion of the ground floor area, and if the fund raising program was successful the university then would request authorization to proceed with the project.
    The fund raising program has successfully obtained about $152,500 in donations as of the last part of January. Therefore, there are now sufficient funds available to proceed with the construction of the laboratory facilities according to the following cost estimates: Construction contract, $110, Contingency Allowance, $9,000, Architect/Engineer fees, $10,525. Total, $130,525
    The balance of the funds already donated plus additional contributions received will be used to purchase equipment for the newly created geological engineering laboratory.
    M/S Miller/Seppi: That the University may be authorized to proceed to enclose the ground floor of the College of Mines Building and thereby convert that space into a geological engineering laboratory.
     2/28/80  57
     J.I. Case Company Gift of Tractor to College of Forestry- For Information Only
    The university wishes to advise the Board that the J.I. Case Company has donated a DH4 tractor in support of research work being performed by the Departments of Forest Products and Agricultural Engineering. Under funding from the US Forest Service and the University’s Experimental Forest a small wheeled tractor, called a Case Fleethoe 30, was purchased and modified so that it could be used to move (skid) small trees that had been cut out of a timber stand. Purpose of the study was to determine the economic and technical feasibility of skidding trees that were being cud during precommercial thinning operations. These trees had previously been left to decay in the woods and represented both poor utilization and a fire and insect hazard. Initial tests of the machine showed the concept to be viable but the machine to be lacking in power and durability.
    Personnel from J.I. Case Company were made aware of this study and of the problemes encountered with the Fleethoe 30. They showed interest in the work and advised the investigator of model of the same type machine that would probably be more durable under the working conditions. The model DH4 is that machine.
    Donation of the machine by J.I. Case allows the university to continue with this research effort. It demonstrates their interest in the research concept and their realization that successful demonstration of the project represents new markets for them. The DH4 is valued at $5,000. Trade in value for the Fleethoe 30 is $1,000 so the net value is $4,000.
     
     2/28/80  57
     Recommendations for Honorary Degree Recipients
     M/S Miller/Solberg: that the following be accepted as honorary doctorate degree recipients at the University of Idaho’s May commencement: Warren Harrington Brown-McCall, G.L. Crookham-Caldwell, James Dickey-South Carolina, Robert K. Woodhead-Boise.  4/3/80  56
     Sale of Timber form University Forest
     Re: Regents’ minutes, July 6, 1972, p. 32
    The reference approved the establishment of a local service account for the maintenance and improvement of the University Experimental Forest, with funds being deposited into that account from the sale of timber from salvage and harvest cuts. The university wishes to solicit bids this spring for the sale of approximately 2 million board feet of timber, 1.5 million board feet of pulp, 70,000 board feet of ponderosa pine peelers, and 20,000 board feet of cedar product material authorization is requested for the bursar to contract with the highest bidder or bidders for these sales.
    M/S Hymas/Solberg: that the above request be approved.
     4/3/80  57
     Increase in Uniform Student Fee
     It is requested that the uniform student fee for all full-time academic year students be increased $8.00 per semester, from $237.00 to $245, and that the uniform student fee for all full-time summer students be increased $4.00, from $132.00 to $136.00, to be effective with the 1980 summer session. The breakdown of these fee increases, the current fee rate, and total additional revenue is anticipated below.
    The proposed increases are necessary to help meet the inflationary impact on the operating budgets partially or totally supported by these fees. The requested increases will not support significant expansion of any of the program areas, but only help meet the maintenance of current operations costs.
    In addition to the uniform student fee for student health, user charges for student health services are assessed on a rate basis of $2/visit for regular hour visits, $5/visit for after hours emergency room visits, and $25/day for hospitalization.
    None of the above increases in uniform student fees provide any revenue for the general education budget of the university, nor are they intended to offset reductions in the General education budget.
    M/S Miller/Hay: That, in accordance with Administrative Procedure Act (Section 67-5203c, Idaho Code), a public hearing on the proposed uniform student fee increases at the University of Idaho be held at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Regents, and that the University of Idaho be authorized to proceed with the public notice requirements on the APA.
     4/3/80  60
     Medical Insurance for University Employees
     Re: Regents’ Minutes, April 1979, p. 66-67
    Authorization is requested to renew the university’s employee medical insurance contract for the period of May 1, 1980 through May 1, 1981.
    Experience during the past year has remained favorable and no premium increase will be necessary. It will also be possible to improve the dental benefit by eliminating the coinsurance requirement on Type 1 Dental procedures for persons who have participated in the plan for more than two years, provided such persons receive an annual check up. Type 1 procedures which include such things as checkups, filings, x-rays, and extractions, are now covered at 80% of the usual and customary cost, after the $50 deductible is met. Under the improved benefit, the deductible would be retained, but reimbursement for Type 1 expenses which exceed $50 per person per year would be covered at 100% of the usual and customary cost. Benefits for Type II procedures which include such things as crowns, bridges and dentures, would continue to be covered at 50% of the usual and customary cost.
    There have been no changes in monthly insurance costs for employees and dependents since the previous report to the regents.
    M/S Hay/Seppi: That the university be authorized to renew its present employee medical insurance contract as explained above.
     4/3/80  61
    Routine Catalog Changes
     M/S Miller/Solberg: That the routine catalog changes in attached Exhibit B be approved. (These were circulated on campus in general curriculum policy report #108.)  5/8/80  42
     Requisitions  M/S Montgomery/Solberg: That the following requisitions be approved:
    105796, Forestry, Pickup truck less ’74 Chev 4x4 trade-in, $7,300
    179119, Veterinary Science, Blood analyzer $14,500,
    186167/207061, Ag. Res./An. Sci., Solid separator tank, $16,000
    204948, Kimberly R&E Ctr., Computer equipment, $11,695
    206526, Fishery Unit, Pickup truck, compact, $5,500
    206527, Fisheries, Truck, 1-ton, 10’ bed, $8,500
    221756, KUID-TV, TV frequency and aural modulation monitor, $6,545
    221880, Letters & Sciences, Automatic Sterilizer, $13,000
     5/8/80  42-43
     Routine Grant Applications
     M/S Hoopes/Seppi: That the applications for research grants and awards, shown by Exhibit C, be approved. No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  5/8/80  43
     Increase in Uniform Student Fee
     It is requested that the uniform student fee for all full-time academic year students be increased $8.00 per semester from $237.00 to $245.00, and that the uniform student fee for all full-time students be increased $4.00 from $132.00 to $136, to be effective with the 1980 summer session. The breakdown of these fee increases, the current fee rate, and total additional revenue anticipated is shown below.
    The proposed increases are necessary to help meet the inflationary impact on the operating budgets partially or totally supported by these fees. The requested increases will no support significant expansion of any of the program areas, but only help meet the maintenance of current operations costs.
    In addition to the uniform student fee for student health, user charges for student health services are assessed on a rate basis of $2/visit for regular hour visits and $5/visit for after-hours emergency room visits.
    Notice to the public ant to the Legislative Council concerning fees subject to the Administrative Procedure Act review requirement has been issued as reported on the State Board of Education Rulemaking Procedures Compliance Form, separately filed with that office. Pursuant to public notice, the Board convened a public hearing at 3:40 p.m. to accept oral testimony regarding the above item. The following persons testified: Richard D. Gibb, President (in favor) Scott Ferenbacher, UofI Student Body President (opposed). There being no further testimony, the Board closed the public hearing at 4:08 p.m.
    M/S Miller/Hymas: That, based on evidence heard, the uniform student fee be increased from $237.00 to $245.00 per semester and $132.00 to $136 per summer session as described above.
     5/8/80  43-45
     Solid Waste Fired Steam Generating Plant
     The University of Idaho requests approval to negotiate with the County Commissioners of Latah County for the construction and operation of a solid waste fired steam generating plant. Briefly summarized, the joint project would entail:
    1. The construction of a 144-ton-per-day solid waste fired steam generating plant on the University of Idaho campus, to be financed by Latah County through revenue bonds, third-party leases, federal grants, or any combination thereof.
    2. Latah County would negotiate solid waste hauling contracts with Nez Perce and Asotin Counties, whereby Latah County would charge a tipping fee, but would cover all of the hauling costs from the Lewiston solid waste transfer station to Moscow.
    3. The University of Idaho would cover the operating and labor costs for the incinerator plant and would negotiate the price for the steam used with Latah County.
    The use of solid waste incinerators to generate steam is becoming widely used alternative to many current natural gas, oil, or coal-fired steam generators in the country. In Idaho, some counties and cities are building solid waste incinerators no only to counter the recent rapid growth in energy costs, but also to relieve the pressures due to soil waste landfill operations.
    Latah County is interesting in the solid waste incinerator project, because its current landfill space is being rapidly consumed. Obtaining new land for the landfill operation is expensive. For the University of Idaho, the alternative of using solid wasted to generate a portion of its steam needs to be attractive cost-wise. Natural gas rates have increased nearly 73% in the current year after averaging about 10% in each of the previous three years. Conversion to coal or oil burners would require costly capital investments that do not appear to be cost effective at this time; the steam generated with oil still remains more costly than that generated with natural gas.
    Exhibit E discusses the proposed Latah County/University of Idaho solid-waste steam generating plant project in more detail.
    M/S Solberg/Hymas: That the University of Idaho be authorized to negotiate with Latah County for the construction and operation of a solid waste steam generating plant on the university campus, in accordance with the general conditions as discussed above in Exhibit E, with final contracts and agreements subject to subsequent approval by the Board of Regents.
     5/8/80  45
     Student Health/Accident Insurance
     Re: Regents’ Minutes for May 1977, page 50
    All students at the University of Idaho are covered under the academic year by accident insurance. Limits are $3,500, subject to a $100 deductible. The premium of $1 per semester ($.50 per summer session) is included within the uniform student fee. To supplement that insurance protection, students may elect to purchase optional health insurance for themselves and their dependents; the supplemental insurance covers sickness as well as accident, extends upper limits on accident coverage, and reduces the deductible.
    The entire student health/accident insurance program is reviewed every three years prior to soliciting proposals for renewal. Following evaluation of the present program by a student committee working with university administration, the two-tiered approach was retained but the decision was made to treat the entire program as one insurance package rather than to request separate proposals for the health and accident plans. The optional health insurance component was modified to revise the deductible, the upper limits, and the method of determining payment for certain medical and surgical procedures. In addition, the insurance marketing method will be changed to ensure that each student makes a conscious choice regarding purchase of insurance during registration.
    The total student health/accident insurance program recommended by the university with the concurrence of the ASUI Health insurance committee, is offered by Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company through Capital Planning Services, Inc. of Boise, at a cost of $1 per semester and $.50 per summer session for mandatory accident insurance, and $74 per calendar year for optional health insurance. Premiums will thus remain constant for the mandatory accident component, paid as part of the uniform student fee. The $74 cost for the optional health insurance reflects a $21 decrease from the present premium, and was made possible by the changes in benefits and marketing methods outlined above.
    M/S Miller/Seppi: that the university be authorized to enter into contracts for student health/accident insurance as recommended above.
     5/8/80  46
     Approval to Negotiate a Facilities Management Agreement with UI Foundation to Operate the INTERSEC Building in Idaho
     The University of Idaho has been working with the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. and the INTERSEC Board in Idaho Falls toward an agreement whereby the UI Foundation would acquire the INTERSEC Building and lease it to the University of Idaho. Program planning would be done cooperatively with Idaho State University. Further discussion will be held with Idaho State University in the next two weeks, and a proposal will be made to the board at the May meeting.
    M/S Hoopes/Solberg: That the University of Idaho be authorized to enter into a management agreement with the UI Foundation as generally outlined above.
     5/8/80  46-47
     Moving Expenses
     Cook, Wilbur, Extension Agricultural Agent, Gooding County from Scio, Oregon, to Twin Falls at a cost of 80% of actual moving costs including cost of containers not to exceed $1500.
    Guillierie, Renee, Extension Information Specialist-Water Quality, from Madison, Wisconsin to Twin Falls at a cost of $900.
     5/8/80  47
     Payments to Outside Consultants
     Bond, John G., Geoscience Research Consultants, preparations of selections two and three of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute’s five year research and technology transfer program plan. Work to begin 4/16/1980 and to be completed by 5/31/1980, in the amount of $3,500.
    Glenn, Michael R., travel honorarium (from Jerome) and instructional honorarium for serving as affiliate instructor for class taught at Boise Area Vocational Technical School on February 28, March 6, 14 and 20, 1980 in the amount of $1,008.
    York, Jerry J., P.E., Orbital Engineering, Inc., and Robert J. Hoyle, P.E., for acting as consultants in facility repairs and alterations on an actual time and expense basis, not to exceed $7,000.
     5/8/80  47-48
     Electrical Service Agreement with Washington Water Power Co.-For Information Only
     Washington Water Power Co. (WWP) has submitted to the University of Idaho a revised Electric Service Agreement, updating the previous agreement signed in 1967. The new agreement provides for the current level and type of service being delivered by WWP. A copy of the agreement is attached as Exhibit G.
    A significant set of provisions are included in the new agreement that have not existed in previous agreements required by the utility company. In the Idaho Public Utilities Commission’s rate schedule 22 for large general uses of WWP electricity, it states that “the written contract will specify a limit on both firm energy and demand.” In the proposed WWP Agreement, firm energy has been defined as 3,660,000 Kwh during any 30-day billing period. Furthermore, for any energy used by the university in excess of this firm energy level (if notified of curtailment by the 20th of the previous month), the university must pay a penalty rate equal to the highest rate paid by WWP to other suppliers for energy purchased by WWP or other comparable costs of replacing such energy.
    From conversations with the manager of WWP office in Moscow and with staff of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, these new types of agreements established with major users in the region are intended 1) to call attention to the critical dilemma facing suppliers of electric energy, with respect to limited capacities, 2) to encourage conservation of energy by the big users, and 3) to penalize lack of planning in defining future increased needs by the large users.
    To date the university has not exceeded the firm energy level during any of its peak midwinter usage. However, without continued emphasis on conservation and investment in energy reducing mechanical controls, this firm energy level could be exceeded in the future.
     5/8/80  48/49
     Proposed Change in Regulation N
     M/S Solberg/Montgomery: that general academic regulation N (Class Rating) be amended, effective on approval, to read: “Class ratings of undergraduates are determined as follows: sophomore 26 credits, Junior-58 credits, and senior 90 credits.” (Note: this change was approved by the university faculty, May 1, 1980 and would bring the University of Idaho into line with policies at ISU and BSU and put statewide reporting of enrollments to the Board on a comparable basis.)
     6/12-13/80  63
     Proposed Academic Calendar for 1981-82 and 1982-83
     M/S Solberg/Hymas: That the proposed calendars for 1981-82 and 1982-83 be approved as shown in Exhibit D. (Note: calendars were approved by the university faculty, May 1, 1980 and continue the current calendar format.)  6/12-13/80  64
     Budgets and Budget Transfers
     The following separately bound documents which present operating budgets for FY1980-1981 have been prepared and distributed to members of the Board of Regents. A copy of each budget document is also available in the Board office and in the Library at the University of Idaho. The documents included are: General Education (summary), General Education Salary Supplement, Special Programs (summary), Special Programs Salary Supplement, Auxiliary Enterprises, Local Service Operations.
    The Special Programs book contains Agricultural Research, Cooperative Extension Service, WOI-Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine, WAMI Medical Education Program, Forest Utilization Research and Public Television/Radio.
    Operating Budget for General Education
    In addition to the inflationary increases allowed by the FY1980-81 appropriation, the following adjustments were made within the funds available: Academic capital equipment budget was increased by $260,000, plant maintenance budget was increased by $100,000, $32,000 was provided for UI/LCSC link-up, positions were added (clinical law faculty (1), engineering video operation (1), business faculty (3), mines technician (1), and engineering faculty (1)), Computer Center was converted to a service bureau-type operation with usage controlled by a budgeted allocation process.
    Operating Budget for Agricultural Research
    In addition to the inflationary increases provided in the FY1980-81 appropriation, the following adjustments were made within the funds provided: added ½ horticulturist for Northern Idaho with support (1.25 FTE), added ½ range utilization specialist with support (1.25 FTE).
    Operating Budget for Cooperative Extension Service
    In addition to the inflationary increases provided in the FY1980-81 appropriation, the following adjustments were made within the funds provided: added ½ horticulturist for Northern Idaho with support (1.25 FTE), added ½ range utilization specialist with support (1.25 FTE), reinstated the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (4 FTE), reinstated ½ crop management specialist (.5 FTE), reinstated ½ district supervisor (.5 FTE).
    Operating Budget for WOI
    In addition to the inflationary increases provided in the FY1980-81 appropriation, the following adjustments were made within the funds provided: set the student participation at 55 Idaho students (13 entering Idaho freshmen) and 5 WICHE students, added $82,500 to diagnostic services to add pathology expertise. This is to be funded entirely with fees, donations, contracts with growers, etc.)
    Operating Budget for Forest Utilization Research (FUR)
    In addition to the inflationary increases, the forest nursery funding was established with approximately two-thirds of the revenue to be self-generated.
    Operating Budget for Auxiliary Enterprises
    Balanced operating budgets for FY1981 for the following auxiliary enterprise budgets prepared in accordance with regents’ policies, instructions and allocations, have been approved by the university administration.
    Intercollegiate Athletics, Residence Halls Operations, Family Housing Operations, Cafeteria Operations, Student Health Center, University of Idaho Bookstore, Associated Students of the University of Idaho, Student Union Operations, Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center, Shops Operations.
    Operating Budgets for Local Services Operations
    Local services operations’ FY1981 operating budgets, as detailed in the enclosed document, have been approved by the university administration.
    M/S Solberg/Hymas: To approve FY1981 operating budgets for the above programs and auxiliaries.
     6/12-13/80  64-68
     Computer Vendor Selection
     Re: Regents’ minutes, Feb. 1980, item 4.23, p. 52
    At the February 1980 regents meeting, the University of Idaho was granted permission to proceed with upgrading computer service capabilities. The acquisition request was based on a plan developed over the past five years to obtain the computer hardware necessary to meet growing needs at the university through existing funding resources dedicated to computer services.
    The actual acquisition processing unit (CPU) be obtained by fall semester to support timesharing (interactive computing) needs. Phase II requires that the current CPU be augmented in early 1981 with hardware capable of handling the increased batch processing and teleprocessing workloads.
    A Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued to 21 computer vendors in March of this year. Responses from four vendors (Digital Equipment Corporation, Harris Corporation, International Business Machines, and Prime Corporation) were received in April. DEC, Harris, IBM, and Prime submitted proposals for Phase 1; IBM also submitted a proposal for Phase II.
    Extensive comparison procedures were developed by the evaluation team of Vice Presidents McKinney and Furgason, and Computer Services Director Accola in reviewing the Phase I Proposals. Each response was evaluated based upon criteria specified in the RFP for areas of hardware and software performance, maintenance support, and total system cost. In addition, three vendors (Harris, IBM, and Prime) made proposed configurations available for actual processing runs with University of Idaho benchmark data. A five year lifetime is assumed and maintenance costs are expected to increase 7% per year.
    The university recommends that: The Phase I and Phase II upgrade of computer facilities (hardware and software) be acquired form IBM as per the attached list, the Phase I equipment be acquired on a purchase basis with $210,000 down payment from the computer hardware acquisition reserve, and that the remaining $115,000 be financed over the remaining four years, ant that the Phase II Equipment be acquired by lease from IBM, the 370/145 currently being used in the Computer Services Department be retained.
    M/S Solber/Evans: That the University of Idaho be authorized to enter into a purchase and lease agreement with IBM for the acquisition of the Phase I and Phase II computer hardware and software upgrade.
     6/12-13/80  69-71
     Interest Rates on Short-Term Loans
     Each year over $250,000 is loaned to university students. An average loan to a student is $200 for 90 days, costing the student $1.50. Currently, the unpaid balance on short-term loans is assessed 3% interest per annum. Any unpaid loan rises to an 8% per annum rate after passing tis due date. Since banks pay 5% (compounded daily) on savings accounts, it is possible for short-term loan borrowers to enrich themselves at our present loan rates. To remedy this situation, it is recommended that the university increase the loan interest rates form 3% to 7% per annum on the unpaid balance. Also, it is recommended that if the loan goes beyond the due date without a deferment being requested by the borrower, interest on the unpaid balance be increased form 8% to 15% per annum.
    M/S Solberg/Montgomery: That the above interest rates on student short-term loans be made effective July 1, 1980 subject to verification that it is within the statutory authority of this Board to charge 12% per annum.
     6/12-13/80  71-72
     Football Radio Broadcast Rights
     Proposals were received May 19, 1980, from KRPL, Inc., Moscow and KUOI-FM, Student Union, Moscow, for the exclusive rights to be the originating radio station for the broadcast of the University of Idaho football during the period July 1, 1980, through November 30, 1980. The KRPL, Inc. Proposal included a payment of $202.50 for the rights plus a commission of 10% on adverting sales made by the Vandal Boosters and/or the Athletic Department. The KUOI-FM proposal offered a payment of $251.00 for the broadcast rights. Upon review of each proposal and discussion with each station manager, it is apparent that the largest payment total will result from the KRPL, Inc. bid and thus the university recommends that the proposal from KRPL, Inc. be accepted.
    M/S Solberg/Montgomery: That the 1980 contract for commercial radio broadcast rights for football be awarded to KRPL, Inc.
     6/12-13/80  72
     Memorial Gym Remodeling-East Addition Construction Project
     At the March 1978 meeting, the Board authorized the university to retain an architect to prepare preliminary plans and cost estimates for a proposed addition to the ASUI/Kibbie Activity Center. At the September 1978 meeting, these preliminary plans were reviewed and at the December 1978 meeting, the university was authorized to proceed with a fund raising campaign for the addition.
    The university now requests approval by the Board of Regents to proceed with the planning of a capital improvement project that encompasses the remodeling of portions of memorial Gymnasium, the construction of the East End Addition to the ASUI/Kibbie Activity Center and the improvement of the outdoor athletic practice field. The total cost of the project is estimated to be about $4.5 million, to be supported by a $3 million revenue bond, $500,000 from the athletic note indebtedness reserves and $1 million from gifts and donations.
    Further explanation of the request is presented in Exhibit H. A more detailed presentation of the proposed project will also be made at the June Board of Regents meeting.
    M/S Solberg/Hymas: That the University of Idaho be authorized to proceed with the planning of the memorial gym remodeling-East End Addition construction project at a total cost of approximately $4.5 million with specific authority to:
    a. Retain the architectural firm of Cline Smull Hamill Associates to develop schematic architectural design and detailed cost estimates for the Memorial Gymnasium and East End Addition project.
    b. Begin immediately the upgrading of the practice field at a cost not to exceed $75,000 in order to have the field available for Spring 1981.
    c. Initiate procedures necessary for the sale of up to $3 million fo 30 year revenue bonds, to be retired from a combination of current student fee income dedicated to the 1971 athletic revenue bond issue and the 1961 Student Union revenue bond issue, with final sale of these bonds subject to Board approval at its August 1980 meeting.
    Furthermore, it was moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the resolution contained in Exhibit I be adopted and approved. This resolution pertains to: (1) the execution of an Escrow Agreement on May 16, 1980, between the Regents of the University of Idaho and The Idaho First National Bank in Boise, Idaho, relating to the outstanding $895,000 University of Idaho Student Union Revenue Bonds of 1961; (2) a covenant by the Board that it will not call any of the 1961 Bonds for redemption in advance of stated maturities; and (3) the Board resolving that all other resolutions or parts thereof, which conflict, are repealed (this results in a defeasance of the 1961 bond Indenture and unobligates the student fees dedicated to repayment of the 1961 Bonds).
     6/12-13/80  73-74
     Clark Fork Ranger Station Lease
     The university requests approval to enter into a one-year renewable lease with the US Forest Service for the use and management of a 35-acre former Clark Fork Ranger Station administrative site located in Clark Fork, Idaho, 27 miles east of Sandpoint on State Highway 2. The leased site would be used primarily by the College of forestry for some of its research, continuing education, and forestry and the fisheries summer camps. Structures on the site include an office building, bunkhouses, three houses, barn, shop-garage, warehouse, greenhouse, and other support facilities.
    The US Forest Service has proposed to lease the facility to the university for $3,000 per year with the condition that the university would cover the cost of any maintenance, upkeep, or repair to the facility. The $3,000 lease cost would be credited against these operational costs of the facility. The university’s costs of the lease would be covered by the College of Forestry through user charges to research grants and summer camp activities.
    It is the interest of the university to initially lease the site and study the feasibility of permanently acquiring the 35-acre site through the declared surplus route, as suggested by the US Forest Service, the lease permits the immediate access by the College of Forestry for some of its summer programs while a more intense acquisition study by the university is completed. The site offers very significant research and training opportunities for not only the College of Forestry but also for other programs in the College of Agriculture and other related activities of the university.
    M/S Solberg/Montgomery: That the University of Idaho be authorized to enter into a lease agreement with the US Forest Service for the 35-acre Clark Fork Ranger Station administrative site.
     6/12-13/80  75
     Proposed Interim Approval of Revision of Policy of Faculty Personnel Files
     The board approved a new policy on faculty personnel files on December 8, 1978, as recommended by the university faculty. However, it has been determined that, if fully implemented, provisions contained in section B of that policy would violate certain Federal regulations concerning personnel records and result in substantial administrative problems. On April 29, 1980, after the agenda for the May meeting of the university faculty was closed, a revision of section B was approved, by a vote of 15 to 2, by the Faculty Council. The university administration has urgent need for authorization to implement without further delay a policy on faculty personnel files that will meet Federal requirements. Therefore, approval of the following revision of section B, with stipulation for subsequent consideration by the university faculty as provided in the proposed motion, is requested:
    Closed Files. Closed files contain confidential documents that are excluded from the faculty member’s right of inspection (see D). Any documents that were obtained under a grant of confidentiality (e.g., those concerning initial employment at UI, the individual signed recommendations of review-committee members, and similar items pertaining to the member’s status within UI) are to be treated as confidential in the absence of legal obligation to the contrary. After they have been used in the process for which they were obtained, they are placed in the closed file to ensure the existence of a comprehensive record of personnel actions. They may not be used on subsequent occasions of evaluation. Closed files are maintained at one central location designated by the president.
    M/S Solberg/Seppi: That section 3620 B of the Faculty-Staff Handbook be amended as shown above, effective immediately, with the understanding that the policy on faculty personnel files as here amended will be considered by the university faculty in the fall of 1980.
     6/12-13/80  75
     Proposed Changes to University of Idaho's Tenure Procedures
     It is a generally accepted procedure at the University of Idaho for departmental administrators, in making recommendations concerning tenure, to seek and consider the evaluations of the candidate made by all tenured faculty of the department as well as the evaluations made by the departmental tenure-recommending committee. To regularize this procedure and include it in the Faculty-Staff Handbook, the university faculty on May 1, 1980 recommended the following change in section 4510 F-3.
    Current wording: It is expected that the departmental administrator making the recommendation for tenure will have sought and considered evaluations of the candidate made by the departmental tenure-recommending committee.
    Proposed Revision: It is expected that the departmental administrator making the recommendation concerning tenure will, insofar as practicable, have sought and considered the evaluations of the candidate made by all tenured faculty members of the department and the departmental tenure-recommending committee.
    M/S Solberg/Hymas: that the above revision of section 4510 F-3 of the Faculty Staff Handbook be approved.
     6/12-13/80  76
     Proposed Amendments to University of Idaho's Competence Review Procedures
     To make it explicit that competence review of tenured faculty are to be based on actual performance of the duties outlined in their position descriptions, rather than merely their competence to perform them, university faculty, at the meeting of May 1, 1980 approved the proposed changes in the procedures that are outlined in Exhibit J.
    M/S Solberg/Seppi: That the proposed changes in section 4515 of the Faculty-Staff Handbook that are outlined in Exhibit J be approved.
     6/12-13/80  76-77
     Application for Federal Disaster Relief Funding for Volcanic Ash Cleanup
     The University of Idaho has just recently been advised that it may apply for federal disaster relief funding to help cover the cost for cleanup, repair, and extraordinary maintenance necessitated by the volcanic ash fallout. Attached is the form that must be used to designate the financial vice president as the Board’s agent in applying for these funds.
    M/S Solberg/Montgomery: That the University be authorized to apply for the disaster relief funding and that the completed “Designation of Applicant’s Local Agent” which is on file as a permanent Exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education be incorporated into the official record of this meeting.
     6/12-13/80  77
     Special Programs
     Agricultural Research
    M/S Hymas/Evans: That the FY1982 Budget Request of the Agricultural Research Program of the University of Idaho Special Programs be approved with the following modification:
    1. Restoration of monies due to the 3% holdback as first priority.
    Cooperative Extension
    M/S Seppi/Hymas: That the FY1982 Budget Request of the Cooperative Extension Program of the University of Idaho Special Programs be approved with the following modification:
    1. Restoration of monies due to the 3% holdback as first priority.
    Forestry Utilization Research
    M/S Miller/Hoopes: That the FY1982 budget request of the Forestry Utilization Research Program of the University of Idaho Special Programs be approved with the following modification:
    1. Restoration of monies due to the 3% holdback as first priority
    Veterinary Medicine
    M/S Miller/Hoopes: That the FY1982 budget request of the Veterinary Medicine Program of the University of Idaho Special Programs be approved with the following modification:
    1. Restoration of monies due to the 3% holdback as first priority
    WAMI
    M/S Evans/Seppi: That the FY1982 budget request of the WAMI Program of the University of Idaho Special Programs be approved with the following modification:
    1. Restoration of monies due to the 3% holdback as first priority
    Limited Presentations
    M/S Miller/Montgomery: To limit the presentations to discussions of the 3% holdback and salary equity. Motion was withdrawn.
     8/11-14/80  16
     Budget Requests
     M/S Solberg/Seppi: That the restoration monies from the 3% holdback previously approved be removed from the FY1982 budget requests pending reconsideration with all other restoration requests at the September 1980 Board Meeting.  8/11-14/80  19
     On-Campus Offerings-Law 815
     Law 815 (Legal Research and Writing) is a one hour required course in the first semester of law school. It is one of the 30 course hours required in the first year , and one of the 84 course hours required for graduation.
    The Board of Regents at its meeting of October 1980 disapproved a change in Law 815 from a graded (A, B, C, D, F) to a pass/fail (C or above to pass) course. The College of Law respectfully requests a reconsideration of the Board’s action.
    M/S Solberg/Hymas: that the course Law 815 be graded on a pass/fail basis.
     8/11-14/80  61
     Clinical Psychology Practicum
     The Department of Psychology requires students seeking M.S. degrees in clinical psychology to have supervised practical experience. This program is described in Exhibit B. Since the work can involve sensitive activities, the university wishes to have contractual arrangements with the participating agencies and organizations. The conditions of such contracts are outlined in Exhibit B.
    M/S Solberg/Hymas: That the University of Idaho be granted authority to enter into agreements with appropriate organizations and agencies to provide practical experience for clinical psychology students as given in Exhibit B.
     8/11-14/80  
     Proposed Change in the General Requirements for Students in the College of Business and Economics
     The College of Business and Economics proposes to change the requirements for students to remain as majors in the college at the upper-division level. The new requirements are given in Exhibit C. the purpose of these changes is to concentrate our limited resources, time and effort on those students who have demonstrated their abilities in being able to complete a course of study in the college. In this way it is planned that the college will be able to qualify for an accredited status by the next (1981-82) academic year.
    The basic problem is that the student enrollment has grown faster than the university’s ability to add resources. This is illustrated by the data given in Table 1.
    Over the period of the last five years, the number of majors has risen by 40%. The credit ours by 28% and the budgeted faculty by only 16%. The minimum standard for teaching loads established by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business for accreditation eligibility is 400 credit hours per faculty FTE.
    Table II illustrates teaching loads under several potential growth rates. It is likely that without some restrictions, the credit hour will rise substantially since the new students entering the program over the past several years are now ready to take upper-division courses in their major.
    It should be pointed out that the new regulations will not affect currently enrolled students but only those entering for the first time.
    The College of Business and Economics has exhausted all the alternatives available to it internally. It has dropped low priority courses, transferred others to the College of Engineering, and avoided proliferation by teaching large sections in existing courses. The maintenance and improvement of program quality is now dependent upon our ability to restrict enrollment and admission.
    M/S Montgomery/Hoopes: That the new regulations pertaining to the College of Business and Economics be approved beginning with new students entering the program in the first semester 1980-81.
     8/11-14/80  62-63
     Requisitions  M/S Solberg/Seppi: That the following requisitions be approved:
    #202979 Tetonia R&E Center, tractor, diesel, 6 cylinder, with cab, $30,000
    #233174 Aberdeen R&E Center, tractor, diesel, $15,200
     8/11-14/80  63
     Routine Grant Applications
     M/S Solberg/Seppi: That the applications for research grants and awards shown by Exhibit D be approved. No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  8/11-14/80  64
     Application for Energy Conservation Measures Funding from the State Office of Energy
     M/S Solberg/Seppi: That an application for a matching grant to the State Office of Energy be approved for funding to improve the energy efficiency of the Physical Science Building. The grant application is for $101,587.50 in federal funds and $101,587.50 in university matching funds. Budgeted plant outlay and plant maintenance funds will be used to cover the university matching costs for energy conservation projects. The Physical Science Building, housing the departments of chemistry and physics, is measured to be one of the most energy consuming buildings on the campus due to its inefficient air handling systems, including the extensive fume hood system. Cost recovery for the total proposed project is projected to be within four years in terms of energy conservation.  8/11-14/80  64
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     M/S Solberg/Hoopes: That the acceptances of research grants and awards shown in Exhibit E be approved. The total dollar amount of the awards is $2,169,787. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  8/11-14/80  64
     Moving Expenses
     M/S Solberg/Hoopes: That the following University employees be reimbursed for the moving of their household goods:
    Eckblad, William P., Research Associate, Veterinary Science, from Moscow to Beltsville, Maryland (to conduct research project on USDA grant), at an estimated cost of $834.
    Eisenbarth, Jeff G., Financial Analyst, Financial Affairs, from Weiser to Moscow at a cost not to exceed $250.
    Farbo, John L. University Auditor, Auditing Services, from Olympia, Washington to Moscow, at an estimated cost of $2,500.
    Fritz, Marlene, Assistant Agricultural Editor, Agricultural Information, from Champaign, Illinois, to Moscow at a cost of $920.78.
    Gray, Wilson, Area Extension Agent, Ag. Econ. And Applied Statistics, from Davis, California, to Twin Falls, at a cost of 80% of actual expenses not to exceed $1500.
    Guenther, Joseph, Area Extension Agent, Ag. Econ. And Applied Statistics, from Laramie, Wyoming to Idaho Falls, at a cost of 80% of actual expenses, not to exceed $1500.
    Krieger, Robert I., Professor Veterinary Medicine, from Davis California, to Moscow at a cost not to exceed $1000.
    Rogers, Kurt, Assistant Agricultural Editor, Agricultural Information, from Mississippi State, Mississippi to Moscow at a cost of 80% of actual expenses, not to exceed $1500.
     8/11-14/80  64-65
     Payments to Outside Consultants
     To comply with regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultant being paid $1000 or more in one payment or $5000 in a fiscal year, approval is hereby requested to pay the following individuals:
    Bell, George M., render consulatory services to the College of Law by teaching the Civil Procedure I Course and administering the Moot Court Program for the 1980-81 fall semester, $7,000.
    Johnson, Richard, participate in and speak at College of Forestry shortcourse, June 9-12, 1980, $1,300.
    Riesenberg, Carol, prepare and conduct Idahoian market study, Center for Business Development and Research, April through June 1980, $3,500.
    Skanen, Elizabeth, dormitory counselor for students in the summer enrichment program Center for Native American Development, July 7-27, 1980, $1,200.
    Smith, Sharon Ann, Teach Ed. 404, Teaching Positive Self Esteem, College of Education, spring semester 1980, $1,040.
     8/11-14/80  65-66
     Bond Sale for Memorial Gym Remodeling-East End Addition Construction Project
     Re: Regents’ Minutes, June 1980, pp. 73-74
    At the June 1980 meeting, the Board authorized the university to proceed with the planning of the Memorial Gym Remodeling-East End Addition construction project at a total cost of approximately $4.5 million, to be financed in part from a $3 million 30-year revenue bond issue. The university was authorized by the Board to take the initial planning steps for the sale of the bonds.
    In the weeks following the June meeting, the university staff has met with representatives of the firm that will place the bonds in the market (Kirchner, Moore, and Company), trustee of the current bond issues outstanding (Idaho First National Bank) and Bond Counsel (Chapman and Cutler). Several options were examined for financing the $3 million, including: 1) selling the $3 million bonds as a parity issue with the 1971 student fee building bonds which financed the stadium, or 2) selling the $3 million of bonds as a separate issue, or 3) selling the $3 million of bond at part of an advance refunding and construction bond issue of $5,945,000 that includes the capability to refinance the 1971 student fee building bond issue. It appears that the best financial strategy for the university is the third alternative.
    Briefly, the procedure would be to sell approximately $5,945,000 of the 30-year revenue bonds. Of this, $3 million would be used to support the construction budget of Memorial Gym Remodeling-East End Addition project. The remaining $2,945,000 would be used to purchase government securities that would be escrowed with the bond trustee to advance refund the $4,195,000 student fees building bonds of 1971 and cover expenses of the new bond issue. This escrowed sum, along with cash currently in the 1971 bond and interest sinking fund of about $375,000 plus the cash reserved for interest and principal payment due October 1, 1980, $171,365 would be escrowed in an irrevocable trust account that fully secures the $4,195,000 of 1971 bonds outstanding. Refunding procedures allow for the net proceeds from the sale of the $2,945,000 portion of the total new issue to be invested in government securities at a rate equivalent to the new bond interest rate. The $546,365 portion of the escrow can be invested at market rates, which may be higher. The latter procedure has the impact of reducing the overall size of the new bond issue.
    Coverage of the annual debt service would be achieved by the dedication of the $37.50 per semester/$18.50 per summer session currently dedicated to the 1971 bond issue and the $17.50 per semester/$8.75 per summer session previously dedicated to the 1961 student union bond issue and proposed in June to be used as the source of revenue to cover the new $3 million issue. The university will convert the summer session dedicated fee to a $2.00 per credit hour fee for all part-time, summer session, and continuing education students effective FY1982, to be consistent with the new Board policy on standardizing fee contributions to miscellaneous receipts. No new or additional student fees would be required to cover the proposed new bond issue.
    Advantages of this recommended $5,945,000 bond sale over the other options include:
    1. The 1971 bond issue has covenants that are extremely restrictive to the university. For instance, the student fees pledged to the payment of the 1971 bonds cannot be reduced even as enrolment of the university increases and excessive fund balances are developed. The ability to issue additional bonds pursuant to the 1971 resolution requires that the university increase student fees substantially in order to fund any additional improvements, at least two years prior to the actual issuance of those bonds. The investment of funds held pursuant to the 1971 bond resolution is extremely restrictive and does not allow the university the flexibility of economical investment of these funds with other funds of the student fee system. By issuing the 1980 bonds, the university would be able to eliminate the restrictions of the 1971 covenants. The 1980 covenants would give the university flexibility and enable it to better manage the bond issue in the future.
    2. With the new bond covenants proposed by bond underwriter, the university would only be required to dedicate sufficient student fees to show 1.25 coverage of the highest annual debt service for the new issue. Further enrollment growth could therefore provide the opportunity for reducing the amount of fees dedicated for the bond issue and allow for either the overall reduction of fees or rededication for another purpose. This future flexibility is a significant advantage.
    3. By eliminating 1971 bond covenants, the university is able to correct the fee obligation. Currently the bond covenants require that fixed fees be collected from each full-time summer session student. The new Board policy on standardization of student fees eliminates the full-time summer session fee and prescribes a credit hour fee. It is the intent of the university to assign $2.00 of the credit hour rate to the new issue. The proposed new issue thus allows the bond covenants to be totally reflective of new Board policy.
    4. The ease of administering a single bond issue with much less restrictive procedures and obligations is a major advantage.
    5. The university is advised that the issuance of a single issue with excellent debt service coverage enhances greatly the rating of the bond issue and its marketability.
    6. The total cash flow of the combined debt obligation is reduced by more than $1.3 million.
    In recognition of these benefits it is, therefore, the request of the university to be authorized to proceed with the sale of the advance refunding and construction bond issue as outlined above. The specific resolution to be considered by the Regents is contained in Exhibit G. the resolution suggests tha the university Bursar, working in conjunction with one or more members of the Board as designated by the Board President, be authorized to consummate the bond sale. The Board would then be able to review and ratify the action at its next regularly scheduled meeting. This authorization is requested to reduce Board travel for primarily a procedural meeting.
    M/S Solberg/Seppi: That the University be authorized to proceed as outlined above.
     8/11-14/80  66-68
     Amendment to the Constitution of the Associated Students, University of Idaho
     M/S Solberg/Seppi: That as recommended by the ASUI Senate, and approved by 80% of the students voting in the ASUI general election, Article VII, Section 2, Clause D, of the Constitution of the Associated Students University of Idaho be amended by adding to Clause D as follows:
    Clause D: the fall ASUI General Election will be held on the third Wednesday of November except in the event of a major conflict as determined by the ASUI Election Board subject to the review of the senate. Officers elected at this time shall be inaugurated on the second Senate meeting in December following the election.
     8/11-14/80  68
     Clarkia Tertiary Research Center-For Information Only
     The University of Idaho has established a Tertiary Research Center for paleontological studies to develop the fossil bed site near Clarkia, Idaho. These beds are over 20 million years old and contain unique specimens of wide scientific interest. For example, the remains of a relatively larch salmon-like fish were recently found, whose characteristics have never before been reported. The Sunshine Mining Company has provided a $15,000 grant to do initial work at the site and to organize a development plan. Other funding for the research work is being solicited from the National Science Foundation and similar support organizations. Dr. Charles J. Smiley is directing the activities of the center. We expect the center to be a focal point for research for a number of interested people at many universities. At a recent American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, the site attracted a great deal of interest and excitement among the participants.  8/11-14/80  69
     UI-CSI Cooperative Agricultural Program- For Information Only
     The University of Idaho is planning to offer credit courses at the upper division of graduate level in agriculture in Twin Falls in cooperation with the College of Southern Idaho, utilizing the CSI facilities. The instruction will be proved primarily by UI research and extension personnel in the area. CSI will assist in logistical matters such as registration, advertising, classroom needs, etc. For its part in the program, CSI will receive $2.50 per credit hour generated from the fee income available.  8/11/14-80  69
     Contract Between the State Department of Education and UI-Project SERVE and REACH, Handicapped Children
     M/S Evans/Seppi: That the continuing contract to serve handicapped children under Title VI-B of P.L. 94-142 (Project SERVE) and Title VI-E of P.L. 95-49 (Project REACH) be approved. The Department of Education agrees to pay the contractor $75,208 for these services. Payments for this contract will come from Title VI-B and Title VI-E funds.
    A copy of the contract (Appendix A) is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
     9/3/80  13
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit D is $5,038,413. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  10/23/80  46
     Basketball Radio Broadcast Rights
     KRPL, Inc., Moscow, submitted the only proposal for the radio broadcast rights for the 1980-81 University of Idaho basketball season. The university wishes authorization to award the contract in the amount of $50 to KRPL, Inc., of Moscow.  10/23/80  46
     Moving Expenses
     Approval is requested to make payments to university employees for moving expenses as listed below:
    Baysinger, Orrie K., Extension Weed Specialist, from Twin Falls to Marsing, at a cost of $2,500.
    Gordon, Michael, EFNEP Specialist, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Moscow at a cost of 80% of total cost not to exceed $1,500.
    Kleffner, Philip, Director of Alumni Relations, from Boise to Moscow, at a cost of $3,127.67.
    Locke, Kerry, Extension Agricultural Agent, from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Twin Falls, at a cost of 80% of actual moving costs not to exceed $1,500.
    Miller, John C., Extension Meat Specialist, from Caldwell to Moscow, at a cost of $2,083.61.
    Moreng, Nathan T., Extension Swine Specialist, from Des Moines, Iowa, to Caldwell, at a cost of 80% of actual moving expenses not to exceed $1,500.
    Smith, Larry J., Extension Agricultural Agent, from Aberdeen to Lewiston, at an estimated cost of $1,384.69.
    Spessard, Kathleen, Extension Home Economist, from Reno, Nevada, to Shoshone, at a cost of 80% of actual moving expenses not to exceed $1,500.
    Tennyson, Larry, Assistant Professor of Forest Research, from Stillwater, Oklahoma, at a cost of $1,645.83
     10/23/80  46-47
     Payments to Outside Consultants
     To comply with regents policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid $1,000 or more in one payment or $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following individuals:
    Barker, Raymond J., preparation of the manuscript and taking pictures for “Soils Atlas” project (Plant and Soil Sciences Dept.), for the months of July and August 1980, $2,900.
    Bauman, Hazel, assistance in teaching Sp. Ed. 511.01 and Sp. Ed. 501.03 in Coeur d’Alene, summer 1980, $1,800.
    Beck, Jerry, Instructional honorarium for services as affiliate faculty during fall semester 1980, for 450 Safety and 461 Job Analysis at CSI, and 461 Job Analysis at Boise, $2,340.
    Broyles, Robert, consulting services for Ay 1980-81, teaching part-time in Art and Architecture, $8,000.
    Carper, Kenneth, consulting services in Art and Architecture, one-quarter time visiting assistant professor, AY 1980-81, $5,608.81.
    Glenn, Michael, instructional honorarium for service as affiliate faculty, fall semester 1980, 472 Methods at CSI and 404/504 Inst. Mat. At Boise, $1,560.
    K.E. Hungerford & Associates, consulting fee for services on Boise National Forest Pocket Gopher project during period of August 21 through September 30, 1980, $2,600.
    Miller, Mary, honoraria for services on “Suicide: The Preventable Death”, held in Spokane, Lewiston, Boise, and Pocatello in September, 1980, for Continuing Education, $3,200.
    Mitchell, Ken, contract for services to fulfill College of Forestry’s agreement with B.C. Forest Service, July through September 1980, $8,499.
     10/23/80  47-48
     Road Easement-Steve Brown of Moscow and College of Forestry
     Steve Brown, Moscow is building a new home and desires a road easement across property owned by the university. Also, the easement will serve the College for Forestry’s forestry management needs of that area. The legal description that been reviewed by the university. Upon regents’ approval the easement agreement will be signed by parties concerned and recorded with the country recorder.  10/23/80  48
     Power Line Easement-Idaho Power Company
     The Idaho Power Company has requested power line easements at the Aberdeen and Twin Falls Research and Extension Centers to provide electrical service to new buildings. The university requests authorization to grant these easements to the Idaho Power Company.  10/23/80  48
     Memorandum of Understanding for the People's Republic of China
     A Memorandum of understanding has been signed between the PRC-UI for a continuation of the cooperative program initiated in 1979. The agreement is attached as Exhibit F.  10/23/80  48
     Hewlett Packard Co's (Boise) Donation of $10,000 Vibration Analysis Tool
     The Mechanical Engineering Department will be using the “Frequency Spectrum Analyzer” in their vibration laboratory. It will be used in a senior and graduate level mechanics vibration course and in vibration research conducted by the department. By identifying the specific frequencies where vibrational energy is concentrated, the device allows engineers to pin down vibration sources. Due to the cost many engineering schools have not been able to train students in the use of the tool.  10/23/80  48
     General Telephone Co.'s Donation of a Microwave Tower
     The Board of directors of general Telephone approved as of September 1, 1980, the donation to the university of the microwave tower located on campus. Original cost of the tower was about $3,000. Replacement cost of the tower would be approximately $5,000.  10/23/80  49
     Creation of College of Art and Architecture
     The University of Idaho seeks approval to create a College of Art and Architecture. The proposal for establishing this college has been thoroughly examined and debated by the faculty and administration for over two years. The formation of the new college has been endorsed by the University Curriculum Committee, the Faculty Council, and Academic Deans’ Council and the General Faculty.
    The administration elements for the college are currently in place. Program chairmen exist in the areas of art, landscape architecture, and architecture. The new college will contain these programs as departments. The current department chairman will assume the title of dean.
    No new appropriated funds are requested to implement this change. The art and architecture program will compete for available funding on a demonstrated need basis as do the other colleges. No special priority is contemplated because of this organizational change.
    This change will enhance the art and architecture programs of the university and the state and thus recommends approval. Further details involving the rationale of this request are given in Exhibit A (Part 11).
    M/S Solberg/Hymas: That the University be authorized to change the Department of Art and Architecture to the College of Art and Architecture effective November 1, 1980.
     10/23/80  49
     US Department of Energy
     Re: Regents’ minutes, August 1980, Item 4.42, page 64
    At the August meeting, the Board approved the grant application by the university to the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the energy efficiency of the Physical Science Building. The application was a 50/50 matching grant of $203,176 in total. The university has received an indication that the grant will be awarded in the amount requested. The university now requests authorization to accept the award. The matching funds from the university will be provided from the balance of a project account that was funded to correct fume hood venting in the Physical Science Building ($45,000) and from capital improvement funds accumulated in the classroom/office building debt service reserve ($56,588). The project includes 1) the retention of a mechanical engineering consultant to redesign the air handling system in the Physical Science Building to reduce energy loss and improve air quality and 2) the construction necessary to implement the new design.
    M/W Solber/Hymas: That the university be authorized to accept the U.S. Department of Energy grant and to provide matching funds as described above.
     10/23/80  50
     Agreement with the Consortium for International Development
     The Consortium of International Development has selected the University of Idaho to be the lead university in a project titled “The Gambia Mixed Farming and Resource Management Project.” This project will be performed in Gambia, West Africa, during the period January 1, 1981 to December 31, 1985, at an estimated cost of $5,172,708. A contract will be singed between the government of Gambia and CID, with approval of the Agency for International Development. CID in turn will sign an agreement with the University of Idaho to coordinate this project. Additional agreement will be made between CID and other universities in the Consortium for portions of the project. Funding for this project will cover all direct costs as well as full indirect costs and no matching contributions will be required.
    This project is designed to increase the diversity and productivity of the Gambian agricultural sector. Because the university has recognized expertise in these areas, the project provides the opportunity to be of assistance to Gambia and for the University to gain additional knowledge in many areas of international agriculture that may provide benefits to the people of the State of Idaho in the future. No future state obligations will result from this agreement.
    M/S Solberg/Hymas: That the university be authorized to enter into an agreement with the Consortium for International Development to participate as the lead university in the Gambia project.
     10/23/80  50-51
     University of Idaho Statement of Missions, Functions, and Objectives
     In accordance with a request form the Board, the university has examined its statement of missions, functions, and objectives. The statement is given in Exhibit G. it has recently been edited to reflect current operations; however, the substance of the document has not changed since it was approved by the regents in 1973. The statement has the endorsement of the Faculty Council and the Council of Academic Deans.
    M/S Solberg/Montgomery: To receive the “University of Idaho Statement of Missions, Functions and Objectives.”
     10/23/80  51
     Designation of Fiscal Agent
     At a meeting of the Regents of the University of Idaho, held in Jerome, Idaho, on November 10, 1978, action was taken to designate David L. McKinney, Financial Vice President, Bursar of the University of Idaho, and Treasurer for the Regents of the University of Idaho. In this capacity, Mr. McKinney has authority to execute documents in the name of the Regents of the University of Idaho, including the sale, assignment, and endorsement for transfer of certificates representing socks, bonds, or other securities now registered or hereafter registered in the name of the Regents of the University of Idaho. Subsequently, 5,000 shares of Girard Company Common stock were sold for the account of the Regents of an endowment fund transaction. The Girard Company refuses to accept previous documentation of Mr. McKinney’s authority as noted above and will not clear transfer of these securities to the buyer without Regents approval of a resolution similar to the one below.
    M/S Solberg/Seppi: that the following resolution be approved:
    Designation of Fiscal Agent
    “Resolved, that the Financial Vice President and Treasurer of this Corporation be hereby fully authorized and empowered to transfer, endorse, sell, assign, set over, and deliver any and all shares of stock, bonds, debentures, notes, evidences of indebtedness, or other securities now or hereafter standing in the name of or owned by this Corporation, and to make, execute, and deliver any and all written instruments necessary or proper to effectuate the authority hereby conferred.”
    I further certify that the authority thereby conferred is not inconsistent with the Charter or By-Laws of this Corporation, and that the following is a true and correct list the officers of this Corporation as of the present date:
    Officers: Janet S. Hay, President; Cheryl Hymas, Vice President; Eugene L. Miller, Secretary; David L. McKinney, Treasurer and Financial Vice President.
     12/3/80  37
     Routine Grant Applications
     No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants shown in Exhibit C. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  12/3/80  38
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit D is $1,219,070.94. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  12/3/80  38
     Moving Expenses
     Mahler, Robert L. Professor, Plant & Soil Sciences, from Raleigh, N.C to Moscow at a cost of $382.43.
    Menser, Harry A. Superintendent, Sandpoint Research and Extension Center, from Morgantown, W. VA to Sandpoint at a cost of $1,500.
    Porter, Ernestine, State Textiles and Clothing Specialist, Cooperative Extension Service, from Logan, Utah to Moscow at a cost of $284.03.
    Rimbey, Neil, Range Extension Economist, Cooperative Extension Service, from Boise to Moscow at an estimated cost of $1,353.30
    Spaulding, Jack, Broadcast Specialist, News Bureau, from El Paso, Texas to Moscow at a cost of $422.90.
     12/3/80  38
     Payments to Outside Consultants
     Adkins, Ronald J., serving as Acting Course Chairman and 18 Lectures in Med. Sci. 512 during fall semester 1980-81, $3,000.
    Barker, Raymond J. preparation of the manuscript and taking pictures for the “Soils Atlas project (Plant and Soil Sciences), for the months of October, November, and December 1980, $1,200.
    Coffman, Carol, teaching “Slimnatics” from September 2 through December 6, 1980, $1,047.60.
    Hawkins, Rodger, Teaching WAMI course, “Introduction to Clinical Medicine”, Fall semester, 1980-81, $2,000.
    Hawkins, Rodger, teaching WAMI course, “Introduction to Clinical Medicine II and III” spring semester 1980-81, $3,500.
    Russell, Fred, consultant from State Department of Special Education for College of Education, program review for Kamiah and Genesee School Districts from October 14-15, $389.14.
    Steim, Barry, Honorarium for teaching Ed. 501-75 and Ed. 530-72 in Coeur d’Alene fall semester 1980, $1,560.
    VanDerveer, Tara, camp director for the girl’s basketball camp held at the UI from June 22-27, 1980 $2,850.
     12/3/80  39
     Revised Policy on Faculty Personnel Files
     At the June 1980 meeting, the Board gave interim approval of a revised policy on faculty personnel files with the understanding that the policy would be considered by the university faculty in the fall. At the faculty meeting of September 9, 1980, minor clarifications were recommended the substance of the policy was not affected. Approval is requested that the revised policy on faculty personnel files become effective as shown in Exhibit F.  12/3/80  39
     Married Student Housing for the Handicapped
     Authorization is requested to seek bids for the construction of a six unit and an eight unit married student housing facility to meet the need for handicapped students and the current high demand for such housing in Moscow. As the survey conducted by Steve Keto noted, the university has “no married housing units accessible to mobility impaired students.” For all of the permanent facilities, this is true, however, this fall the university was able to convert an old university-owned home for a specific family need. This temporary solution would not satisfy the 504 handicapped requirements. Due to the style of existing married student housing facilities with the two level configurations, cost evaluations have determined that it would not be cost effective to try to modify existing facilities. It is proposed that the six unit apartment would include four ground level units designed for handicapped persons.
    At present the demand for married student housing at the university is much higher that the supply can meet. By august of this year, nearly 120 applicants could not be helped. Only one new 16- unit complex is now planned in Moscow and that is expected to be fully rented before it is complete. Due to the high cost of money, no other multi-housing units are being considered in Moscow at the present time.
    The expected cost of the six-unit and eight unit complex would be about $375,000 which includes site improvement. It is proposed that the units be located adjacent to the current South Hill Terrace Complex with entry being from Sweet Avenue. The anticipated cost per square foot is about $32, equal to the cost of similar units constructed in 1975. Current cost estimates are based on Boise Cascade units wich are comparable to those built in FY1975. It is proposed that these new units be financed by a 5 year bank note. Debt service on the last South Hill apartment construction in 1975 was paid off last year. Net earnings, before debt service, was $112,849. Annual Debt service for the new units would be about $98,000 (assuming 9 ½% interest rate), Estimated reserve balances for June 30, 1981 will be $230,000. The six-plex unit would have two bedroom apartments and the eight-plex convertible townhouse arranged for either eight two-bedroom units or four three-bedroom units and four one-bedroom apartments. The two-bedroom units would have about 827 square feet of living space.
    M/S Solberg/Seppi: that the university be authorized to solicit bids and negotiate financing for construction of a six-unit apartment and an eight-unit apartment complex for married student housing.
     12/3/80  41-42
     UI/WSU Public TV Merger
     For several months, members of the staffs of the public broadcasting services at the University of Idaho and Washington State University have been discussing the potential benefits of merging the two services into a single broadcasting and telecommunication organization. Dennis L. Haarsager of Washington State University and Arthur R. Hook of the University of Idaho have devoted a considerable amount of time and thought to the feasibility and desirability of such a merger. Exhibit G provides a brief discussion of this proposed union, some of it features and benefits.
    The purpose of presenting the proposed merger at this meeting is to seek approval for the University of Idaho and its public broadcasting service staff to proceed with the detailed planning with administrators and staff at Washington State University for the consolidation of the two separate services into a single organization. Discussion of the proposed merger by the Board may identify issues not herein discussed as also needing attention. It is anticipated that a specific plan for merger could be discussed when the Regents of the University of Idaho meet in April.
    M/S Solberg/Evans: That the University of Idaho authorized to continue with the detailed planning for implementation of the merger of the public broadcasting services for the University of Idaho and Washington State University with final provisions for implementation of merger subject to approval by the Board and that the concept of a merger of Idaho’s public educational television stations into a central system be further studied.
     12/3/80  42-43
  • 1981
    Minutes Motion Meeting Page
    Revised General Regulations C-2 Approval is requested for the revised general regulation C-2 as shown in Exhibit B. 1/20/81 41
    Routine Catalog Changes Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit C. The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum-policy report No.112. 1/20/81 41
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants shown in Exhibit D. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 1/20/81 41
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit E is $767,544. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 1/20/81 41
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit F, approval is requested to make payments to University employees in addition to their regular salaries. 1/20/81 41
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid $1,000 or more in one payment or $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to the pay the following individuals:

    Keenan, Richard, translation of 86 pages of Spanish to English, October 1 through November 17, 1980, $258.

    Keenan, Richard, honorarium for bilingual vocational instruction from September through December 1980, $900.

    Rosine, Richard F., consultant services for Department of Art and Architecture, teaching professional practice to landscape architecture students during the fall semester 1980-81, $1,500.
    1/20/81 42
    Statement on Sale of Materials to Students Approval is requested for the statement headed “Sale of Materials to Students” as shown in Exhibit G. (This statement is basically a codification of current policies and procedures.)

    A copy of Exhibit A,B, C, E, F, and G are on file as a permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    1/20/81 42
    Core Curriculum for the Baccalaureate Degree Approval is requested for the new core curriculum for the baccalaureate degree as shown in Exhibit H.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the new core curriculum for the baccalaureate degree as shown in Exhibit H be approved.

    A copy of Exhibit H is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    1/20/81 42
    UI/WSU National Science Foundation Grant Application The University of Idaho and Washington State University have developed a joint grant proposal to the National Science Foundation to develop a cooperative program titled “Career-Oriented Curricula in Zoology,” in the amount of $250,000 for the period July 1, 1981 through June 30, 1984.

    This grant will be utilized to develop realizable employment opportunities for graduates, share existing courses between the institutions so duplicate offerings are avoided, facilitate exchange of students between the institutions, develop additional cooperative coursework and modify proposed curricula as subsequent experience dictates. Funds provided by NSF will be used to pay salaries, acquire needed equipment, transport students between the two universities, and for materials and supplies.

    Should the grant be awarded, it will require a matching contribution of $125,000 by the two universities, $62,500 by the University of Idaho. The university cannot commit additional funding to support this cooperative program and proposes to fulfill the matching requirement through the in-kind contribution of existing salaries and to waive allowable indirect costs in the amount of $41,155 during the grant period.

    This cooperative program will provide the opportunity to utilize the personnel and facilities of both universities in developing a strengthened program, reduce duplicate course offerings, and provide more employment opportunities to graduates. No future state obligations will be incurred by acceptance of this grant.

    The University requests permission to proceed with this grant application under the conditions outlined above.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to apply for the above grant from the National Science Foundation to utilize the $41,155 in allowable indirect costs as a portion of the required matching contribution.
    1/20/81 43-44
    Administrative Review of Faculty Activity Survey-For Information Only At the December 1980 meeting of the Board of Regents, during the discussion of the cost studies, each president was requested to advise the Board, at the January meeting, of the administrative review process of faculty activity surveys. The discussion of the costing process appropriately observed that the computation of instructional costs was greatly developed upon the distribution of faculty salaries based on information provided through the faculty activity reporting procedures.

    At the University of Idaho, faculty activity reporting is required in two time schedules. For faculty who are compensated in total or in part from grants or contracts or who have a portion of their time committed on a cost-sharing basis to a grant or contract, monthly faculty activity reports are submitted. Faculty on academic year appointments prepare activity reports once each semester and faculty on fiscal year appointment prepare an activity report every six months. These activity reporting requirements, more frequent than necessary for the cost studies, are necessitated by new federal requirements for accountability of effort (both direct and indirect) that is contributing t grants and contract work.

    Administrative review of faculty activity reporting takes place in two forms – content review and procedural review. Content review by immediate supervisors, department heads, and deans focuses on accuracy of the distribution of effort by the person preparing the report. Procedural reviews by the Controller’s Office and Management Information Services Office are primarily for verification of procedural compliance.
    1/20/81 44
    Routine Catalog Changes Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit B. The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum-policy report No. 113. 4/9/81 57
    Auxiliary Enterprises’ Current FY1981 Operating Budgets Status – For Information Only In accordance with the Board’s financial management policy section No. 905, updated operating budgets of each institution’s auxiliary enterprises are to be submitted to the Board at the regular April meeting. Exhibit C contains the current FY1981 operating budgets for the University of Idaho’s auxiliary enterprises – student housing, food services, student union, student health, family housing, and bookstore operations. 4/9/81 58
    Requisitions Requisition No.: 236450, Department: Elec. Engr., Item: Microwave System, Amount: $65,175

    Requisition No.: 234634, Department: Plant Sci., Item: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Amount: $19,800

    Requisition No.: 243111, Department: Computer Svcs., Item: IBM 3278 Model 2 with Typewriter keyboards, Amount: $25,000

    Requisition No.: 243116, Department: Computer Svcs., Item: IBM 3272 Model 2 control unit, Amount: $16,800

    Requisition No.: 256078-79, Department: PIP, Agric., Item: Camera processor, duplifiche printer and developer, reader printer, fiche to plain paper printer, Amount: $27,731

    Requisition No.: 240250, Department: Vet. Med., Item: Beta Analytical Spark Chamber, Amount: $15,684
    4/9/81 58
    Storage and Sale of Wool – For Information Only Annually, the University of Idaho has wool available for sale from the Sheep Experiment Station at Dubois, Idaho. It has been the University’s objective to obtain the best possible price for this wool. Because of fluctuating market conditions, the best price may not be available at the time of clipping. Therefore, it has been the practice of the University each of the last several years, to hold this wool for a period of time and have a reputable marketing firm working to obtain the best price. Each year the University informs the Board of the marketing agreement.

    Again this year, the University has entered into a wool storage and sale agreement with Western Wool & Growers Service Co. This agreement provides for the grading, storage, insuring and sale, to a qualified buyer, at a cost not to exceed 2 -3/4 cents per grease pound. Wool to be available this year is estimated at 55,000 pounds and will not be graded or sold by Western Wool & Growers Service Co. without the consent of the University. Proceeds from the sale of the wool will be remitted by the contractor to the University net of the above referenced charges. The proceeds of the wool sale are used to support the sheep ranch operations.
    4/9/81 58
    Timber Sale from Experimental Forest Re: Regents’ Minutes, July 1972

    The reference above established the procedure whereby annually the University seeks authorization to sell timber harvests from the School Forest land as part of the College of Forestry’s teaching and research program. The university again requests approval of selling 1.2 million board feet of saw timber from the School Forest. The timber will be harvested by School Forest staff and students and sold in road-side decks to the highest bidder. The sale auction will take place in late May or early June 1981.
    4/9/81 59
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants shown in Exhibit D. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 4/9/81 59
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit E is $2,193,518.70. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 4/9/81 59
    Moving Expenses Eckblad, William P., Research Associate in Veterinary Science, return to Idaho after one year’s work in anaplasmosis project in Beltsville, Maryland, at a cost of $2,350.

    Eyman, Sandra, Home Economics, Cooperative Extension Service, from New Moorefield, Ohio to Blackfoot, at an estimated cost of $2,021.
    4/9/81 59
    Action Initiated as a Result of Auditor’s Recommendations – For Information Only Exhibit F contains the University of Idaho’s status report on actions taken as a result of the “Memorandum of Suggestions for Improvement in Accounting Procedures and System of Internal Control” provided to the Board by Arthur Andersen & Co. in July 1980 and December 1980. This status report was requested by the Board at its January 1981 meeting. 4/9/81 59
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit G, approval is requested to make payments to University employees in addition to their regular salaries. 4/9/81 60
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following individuals:

    Allen, Don, instructor for Kokondo Karate during spring semester 1981, $1,052.

    Barker, Raymond J., taking pictures and preparing the manuscript for the Soils Atlas Project during months of January, February, and March 1981, $2,500.

    Bussey, Troy D., guest speaker at Sun Valley Winter Seminar for Alumni Activities, January 23-24, 1981, $1,168.

    Coxburn, Alex, participation in Borah Symposium, March 30-31, 1981, $3,500.

    Gelb, Leslie, participation in Borah Symposium, March 30-31, 1981, $3,500.

    Graves, James L., consulting for College of Agriculture, January 19 through February 28, 1981, $5,781.

    Hall, Elizabeth, participation in WAMI course, “Natural History of Infectious Diseases,” spring semester 1981, $1,200.

    Hall, Grant, consulting for Cooperative Extension Service, January 17 through March 14, 1981, $2,756.

    Hoffman & Hoffman Consultants, services for teaching “Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics,” February 1 through April 6, 1981, $3,600.

    Johannesen, Erling, consulting for Cooperative Extension Service, January 17 through June 1, 1981, $5,000.

    Lundburg, Frank, consulting for Governor’s Task Force on rangeland management, March 6 through April 15, 1981, $3,050.

    Rosine, Richard, consulting services in teaching landscape architecture, Fall 1980, $1,500.

    Rostow, Eugene V., participation in Borah Symposium, March 30-31, 1981, $3,000.

    Schell, Steward C., participation in WAMI course, “Natural History of Infectious Diseases,” spring semester 1981, $1,200.

    Ullman, Richard, participation in Borah Symposium, March 30-31, 1981, $2,500.
    4/9/81 60
    University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report – For Information Only The 1980 annual report is attached as Exhibit H. In it, you will read that the total assets of the foundation passed the $10 million mark and the cumulative level of annual giving reached $1.4 million during the 1979-80 fiscal year. This growth represents an 18 percent increase over the previous year. 4/9/81 61
    Settlement of 1977 Federal Audit – For Information Only A federal audit was conducted in 1977 on federal research grants and contracts covering the period July 1, 1973, through June 30, 1977. The auditors took exception to the University’s certification of personnel efforts in the amount of $6.7 million in salary costs and $50,409 of cost transfers. Since the receipt of the audit report, the University has been working with the various federal agencies involved in an attempt to resolve the audit exceptions. All of the exceptions have been cleared at no cost, with the various agencies since that time, except for $1.8 million in salary costs and $6,480 of cost transfers on grants and contracts associated with the Department f Health, Education, and Welfare and the National Science Foundation.

    The University is now able to report a final settlement on the exceptions with the two above referenced agencies in the amount of $55,000. This settlement covers not only the audit period, but, additionally, covers the period July 1, 1977 through June 30, 1980, thereby exempting the University from any audit in this extended period. The university will cover this settlement from a grant and contract contingency reserve established in fiscal year 1977.
    4/9/81 61
    Clark Fork Ranger Station Lease – For Information Only Re: Regents’ Minutes, June 12-13, 1980.

    The reference authorized the University to enter into an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service for the lease of the Clark Fork Ranger Station, which is located 27 miles east of Sandpoint, Idaho. The informational report is to advise the Regents that the University has continued the lease arrangement with a five-year, renewable, special use permit agreement with the U.S. Forest Service for 10.33 acres of land and all facilities located on the land. The terms of the agreement are a flat fee of $10,465 for use of the land and facilities. In consideration of the fact that the University will do maintenance and upkeep work on the land and buildings, the cash payment will be determined by subtracting the value of maintenance performed from the flat fee. Therefore, since the value of the maintenance and upkeep of station is expected to exceed the $10,465 flat fee, there probably will not be any cash payment transaction for the use of the station.
    4/9/81 61
    Stepping Stones, Inc.’s, Request – For Information Only Stepping Stones, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing residential and vocational services for developmentally disabled units in Latah County, has approached the University of Idaho in regard to obtaining land for a federally supported service facility. Stepping Stones presented its case before the Campus Planning Committee on February 13, 1981. They desire to build a facility composed of an ICFMR (Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded), a shelter care unit and low-income apartment units. Stepping Stones has specifically identified a two-acre piece of land located north of the Best Western Motel and east of Farm Road extension as shown on the attached map. (Exhibit I).

    Stepping Stones, Inc. intends to fund the land purchase or lease and the construction of the project from grant funds which will be sought from the Idaho State Housing Agency. The project would include approximately 25,000 square feet of residential space. The subject land is presently within Latah County and would need to be annexed into the city, rezoned, and developed to city standards.

    The purpose of this “for information only” item in the agenda is to advise the Board of the purposed acquisition. (See attached letter, Exhibit I.) Until such time as Stepping Stones, Inc is able to obtain funding and subsequently make a specific offer, however, no action can be recommended by the University.
    4/9/81 62
    Updated Administrative Organization Chart Regents’ approval of reorganization of an institution’s administrative structure is required by subsection 801.1 of the Board’s “Policy Manual for Higher Education Institutions.” The last such approval of the administrative organization of the University of Idaho was granted in June 1979.

    Approval of the organization chart at Exhibit J is now requested. This chart lists the officers that report directly to the president, the vice presidents, and the executive assistants to the president, and also shows the areas assigned to the dean of the Graduate School and the assistant vice president for academic affairs and research (the latter position was approved by the Board subsequent to the approval of the last official organization chart).

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    4/9/81 62
    Clerical and Maintenance Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the following positions be approved as defined below:

    Title: Total Copy Systems Operator
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified, Pay Grade 21
    Salary: $11,040
    Department: Central Duplicating
    Funding Source: Local Service Operations
    Justification: The operator of Central Duplicating’s Satellite Copy Center is currently on irregular help. According to the State’s personnel policy, the position should now be converted to a permanent, full-time appointment. Income from the copy service is used to support the cost of the position.

    Title: Bindery Clerk
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified, Pay Grade 17
    Salary: $9,084
    Department: Central Duplicating
    Funding Source: Local Service Operations
    Justification: The bindery clerk has been working for more than six months on an irregular-help basis. According to the state’s personnel policy, this position should now be converted to a permanent, full-time appointment. Income from the copy service is used to support the cost of this position.
    4/9/81 63
    FY 1981 Operating Budget for Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension Service The university requests authorization to increase Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension FY 1980-81 operating budget by $23,681 and $52,399 respectively. These requested revisions reflect the additional amount available above the estimated federal funds identified as offset to the 3.85% reduction.

    The College of Agriculture has a total increase in federal funds for FY 1981 of $183,180 by the following breakdown:

    Research     $ 72,681
    Extension    $110,499
    Total           $183,180

    The Board of Regents has already approved in September 1980 the expenditure of $107,100 to help the 3.85% state holdback. The request now asks for spending authority for the additional $76,080.

    Agricultural Research has an increase of $23,681 that has not been previously allocated. These funds will be used to help defray increased operating costs needs to the branch stations not previously anticipated. Serious problems of meeting the stations’ needs are due to increasing costs for daily farm research operations.

    Cooperative Extension has an increase of $52,399 that has not been previously allocated. These funds will be used to help offset the financial emergency anticipated for FY 1982.

    The new federal appropriation levels have been reported to the Division of Financial Management and the Legislative Fiscal Office so that they may be accounted for in the FY 1981-82 appropriation process.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the FY 1980-81 operating budgets for Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension be increased by $23,681 and $52,399 respectively as explained above.
    4/9/81 63-64
    Request for Waiver of Indirect Costs The University desires to submit a grant proposal in the amount of $149,564 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Science, and Education Administration. The purpose of the grant is to study the effect of selenium deficiency on animal health and disease.

    Research grants under this program are limited to $150,000 maximum award. In order to complete the project within this limitation, the College of Agriculture (Dept. of Veterinary Medicine) has determined it will require $135,967 in direct costs, leaving $13,597 available for indirect costs compared to $40,790 that could be recovered using the full indirect cost rate.

    Because of the importance of this research project in studying selenium deficiencies in livestock in Idaho and southeastern Washington, the University requests permission to waive $27,193 in indirect costs if this grant is awarded.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the grant application of $149,564 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Science, and Education Administration for the study of the effect of selenium deficiency on animal health and disease be approved with a waiver of $27,193 of indirect costs reimbursement.
    4/9/81 64-65
    Increase in ASUI Student Fee – Initial Notice The ASUI requests that the ASUI student fee for all full-time academic year students be increased $5.50 per semester, effective with the first semester of the 1981-82 school year. Uses of the requested fee increase will be two-fold.

    A $3.50 increase designated as the ASUI program is fee is needed to support ASUI programs and departments which are currently in financial difficulty. The increase is necessary to maintain current operations and to reimburse depleted reserves.

    Revenue from the additional $2 increase, designated as the ASUI entertainment fee, will be exclusively used to provide entertainment for the university community. Students at the University of Idaho approved the entertainment fee increase in the general ASUI election on April 30, 1980. Results were 749 “approving” and 352 “disapproving.”

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to give notice and schedule a public hearing at the May 7-8, 1981, meeting of the Board of Regents and that the University of Idaho be authorized to proceed with public notice as required by Section 926 of the State Board of Education Policy Manual.
    4/9/81 65
    Student Housing and Food Service Charges – Initial Notice It is requested that the following increases in student housing and food service charges be approved, effective 1981 summer session.

    The purpose of these changes is to permit revenues to keep pace with expenses of operation, as explained in the justification statement below.

    Justification: The increases in housing rental and meal charges which are requested to be effective with the 1981 summer session are needed to cover the projected increases in personnel costs, inflationary increases in operating expenses, food prices, and increases in utility costs.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to give notice and schedule a hearing at the May 7-8, 1981, meeting of the Board of Regents and that the University of Idaho be authorized to proceed with public notice as required by Section No. 926 of the State Board of Education Policy Manual.
    4/9/81 66
    Commercial Radio Broadcast Rights for 1981-82 Football and Basketball A proposal was received December 29, 1980, from KRPL, Inc., Moscow, for the exclusive rights to be the originating radio station for the broadcast of University of Idaho football and basketball during the period July 1981 through March 1982. KRPL, Inc.’s, proposal included a payment of $200 for football rights and $50 for basketball rights. As KRPL was the only radio station to submit a proposal and since they have done a commendable job as the University’s originating radio station in the past years, the University recommends that the proposal from KRPL, Inc., be accepted.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the 1981-82 contract for commercial radio broadcast rights for football and basketball be awarded to KRPL, Inc.
    4/9/81 67
    Hiring of Land Use Consultant The University requests authorization to retain a real estate management consultant firm to advise the University and the Board about the most beneficial use of certain lands owned by the Regents in the Moscow area.

    The area to be reviewed in the study is about 480 acres of land located north of the Pullman/Moscow Highway which is now being used by the College of Agriculture for its dairy and sheep instructional/research programs. For a number of years, the long-range planning assumption of the university has been that the main academic facilities growth of the campus would be to the west, eventually encroaching into the animal science facilities now located on the West Farm. Therefore, it had been planned that the animal science facilities would be moved from the West Farm area to the North Farm area to allow for main campus growth of Moscow, particularly along the Pullman/Moscow Highway, the University questions whether the long-range planning assumptions for the use of the North Farm area is appropriate.

    Possibly, the University and the Board ought to consider alternative uses, including the conversion of this property to uses that produce income which could be used to acquire less expensive land which might be better suited for the College of Agriculture’s facilities and land needs. If the latter planning assumption is more appropriate, then how should the North Farm be converted and/or developed? The request for hiring a consultant is expected to help answer these questions.

    Therefore, the University desires to seek qualified advice and counsel about the long-range planning for the North Farm area to guide the University and the Board in making the proper decisions in using this land in the beneficial manner for the University. It is anticipated that the name of the real estate management firm the university wishes to appoint and the actual cost will be known by the April 1981 Board meeting.

    Moved be Mr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the University be authorized to appoint a real estate management consultant firm as described above for an amount not to exceed $38,000. Mr. Solberg voted no.
    4/9/81 67-68
    Waiver of State Travel and Moving Rates Dr. Ronald Stark of the College of Forestry has accepted a one-year assignment with the U.S. Forest Service in Portland, Oregon, under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970.

    The U.S. Forest Service reimburses the University for Dr. Stark’s salary and associated fringe benefits and, as such, he remains an employee of the University during this assignment. In the past, the University has accepted these agreements on the basis that any travel costs or moving expenses would be paid directly to the individual by the agency involved.

    Because of constraints on the allocation of federal travel funds, the U.S. Forest Service has requested that travel costs and moving expenses associated with Dr. Stark’s assignment be paid by the University at the federal rates and the U.S. Forest Service will reimburse the University for these costs.

    Permission is hereby requested to pay travel costs and moving expenses on the above assignment at the current federal rates instead of the State of Idaho rates.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the Bursar be authorized to pay travel costs and moving expenses of Dr. Ronald Stark as described in the above paragraphs.
    4/9/81 68
    Family Housing Construction Contract Re: Regents’ Minutes, December 1980, page 41

    The reference authorized the University to seek bids and negotiate financing for construction of a six-unit apartment and an eight-unit apartment complex for married student housing. Bids were received and opened on March 17, 1981. Craft Wall of Idaho, Inc., Lewiston, bid $356,231 which was the lowest bid received and was within the budget of $375,000 for the project. Therefore, it is recommended that the University be authorized to sign a contract with Craft Wall of Idaho, Inc., to construct the six-unit and eight-unit apartments.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the University be authorized to sign a contract with Craft Wall of Idaho, Inc., in the amount of $356,231 to contract a six-unit and an eight-unit apartment complex for married student housing.
    4/9/81 68-69
    Recommendations for Honorary Degree Recipients It was moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the following be accepted as honorary doctorate degree recipients at the University of Idaho’s May commencement:

    Marvin J. Whittman, Farmer, Lewiston
    William H. Kibbie, President, EMCO Corporation, Salt Lake City, UT
    Senator James A. McClure, Washington D.C.
    Tommy W. Ambrose, Batelle Institute, Columbus, OH

    Vitaes of the above named recipients are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    4/9/81 69
    Routine Catalog Changes Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit B. The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum – policy report No. 114. 5/7/81 42
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants shown in Exhibit C. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 5/7/81 42
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit D is $1,144,283. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 5/7/81 42
    Moving Expenses Dennis, Brian C.- Asst. Prof., Forestry, from Richmond, VA., to Moscow, at a cost of 75% of actual moving expenses, not to exceed $2,753.42.

    Hall, Kenneth A., Director of Physical Plant Operations, from Boise to Moscow, at actual cost not to exceed $2,000.

    Klowden, Marc. J., Asst. Prof., Entomology, from Athens, GA., to Moscow, at a cost of $2,000.
    5/7/81 43
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit E, approval is requested to make payments to University employees in addition to their regular salaries. 5/7/81 43
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following individuals:

    Jones, Keith N., honorarium for teaching Ed 314-70 and Ed 501-78 in Coeur d’Alene and Sandpoint during spring semester 1981, in the amount of $1,560.

    Steim, Barry, honorarium for teaching Ed 501-75 and Ed 530-82 in Coeur d’Alene during spring semester 1981, in the amount of $1,560.
    5/7/81 43
    Parking Lot Improvement – For Information Only Authorization to sign a contract to grade and pave Parking Lot No. 7, East of Theophilus Tower, was received from the Executive Director of the Office of the State Board of Education. So that work could start right away after bid openings, authorization was requested prior to the May Board meeting. United Paving, Inc., Moscow, submitted the low bid in the amount of $40,443. The source of funds for this work is from parking charges and fines which were initiated about four years ago for the purpose of repairing and improving the campus parking lots.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, D, and E are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    5/7/81 43
    Increase in the ASUI Student Fee The ASUI requests that the ASUI student fee for all full-time academic year students be increased $5.50 per semester, effective with the first semester of the 1981-82 school year. Initial notice of this request was submitted to the Board at the April 8-10, 1981, regular meeting. Notice requirements specified in Section 926 of the State Board of Education Policy Manual have been compiled with. Uses of the requested fee increase will be two-fold.

    A $3.50 increase designated as the ASUI program is fee is needed to support ASUI programs and departments which are currently in financial difficulty. The increase is necessary to maintain current operations and to reimburse depleted reserves.

    Revenue from the additional $2 increase, designated as the ASUI entertainment fee, will be exclusively used to provide entertainment for the university community. Students at the University of Idaho approved the entertainment fee increase in the general ASUI election on April 30, 1980. Results were 749 “approving” and 352 “disapproving.”

    Pursuant to public notice requirements specified in Section 926 of the Board’s policy manual, the Board convened a public hearing at 8:45 am, Thursday, May 7, at the Community Meeting Hall in Lava Hot Springs. The following persons testified:

    Richard D. Gibb, President, University of Idaho
    Eric Stoddard, President, Associated Students

    There being no further testimony, the Board closed the hearing at 8:50 am.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that, based on evidence heard, the ASUI student fee be increased $5.50 as described above.
    5/7/81 44
    Student Housing and Food Services Charges It is requested that the increases in student housing and food service charged be approved, effective summer 1981 summer session.

    The purpose of these changes is to permit revenues to keep pace with expense of operation, as explained in the justification statement below.

    Justification: The increases in housing rental and meal charges which are requested to be effective with the 1981 summer session are needed to cover the projected increases in personnel costs, inflationary increases in operating expenses, food prices, and increases in utility costs.

    Initial notice of this request was submitted to the Board at its regular meeting on April 8-10, 1981. Notice requirements specified in Section 926 of the Board’s policy manual have been complied with. Pursuant to said requirements, the Board convened a public hearing at 8:50 am, Thursday, May 7, at the Community Meeting Hall in Lava Hot Springs. The following persons testified:

    Richard D. Gibb, President, University of Idaho
    Eric Stoddard, President, Associated Students

    There being no further testimony, the Board closed the hearing at 8:55 am.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that, based on evidence heard, the increases in housing rental and meal charges described above are approved.
    5/7/81 45-46
    Student Health Accident Insurance Re: Regents’ Minutes, May 1980, pg. 46

    The carrier for the UI student health and accident insurance plan has informed the University that no increase will be requested above the present $1 per semester, 50¢ per summer session premium for the mandatory accident insurance covering all regularly enrolled, fee-paying UI students.

    However, inflationary increases in the cost of medical care will necessitate an increase of $8 per year in the cost of optimal health and extended accident insurance which students may purchase separately. This change will increase the cost of such coverage from the present $74 per year ($37 per semester) to $82 per year ($41 per semester) absent any benefit changes.

    Move by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the increases above be approved and become effective fall 1981.
    5/7/81 46
    Employee Medical/Dental Insurance Re: Regents’ minutes, April 1980, pg. 61

    After two years with very good experience and no premium increases, the combined effects of increased costs for medical services, increased utilization of medical insurance, and the occurrence of several large claims have resulted in a very adverse experience ratio for 1980. As a result, it will be necessary to increase medical insurance premiums and to alter the benefit plan.

    Claims analysis reveals that claims have exceeded premiums in the medical, but not the dental, portion of the plan, and there has been greater proportionate use by dependents as compared to employees. By obligating premium reserves accumulated to date and redefining the $100 deductible to apply to all medical expenses rather than just out-of-hospital, non-accident expenses, we should be able to bring the plan into balance with a 17.7% increase in premium. These rates are still significantly less than premiums paid by participants in the state of Idaho employee medical insurance plan.

    *To see proposed billing rates for major categories of employees and dependents, please refer to the bound State Board Minutes book.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the University employee medical insurance contract with New England Life Insurance Company be renewed as described above.
    5/7/81 46
    Salary Recommendations for FY1982 Salary recommendations for faculty and other exempt employees for the fiscal year which begins July 1, 1981, have been mailed to the Regents separately. Those recommendations will be in compliance with Regents’ instruction and funding allocations. Salary changes for classified employees will be in accordance with pay scales established by the Idaho Personnel Commission and will not be listed in the document provided to the Regents.

    It was moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the salary increases for FY82 recommended by the chief executive officer of the University of Idaho be approved in full accordance with the Policies and Procedures of the State Board of Education and contingent upon the application of the staff reduction procedures criteria and layoff of employees necessary to meet FY82 funding shortfall.

    A copy of the recommended salary increases for FY82 is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    5/7/81 47
    Routine Catalog Changes Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibits B, C, and D. The changes listed in general curriculum – policy report #115 were approved by the faculty at the meeting of April 30, 1981. Those in general curriculum – policy reports #116 and #117 were circulated to the faculty in accordance with established procedures.

    Copies of Exhibits B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    6/4/81 49
    Requisitions Requisition No.: 224804, Department: Forestry, Item: Spectrophotometer, Amount: $15,638

    Requisition No.: 248322, Department: Chemistry, Item: Spectrometer, Amount: $48,160

    Requisition No.: 248350, Department: Chemistry, Item: Dye Laser & Access., Amount: $24,320

    Requisition No.: 249406, Department: Agric. Inf., Item: Word Processor, Amount: $16,500

    Requisition No.: 253455, Department: Tetonia R&E Center, Item: Irrigation Pipe, Amount: $33,000
    6/4/81 50
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit F is $889,667.00. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 6/4/81 50
    Moving Expenses George, Paulette Foss, Librarian/Information Specialist for PIP, from Denver, CO to Moscow, at a cost of $1,845.02. 6/4/81 50
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit G, approval is requested to make payments to University employees in addition to their regular salaries.

    A copy of Exhibit G is on file as a permanent Exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    6/4/81 50
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Lundberg, Frank, of Frank Lundberg and Associates, for consultant fees to include activity coordination of the NGA Range Subcommittee with Idaho and national representatives of the Bureau of Land Management, maintain routine and timely contact with appropriate representatives of the livestock industry and environmental community within the state of Idaho, during April 15 – August 15, 1981, in the amount of $8,800.00.
    6/4/81 51
    Hemoparasitic Disease Research Unit Relocation to Campus – For Information Only The United States Department of Agriculture, Science and Education Administration have announced they will relocate the Hemoparasitic Disease Research Unit to the University of Idaho and Washington State University.

    Personnel will be housed in an existing USDA facility at Pullman and in Veterinary Medicine facilities on both campuses and at Caldwell.

    The transfer of personnel and equipment was to begin in late April with a projected completion date of August 1, 1981.

    Further information is included in Exhibit H.

    A copy of Exhibit H is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    6/4/81 51
    Clerical and Maintenance Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the following positions be approved as defined below:

    Title: Senior Stock Clerk
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified, Pay Grade 19-A
    Salary: $10,020
    Department: Shop Operations - Physical Plant
    Funding: Auxiliary Enterprises – Shop Income
    Justification: Position is needed in the inventory control system for construction materials inventory at the Physical Plant.

    Title: Custodian II
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified, Pay Grade 15-A
    Salary: $8,244
    Department: University Place Management
    Funding: Local Service Operations – UI Foundation Revenue
    Justification: The University Place building has approximately 39,000 square feet of space, plus about 26 acres of grounds that require full-time care. A full-time, permanent custodian is needed to properly care for and maintain this property. Function previously performed irregular help.
    6/4/81 51-52
    Computer Science Department As of July 1, 1981, the Department of General Engineering in the College of Engineering is to be converted to the Department of Computer Science. Coursework in computer science currently being taught in the general engineering area will be retained in the successor department. In addition, coursework in computer-oriented subjects in electrical engineering, mathematics, and business will be shifted to the Computer Science Department, as will the associated faculty FTE’s. Graphic courses and engineering problem-solving work will be shifted to the Engineering Science Department.

    This reorganization is timely for several reasons. First, the number of undergraduate computer science majors has grown from 16 in 1977-78 to 168 in 1980-81 and the projection is for further growth. The current computer science program is administered by an interdisciplinary committee. The magnitude of the program has grown beyond the ability of a part-time committee to properly administer.

    Professor Roland Byers, Chairman of the Department of General Engineering, is retiring at the end of this year. His replacement can used to administer the computer science program and needs to be obtained by this fall. Thus, we can take an existing structure and convert it into one more responsive to current needs.

    Additional funding is needed for the computer science program regardless of the administrative structure and this funding has been a high priority in budget requests for several years. It is anticipated that 350-400 majors will be enrolled in computer science by 1985.

    This reorganization has been presented to the State Curriculum Committee and has their endorsement. No new degrees or coursework are involved in this

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that effective July 1, 1981, the Department of General Engineering in the College of Engineering, be converted to the Department of Computer Science.
    6/4/81 52-53
    College of Art and Architecture The University of Idaho seeks approval to take the existing Department of Art and Architecture and re-designate it as a College of Art and Architecture. The proposal for establishing this college has been thoroughly examined and debated by the faculty and administration for several years. The formation of the new college has been endorsed by the University Curriculum Committee, and the Faculty Council, the Academic Dean’s Council, the General Faculty, and the State Curriculum Committee.

    The administrative element s for the college are currently in place. Program chairmen exist in the areas of art, landscape architecture, and architecture. The new college will contain these programs as departments. The current department chairman will assume the title of dean.

    No additional appropriated funds are required to implement this change. The art and architecture program will provide for available funding on a demonstrated need basis as do the other colleges. No special priority is contemplated because of this organizational change.

    This change will enhance the art and architecture programs of the University and the State, and is strongly supported by the professional architectural organizations.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University be authorized to change the Department of Art and Architecture to the College of Art and Architecture, effective September 1, 1981.

    Mr. Montgomery voted no.
    6/4/81 53
    Proposed Changes in Graduate School Regulations Approval is requested for the changes in the regulations of the Graduate School as shown in Exhibit I.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the changes in the regulations of the Graduate School, as shown in Exhibit I, be approved. A copy of Exhibit I is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    6/4/81 54
    Budgets and Budget Transfers The following separately bound documents which present FY1981-82 operating budgets have been distributed to the Regents. A copy of each budget document is available in the Board Office and in the Library at the University of Idaho. The documents included are:

    General Education (summary)
    Special Programs (summary)
    Auxiliary Enterprises
    Local Service Operations

    The Special Programs book contains Agricultural Research and Extension Service, WOI-Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine, WAMI Medical Education Program, and Forest Utilization Research.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the FY1981-82 operating budgets for General Education, Agricultural Research and Extension, WOI, WAMI, FUR, Auxiliary Enterprises, and Local Service Operations be approved.
    6/4/81 54
    Acceptance of Grant – USDA The University has received a request to submit a noncompetitive proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Science, and Education Administration, in the amount of $220,000. This funding has been designated to provide additional support in current research at the University on the potential of vegetable oil as an alternative source of liquid fuel for agriculture in the Pacific Northwest.

    The funding is a special line item in the Agricultural Experiment Station budget of the USDA, and is administered in a similar way as the Hatch, MacIntire-Stennis and other funding for the experiment station. No indirect costs are provided in such budgets.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried that the University be granted permission to accept this additional funding.
    6/4/81 54-55
    Television Service for Each Student Housing Room The University currently owns and maintains a television cable system which provides television services to a few buildings on campus, married student housing, and the lounges in the student residence halls. This system only provides three commercial stations and two public television stations. The university now wishes to begin installing television outlets in student housing rooms this coming summer. In providing this service to the students, we are proposing to provide better service than can be furnished by the current university system, such as more selection and also give the students the option of buying pay cable television station service such as movies, the national sports station, and the national news station. To renovate the University’s system to provide more stations would be very costly. Therefore, the University wishes to request authorization to sign a four-year agreement with the Moscow TV Cable Co., at about an annual cost of $1,800 to provide cable television service, with the University discontinuing its cable television service to student housing.

    Through this agreement, the university would retain ownership of the current cable system, but Moscow TV Cable Co. would upgrade the system and maintain it. Residents of those housing units receiving the new service would pay subscription fees. The upgraded on-campus cable system would allow for improved capability to accept educational television communication.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University be allowed to sign a four-year agreement with Moscow TV Cable Co. as described in the above paragraphs.

    Mr. Solberg voted no.
    6/4/81 55
    Police Services Contract – City of Moscow Regents’ approval is requested to amend the contract between the University and the city of Moscow for police services. The amendment (Exhibit J) to be submitted to the Moscow City Council would increase form six and one-half to seven the number of officers assigned to the campus unit. The change will permit greater attention to crime prevention functions, as well as ensure better campus patrol for weekday evenings.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the Police Services Contract between the University of Idaho and the city of Moscow be amended as proposed.

    Mr. Solberg voted no.

    A copy of Exhibit J is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    6/4/81 56
    Upgrading of University Telephone System The University of Idaho requests approval to upgrade its telephone communications system. The necessity of this change became apparent when the residence halls developed plans to change from hall pay phones to individual room telephones for students. With the reduction of central telephone service on the campus, the old pay phone system in the residence halls has created problems for parents and students contacting each other. It is the desire of the residence halls to add 875 room phones. However, in evaluation of the halls’ plans to add telephones, it was learned that the University telephone system included obsolete equipment. It became readily apparent that adding to the current centrex system was both impractical and costly.

    General Telephone has proposed to replace the old centrex system and related equipment with the computerized GTE-4600 telephone system. This new system includes such features as most economical route selection, toll restriction, automatic identification of outward dialing, trunk queuing, and traffic statistics – all of which allow the University and its departments to better control communication costs. Furthermore, the computerized system allows new features to be added without changing the basic system.

    The following table represents an average monthly cost comparison for the present 311 centrex system and the proposed GTE-4600 system. The present system costs do not include the addition of 875 residence hall phones. The proposed GTE-4600 system does include the additional 875 phones.

    (1) Includes a fixed monthly payment of $21,258.40 plus a variable monthly payment of $9,212.60 which is subject to rate increases. The $21,258.40 fixed payment is based on a principal of $1,383,525 (cost of contracted equipment) at a 10.15% cost of money for eight years.

    (2) This figure is the monthly charge for non-contracted equipment which includes 50% of the present equipment charge of $10,441. This figure is also subject to rate increases.

    (3) Includes monthly WATS line charge of $9,795 and estimated $200 for credit card toll calls. In the below calculations, it is assumed that the $15,099 for toll calls would be charged back to the individual department on some type of a usage base as is done now. This would be our internal control over WATS line usage per department which otherwise would not exist. We could charge each department a percentage of the total $15,099 based on the number of calls made, or we could request GTE to prepare a monthly toll charge per department based on current rates for our internal use in billing departments for toll charges.

    (4) Includes additional 875 residence hall phones.

    The additional monthly cost of the new system is $54,542 - $39,157 or $15,385 per month. Assuming $15 per month per phone is paid from residence hall revenue, the only additional cost absorbed by the existing campus telephone system would be $2,260. Allocating these costs among the existing services would mean an average increase of $.86 per phone. Individual departmental phone service requirements will vary, but the overall impact will be less than an 8% increase. Potential further savings in toll charges by use of routing control and WATS line may reduce the cost of upgrading the system to less than 2% according to GTE projections.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University be authorized to upgrade its on-campus telephone communications system to the GTE-4600 system.
    6/4/81 54-57
    Testing and Removal of Chemical Waste Disposal Site The city of Moscow plans to drill a new well this summer, to be located on property behind the Palouse Empire Mall which is owned by the University. The proposed site, which is situated on an easement for such purpose held by the city, is about 800 yards away from a University Chemical Waste Disposal area, closed in 1979.

    Before approving the site, the Water Quality Division of the Idaho Office of Health and Welfare has requested testing to determine whether any buried materials have leached through the soil and could affect the water quality in that area. Because this request has also raised similar questions about University Wells #3 and #4, the University plans to immediately proceed with a testing program which has been reviewed with the city and with the Department of Health and Welfare. It is anticipated that the testing will cost about $18,500 and that half that cost will be assumed by the city.

    The University has been classified as a hazardous materials generator under the Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA). Provisions of that act will require the University to establish a vigorous monitoring program within a few years, such program to continue as long as the site exists. In light of that, and because presence of the site may adversely affect use and development of the property, the university has solicited proposals recommending long-term management options. These include (a) leaving the site in place and establishing a perpetual monitoring program as discussed above, (b) encapsulating the site and establishing a perpetual monitoring program, or (c) removing the materials classified as “hazardous” under RCRA.

    One response offered a very attractive price for removal of the site consistent with the requirements of H&W, EPA, and DOT regarding loading, transport, and final deposition of the material at an approved repository. Although no determination of the final cost for removal can be made until the volume of affected material can be estimated more accurately, the cost of $191.75/cubic yard, and with our estimate of the cost, that we feel every effort should be made to take advantage of that offer. Estimated at 900 cubic yards, the cost for removal would be $174,000. The source of funds to cover this project would be the University’s Capital Improvement Fund.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to contract with Environmental Emergency Services, Inc., of Portland, Oregon, to remove, transport and deliver to an approved repository the contents of the chemical waste disposal site for a total cost of about $174,000 as outline in that firm’s proposal of May 18, 1981.
    6/4/81 58
    Memorial Gym Remodeling/East End Addition Construction Project During the time the construction documents were being developed on this project, the University continued to review better and more efficient ways of administering the construction phase of the project. One alternative to the normal construction process of awarding a construction contract to a general contractor is that of a “construction management” concept. Construction management is a construction administration method used in place of the standard general contractor process and entails the employment of a skilled construction management team often used throughout the entire project. This management team, hired by the owner, analyzes systems, products and techniques, reviews budgets, handles administrative details of bidding all construction subcontracts, and also controls/manages all phases of the project construction as a representative of the owner. The primary difference between construction management concept, versus the method of the owner having a contract with a general contractor is that the general contractor administrates, supervises, and coordinates the project with the only direct relationship with the owner being the requirement of the construction contract. In the construction management method, the management team is a direct representative of the owner during the development of the project and during the actual construction of the facility.

    The construction manager is advised and guided by the architect in the areas of design and quality. Bids are let and contracts written for every separate phase or trade rather than as one lump sum. The costs, overhead, and profit associated with the general contractor are avoided and replaced by the construction manager’s fee. The university would retain fiscal control of all contracts and change orders with guidance from the construction manager. The university has determined there are advantages of both time and cost in this process. The simplicity of the East End Addition facility offers an excellent opportunity for the University to evaluate the construction management concept for use in future construction projects.

    The University is currently advertising for the professional services of construction management. A copy of the proposed contract will be provided to Board members under separate cover. It is the desire of the University to negotiate this construction management contract at the earliest possible date to gain as much input as time will allow into construction planning.

    Since contracts/purchase orders for this project under the construction management method may include as many as 20 separate contracts, it seems unwieldy and impractical to present each of these contracts to the Regents for prior approval. However, with the authorization to proceed with bidding and awarding of sub-contracts/purchase orders will be bid and that State of Idaho bidding and contract awarding procedures will be followed. In addition, all subcontractors will be required to furnish proper performance bonds and evidence of adequate insurance coverage.

    The budget for the project is presented below:
    1 – Football Practice Field $ 70,000
    2 – Remodel Memorial Gym $ 919,640
    3 – East End Addition $3,510,360

    TOTAL $4,500,000

    A brief overview of the project will be presented at the Board Meeting.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, that the university be authorized to negotiate a construction management contract for the project described above and to proceed with bidding and awarding of subcontracts/purchase orders within the total project budget.

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried to reconsider the previous action.

    Mrs. Hay voted no.

    It was moved by Mrs. Hay, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to negotiate for a construction management contract for the project described above and to report back to the Board for its approval at the Special Board meeting to be held on June 18, 1981.
    6/4/81 59-60
    Executive Session Pursuant to Section 67-2345, Subsection (c) “to conduct deliberations concerning labor negotiations or to acquire an interest in real property which is not owned by a public agency,” it was moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery and carried that the Board go into Executive Session. Upon conclusion of the Executive Session the Board reconvened in Open Session. 6/4/81 61
    Kibbie Dome Roof Repair It was moved by Mrs. Hay, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the University of Idaho shall undertake such remedial action as necessary to repair the Kibbie Dome roof recognizing the further obtainment of the University’s rights as exist under and by virtue of its contract, or other rights relating thereto.

    Mr. Miller abstained from voting.
    6/4/81 61
    Layoff of Tenured Faculty Under Declaration of Financial Exigency For the reasons identified by the Board in its Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, resulting in a Declaration of Financial Exigency and, following the Board’s policies and procedures for staff reductions in a state of financial exigency (IDAPA 8.00.1-2,4), it is the recommendation of the University of Idaho that the following tenured faculty be placed on layoff status, effective July 1, 1981:

    Agricultural Research and Extension Service

    Donald A. Harter, Agricultural Program Leader
    William H. Shane, Staff Development Specialist
    Clarence E. Dallimore, Extension Potato Specialist
    Gilbert F. Stallknecht, Plant Physiologist
    Norman D. Waters, Associate Research Entomologist
    Morris L. Hemstrom, Extension Livestock Specialist
    Richard F. Hall, Extension Veterinarian
    Marshall J. LeBaron, Superintendent, Kimberly R&E Center

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the above-named tenured faculty at the University of Idaho be place on layoff status effective July 1, 1981.
    6/18/81 66
    Layoff of Non-tenured Faculty, Non-faculty Exempt, and Classified Staff Under Declaration of Financial Exigency For the reasons identified by the Board in its Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law, resulting in a Declaration of Financial Exigency and, following the Board’s policies and procedures for staff reductions in a state of financial exigency (IDAPA 8.00.1-2,4), it is the recommendation of the University of Idaho that the following non-tenured faculty, non-faculty exempt, and classified staff be placed on layoff status, effective July 1, 1981:

    Agricultural Research & Extension Service Linda M. Andersen, Senior Secretary-Classified
    Virginia R. Warner, Extension Agent-4-H-Non-tenured Faculty
    John J. Renk, Extension Agricultural Agent-Non-tenured Faculty
    Cephas B. Holder, Asst. Research Soil Scientist-Non-tenured Faculty
    Phyllis Taylor, Extension Home Economist-Non-tenured Faculty
    Lynn D. Hughes, Extension Agricultural Agent-Non-tenured Faculty
    Penny Taylor, Senior Secretary-Classified

    KUID Radio/TV
    Rebecca Ann Newton, Public Affairs Producer/Writer- Classified
    Gregory A. Moring, Cinematographer/Videographer-Classified
    Linda Wright, Graphic Art Designer-Non-Faculty Exempt

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the above-named non-tenured faculty, non-faculty exempt and classified staff be placed on layoff status effective July 1, 1981.
    6/18/81 66-67
    Appointments Harter, Donald A., Director of Personnel Services $26,016, effective July 1, 1981, non-faculty exempt status.

    Dallimore, C. E., Extension Agricultural Agent, Jefferson County, $25,833.60, effective July 1, 1981, faculty tenure status.

    LeBaron, Marshall J., Professor and Assistant to the Dean and Directors, $32,323.20, effective July 1, 1981, faculty tenure status.

    Andersen, Linda M., Senior Secretary, $13,363.20, effective July 1, 1981, classified staff.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the appointments as described in the above paragraph be approved.
    6/18/81 67
    Status of Other Faculty and Staff Impacted by Program Elimination – For Information Only Gilbert F. Stallknecht- accepted a position in Montana. Will use grant money to maintain program to July 20, 1981.

    Norman D. Waters- grant funds will be used to allow present program to be completed through December 31, 1981.

    Richard F. Hall- grant funds will be used to complete program through September 30, 1981.

    Jane D. Betts- offered comparable position in Boundary County. Offer rejected.

    Lois W. Pace- offered a one-year appointment as District IV 4-H specialist. Offer not accepted.

    Morris L. Hemstrom- offered Agricultural Agent Position in Camas County. Offer not accepted.

    William, H. Shane- offered a one-year appointment as District IV 4-H specialist. Acceptance/rejection of offer not known as of this date.

    Untenured Faculty and Staff

    John J. Renk- will be transferred to position in Canyon County.

    Cephas B. Holder- grant funds will be used to complete program through September 30, 1981.

    Penny Taylor- has rejected offer of one senior secretary position to date.

    Rebecca Ann Newton- intends to pursue professional career out of state.

    Gregory A. Moring- accepted position in public broadcasting in Louisiana.

    Linda Wright- has temporary summer employment in College og Engineering.
    6/18/81 67-68
    Executive Session Pursuant to Section 67-2345, Subsection (b), Idaho Code, it was moved by Mr. Montgomery, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the Board go into Executive Session. Upon conclusion of the Executive Session the Board reconvened in Open Session. The tenor of the discussion was, was there proper legal application of the approved criteria by the University of Idaho in the reduction of the personnel recommended and the process of program selection. 6/18/81 68
    Layoff of Tenured Faculty Under Declaration of Financial Exigency It was moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that based upon the evidence given that the recommendation of the University of Idaho administration for the layoff of Lois W. Pace, 4-H Specialist, be upheld.

    It was moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that based upon the evidence given that the recommendation of the University of Idaho administration for the layoff of John A. Jacobs, Associate Meat Specialist, be upheld.

    It was moved by Mrs. Hay, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that based upon the evidence given that the recommendation of the University of Idaho administration for the layoff of Jane D. Betts, Extension Home Economist, be upheld.

    A copy of the Official Record of the public hearings is on file in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    6/18/81 68-69
    Memorial Gym Remodeling/East End Addition Construction Project The University of Idaho requests authorization by the Board of Regents to 1) sign a Construction Management Agreement with Hagadon Construction Co., Inc., of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and 2) proceed with the bidding and awarding of subcontracts/purchase orders for the remodeling of Memorial Gym and the construction of the East End Addition to the Kibbie-ASUI Activity Center within the total project budget defined below:

    The budget for the project is presented below:
    1 – Football Practice Field $ 70,000
    2 – Remodel Memorial Gym $ 919,640
    3 – East End Addition $3,510,360

    TOTAL $4,500,000

    During the time the construction documents were being developed on this project, the University continued to review better and more efficient ways of administering the construction phase of the project. One alternative to the normal construction process of awarding a construction contract to a general contractor is that of a “construction management” concept. Construction management is a construction administration method used in place of the standard general contractor process and entails the employment of a skilled construction management team often used throughout the entire project. This management team, hired by the owner, analyzes systems, products and techniques, reviews budgets, handles administrative details of bidding all construction subcontracts, and also controls/manages all phases of the project construction as a representative of the owner. The primary difference between construction management concept, versus the method of the owner having a contract with a general contractor is that the general contractor administrates, supervises, and coordinates the project with the only direct relationship with the owner being the requirement of the construction contract. In the construction management method, the management team is a direct representative of the owner during the development of the project and during the actual construction of the facility.

    The construction manager is advised and guided by the architect in the areas of design and quality. Bids are let and contracts written for every separate phase or trade rather than as one lump sum. The costs, overhead, and profit associated with the general contractor are avoided and replaced by the construction manager’s fee. The university would retain fiscal control of all contracts and change orders with guidance from the construction manager. The university has determined there are advantages of both time and cost in this process. The simplicity of the East End Addition facility offers an excellent opportunity for the University to evaluate the construction management concept for use in future construction projects.

    The University advertised for the professional services of construction management. Three responses to the request for proposals were received. It is the desire of the University to accept the proposal of Hagadon Construction Co., Inc. that represents the lowest cost. Attached is a copy of the proposed Construction Management Agreement.

    Since contracts/purchase orders for this project under the construction management method may include as many as 20 separate contracts, it seems unwieldy and impractical to present each of these contracts to the Regents for prior approval. However, with the authorization to proceed with bidding and awarding of sub-contracts/purchase orders on a schedule developed by the construction manager within the limits of the project budget outlined above, the construction could proceed in a timely manner. The University assures the Board that all subcontracts/purchase orders will be bid and that State of Idaho bidding and contract awarding procedures will be followed. In addition, all subcontractors will be required to furnish proper performance bonds and evidence of adequate insurance coverage.

    A copy of the Construction Management Agreement with Hagadon Construction Co., Inc., of Coeur d’Alene is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    6/18/81 69-70
    Family Housing Construction Financing Re: Regents’ minutes, December 1980, pg. 41

    The reference authorized the University to negotiate financing for construction of a six-unit and an eight-unit apartment complex for married student housing. All banks with which the University does business have offered to provide a $375,000 construction loan for the project. The most favorable financing proposal was submitted by The Idaho First National Bank. It is, therefore, recommended that the Bursar be authorized to sign the necessary construction loan agreement on behalf of the Regents of the University of Idaho. It is the intent of the University to defer permanent financing for the apartment complex until such time as the interest rates are more favorable.

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the Bursar be authorized to sign necessary loan agreements to enable the University to finance the $375,000 married Student Housing Project.
    6/18/81 71
    Requisitions  Requisition No.: 238909, Department: Agriculture, Item: Word Processing System, Amount: $91,000

    Requisition No.: 243169, Department: Computer Services, Item: Modem Storage, Amount: $40,000

    Requisition No.: 267043, Department: Computer Services, Item: Memory Storage, Amount: $31,400
    8/14/81  36 
    Routine Grant Applications  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit B. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  8/14/81  36 
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit C is $3,358,586. No future obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 8/14/81 37
    Moving Expense Bulla, Lee, Assoc. Director of Agricultural Experiment Station, from Manhattan, Kansas, to Moscow, at a cost not to exceed $5,000.

    Dewey, Steven A., Extension Weed Specialist, from Corvallis, Oregon to Twin Falls, Idaho at a cost of $278.97.

    Foster, Lynn, Associate Law Librarian, from Colp, Illinois to Moscow, Idaho at a cost of $1,000.

    Guenther, H.R., Director of Cooperative Extension Service, from Caldwell, Idaho to Moscow, Idaho, at a cost to cover actual moving expenses of $2,500.

    Magee, Wayne, Dept. Head, Bacteriology and Biochemistry, from San Antonio, Texas to Moscow, Idaho at an approximate cost of $4,900.

    Petrie, Steve, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, from Corvallis, Oregon to Twin Falls, Idaho at an approximate cost of $660.

    Pregitzer, Kurt S., Asst. Professor, from Lansing, Michigan to Moscow, Idaho at a cost of $2,286.60.
    8/14/81 37
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit D, approval is requested to make payments to University employees in addition to their regular salaries. 8/14/81 37
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Smith, Craig M., for consultant work on “Exotic Tree Plantation Study” project during June and July 1981, in the amount of $2,418.

    Smith, Roberta, for field technician and clerical work in connection with “Exotic Tree Plantation Study” project, during June and July 1981, in the amount of $1,595.
    8/14/81 37
    Review of Competency of Tenured Faculty Members In accordance with Board of Regents’ policy established in January 1974, a report of the competency review process for the academic year 1980-81 is listed below. Since the competency review process was begun in January 1974, 398 UI faculty members have been reviewed with the results reported to the Board each year.

    1. Number reviewed first time   58
    2. Number re-reviewed   62
    3. Total reviewed   120
    4. Number found competent   118

    (One case has been tabled until 1981-82; one declared incompetent by review committee)

    Four faculty members refused to participate in the competency review process; three from the Department of Physics and one from the Department of Biological Sciences.

    In the case of the Physics Department, competency reviews for current faculty have not been accomplished due to the inability of the department to have sufficient faculty participation to meet current procedures.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    8/14/81  38
    Clerical According to university policy, persons employed over six consecutive months on a full-time basis should be converted to a regular appointment approved by the Regents. There are two employees who have been working in the positions described below for over one year. The university requests to convert these full-time, half-time positions.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the following positions be approved.

    Title: Senior Clerk, half-time (two positions)
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified, Pay Grade 17
    Salary: $4,865.04
    Department: Admissions and Registrar’s Office
    Funding: Local Service Operations 
    8/14/81 38-39
    Institute for Resource Management – Memorandum of Agreement The University of Idaho, Washington State University, and the Institute for Resource Management, Inc., have developed a Memorandum of Agreement relative to the funding of a Graduate Fellowship Program in Resource Management at the two universities. This Memorandum of Agreement is presented in Exhibit E. The purpose of the agreement is to delineate the working relationship between the campus educational programs in resource management and the Institute of Resource Management, Inc., as a funding organization.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the Memorandum of Agreement be approved.

    A copy of Exhibit E is on file as permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    8/14/81 39
    Request for Waiver of Approval on Consulting Fees Current Regents’ policy requires prior approval of consulting fees in excess of $1,000 in a single payment of $5,000 cumulative during a fiscal year.

    The University has a contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development establishing a Postharvest Institute for Perishables covering the period Sept. 30, 1980 through Sept. 30, 1985.

    Projects identified under this contract are for work in foreign countries and will often require the expertise of outside consultants to assist with portions of the work. These consultants can be selected from a register provided and approved by the U.S. Agency for International Development at rates approved by that agency. Because projects will often require use of consultants with very little lead time, it will become a problem to retain necessary personnel and to accomplish work as required under this contract if the university is required to obtain prior approval for retaining these specialized consultants.

    Permission is hereby requested to waive the prior approval requirement on consultants for this special contract. The University will provide a report to the Regents each year of the names and amount paid to these outside consultants.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that a $10,000 ceiling be set for consultants to be hired on the PIP contract covering September 30, 1980, through September 30, 1985. 
    8/14/81 39-40
    University Classroom Center Remodeling Project Re: Regents’ Minutes, September 1979, pg. 37.

    The reference authorized the university to proceed to remodel areas within the University Classroom Center which would permit (a) the conversion of vacated space to student photographic laboratory facilities for the instructional program in photography and to (b) upgrade the existing Photo Center into a more efficient and flexible processing and photo finishing area. The total budget as approved for the two-phase project was $110,000.

    The student photographic laboratory phase has been completed and is fully operational. In completing the first phase, it has become apparent that there is a need to add a larger film processing laboratory facility in the Photo Center portion of the project to meet the increased university demand. The cost of this change is estimated to not exceed $25,000.

    Funds for this project are available from bond funds for the University Classroom Center. The indenture for that bond issue specifies that after meeting requirements specified in the indenture, money remaining in the revenue fund account may be used to improve the building. Expenditure of the $25,000 from this bond fund to remodel the building is legally permissible and will not interfere with meeting any existing or projected payments or requirements of the bond issue.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the University be authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $25,000 to improve the Photo Center file processing facility. 
    8/14/81 40
    Routine Catalog Changes Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit B. The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum-policy report No. 118. 10/20/81 52
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit C. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 10/20/81 52
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit D is $2,488,443. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 10/20/81 53
    Moving Expenses Duffield, James, Agricultural Economics Statistician, from Ames, Iowa to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $370.

    Bush, Ted J., Visiting Assistant Professor-Communications, from Gainesville, Florida, to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $2,000.

    Fritz, Marlene, Agriculture Information, from Moscow to Twin Falls District Office, at an approximate cost of $550.

    Haderlie, Lloyd C., Associate Professor-Plant and Soil Sciences, from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Aberdeen, at an approximate cost of $2,000.

    Hofferber, Michael, Writer/Editor-Information Services, from Oceanside, Oregon to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $550.

    Kim, Chong, Agricultural Economics Statistician, from Reno, Nevada to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $910.

    McCabe, Jim, Financial Analyst for Physical Plant, from Wenatchee, Washington, to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $1,350.

    McCaffrey, Joseph, Entomologist, from Blacksburg, Virginia, to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $800.

    Pettigrew, Frank, Assistant Professor-Division of HPER, from Chicago, Illinois, to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $250.

    Renk, John, Agricultural Extension Agent in Owyhee County, from Boise to Caldwell, at an approximate cost of $415.

    Salhoff, Craig, Assistant Professor of Weed Science, from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Parma, at an approximate cost of $2,000.

    Skiles, Robert L., Director of PIP, from Los Gatos, California, to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $6,080.

    Stark, Jeffrey C., Extension Potato Specialist, from Riverside, California, to Pocatello, at an approximate cost of $910. 
    10/20/81 53-54
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit E, approval is requested to make payments to University employees in addition to their regular salaries. 10/20/81 54
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Barker, Raymond J., for honorarium work on the Soils Atlas project during July, in the amount of $1,000.

    Bell, George M., for consultant fees (teaching Civil Procedure I, Torts I, and administering the Appellate Court Program) to the UI College of Law during August/December, 1981, in the amount of $13,000.

    Hummell, Jeffrey, M.D., for teaching WWAMI course ICM I during AY 1981-82, in the amount of $2,000.

    Leonhardt, Dwain, M.D., for teaching WWAMI course ICM III during AY 1981-82, in the amount of $2,000.

    Spain, Frances, M.D., for teaching WWAMI course ICM II during AY 1981-82, in the amount of $2,000.
    10/20/81 54
    Laboratory and Green house, University Place, Idaho Falls – For Information Only The College of Agriculture, Tetonia Research and Extension Center, concentrates on research in the diseases and culture of potatoes. The research activity requires offices, a laboratory area and greenhouse/head house facility. These combined facilities are proposed to be built in conjunction with the educational facilities at the University Place in Idaho Falls. This location not only offers economies of space, but also assists the university in displaying to a larger audience a broader range of instructional and research programs. It is estimated that these interrelated facilities would cost about $50,000. Source of funds for the project will be the Agriculture Research/Special Allocation budget.

    Although planning has been underway on this project for some time and bids accepted, a delay in seeking Board approval was caused by an assumption by staff that this was a UI Foundation Project since the foundation owns the property. However, because funds are coming from the University, the project should have Board authorization. On August 28, 1981, authorization for construction project was granted by the Board’s Executive Director, Milton Small. 
    10/20/81 54-55
    Agriculture Information Storage Area – For Information Only A cinder block building previously used in support of the poultry research project (which was discontinued in the Moscow Campus) will be remodeled for production and storage use by the College of Agriculture. (A part of the project involves connecting the University’s sewer line to the poultry research facility.) The project cost will total $23,800. On August 28, 1981, authorization for this construction project was granted by the Board’s Executive Director, Milton Small. 10/20/81 55
    Testing and Removal of Chemical Waste Disposal Site Re: Regents’ minutes, June 1981, pg. 58

    In the reference, the Board was apprised of questions which had been raised by the Idaho Division of Health and Welfare following that agency’s review of a request by the City of Moscow for site approval prior to drilling a new water well on University land north of the Palouse Empire Mall. The division deferred approval of the proposed well site, and placed the University’s wells number three and four on conditional status, pending a determination that no leaching had occurred from a former University chemical waste disposal site which might adversely affect water quality in the area.

    The Board was informed that, in response to that action, the University planned to arrange for testing of the soil surrounding the disposal site. The Board also approved a proposal by the University to contract for the removal of buried contaminated materials, should that option prove feasible. Costs for the testing were projected to be approximately $9,250, and costs for removal of buried material were authorized at a level not to exceed approximately $174,000.

    Because it was necessary to obtain additional samples, the total actual costs to the University for testing of soil near the chemical waste disposal area amount to the $11,368.27. The City of Moscow contributed an equal amount and, in addition, paid for obtaining soil samples and testing of soil surrounding an old landfill located on University property, and for obtaining soil samples surrounding an old radioactive waste burial site also located on campus. Testing of samples from the latter site was subsequently performed by UI Radiation Safety Officer Kris Smith, under the supervision of the Idaho Radiation Control Board.

    Laboratory reports regarding all three sites revealed no movement of buried contaminated material into ground water. As a result, the Water Quality Division of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare granted the city’s request for approval of is proposed well site and restored the provisional status of the University’s wells.

    Subsequent to the testing program, the University contracted with Environmental Emergency Services, Inc., of Portland, Oregon, to remove buried contaminated material at the chemical waste disposal site. Eight hundred and seventeen cubic yards of material were removed at a cost of $156,659.75. Following removal of buried material, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Hazardous Waste Division, certified that buried materials had been removed sufficiently to preclude the threat of future environmental problems, and that the site is suitable for “any future activities the owners may pursue.”

    Copies of the referred agency approvals are on file in the Office of the Financial Vice President. Total costs to the University for both projects amounted to $168,028.02. 
    10/20/81 55-56
    Accreditation Reports The geological engineering program was examined by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology in the fall of 1981. The geological engineering program has been reaccredited through 1984, at which time all engineering programs are due to be reexamined for accreditation purposes. In extending the accreditation, ABET especially noted the additional resources that had been dedicated to geological engineering, including the gifts from industry used to complete laboratory facilities for the program and additional staff members.

    At the request of the Department of Defense, the Northwest Association of School and Colleges examined the off-campus video engineering program offered by the University of Idaho. All programs that are offered on military bases are requested to be examined by the local accreditation association by the Department of Defense. There is also an institutional obligation to the accreditation association to report off-campus programs that can lead to degree-granting activities. Thus, the accreditation review fulfills this obligation. The report is very complimentary and highly supportive of the program activities.

    The American Diabetes Association has reviewed the University undergraduate program in dietetics which is operated in conjunction with Eastern Washington University. The association has granted continuing accreditation of the program for five years, through 1986. The report commented, “You and your faculty are to commended for your interest in dietetic education and your dedication to producing a competent entry-level dietician.”

    Complete reports on each of the above actions, are on file in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    10/20/81 56
    Idaho Criminal Justice Education Foundation, Inc. The Idaho Prosecuting Attorney’s Association has formed the Idaho Criminal Justice Education Foundation, Inc., to promote continuing education and research support for the Idaho Prosecuting Attorney’s Association and others interested in the administration of criminal laws.

    The University of Idaho College of Law has entered into a letter of agreement with the Idaho Criminal Law Justice Foundation to assist in the administration of the foundation and to conduct continuing education activities, training seminars, and research support for the foundation. The foundation will provide financial support for the activities agreed upon. The letter of agreement is given in Exhibit F. 
    10/20/81 57
    State Seed Inspection Program Between Washington State University and the University of Idaho An agreement has been signed between the University of Idaho and the Washington State Department of Agriculture, which will provide, on a request basis from the UI’s College of Agriculture, seed inspection services for seed certification within Northern Idaho. The contract period is for July 7, 1981, through June 30, 1982, and is the same contract which has been in effect for the last several years.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, and F are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    10/20/81 57
    Request for New Positions and Approval of Deleted Positions Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the additions and deletions of the following positions be approved as defined below:

    This section includes authorization to establish new positions which increase additional staff requirements and new positions which result from reallocation of other positions that have been closed. The latter reallocated positions do not create additional staff requirements. This agenda item and future agendas will distinguish between the two forms of requests for new positions.
    10/20/81 57
    Requests for New Positions Creating Additional Staff Title: Maintenance Craftsperson-Apprentice
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified – Pay Grade 16-A
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $9,270.72
    Department: Student Housing
    Funding: Auxiliary Enterprises-Student Housing
    Justification: Maintenance workload in the single and
    married student housing has increased to the
    point that is more cost effective to employ a
    third maintenance person in Student Housing
    than to pay Physical Plant shop personnel to
    supplement the housing maintenance
    program. Physical plant shop workload has
    also increased to the point that maintenance
    support for Student Housing is limited.

    Title: Secretary (1/2 time)
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified – Pay Grade 19
    FTE: 0.50
    Salary: $5,355.72
    Department: Student Housing
    Funding: Chair in Business Enterprise, College of
    Business and Economics.
    Justification: There has been inadequate secretarial support in the College of Business for the last three years. Now, that the Chair in Business Enterprise is a reality and will be supported with secretarial help through the college, this half-time position is necessary. 
    10/20/81 58
    Requests for New Positions Resulting from Reallocation of Closed Positions Title: Gift Receipting Secretary
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified – Pay Grade 21
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $11,818.08
    Department: Trust and Investment Office
    Funding: 60% UI Foundation and 40% Alumni Assoc.
    Justification: In order to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of gift acknowledgement and receipting, the gift receipting functions of several positions will be consolidated into one. This staff position is created by the elimination of the Assistant Student Loan Officer position, which is no longer needed because more data processing support and better administrative procedures have been implemented.

    Title: Clerk Typist, II
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified – Pay Grade 15
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $8,832.24
    Department: University Continuing Education
    Funding: General Education
    Justification: The Director of the University Continuing
    Education has recently reassigned and that office is undergoing reorganization. The Director’s position will not be replaced. However, the workload in that office, especially in the area of Conference Coordination, requires this clerical function.

    Title: Analytical Instrument Supervisor
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $17,017.20
    Department: Chemistry
    Funding: General Education
    Justification: Created by reallocation of funds from positions
    recently vacated.

    The following adjustments reflect a significant reallocation of positions within the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences. These changes are intended to stabilize the salary obligation of college personnel in their “mix” of salary between appropriated and non-appropriated funding. Although there is a net increase in FTE paid from General Education funds, the salary dollars committed to these salaries are covered within the current allocation to the college. The changes merely reflect the net effect of the redefinition and/or reallocation of existing staff and positions. These changes plus those previously approved by the Board in the FY1982 operating Budget, result in an overall decrease of 10.5 FTE positions in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences.

    New Positions and FTE’s are:

    Title: Station Statistician/Instructor
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 0.75
    Salary: $14,000.00
    Department: Forest Resources/ FWR Experiment Station
    Funding: General Education


    Title: Assistant Professor
    Term: Academic Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 0.25
    Salary: $5,046.04
    Department: Forest Resources
    Funding: General Education


    Title: Station Economist/Assistant Professor
    Term: Academic Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 0.17
    Salary: $3,860.63
    Department: Forest Products


    Title: Assistant Professor
    Term: Academic Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 0.33
    Salary: $6,002.01
    Department: FWR Experiment Station


    Title: Research Technician II
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $13,676.40
    Department: FWR Experiment Station


    Title: Research Associate
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 0.75
    Salary: $11,231.60
    Department: FWR Experiment Station

    Deleted Positions and FTE’s:

    Title: Director, University Continuing Education
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $27,019
    Department: University Continuing Education
    Administration
    Justification: The office of Continuing Education is being reorganized and administrative responsibilities are being reassigned to reduce the total administrative budget.

    Title: Professor, Fisheries
    Term: Academic Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 0.4
    Salary: $6,814.00
    Department: College of Forestry
    Justification: Funds used for reorganization of college
    positions

    Title: Associate Professor, Range Resources
    Term: Academic Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 0.4
    Salary: $7,823.00
    Department: College of Forestry
    Justification: Funds used for reorganization of college
    Positions

    Title: Associate Dean/Director of Teacher Education
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Exempt
    FTE: 0.35
    Salary: $12,038.00
    Department: College of Education
    Justification: Deleted from Education Administration budget funds and FTE added to position 1260 in Teacher Education Budget to make Director 1.00 FTE in that budget. Eliminating Associate Dean position.

    Title: Procedures Analyst
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified – Pay Grade 25
    FTE: 0.5
    Salary: $7,183.00
    Department: Faculty Secretary’s Office
    Justification: Funds transferred to Irregular Help to employ
    person to work on Faculty/Staff Handbook.

    Title: Assistant Student Loan Officer
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified – Pay Grade 27
    FTE: 1.0
    Salary: $16,620.48
    Department: Controller’s Office
    Funding: General Education
    Justification: Because of a retirement and an internal promotion, the duties of this position were assigned to other staff to reduce costs of Student Loan administration.
    10/20/81 58-62
    FY 1980-81 Carryover Funds UI General Education
    The University of Idaho General Education Budget has $215,932 of carryover funds from FY1980-81. This represents 0.7% of the total General Education expenditures in FY 1981. An internal procedure implemented two years ago encourages Dean and Department Heads to carry forward any uncommitted allocated funds in preference to spending the total allocation within each fiscal year. The new procedures have allowed for more effective use of allocated funds. Of the $215,932 carryover, $125,154 is the sum of the college and departmental reserves described above. The remaining $90,778 results from unexpended funds in utility, Physical Plant maintenance, and several administrative accounts. This latter sum will be used to help reestablish a contingency reserve for the FY1981-82 operating budget, depleted significantly in FY1980-81 by commitments to the 3.85% state general account holdback obligations.

    UI Agricultural Research and Extension Service
    The programs of Agricultural Research and Extension Service have a carryover of $383,500. Of this amount, $135,974 in federal funds is dedicated to the specific programs of expanded food nutrition, 4-H, and Title V Rural Development. The remaining $247,526 is from general funding for Agricultural Research and Extension Service. Ninety-five thousand dollars will be used to purchase word processing equipment for the college as approved by the Board of Regents August 13, 1981. Forty thousand dollars will be used for computer equipment installation and upgrading for use throughout the state. The remaining dollars will be allocated to the department to help alleviate the budget shortfalls created by the FY1982 appropriation. These dollars will be used to provide much needed equipment and supplies for the various programs. None of these carry-forward funds will be used for personnel.

    WOI- Veterinary Medicine
    The FY1980-81 carryover funds in the WOI regional program in Veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY1981-82 are $43,700. These local funds will be used to cover the cost of upgrading the telephone system and to purchase computer terminals and satellite hook-ups for Caldwell. In June, the University of Idaho requested and was granted approval to upgrade their telephone system to the GTE-4600 system. The Veterinary Medicine facilities also need this upgrading of equipment but due to their physical distance from the central campus, the telephone communications system is $26,000. The Caldwell facility needs computer terminals that access the central universities computer center. With this available, research capabilities can be expanded and current financial status can be monitored.

    WAMI- Medical Education
    The FY1980-81 carryover funds in the WAMI medical education program that are available for one-time expenditure during FY1981-82 are $18,600. These local funds will be used to purchase microscopes and to replace irregular help funds lost in the FY1982 appropriation. The original microscopes purchased for the program several years ago are not as precise. Also, cutbacks in the FY1982 allocation reduced the funds available for irregular help. Carry-over funds will be used in FY1982 to supplement this need for additional lab and teaching assistance.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Hoopes and carried that the FY1980-81 carryover funds in General Education, Agricultural Research and Extension Service, WOI Veterinary Medicine, and WAMI Medical Education be approved for expenditure as indicated in the above paragraphs.
    10/20/81 62-63
    WAMI Agreement – Proposed Amendment Re: Regent’s Minutes, October 1975, pg.13

    The University of Idaho requests Board approval of the addendum to Section X of the 1975 WAMI agreement which is attached as Exhibit G.

    Last Spring, two seniors graduated from the WAMI program without paying their 1980-81 $500 Idaho special fee assessed by the Idaho Legislature.

    The original WAMI agreement does not provide for any special fee assessment by any state participant in the regional medical education program and thus, there are no penalty provisions for failure of WAMI students to pay these special state assessment fees. Since the University of Idaho has the responsibility for collecting this fee of all Idaho WAMI students, the proposed addendum is very much needed. The University of Idaho general counsel and the attorney general’s office in the state of Washington have jointly developed the proposed addendum.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried that the University be authorized to sign the addendum agreement to Section X of the 1975 WAMI agreement which is attached as Exhibit G.

    A copy of the Exhibit G is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    10/20/81 63-64
    Routine Catalog Changes Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit B. The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum policy report #119. 12/3/81 39
    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment Requisition No.: 240790, Department: Vet. Medicine, Item: Word Processing Unit, Amount: $25,000

    Requisition No.: 256818, Department: Chem. Engr., Item: Liquid Chromatograph, Amount: $19,445

    Requisition No.: 260174, Department: Chemistry, Item: Polarimeter, Amount: $19,177*

    *Approved by Milton Small on October 23, 1981. By accepting bid before November 1, $1,000 of free accessories was available with the purchase.
    12/3/81 39
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit C. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 12/3/81 40
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit D is $1,642,158. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  12/3/81 40
    Boeing Company – College of Engineering – For Information Only The Boeing Company is providing the University of Idaho’s College of Engineering access to Boeing’s computer and associated computer programs on computer aided design/computer-aided manufacturing for use in our engineering teaching activities. The services being provided by Boeing include two terminals, a plotter, and a series of programs (software) related to computer-aided design and manufacturing processes. A contract between Boeing and the University of Idaho has been established for the above purposes. No financial obligation is incurred by the University under this agreement. 12/3/81 40
    Music Royalty Agreement Renewal – For Information Only Re: Regent’s Minutes
    In the reference the Board was informed of University actions to enter into music copyright agreements with three music license organizations to secure blanket music licenses on University uses of music both within the institution and at public events. Changes in the copyright law which were enacted in 1976 imposed upon educational institutions the obligation to pay royalties for the use of music at public events where admission is charged – formerly education institutions had been exempt from such a requirement.

    The copyright agreements signed and reported to the Board in the reference were in effect for a period of approximately two years. Since that time, each license agreement has been renewed with the principal difference being an increase of approximately 1 cent per student per year in the license due each organization over the three-year period of the new contracts. This is projected to increase the annual cost of approximately $1,450 for the 1982-83 fiscal year.

    Prior to renewal, the university again evaluated the desirability of entering into a blanket music agreement as contrasted with requesting an individual license specifically issued to the University of Idaho, or paying license fees for each use of music. Even with the cost increases, the blanket approach was determined to be the most expedient method of complying with the obligations imposed under the 1978 copyright law. 
    12/3/81 40
    Moving Expenses Cook, Wilbur, Extension Agricultural Agent, from Gooding to Emmett, at an approximate cost of $1,300.

    Erickson, Duane, Extension Agricultural Agent, from Colfax, Washington to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $1,500.

    Hofferber, Mike, Writer/Editor, from Oceanside, Oregon to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $400.

    Paeth, Linda, Extension Home Economist/Instructor, from Manmouth, Oregon to Bonners Ferry, at an approximate cost of $900.

    Steiger, Monte L., Head, Technical Services, University Library, from Flagstaff, Arizona, to Moscow, at an approximate cost of $600. 
    12/3/81 41
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit E, approval is requested to make payment to university employees in addition to their regular salaries. 12/3/81 41
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Berman, Matthew, for work performed on “Productivity effects of worker participation in decision-making and profits: Statistical estimate from the example of worker-owned firms in plywood manufacturing study,” during September and October 1981, in the amount of $2,170.

    Mann, Paul, for teaching videotaped course EE 524, “Transients in Power Systems,” from August 17, 1981 to January 29, 1982, in the amount of $1,766.40.

    Scanlon, David, for a personal service and support staff contract with the College of Forestry for October 1, 1981 through March 15, 1982, in the amount of $27,000 to be paid from a contract titled, “Intermountain Forest Tree Nutrition Cooperative,” received from nine cooperators on the grants.” *

    Steim, Barry, honorarium for teaching ED 530-70, Educational Law, fall semester 1981 at Coeur d’Alene, in the amount of $1,020.

    *Approved by Milton Small, October 26, 1981. College of Forestry desires to continue a consulting contract through March 15, 1982. The compensation for Dr. Scanlon to employ the necessary support staff to complete the work. Since the first payments in the continuation of the consulting contract were due in October and also in November, before the next Board meeting, approval by Mr. Small was requested.

    Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, to prepare and conduct training workshop in “Culture and Individual Differences,” “Intercultural Communication Skills,” and “Conceptual Parameters of Multicultural Education,” for the College of Education, November 6 and 7, 1981, in the amount of $1,158. 
    12/3/81 41-42
    Revision of University’s Holiday Schedule November 11 is a state designated holiday and was previously scheduled as a day the University’s administrative offices would be closed. However, due to the fact that classes would be in session that day and with the problems of access to administrative offices which arose on the October 12 holiday when some administrative offices were closed, a change in schedule for this year only was implemented. The University, including all administrative offices, was open on November 11. On November 27 (day after Thanksgiving) and December 24 (day before Christmas), the University will be closed.

    Employees who eared compensatory time for October 12 and November 11 holidays can apply it to November 27 and December 24. Employees with no compensatory time can use annual leave or leave without pay for those dates.

    Classified employees in pay grade 24 and below and those in pay grade 25 and above in non-administrative, non-executive, or non-professional positions who worked on November 11 are eligible for overtime compensation in the form of cash compensation or compensatory time off at one and one-half times their regular rates. All exempt employees and those classified employees not defined above who worked on November 11 are eligible for compensatory time off on an hour-for-hour basis. IH employees who worked on November 11 are eligible for cash compensation at one and one-half times their regular rates. For purposes of compensation, November 27 and December 24 will be considered as regular work days.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, D, and E are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    12/3/81 42
    Request for New Positions and Approval of Deleted Positions Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the following position be approved as defined below: 12/3/81 43
    Requests for New Positions Creating Additional Board Appointed Staff Title: Photo Lab Technician
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $9,270.72
    Department: Photo Services
    Funding: Local Service Operations
    Justification: This position is currently funded as an irregular help position. However, workload in Photo Services is such that the person in this position must work full-time. Since this full-time effort has exceeded six months, the University is required to evaluate the position to determine whether it should be a regular Board appointed position. In this situation, the continuing need for full-time effort necessitates the conversion to a regular Board position.

    It was moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the following position be approved as defined below: 
    12/3/81 43
    Deleted Positions and FTE’s Title: Data Entry Operator – night
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $9,918.00
    Department: Computer Services
    Funding: Local Service Operations
    Justification: The Computer Center Director desires to consolidate the data control section with the data entry (key punch) section, eliminating a data entry operator position and upgrading the data control supervisor’s position from DP production specialist to DP section manager. Net savings from this consolidation is $6,243.12. 
    12/3/81 43
    Auxiliary Loan Program to Aid Students The University of Idaho requests authorization to participate in the Auxiliary Loan Program to Aid Students (ALPAS). This is a new loan program established by the federal government last fall. It is available to the parents of dependent student, independent undergraduates, and graduate students. Borrowing to a limit of $3,000 per year, $15,000 aggregate is permitted. The conditions of the loan are much the same as the present Guaranteed Student Loan Program. Banks, credit unions, etc., do the lending with full guarantee from state guarantee agencies and reinsurance by the federal government. Interest is 14 percent commencing on the date of the loan. The government pays an administrative allowance as well so that net return to the lender is currently 19 percent.

    The Student Loan Fund of Idaho has not been successful in setting up this program with Idaho lenders. In anticipation of major reductions in other sources of federal student aid next year, the University is anxious to proceed so that this program is available to our students as soon as possible.

    The request is to deposit $12,000 from unrestricted student loan funds with the United Student Aid Fund to establish a loan guarantee reserve of $600,000 in this program. Lenders would be: Lincoln First Bank, Rochester, New York, and Marine Midland Bank, Buffalo, New York. The University already has this type of reserve with USAF for Guaranteed Student Loans, as does the State of Idaho.

    In the event that the Student Loan Fund in Idaho is eventually able to establish this program with in-state lenders, the University would move to that source.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the University of Idaho be permitted to participate in the Auxiliary Loan Program to Aid Students (ALAS) as defined in the above paragraphs. 
    12/3/81 44
    Commercial Radio Broadcast Rights for 1982-83 Football and Basketball A proposal was received November 2, 1981 from KRPL, Inc., Moscow, for the exclusive rights to be the originating radio station for the Broadcast of the University of Idaho football and basketball during the period July 1982 through March 1983. KRPL, Inc.’s, proposal included a payment of $150 for football and basketball rights. As KRPL was the only radio station to submit a proposal and since they have done a commendable job as the University’s originating radio station in the past years, the university recommends that the proposal from KRPL, Inc., be accepted.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried that the 1982-83 contract for commercial radio broadcast rights for football and basketball be awarded to KRPL, Inc. 
    12/3/81 44
    Land Lease – Dubois R&E Sheep Experiment Station The university requests Regents’ authorization to renew a land lease with the State Board of Land Commissioners. The land is utilized by the Dubois R&E Sheep Experiment Station in conjunction with their sheep research program. The 640 acres of land to be leased for ten years from the State of Idaho will continue to be used for sheep grazing at an annual rental of 40 cents an acre.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the University of Idaho be permitted to renew a 10-year land lease of 640 acres at 40 cents an acre from the State Board of Land Commissioners for the Dubois R&E Sheep Experiment Station’s sheep research program. 
    12/3/81 45
    Moving Expenses Reimbursement A. UI will reimburse an employee’s moving expenses when the employee is transferred from one official station to another within the state for the benefit and convenience of UI.

    B. All or some portion of the interstate moving expenses of an employee may be reimbursed when, the payment is in UI’s interest, when funds are available, and when approved by the President, a Vice-President, or a Dean. Exact amount of or limitations to reimbursement should be established as part of the employment agreement. Reimbursement of moving expenses in excess of $5,000 for an employee must be reported to the Regents with an explanation.

    C. “Moving Expenses,” as used in this policy, means the actual expenses incurred in the transportation of household goods and the travel expenses of the employee and his/her dependents one way to the employment location, based on current UI travel allowances. “Household goods” is construed to include the employee’s professional library and, in some cases, professional collections. UI does not reimburse expenses for moving animals, camper trailers, boats and other non-household items. Also, UI does not reimburse expenses incurred in any real estate transactions associated with the move. UI will not normally pay for storage of household goods. Exceptions to the reimbursement for storage, not to exceed 30 days, must be approved by the President. UI does not pay travel expenses of the employee or of his or her dependents unless the expense is directly associated with the transport of household goods.

    D. If an employee fails to fulfill his or her contract or appointment obligation after having been reimbursed for moving expenses, the employee is required to repay a prorated portion of the reimbursement.

    E. Employees who are to be reimbursed for all or some of their interstate moving expense and who elect to use a commercial moving-van carrier are expected to select one that has an agreement with UI to provide “military and government rate tender (MRT).” These rates may be from 10 to 50 percent less than normal commercial rates.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that approval be granted for the University of Idaho to adopt the above revised moving expenses reimbursement policy.
    12/3/81 45-46
  • 1982
    Minutes Motion Meeting Page
    Requisitions Requisition No.: 267106, Department: Computer Services, Item: IBM Control Unit, Amount: $20,000

    Requisition No.: 270083, Department: Ag. Res./An. Sci., Item: Fibertic System 1/acc., Amount: $15,528

    Requisition No.: 279181, Department: Printing & Dup., Item: Offset Press, Amount: $41,800
    1/14/82 36
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit B. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 1/14/82 36
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit C is $607,047. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 1/14/82 37
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit D, approval is requested to make payment to University employees in addition to their regular salaries. 1/14/82 37
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Baldwin, Ruth E., for consultant’s fee for General Technical service Team assignment in Nicaragua, for the period January 12-19, 1982, in the amount of $1,332.63.

    Lundberg, Frank, for carrying out tasks of the NGA Range Subcommittee during the period of December 15, 1981, through January 29, 1982, in the amount of $2,500.00.

    Schorr, Daniel, honorarium for participation in 1982 Borah Symposium, March 29-30, 1982, in the amount of $4,500.

    Tomlinson, B.T., for consulting work regarding consolidation of food services at the University of Idaho, during November 16-19, 1981, in the amount of $1,168.75.
    1/14/82 37
    Teleconferenced Courses; Boise, Washington State University  For the coming second semester, 1981-82, the University of Idaho will offer an advanced computer science course with the instructor being in Boise and the students in Moscow using a live format. Mr. Ray Foote, an employee of Hewlett-Packard Corporation, will teach CS 404, Distributive Networks, using the two-way teleconferencing capabilities available between UI and BSU. Students at UI will be able to interact with Mr. Foote as he teaches the course. It will be simultaneously videotaped for subsequent distribution to other sites utilizing the UI video course system. Mr. Foote’s time is being contributed by H-P as part of their corporate assistant program at the UI.

    At least five courses will be offered cooperatively between the University of Idaho and Washington State University this coming semester, utilizing the new two-way video communications link between UI and WSU. This link was established through a project of the UI Foundation. CE 474, Highway Design, and ME 534, Mechanics of Composite Design, will be taught at the University of Idaho and teleconferenced to WSU students. EE 491, Performance of Power Systems, will originate at WSU and teleconferenced to UI students. Two chemical engineering courses are also planned to be given cooperatively utilizing the video teleconferencing system. 
    1/14/82 37-38
    Off-Campus Computer Services Recently, the University of Idaho established computer services to several off-campus locations including the Idaho Falls Center for Higher Education, Idaho Falls, and the Research and Extension Centers at Aberdeen, Caldwell, and Parma. Using both the educational microwave system between Boise and Idaho Falls, the off-campus locations have complete access to the UI computer network for administrative, academic and research purposes through interactive terminal access. The electronic mail system is available, greatly expediting and improving the flow of information between the campus and these other locations. As funding permits, other locations will be added to the system. Earlier, LCSC and the State Board Office were incorporated into the system.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    1/14/82 38
    Proposed Continuation of Calendar Pattern The Faculty Council has approved the continuation of the University of Idaho’s current patter for academic calendars for the foreseeable future. To assist with long-range planning, the council developed and approved calendars through 1991-92.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried that the proposed academic calendars for 1983-84, through 1991-92 be approved as show in Exhibit E.

    A copy of Exhibit E is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    1/14/82 39
    Restoration of the Carillons The carillons were donated to the university by the David family of Moscow and installed in 1964. After about 18 years of continuous use, the carillons now require a great deal of maintenance in order to keep them in working order. The amplifier system for the carillons is tube-type and is outdated. The university is experiencing increasing difficulty in finding repair parts. At present, only the time-of-day chimes system is functional. In order to restore the carillons to good operating condition, it is necessary to retain outside experts who specialize in carillon restoration to update the equipment and convert it from a tube-type to a solid-state preamplifier system. Upon research, the university was able to find only one firm that specializes in restoration of carillons, Schulmerick Carillons, Inc., located in Sellersville, Pennsylvania. They sent a representative to the campus and provided a detailed proposal with an estimated cost of about $27,225 to restore the carillons. The funds would come from a reimbursement of ash clean-up $25,244 and plant maintenance funds.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried that the university authorized to contract with Schulmerick Carillons, Inc., for restoration of the carillons.
    1/14/82 39
    Cooperative Agreement with Ecuador The University of Idaho, through the College of Education, has received a request from the government of Ecuador to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Ministry of Education and Culture and the National Institute for the Child and Family, both of Ecuador. The purpose of this agreement is to have a framework whereby the University can provide technical assistance and training in the development of a national system of resource training centers for special education in Ecuador. A copy of this agreement is attached as Exhibit F.

    Specific projects requested as a result of this cooperative agreement will be in the form of fixed price contracts to cover both direct and indirect costs. Payment under these fixed price contracts will be made in advance of any work performed and will be payable in U.S. dollars. The first of these fixed price contracts is a proposal for $25,000 for work to be performed in Quito, Ecuador, as outlined in Exhibit F.

    Permission is hereby requested to proceed with this cooperative agreement and any specific contracts resulting there from to provide technical assistance and training in the development of resource centers in Ecuador.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University of Idaho be permitted to participate in the cooperative agreement with Ecuador as defined in the above paragraphs.

    A copy of Exhibit F is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    1/14/82 40
    Employee Medical/Dental Insurance Review In preparation for renewal negotiations expected to begin in March 1982, the University desires to retain an employee benefits consultant to evaluate the effectiveness in the University of Idaho group health insurance plan.

    The university requests approval to enter into a contract with the firm of Wohlman & Sargent, Inc., of Seattle to conduct such a study. A report from the consultant is expected about March 1, 1982. The firm of Wohlman & Sargent was selected in part because they had previously provided employee consulting services to the Division of Group Insurance with respect to the state employees’ life and disability insurance plans. The total cost of the study is not to exceed $8,500, to be paid from the university’s health insurance premium reserve.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University be authorized to enter into a contract with Wohlman & Sargent, Inc., of Seattle as described above. 
    1/14/82 41
    Part I It was moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried to adopt Part I of the University of Idaho agenda. 3/4-5/82 42
    Requisitions (for purchase) Requisition No.: 239412, Department: SW Idaho R&E Center, Item: Tractor, Amount: $21,000

    Requisition No.: 268464, Department:Computer Services, Item: 1870 Block Multiplexor Channels, Amount: $16,000

    Requisition No.: 268465, Department: Computer Services, Item: IBM 3830 Model 2 Unit, Amount: $30,000
    3/4-5/82 42
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit B. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 3/4-5/82 42
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount on the awards in Exhibit C is $880,331. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 3/4-5/82 42
    Moving Expenses Magee, Wayne, Head, Bacteriology & Biochemistry Department, from San Antonio, Texas, to Moscow. (At the August 1981 Regents’ meeting, $4,900 was approved as moving expense. The employment agreement included coverage of actual moving expenses for household goods and professional laboratory equipment. The actual costs amounted to $8,273.76.) 3/4-5/82 43
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit D, approval is requested to make payments to University employees in addition to their regular salaries. 3/4-5/82 43
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Dresch, Stephen P., honorarium for speaking for the Endowed Chair in Business Enterprise, February 23-25, 1982, in the amount of $2,000.

    Frances, Carol, honorarium for speaking for the Endowed Chair in Business Enterprise, February 23-25, 1982, in the amount of $2,000.

    Manley, Michael, honorarium for speaking at Borah Symposium, March 29-30, 1982, in the amount of $4,500.

    Sasser, Nancy S., Ph.D., consulting fee to teach a WAMI course, Med. Sci. 504:02-Human Sexuality and the Physician, February 4-May27, 1982, in the amount of $1,200.

    Schell, Stewart C., Ph.D., consulting fee to participate in a WAMI course, Med. Sci. 521, Natural History of Infectious Diseases, during May 6-19, 1982, in the amount of $1,200.

    Sterling, Claire, honorarium for speaking at Borah Symposium, March 29-30, 1982, in the amount of $3,500.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    3/4-5/82 43
    Executive Session Pursuant to Section 67-2345, Subsection f, Idaho Code, it was moved by Mrs. Hay, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the Board go into Executive Session. The State Board of Education met in Executive Session from 9:40 am to 10:15 am, March 4, 1982 with Dr. Gibb, Dr. Fergason, and Mr. McKinney to discuss litigation brought by a tenured faculty member against the University of Idaho and the State Board of Education. Upon conclusion of the Executive Session, the Board reconvened in Open Session. 3/4-5/82 44
    Part I It was moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried to adopt Part I of the University of Idaho supplemental agenda. 3/4-5/82 44
    Requisitions Requisition No.: 271682, Department: College of Mines, Item: 12-Channel Seismograph and Accessories, Amount: $21,240  3/4-5/82 44
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary Foster, Cecil G., Asst. Prof.
    Development of Bus. C467 $525.00
    Correspondence Study $3,721.00
    March, 1982 $31,027.68 – AY12 
    3/4-5/82 44
    Payments to Outside Consultants  UI/IFCHE Instructor Stipends, for 53 instructors’ stipends covering spring semester of 1982, in the total amount of $55,166.66. (See Exhibit A)

    Lindberg, Hans, consulting for a project entitled “Support of Visiting Scientist, Hans G. Lindberg” which is funded from a $39,600.00 Weyerhaeuser Co. grant to the Department of Chemical Engineering, in the amount of $36,432.00, payable for the calendar year 1982.

    Sparks, Walter C., consulting fee while working for Postharvest Institute, General Technical Service Team on an assignment in Cairo, Egypt, March 11-21, 1982, in the amount of $1,536.00. 

    A copy of Exhibit A is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    3/4-5/82 44-45
    Part I  It was moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried to adopt Part I of the University of Idaho agenda. 4/9/82 52
    Routine Catalog Changes Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in sections C through J of Exhibit B. These changes were circulated to the faculty in general curriculum-policy report #120 (February 13, 1982) in accordance with established procedures. 4/9/82 52
    Auxiliary Enterprises’ Current FY1982 Operating Budgets Status – For Information Only In accordance with the Board’s financial management policy, status reports of the operating budgets of the university’s auxiliary enterprises are to be submitted to the Board at the regular April meeting. Exhibit C contains status reports of the current FY1982 operating budgets for the University of Idaho’s auxiliary enterprises – student housing, food services, student union, student health, family housing, and bookstore operations. 4/9/82 53
    Requisitions – Purchases   Requisition No.: 253490, Department: Tetonia R&E Center, Item:Tractor, Amount: $20,000  4/9/82 53
    Storage and Sale of Wool – For Information Only Annually, the University of Idaho has wool available for sale from the Sheep Experiment Station at Dubois, Idaho. It has been the University’s objective to obtain the best possible price for this wool. Because of fluctuating market conditions, the best price may not be available at the time of clipping. Therefore, it has been the practice of the University each of the last several years to hold this wool for a period of time and have a reputable marketing firm working to obtain the best price. Each year, the university informs the Board of the marketing agreement.

    Again this year, the university has entered into a wool storage and sale agreement with Western Wool & Growers Service Co. This agreement provides for the grading, storage, insuring and sale, to a qualified buyer, at a cost not to exceed 3.15 cents per grease pound. Wool to be available this year is estimated at 60,000 pounds and will not be graded or sold by Western Wool & Growers Service Co. without the consent of the university. Proceeds from the sale of the wool will be remitted by the contractor to the university net of the above-referenced charges. The proceeds of the wool sale are used to support the sheep ranch operations. 
    4/9/82 53
    Timber Sale from Experimental Forest Re: Regents’ Minutes, July 1972, page 32.

    The reference above established the procedure whereby annually the university seeks authorization to sell timber harvest from the School Forest land as part of the College of Forestry’s teaching and research program. The University again requests approval to sell approximately one million board feet of sawtimber from the School Forest. The timber will be harvested by School Forest staff and students and sold in roadside decks to the highest bidder. The sale is expected to take place in late May or early June 1982. 
    4/9/82 54
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit D. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 4/9/82 54
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit E is $1,053,930.36. No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 4/9/82 54
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit F, approval is required to make payments to university employees in addition to their regular salaries. 4/9/82 54
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is being requested to pay the following:

    Barker, Raymond J., taking pictures and preparing manuscript for the Solis Atlas project during January and February, 1982, in the amount of $2,400.

    Lundburg, Frank, consulting fee for services rendered to the NGA Range Subcommittee during February and March, 1982, in the amount of $2,500.

    Siffin, Bill, visiting scholar to lead seminar in Institutional Development during April 15-16, 1982, in the amount of $2,250. 
    4/9/82 54
    University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report – For Information Only The 1981 annual report of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., has been provided to the Board. Additional copies of the report are available in the Foundation Office. If should be noted that the total assets of the Foundation passed the $12.5 million mark and the amount of gifts and donations reached $1,825,486 during the 1980-81 fiscal year. This growth represents a 24% increase over the previous year. 4/9/82 55
    Long Range Planning Guide – For Information Only Under separate cover the Board has been provided a draft of a proposed Long-Range Campus Development guide prepared by the University’s Campus Planning Committee and the Department of Facility Planning. The purpose of the guide is not to project specific growth, specific buildings, or specific projects, but rather to outline a set of policy guides that the planning committee would apply to specific campus development projects as these projects arise. It is intended to be a working document, reviewed periodically and updated as necessary. It is the belief of the committee that this type of planning guide will provide better support for future development of the Moscow campus, than to hire an outside consultant to develop specific campus plans.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, and F are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    4/9/82 55
    Change of Name – Department of Mining Engineering & Metallurgy The University of Idaho requests authorization to change the name of the Department of Mining Engineering and Metallurgy to the Department of Metallurgical and Mining Engineering. The new name more accurately represents the current teaching and research activities of the department in the College of Mines and Earth Resources.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the above department name change be approved. 
    4/9/82 55
    Revised Enrollment Standards for College of Engineering Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the Enrollment Standards for the College of Engineering be amended as shown in Section B of Exhibit B. This change was circulated to the faculty in general curriculum-policy report #120 (February 13, 1982) in accordance with established procedures. The revised standards are to be effective the fall semester 1982-83. 4/9/82 56
    Renewal of Agreement with Eastern Washington University and Deaconess Hospital for Dietetic Training Program  The University requests approval to renew the agreement between the University of Idaho, Eastern Washington University, and Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, to continue an undergraduate program in food and nutrition with dietetic training. The previous agreement was made in July 1975. The renewal agreement continues the intent of the previous agreement with some updating to reflect current program requirements (see Exhibit G for new agreement).

    A copy of Exhibit G is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the University be authorized to sign the renewal agreement supporting the joint education program of the University of Idaho, Eastern Washington University, and Deaconess Hospital in food and nutrition with dietetic training. 
    4/9/82 56
    Change in “Challenge” Regulation Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that general regulation D-4 be amended as shown in section A of Exhibit B. This change was circulated to the faculty in general curriculum-policy #120 (February 13, 1982) in accordance with established procedures. (The regulation was revised so as to ensure that students will not be able to earn credit by examination in directed study, internship, seminar, and similar non-competitive courses.) 4/9/82 56
    Hewlett-Packard Donation For Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Education Development The University of Idaho is pleased to inform the regents of two significant contributions that the Hewlett-Packard Co., Boise, is making to the College of Engineering. The first donation is a commitment of $50,000 each year for three years, beginning August 1982, to endow a teaching and research professorship in the areas of electrical engineering and computer science. The purpose of the faculty position is to provide an opportunity to obtain expertise for teaching and research in the new areas of technology and not to substitute for current obligations. To support the teaching and research effort in these areas, Hewlett-Packard, Boise, is also donating $145,274 of computing and related equipment to the college.

    In accepting the equipment, the university agrees to cover the maintenance charges and to acquire specified equipment including three color monitors and additional equipment to complete the data acquisition system. The College of Engineering can meet these fiscal obligations and is greatly appreciative of the contributions Hewlett-Packard, Boise, is making to the teaching and research progress of the college.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to accept these contributions of funds and equipment from Hewlett-Packard, Boise, for the benefit of the teaching and research programs in electrical engineering and computer science. 
    4/9/82 56-57
    Uniform Student Fees Increase – Initial Hearing Notice It is requested that the uniform student fee for all full-time students be increased $7.50 per semester, from $350.50 to $358.00, and the part-time/summer credit hour rate be increased $1.00 from $37.00 to $38.00. The breakdown of these fee increases, the current fee rate, and the total additional revenue anticipated is shown below.

    The proposed increase in fees dedicated for student union operations are necessary to help meet current costs of operations and cover anticipated growth in costs for the next three to four years. The student union fee has not been changed since 1976. The ASUI fee increase is to be dedicated to support the University Alumni Association.


    Summary of Uniform Student Fee Increases

    Full-Time Current Requested Additional
    Student Fee Increase Revenue
    Student Union Fee $19.00 $7.00 $96,600
    ASUI-Alumni 21.25 .50 6,900
    Assoc.Fee
    Subtotal $ 40.25 $7.50 $103,500
    All Other Fees 310.25 0.00
    Total Current Fee $350.50
    Total Proposed Fee $358.00
    % Increase 2.1%

    Part-Time Current Requested Additional
    Student Fee Increase Revenue
    Student Union Fee $0.50 $0.50 $7,150
    Locker Service/
    Recreation 0.00 .50 7,150
    Subtotal $ 0.50 $0.00
    All Other Fees 36.50 0.00
    Total Current Fee $37.00
    Total Proposed Fee $38.00
    % Increase 2.7 %

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to proceed with public notice, as required by Section 926 of the Idaho State Board of Education Policy Manual, of a public hearing to be held at the May 6-7, 1982, meeting of the Board of Regents for the above proposed uniform student fee increases. 
    4/9/82 57-58
    Student Housing and Food Service Charges – Initial Hearing Notice It is requested that the following increases in student housing and food service charges be approved, effective 1982 summer session.

    **See Chart in State Board Book**

    Justification: The requested increases in housing rentals and meal charges are required to cover the projected increases in personnel cost, inflationary increases in operating expenditures, cost of food sold, and increases in utility cost.

    Improved Service: In fiscal year 1983 all students residing in the residence halls will have in-room telephone service available. The result of this will be increased convenience and security to the students. The residence halls will have available a computer terminal cluster site in the Wallace Complex which will allow residence hall students better access to the University computing services for their academic course work, without leaving the hall.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to proceed with public notice, as required by Section 926 f the State Board of Education Policy Manual, of a public hearing to be held at the May 6-7, 1982, meeting of the Board of Regents for the above proposed student housing and food service charges increase. 
    4/9/82 58-59
    Fee-Waiver – Idaho/Rome International Studies Program Through the generous support of Mr. John Griffis, the College of Art and Architecture has been able to establish an opportunity for students to work in conjunction with an international architectural/engineering firm, Interplan, in Rome, Italy. Mr. Griffis is principal owner-architect of Interplan, a world-wide company working in architecture and planning. Mr. Griffis has offered to make available the space to operate the program including architectural studios, conference rooms, office for faculty, model making room, photo lab, library, and duplicating rooms. He will also provide, at modest cost, an apartment within one block of the operation, as well as an atelier apartment for faculty.

    The program is designed to offer the students the ability to continue their regular education through the program as credit courses will be given. Students may spend a summer session or one or two semesters in the program. It is designed to accommodate ten students during the summer session and a total of 30 during the academic year.

    The program is being financed by a special course fee of $3,000/semester during the year and $1,500/summer session. It is expected that for the program to be viable, about one-half of the students will be from architectural programs of other universities. Thus, it is requested that all students participating in this program be authorized to pay the regular University of Idaho resident registration fees (both full-time and part-time credit), in addition to the special program fee.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried that the students participating in the Idaho/Rome International Studies program not be required to pay non-resident fee rates for registration in this program. 
    4/9/82 59
    Employee Medical Insurance During the past year the employee group medical insurance plan operated at a deficit in spite of an attempt to control the cost of claims by expanding the $100 deductible to apply to all types of medical expenses.

    To bring premiums into balance with claims and to accommodate projected increases in medical costs which may occur during FY1983, the current insurance carrier (New England Life) proposed a 54.1% increase in premiums effective July 1, 1982.

    To evaluate the necessity of paying the 54.1% premium increase, the university requested a proposal from Blue Shield of Idaho, the current carrier for the State of Idaho employee medical insurance plan. That company quoted a rate of structure offering an overall increase of 34.2% for the University of Idaho plan. Principal features of that company’s proposal which reduced the effective rate of increase included a lower overhead rate and procedures to monitor and control the costs of claims.

    Interest payments on reserves held by the carrier would increase from 6% now being paid by New England to two-thirds of the thirteen-week Treasury Bill rate as proposed by Blue Shield.

    However, the 34.2% increase appears to be excessive if applied to both the employer and the employee current premiums, particularly in light of anticipated modest changes in employee compensation for FY1983. A reduction of the premium cost by an additional 14.8% can be accomplished by raising the deductible allowance from $100 to $200 on all medical and hospital costs. In addition, it is proposed that no reimbursement be made on pre-existing conditions for the first nine months of employment. Currently monthly rates as well as proposed rates which would be effective May 1, 1982, are displayed below.

    **See Chart in State Board Book**

    The university’s employee benefits consultant, Wohlman and Sargent, Inc., recommends adoption of the Blue Shield proposal.

    A joint study between the University and the State of Idaho Department of Administration, requested by the Board and by the Governor’s Office, will begin this summer. The purpose of this study is to examine any potential benefits which could be derived from merging the health insurance plans of the University of Idaho and the State of Idaho. In addition to the more favorable cost of insurance for next year, placing the university health insurance plan with the same carrier as the state plan will facilitate comparison of experience of the two groups during the study period.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the University be authorized to accept the employee group medical/dental insurance proposal submitted by Blue Shield of Idaho for the period May 1, 1982, through June 30, 1983, with the plan modifications as described above. 
    4/9/82 60-61
    Caldwell Veterinary Teaching Center House Rental Approval The university’s Caldwell Veterinary Teaching Center requests approval to rent a house at Caldwell, Idaho, that is owned by a university employee for the purpose of housing some of the veterinary medicine students who attend the Caldwell Veterinary Teaching Clinic. Dr. V. Michael Lane, a staff member of the clinic, owns the rental property which is about one-half mile from the teaching clinic. The proposed rent is $320.00 per month or about $54 per student, which is about half of the rental rates that has been paid at the College of Idaho. Some students (two to four) will continue to be housed at the clinic facilities.

    The Caldwell Veterinary Teaching Center as requested to advertise the need for student housing facilities locally but received no response to the newspaper advertisement. The rental of the property Dr. Lane would reduce the clinic’s cost of housing the students that rotated through the teaching clinic from Moscow and Pullman.

    Moved Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the Caldwell Veterinary Teaching Center of the University of Idaho be authorized to rent the house owned by Dr. V. Michael Lane, a university employee, for the purpose of providing temporary housing for veterinary medicine students. 
    4/9/82 61
    Utilization of Interest Earned on Funds Dedicated to East End Addition/Memorial Gym Remodel Project Funds from the sale of the Series 1980 $3 million bond issue, institutional funds dedicated to the project, and gifts received have been and are being invested until such time as they are needed to cover construction costs of the East End Addition/Memorial Gym remodel project. It is anticipated that the total additional funds available for the East End Addition/Memorial Gym remodel project from investment income earned or monies dedicated to this project will be about $894,000, exceeding the previous projection that the Board was advised of last fall.

    The University requests that $755,000 of the interest income be dedicated to the Memorial Gym remodeling project which will help support the $919,640 remodel project planned. It is proposed the remaining $139,000 and any additional interest income that might be earned on these funds be held in a contingency reserve to be used to either cover unmet gift pledges or for additional remodel work in Memorial Gym at a future time.

    With the $919,640 budget for Memorial Gym remodeling, it is expected that the basement area will be changed to provide a multi-purpose area by separating the small arms range from the other areas and the current weight room will be remodeled into several classroom/laboratory areas for physical education. The locker area (general use and current athletic locker areas) on the first floor would be upgraded and revised to provide shower/locker space for women, and the gymnasium floor be replaced.

    There will also be some mechanical systems, handicapped access, and other code compliance problems, that will need to be addressed. It is recognized that the complete renovation needs of Memorial Gym, such as office space modernization, etc., cannot be met within the $919,640 budget. However, the university has projected more funds for this purpose over the next several years to be supported from a repair and renovation account.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the investment income earned on funds dedicated tot eh East End Addition/Memorial Gym remodel project be committed to the project as requested.
    4/9/82 61-62
    Approval of Construction and Financing of the Agricultural Engineering Building The University of Idaho requests approval of the Board to construct the Agricultural Engineering Building as presented by Mr. Robert G. Nelson and Mr. Bruce Mauser of Coeur d’Alene, architects for the project. This new facility is designed to support the teaching and research functions of the agricultural engineering and agricultural mechanization programs of the College of Agriculture. The $1.8 million project is a joint effort of the Regents of the University of Idaho and the State of Idaho, through its Permanent Building Fund Council and Division of Public Works. The Legislature appropriated $450,000 for the project in FY1982 and has recently appropriated an additional $450,000 for FY1983. The other half of the project budget is to be financed by the University of Idaho.

    The architects for the project were selected by the Permanent Building Fund Council with consultation by University of Idaho Staff. The Permanent Building Fund Council has authorized the architects to proceed with the design of the building, subject to Board of Regents approval.

    At the present time, the university has sufficient funds in the university’s facilities capital improvement reserve to cover the $900,000 share of the total project budget. However, it is the recommendation of the university that the regent’s half of the project be financed by a construction loan followed by a 15-year bank note to be paid off from lease payments of the Palouse Empire Mall and motel property. It is difficult for the university to project future funding sources to adequately meet its capital improvement needs. Therefore, it seems more appropriate to retain the $900,000 in the capital improvement reserve as a contingency for future needs and to use the mall lease income to cover debt service on the 15-year bank note.

    In a project related to the Agricultural Engineering Building, the university is currently evaluating the feasibility of continuing the steam and utility tunnel west along Sixth Street, to serve the new Agricultural Engineering Building. The university may be presenting this project, to be paid from capital improvement reserve funds, at a subsequent meeting.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried that the regents approve the design of the Agricultural Engineering Building, authorize the Permanent Building Fund Council and the University of Idaho, to proceed with the design and construction of the building, and authorize the University of Idaho to obtain a construction loan up to $900,000 and secure payment debt financing as described above, subject to final approval y the board of the permanent financing arrangement. 
    4/9/82 62-63
    City of Moscow – Line Street Easement The City of Moscow wishes to widen Line Street as it approaches the Pullman Highway so that a turning lane can be added, making it a three lane street. The street will be widened starting about 123 feet south of the junction of Third and Line Streets, and then north to the Pullman Highway. In order to accomplish this improvement, the City of Moscow needs two permanent easements containing .036 acres and one temporary construction easement of about .018 acres. (See map, Exhibit H) The permanent easement land is estimated at a value of $360.00 and the temporary easement is valued at about $100.00.

    Since the street improvements planned will benefit the university in facilitating traffic flow from the campus onto the Pullman Highway, the university requests authorization to sign the easements at no cost to the City of Moscow.

    Moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to sign the easements requested by the City of Moscow for portions of land along Line Street.

    A copy of Exhibit H is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    4/9/82 63-64
    Executive Session  Pursuant to Section 67-2345, Subsection F, Idaho Code, it was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the Board go into Executive Session. Upon conclusion of the Executive Session the Board reconvened in Open Session. The Board met in Executive Session from 8:00 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. to discuss Kibbie-ASUI Activity roof problems with Dr. Gibb and other University of Idaho officials, Jon Warren, attorney, Mike McNichols, attorney, and other expert consultants. The Board was advised about the progress of the litigation against the responsible parties. 4/9/82 64
    Recommendations for Honorary Degree Recipients It was moved by Dr. Seppi, seconded by Mr. Solberg, and carried that the following be accepted as honorary degree recipients at the University of Idaho’s May commencement:
    Jack I. Morgan, Owner, J.I. Morgan, Inc. Logging Contractors
    Victor I. Meyers, Director, Remote Sensing Institute,
    Brookings, S.D.
    Ernest W. Hartung, President Emeritus of the University of Idaho
    John William Swan, Cattleman

    Vitaes of the above-named recipients are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    4/9/82 64
    Requisitions – Purchases Requisition No.: 226793, Department: Forestry, Item:Testing Machine, Amount: $34,000  5/6/82 45
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit B. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 5/6/82 45
    Routine Grant Acceptances The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit C is $595,742.20. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 5/6/82 45
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit D, approval is required to make payments to University employees in addition to their regular salaries.

    Copies of Appendices A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    5/6/82 46
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Hemstrom, Morris, consultation fee for developing and conducting the second annual University of Idaho Sheep Symposium for 13 days during January 1982, through March 1982, in the amount of $1,950.

    Scanlin, David, to complete field trials of the Intermountain Forest Tree Nutrition Cooperative, covering the period of June 1, 1982, through March 15, 1983, in the amount of $50,147.

    Siebert, Lawrence Al, for honorarium as chair holder for Endowed Chair in Business Enterprise during the period April 19-23, 1982, in the amount of $2,500. 
    5/6/82 46
    University Place – For Information Only The fiscal year which ends June 30, 1982 will be the first full operating year for University Place as a completed facility. The major function of this facility is to provide office and classroom space for an educational consortium of Idaho State University, BYU-Ricks, and the University of Idaho, through which a wide range of undergraduate and educational programs are offered. The facility also house the regional offices of the University of Idaho Agricultural Research and Extension Service, an agricultural research laboratory, a greenhouse to support the UI College of Agriculture’s potato research program, and the large INEL Technical Library. The facility is also used from time to time by the Idaho Falls Public School District and by EG&G for training and development activity.

    The University of Idaho Foundation Inc., owns the building and is pleased with the positive impact it has made on Idaho’s educational programs in the region around Idaho Falls.

    Of significance is the fact that this facility is made available at no cost to the taxpayers of the State of Idaho. Expenses related to the operation of the building are covered completely by rental and lease agreements. The statement below shows the FY1981-82 budgeted income and expenditures and the actual income and expenditures for the nine months ended March 31, 1982.

    University of Idaho, Foundation Inc.
    University Place Revenue Account
    Budget Status at March 31, 1982

    For the Year Nine Months
    Income: Budget Actual
    Rental and Lease Income $164,884 $125,317
    Interest Income 1,000 2,043
    Total Income $165,884 $127,360

    Expenditures:
    Debt Service $ 59,520 $ 49,600
    Operations of the Building 87,660 65,387
    Total Expenditures $147,180 $114,987

    Excess of Income Over Expenditures:
    Allocated to UI Foundation
    Building Reserve $ 18,704 $ 12,379
    5/6/82 46-47
    Morrison Knudsen Company, Inc., and University of Idaho Joint Venture Proposals for International Training Program – For Information Only The University of Idaho wishes to advise the Regents that the University is working with the Morrison-Knudsen Company Inc., in developing joint venture proposals for designing and implementing international training programs with governmental and international agencies. The need identified by Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc., is to help foreign countries develop their educational service capabilities to support their economic development. The University of Idaho’s role would be a combination of on-campus training and on-site training in the foreign country. This concept of joint public/private sector venture in the area of educational services is being developed by a number of large international firms. The University of Idaho is pleased to be able to work with an Idaho-based private business in this new area of educational service. The Regents will be apprised of each specific contract that is negotiated. 5/6/82 47
    Request for New Position and Approval of Deleted Position Moved by Dr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the addition and deletion of the following positions be approved as defined below: 5/6/82 48
    Request for New Position Resulting from Reallocation of Deleted Position Title: Printing Technician
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified, Pay Grade 22
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $12,402.72 (2,088 hours)
    Department: Printing and Duplication
    Funding: Local Service Operations
    Justification: An irregular help employee has been filling in on a half-time basis for six months as a “printing technician” position. The department has a need for a full-time “printing technician” so that they will have greater flexibility to accommodate both printing and copying needs. 
    5/6/82 48
    Request to Delete Position and FTE Title: Total Copy System Operator
    Term: Fiscal Year
    Type: Classified, Pay Grade 21
    FTE: 1.00
    Salary: $11,818.08
    Department: Printing and Duplication
    Funding: Local Service Operations
    Justification: The department feels that their needs can be met better by doing away with the “total copy system operator” and having a “printing technician”. The “printing technician” position can accommodate both printing and copying needs, whereas the “total copy system operator” position could only accommodate copying needs. 
    5/6/82 48
    Sale of Mutual Fund Securities The university has received several mutual fund securities as gifts from friends and alumni. Prudent investment management dictates that marketable securities be sold when market conditions deem it appropriate. David L. McKinney, as Bursar and financial Vice President of the University of Idaho, and Treasurer for the Regents of the University of Idaho, was given specific authorization by the Board of Regents on 10 November, 1978, to execute documents to purchase and sell securities in the name of the Regents of the University of Idaho.

    Attempts to sell mutual fund securities using the normal affidavit for sale of securities and accompanying stock power have not been accepted by the mutual funds. The university, therefore, requests that the Regents of the University of Idaho give David L. McKinney specific authorization to execute documents, in the name of the Regents of the University of Idaho, necessary to sell the following named mutual fund securities:

    The Colonial Fun, Inc. - #21-0921-076774
    Massachusetts Investors Trust - #12-4001-571-254
    Consolidated Investment Trust - #KC-0041357
    IDS Investors Mutual Inc. - #0107--2546,050-4
    IDS Investors Stock Fund - #0103-2634,790-2

    It was moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi that David L. McKinney, as Bursar and Financial Vice President of the University of Idaho, and Treasurer for the Regents of the University of Idaho, be granted specific authorization to execute the necessary documents, in the name of the Regents of the University of Idaho, to sell the above listed mutual fund securities and any other mutual funds the University of Idaho may receive in the future. Actual date of sale will be as determined by David L. McKinney.

    It was moved by Mr. Montgomery, seconded by Mr. Solberg, to amend the motion to add the following sentence: Further, that any sale of mutual funds in excess of $50,000 be reported to the Board at the next meeting following the sale. 
    5/6/82 48-49
    Acceptance of Grant – APEE  The university has received a competitive grant from the Association of Private Enterprise Education. The grant, in the amount of $25,000, is made for the purpose of funding a lecture series on a variety of economic topics. Under the grant, at least six outstanding speakers, selected by the University of Idaho, will be brought to campus and their lectures compiled and published. No university financial commitment or responsibilities are associated with the acceptance of this grant.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the university be granted permission to accept this additional funding for the lecture series. 
    5/6/82 49
    Uniform Student Fees Increase It is requested that the uniform student fee for all full-time academic year students be increased $7.50 per semester and the part-time credit/hour rate be increased $1.00 effective with the first semester of the 1982-83 school year. Initial notice of this request was submitted to the Board at the April 8-9, 1982 regular meeting. Notice requirements specified in Section 926 of the State Board of Education policy manual have been complied with. Uses of the requested increase will be twofold.

    A $7.00 increase designated as Student Union Building fee is needed to support Student Union programs and departments which are currently in financial difficulty. In fiscal year 1981-82, anticipated operating net loss will be $56,565. The increase is necessary to support growth in costs of operations and to reimburse depleted operating reserves.

    A $.50 ASUI increase is dedicated to support University Alumni Association.

    The breakdown of these fee increases, the current fee rate, and the total additional revenue is shown below.

    SUMMARY OF UNIFORM STUDENT FEE INCREASES
    Requested
    Full-Time Student Current Fee Increase Additional
    Student Union Fee $19.00 $ 7.00 $ 96,600
    ASUI-Alumni Assoc. Fee 21.25 .50 6,900
    Subtotal $40.25 $ 7.50 $103,500

    All Other Fees $310.25 -0-
    Total Current Fee 350.50
    Total Proposed Fee $358.00
    % Increase 2.1%

    Part-Time Student
    Student Union Fee $ .50 $ .50 $ 7,150
    Locker Service/Rec. -0- $ .50 $ 7,150
    Subtotal $ 1.00 $ 1.00 $14,300

    All Other Fees $ 36.50 -0-
    Total Current Fee $37.00
    Total Proposed Fee $38.00
    % Increase 2.7%

    Pursuant to public notice, the Board convened a public hearing at 9:17 a.m., to hear testimony regarding proposed changes in uniform student fees. The following person testified: David L. McKinney, Financial Vice President. At 9:20 a.m., there being no further testimony, the Board closed the public hearing.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried to approve the proposed increases to the uniform student fees as explained in the above paragraphs. These increases will be effective with the fall semester of the 1982-83 school year. A copy of all written testimony, a record of oral testimony, and all other records pertaining to adoption of these increases will be placed on file at the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    5/6/82 50-51
    Salary Recommendations for FY1983 Salary recommendations for faculty and other exempt employees for the fiscal year which begins July 1, 1982, have been mailed to the Regents separately. Those recommendations will be in compliance with Regents’ instructions and funding allocations. Salary changes for classified employees will be in accordance with pay scales established by the Idaho Personnel Commission and will not be listed in the document provided to the Regents.  5/6/82 52
    Land Use by USDA for Hemoparasitic Disease Research Unit As reported in the June 1981 Regents’ agenda, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Science and Education Administration, relocated their Hemoparasitic Disease Research Unit to the University of Idaho and Washington State University.

    The USDA now desires to enter into an agreement with the university to utilize approximately 60,000 square feet of land in Moscow near the Veterinary Science facilities for the purpose of constructing a livestock building and equipment storage building. The agreement would provide use of this land for 10 years with five-year renewal options, if mutually agreed to by the two parties. All costs for construction, connection to utilities, repairs and maintenance, improvements and utilities would be paid by the USDA. Also, the buildings would be available for use by the university in cooperative agricultural research programs. A copy of the agreement is attached as Exhibit E.

    The University requests authorization to provide a land agreement with USDA, subject to final resolution of a portion of the land area desired by the USDA that may impact on the City of Moscow’s future need for expansion of its sewage treatment facilities. It is anticipated that needs of both the USDA and the City of Moscow can be accommodated.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the university be permitted to enter into a land use agreement with the USDA for the Hemoparasitic Disease Research Unit to be located on the Moscow campus.

    A copy of Exhibit E is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    5/6/82  53-54
    Routine Catalog Changes Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit B. The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum policy report #121. 6/17/82 58
    Requisitions- Purchases Requisition No.: 278163, Department: Bact./Biochem., Item: Gas Chromatograph, Amount: $25,000  6/17/82 58
    Routine Grant Applications No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants, shown in Exhibit C. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 6/17/82 59
    Routine Grant Acceptance The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit D is $1,024,782. No future state obligation will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 6/17/82 59
    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary As shown in Exhibit E, approval is required to make payments to university employees in addition to their regular salaries. 6/17/82 59
    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Arnett, Howard, honorarium for participation in the 1982 Public Utilities Executives’ Course in July 1982, in the amount of $1,400.

    Crane, Les, honorarium for participation in the 1982 Public Utilities Executives’ Course in July 1982, in the amount of $1,800.

    Enochian, Robert, consulting fee for Asian Development Bank through PIP, Manila, Philippines, March 17, 1982, through April 29, 1982, in the amount of $9,742.94.

    Johnson, Richard, honorarium as instructor at Fire Information Officers’ Shortcourse, May 3-6, 1982, in the amount of $1,500.

    Mitchell, James K., honorarium for participation in the 1982 Public Utilities Executives’ Course in July 1982, in the amount of $1,200.

    Ranniger, James H., honorarium for participation in the 1982 Public Utilities Executives’ Course in July 1982, in the amount of $1,200.

    Simpson, C. Robert, Jr., honorarium for participation in the 1982 Public Utilities Executives’ Course in July 1982, in the amount of $1,900.

    Steim, Barry, honorarium teaching Ed 530-70, Ed Law, at Coeur d’Alene in Spring 1982, in the amount of $1,020.

    Van Poolen, Dr. Lambert, engineering consulting fee for development of methods for evaluating saturation data for thermodynamic property formulations in the Center for Applied Thermodynamic Studies in June-July, 1982, in the amount of $3,000.

    Welte, Carl E., honorarium for participation in the 1982 Public Utilities Executives’ Course in July 1982, in the amount of $2,750. 
    6/17/82 59-60
    Updated Research Policy- For Information Only Section 3530, “Research Policy”, of the University of Idaho’s Faculty/Staff Handbook, as shown in Exhibit F, has been updated to reflect changes in the University’s administrative organization and to bring it into line with recent procedural changes. No substantive policy changes are involved.

    The edited handbook section was circulated to the resident faculty on April 22, 1982, and was reviewed and approved with minor editorial changes by the Research Council and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research on May 3, 1982. 
    6/17/82 60
    School Forest Road Project- For Information Only To date, $49,000 has been raised or pledged by Idaho’s forest industry in a fund drive headed by John Fery, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Boise Cascade. The funds are to be combined with $55,000 of Forest Utilization research funds appropriated by the state to build a new access road into one of the four units on the university’s Experimental Forest. Construction should begin in July and be completed within two and a half months. 6/17/82 60
    Unification of Programs in Home Economics (IMAGE)- For Information Only The teaching, research, and extension programs in home economics education are being consolidated under a single director position. The administration of the School of Home Economics will report through the College of Agriculture rather than the current responsibilities being split with the teaching program reporting through the College of Letters and Science and the research and extension programs reporting through the College of Agriculture. The Consolidation will eliminate one administrative position. Another goal of the consolidation is to develop a closer working relationship between the teaching, research, and extension activities of the home economics programs. 6/17/82 60
    Institute for Molecular and Agricultural Genetic Engineering- For Information Only Genetic engineering techniques offer much promise in greatly shortening the time and cost of providing new and much needed technology in agriculture. The purpose of the Institute for Molecular and Agricultural Genetic Engineering is to encourage the development of newly emerging biotechnology at the University of Idaho and promote the exploitation of these technologies with respect to agricultural production and industrial applications. The formation of an institute composed of scientists from a variety of departments, colleges and locations will provide a focus of research interests, will encourage interdisciplinary research interactions and will provide greater visibility of talented research scientists and dynamic programs needed in attracting outside funding. Such programs are needed if we are to be able to train students in the new areas of technology.

    The University of Idaho has considerable talent and strength in the more applied and field-oriented aspects of plant genetics and fermentation technology. However, to become a fully viable and balanced genetic engineering and biotechnology program, there is a need for more expertise in molecular technology (encompassing the isolation, transfer, and expression of genes) and biochemical technology (encompassing the identification of proteins and enzymes involved in agriculturally-important biological phenomena). To obtain additional expertise at the molecular level, efforts will be made to redirect old positions and create new positions. The emphasis of the institute will be on:

    Plant Science- Crop Improvement
    Crop Protection- Microbial Pesticides
    Alternate Energy Sources and Biomass Conversion

    The IMAGE will be coordinated by administrative personnel in the College of Agriculture but will involve scientists in forestry genetics, biology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, agricultural engineering, veterinary medicine, as well as, many agricultural fields.

    A copy of Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, and F are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    6/17/82 61
    Applied Statistics Reorganization The coursework in applied statistics throughout the campus is being reorganized and consolidated. The general curriculum report (Exhibit B) displays that 17 statistics-related courses are being dropped in agriculture, business, education, forestry, mathematics, psychology, sociology and applied statistics. The applied statistics material is being consolidated into just three courses; ApSt 251 Principles of Statistics, ApSt 301 Probability and Statistics, and ApSt 401 Statistical Analysis. The faculty to teach these courses and to offer applied statistics consulting services will be derived from the various areas which have interest and expertise in statistical applications. The objective is to consolidate the teaching effort into a smaller number of classes which will have much higher enrollments. In turn, this allows us to offer statistical consulting services to the students and faculty which currently is not available to any significant degree.

    The administration of the applied statistics program is being shifted from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Applied Statistics, College of Agriculture, to the Department of Mathematics, College of Letters and Science.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the name of the Department of Mathematics be changed to the Department of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, and that the name of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Applied Statistics be changed to the Department of Agricultural Economics.

    A copy of Exhibit B is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    6/17/82 62
    Budgets and Budget Transfers The following separately bound documents of present FY 1982-83 operating budgets have been distributed to the Regents. A copy of each budget document is available in the Board office and in the Library at the University of Idaho. The documents included are:

    General Education (summary)
    Special Programs (summary)
    Auxiliary Enterprises
    Local Service Operations

    The Special Programs book contains Agricultural Research and Extension Service, WOI Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine, WAMI Medical Education Program, and Forest Utilization Research.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the FY 1982-83 operating budgets for General Education, Agricultural Research and Extension Service, WOI, WAMI, FUR, Auxiliary Enterprises, and Local Service Operations be approved.

    Copies of all FY 1982-83 Operating Budgets are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    6/17/82 62-63
    Proposal for Purchase of Additional Research and Extension Land at Kimberly The university requests permission to proceed with the purchase of a 38 acre parcel of land adjoining the Kimberly Research and Extension Center on the east. A full irrigation water right is included; and delivery can be combined with the present 80 acre center’s water supply.

    This may be a once ever opportunity to expand the research center with land located so conveniently close. The land is needed for:

    1. The programs at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center and District Extension Office have increased to the extent that there is not sufficient land suitable to everyone’s research needs.
    2. Some plot work now being done on farmer – cooperator fields should be done under university control on university land. Example: restricted pesticide studies.
    3. Rotation schemes now in use for the university-owned fields are too short to maintain proper soil and crop response conditions because of current utilization needs.
    4. University staff cooperates with the USDA staff at Kimberly and use their land when available; however, it is not always suitable for the university’s needs.
    5. More land under university control means better supply to the breeders (elite) bean seed needed by the bean industry in Idaho. This will also provide the ability to further assist the foundation cereal seed program for southern Idaho.

    The price for the total parcel is $119,000. This is approximately $3,131 per acre. Appraisal price was set at $3,300 per acre. A down payment of $20,000 will be made with funds donated by the Idaho Bean Commission and Western Bean Dealers. The remaining $99,000 will be paid off over five years through a 7.5% loan. The sources of funding include income from sale of crops at the site, rental income from recently donated Kambitsch property near Genessee, donations from the wheat, potato, bean, and sugar beet industries, and funds previously dedicated to purchase of Parker Farm near Moscow.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to proceed with the purchase of a 38 acre parcel of land adjoining the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. 
    6/17/82 63-64
    Donation of Press by Weyerhaeuser Company The University of Idaho requests approval to accept the donation of a Lamb-Grays Harbor press from the Weyerhaeuser Company and the expenditure of approximately $25,000 to construct a facility adjacent to the College of Forestry building to accommodate the press.

    This gift is valued at about $512,000. It will provide, for the first time, the ability to address a wide range of teaching and research topics on plywood production, particleboard and fiber production and processes, high pressure laminates and heat transfer problems in wood products. The University of Idaho has lacked this critical capability due to the high cost of the equipment involved. Now, through the generosity of the Weyerhaeuser Company the availability of this equipment has become a reality.

    The press makes it possible to substantially upgrade the teaching program and will also enable the College of Forestry to assist the Idaho forest products industry. This equipment will make it possible to help chart new directions in diversifying the Idaho industry towards greater reliance on converted products relying on fibers and chips. The diversification should reduce the cyclic nature of the solid wood products business which periodically creates serious difficulties with the economics of the forest products industry in our state.

    Due to the substantial weight of this press (about 30 tons), it cannot be accommodated on the present forest products laboratory floor. Therefore, the university requests approval to construct a modest structure behind the present laboratory for this equipment. The cost of approximately $25,500 will also provide for the transportation of the press, and its erection on the site.

    The Weyerhaeuser Company has already allotted some $10,000 to be used in dismantling the press which is now located in Longview, Washington. This money is to be used for technician time, crane use at Longview, and associated activities in dismantling the press. The same technician, who is one of Weyerhaeuser’s top technical people, will be directing the reassembly of the press at the University of Idaho at no cost to the university for his time. In addition, Weyerhaeuser Company is donating a cost by eliminating the heating of the press by steam.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University of Idaho be allowed to accept the Lamb-Grays Harbor press from the Weyerhaeuser Company and to expend approximately $25,000 to transport and erect the press and provide a facility to house the press adjacent to the College of Forestry building. 
    6/17/82 64-65
    Student Health and Accident Insurance Re: Regents’ minutes for May, 1981, page 46.

    The carrier for the UI student health and accident insurance plan has informed the university that no increase will be requested above the present $1 per semester, 50 cents per summer session premium for the mandatory accident insurance covering all regularly enrolled, fee-paying UI students.

    An increase of $2 per year has been requested for the optional health and extended accident insurance which students may elect to purchase separately. This change would increase the cost of such coverage from the present $82 per year (41 per semester) to $84 per year ($42 per semester). No benefit changes are proposed.

    ASUI Senate has been advised of this requested increase. 1982-83 will be the third year in a three-year contract with the present student insurance carrier.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the increases above be approved and become effective fall 1982. 
    6/17/82 65
    Extension of Construction Management Agreement For the following action, President E. L. Miller disqualified himself from all participation and turned the Chair over to Vice President Nels L. Solberg.

    Re: Regents’ minutes for June, 1981, pages, 59, 60.

    The university requests approval to extend the construction Management agreement between Hagadone Construction Company, Inc., and The Regents of the University of Idaho to include the repair and recovering of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center roof and the repair and modification of the activity center interior. Exhibit G contains the proposed addendum to the original Construction Management agreement. Bids are being solicited now on the exterior roof repair and recovering, and the entire project is expected to be completed by October 1982.

    Moved by Mrs. Hay, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, that the university be authorized to sign the addendum to the Construction Management agreement as outlined in Exhibit G.

    It was moved by Mrs. Hay, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried to amend the motion to include the additions to the addendum of the Construction Management agreement between Hagadone Construction Company, Inc., and the Regents of the University of Idaho.

    The motion, as amended, carried.

    A copy of Exhibit G and a copy of the addendum of the Construction Management agreement are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    6/17/82 66
    City of Moscow – Line Street Easement Re: Regents’ minutes for April, 1982, page 13.

    At the referenced meeting, the Regents approved two permanent and one temporary construction easement to the City of Moscow for the purpose of widening Line Street. The City of Moscow now wishes one more 10 foot by 10 foot temporary construction easement for a concrete pedestrian drop. This additional easement will terminate upon completion of the construction project.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to sign the temporary easement as described above. 
    6/17/82 66
    Proposed Revision of Regulations Covering Student Financial Aid Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the regulations covering student financial aid be revised as shown in Exhibit H. (The revision has the unanimous approval of the Student Financial Aid Committee and of the Faculty Council. It was approved with only one negative vote at the April 29 meeting of the university faculty.)

    A copy of Exhibit H is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    6/17/82 67
    Proposed Criteria for Ranks for Faculty Members in the Student Counseling Center Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the criteria for ranks for faculty members in the Student Counseling Center be approved as shown in Exhibit I. (The criteria have the unanimous approval of the Faculty Affairs Committee and the Faculty Council. They were also approved unanimously at the April 29 meeting of the university faculty.)

    A copy of Exhibit I is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    6/17/82 67
    Proposed Adjunct Faculty Classification Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the adjunct faculty classification be approved as shown in Exhibit J. (This classification has the unanimous approval of the Faculty Affairs Committee and of the Faculty Council. It was also approved unanimously at the April 29 meeting of the university faculty.)

    A copy of Exhibit J is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 
    6/17/82 67

    Proposed Changes in Fee/Tuition Structure

    Pursuant to public notice as required by Section 926.0, State Board of Education Policy Manual, a hearing was convened at 6:55 p.m., on Tuesday, June 22, 1982 to consider written comments and oral testimony on proposed fee/tuition increases.

    The following persons testified: John H. Keiser, President, Boise State University, Richard D. Gibb, President, University of Idaho, Lee A. Vickers, President, Lewis –Clark State College, Myron L. Coulter, President, Idaho State University, Larry G. Selland, Administrator, Vocational Education, Marliss Fairchild, ASBSU President, Deanna Weaver, BSU Student, Helen Huff, Student, Denise Bowen, Faculty Chairman, ISU, Rick Larsen, ASBISU President, Allan Marshall, Faculty Chairman, LCSC, Sherry Greenup, ASBLCSC President, Kent Hackman, Chairman, Faculty Senate, UofI, and Andy Artis, ASUI President. 

    At 9:30 p.m., there being no further testimony, the hearing was closed.

    It was moved by Mrs. Hay, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the Board approve the following:

    • To increase the general institutional maintenance fee charged to all full-time students at the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, and Lewis-Clark State College, effective at the beginning of the fall semester of the 1982-83 academic year, by $50.00.
    • To increase the part-time student charge (both on-campus and off-campus) and the summer session charge at the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, Lewis-Clark State College, effective at the beginning of the fall semester of the 1982-83 academic year, by $5.00.
    • To increase, full-time, non-resident tuition at the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, and Lewis-Clark State College, effective at the beginning of the fall semester of the 1982-83 academic year, by $100.00.

     

    It was moved by Dr. Seppi to amend the motion to increase the full-time, non-resident fee by $50.00 per student per semester.

    Motion died for a lack of a second.

    6/22-6/23/82

    71

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition #263451, Department: ASUI, Item: Digital Typesetter, Amount: $45,000.

    8/11/82

    40

    Routine Grant Applications

    No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit B.  None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 

    8/11/82

    40

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit C is $1,024,782.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants.  None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.

    8/11/82

    41

    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary

    As shown in Exhibit D, approval is required to make payments to university employees in addition to their regular salaries.

    8/11/82

    41

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Ballard, James K., consulting fee for the Postharvest Institute for Perishables in Pakistan, in the amount of $2,432.

    Blaker, Gertrude, honorarium for participation in the Idaho State Department of Education meeting on Home Economics, in the amount of $1,246.

    Leeper, Don, consulting fee for Asian Development Bank, Postharvest Institute for Perishables in the Philippines, in the amount of $3,300.

    Morse, Ronald, consulting fee for the Postharvest Institute for Perishables in Pakistan, in the amount of $3,256.

    Neese, Harvey, consulting fee for the Asian Development Bank, Postharvest Institute for Perishables in the Philippines, in the amount of $2,400.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    8/11/82

    41

    Review of Competency of Tenured Faculty Members – For Information Only

    Since the competency review process was first established by the Regents in January 1974, 518 University of Idaho faculty members have been reviewed.  The results of these reviews have been reported to the Board annually.  In accordance with Board policy established at that same time, a report of the competency review process for the academic year 1981-82 is listed below:

    •  Number reviewed first time: 29
    • Number re-reviewed: 41
    • Total reviewed: 70
    • Number found competent: 70

    8/11/82

    41-42

    Accreditation Actions – School of Music – For Information Only

    The National Association of Schools of Music reviewed the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the School of Music.  In a recent action taken by their Commissions on Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, the commissions voted to continue the institution in good standing in the following degrees:

    • Bachelor of Music in Performance: Composition; Music Education
    • Bachelor of Arts in Music
    • Master of Music in Performance; Theory-Composition; Composition, Music Literature; Music Education
    • Master of Arts in Music History

    In addition, the Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance Studies was approved with a report requested concerning the enrollment in the program. 

    8/11/82

    42

    Engineering Consulting Service – For Information Only

    Included in the University’s FY1983 Capital Improvement Plan, approved by the Regents at their June 1982 Meeting, were the projects—(a) retaining wall construction south of the ASUI/Kibbie Activity Center and (b) complete “A” Street extension behind the Palouse Empire Mall and new theatre building.  Before construction on these projects can be started, it was necessary to appoint the civil engineering firm of Baune and Hodge, Inc., of Moscow, to perform the necessary professional engineering services of design and construction specification preparation. 

    Since the university desired to initiate the planning of the projects this summer, it requested and received the approval of the Executive Director of the State Board of Education to appoint Baune & Hodge, Inc., at a fee not to exceed $12,000 for engineering work on these two projects. 

    8/11/82

    42

    Campus Lighting Consulting Agreement – For Information Only

    Over the last few years a number of concerns have been expressed regarding the lack of adequate security (streets and sidewalks) lighting on campus, and the need to evaluate improved energy efficient lighting.  The university does not have the staff expertise to perform an analytical campus lighting needs study and then in turn develop design, specifications, and construction details to improve the campus lighting problem.  Therefore, the university appointed the consulting partnership of Perron and Cook to develop such plans and specifications, after solicitation of proposals from several firms.  Mr. Robert Perron is a landscape architect and planner with a great deal of experience in designing street/sidewalk lighting needs and Mr. Richard Cook, as an electrical engineer, will assist Mr. Perron in the technical aspects of specifications and construction details.  The estimated cost of this consulting work is $25,000, payable from funds budgeted for this project in FY1982 and FY1983 Physical Plant maintenance programs. 

    To expedite this project, the approval to sign the consulting agreement with Perron and Cook was received from the Executive Director of the State Board of Education. 

    8/11/82

    42-43

    Request for New Positions and Approval of Deleted Positions

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the addition of the following position be approved as defined below:

    8/11/82

    43

    Request for Reallocation of Position Creating No Additional Staff

    Title:  Clerk – Typist II
    Term:  Fiscal Year
    Type:  Classified
    FTE:  1.00 FTE
    Salary:  $8,832.24
    Department:  Continuing Education
    Funding:  Local Service Operations
    Justification:  This position is currently funded as an Irregular Help position.  However, the person in this position has been working full-time since January 23, 1979, due to the workload assigned to the job.  The continuing need for full-time effort necessitates this conversion at this time.  

    8/11/82

    43

    Development and Maintenance of 10 Wheat Seed Selections

    The University of Idaho requests permission to enter into a three-year agreement with the Camas Plant Breeding Institute, Inc. (CPBI), to award $3,000 per year to CPBI for the growth, maintenance, and testing of 10 wheat selections from University of Idaho owned seed stocks.  The $3,000 per year will be used for labor, other expense, and travel.  If appropriate, the CPBI will enter the selections into the national seed storage systems, with the objective that the most valuable university wheat stocks shall be preserved and made available to the public. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the university be permitted to enter into a three-year agreement with the Camas Plant Breeding Institute, Inc., for the growth, maintenance, and testing of 10 University of Idaho owned seed stocks and that $3,000 per year is approved as payment for these services. 

    8/11/82

    43-44

    Family Housing Construction Financing

    RE: Regents’ minutes, December 1980, page 41 and June 1981, page 71

    The references authorized the university to negotiate financing and sign loan agreements to enable the university to construct a six-unit and an eight-unit apartment complex for married student housing.  Initially, a one-year $375,000 construction loan was obtained to finance the project.  That loan matured on June 29, 1982.  Permanent financing of the project in the amount of $350,000, payable over the next five years has now been finalized with First Security Bank of Idaho, N.A.  Although the above referenced June 1981 Regents’ minutes authorized the university to execute the necessary loan documents, First Security Bank requests that the Regents ratify the final loan documents which are included in Exhibit E.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the loan agreement and related promissory note which pertain to the $350,000 married student housing project, as shown in Exhibit E, be ratified. 

    A copy of Exhibit E is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    8/11/82

    44

    Purchase of Moffatt Property

    The university requests authorization to purchase property located at 630 Ash Street (see Exhibit F), and adjacent to current university property, as part of the campus area.  The owner has agreed to accept $42,000 for this property.

    The property is located on the corner of Ash and 7th Street and is immediately adjacent to two and one-half (2 ½) lots now owned by the university.  The property has a two story house on it with two rental apartments.  The university will continue to rent the apartments for the immediate future.  However, the property is needed to address the university’s long-range campus development plans in extension of engineering facilities and/or campus parking. 

    The terms of the sale are a $12,000 cash payment, with the owner accepting a note for $30,000—repayable in annual installments over five (5) years at 9% interest, payable in September of each year. 

    The university obtained two appraisals on this property.  One of the appraisals was not considered since it was determined that the comparable real estate sales used in the report were not valid, since such sales were located considerable distance from the campus.  The other appraisal showed an estimated market value of $40,000 using the market data approach, and $42,000 value by the income appraisal.  With some very similar property on Elm Street (one block from Ash) up for sale at the asking price of $45,000 to $50,000, the offer by the owner of $42,000 appears to be a fair price. 

    The source of funds for this purchase will be the university’s land acquisition reserve account. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to purchase the property located at 630 Ash Street in Moscow, at a cost of $42,000. 

    A copy of Exhibit F is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    8/11/82

    44-45

    Right-of-Way Access Agreements

    Re: Regents’ minutes, June 17-19, 1982, page three

    The reference reported to the Regents that the university would be constructing a new logging access road into one of the four units on the university’s Experimental Forest.  To build the road into the forest land area will require the crossing of some land not owned by the Regents.  Therefore, it is necessary to obtain four right-of-way access agreements.  The four right-of-way access agreements are as follows:

    Potlatch Corporation, St. Maries, Idaho – NE ¼, Sec. 6, T40N, R4W—1,000 feet of roadway—1.5 acres. 

    Bennett Lumber Products, Inc., Princeton, Idaho—S ½, Sec. 5, T40N, R4W 5,280 feet of roadway—6 acres.

    Joyce Stubbs, Princeton, Idaho – NW ¼ of NE ¼ , and the NE ¼ of NW ¼, Sec. 3, T40N, R4W—2,520 feet of roadway—2.9 acres.

    E.C. Jensen, Moscow, Idaho – NE ¼ of SE ¼, Sec. 5, T40N, R4W—1,000 feet of roadway – 1.5 acres. 

    The right-of-ways are no-cost agreements with the stipulation that the grantors may use the road for any and all routine work as may occur on properties of the grantor. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the university be authorized to accept the above right-of-way access agreements. 

    8/11/82

    45-46

    Purchase of Taylor Ranch Buildings from Lessee

    Over a number of years, the university has leased a portion of the Taylor Ranch to hunting outfitters.  The university has terminated the outfitter’s lease because having such an operation on the site is not now compatible with the research and teaching program at the Taylor Ranch.  During the period that the current outfitter occupied the ranch, he constructed a cookhouse, a bunkhouse, and a tackhouse.  Since these facilities can contribute significantly to the College of Forestry’s teaching and research program, it is the desire of the university to purchase the outfitter’s interest in these facilities. 

    The university appointed Western Appraisals and Surveys to appraise the fair market value of the lessee’s interest in these buildings with the appraised value being $20,155.  Authorization is therefore, requested to purchase the buildings at the appraisal price using the university’s capital improvement funds. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that permission is granted to the university to pay $20,155 to the lessee of Taylor Ranch for buildings that he constructed – i.e., cookhouse, bunkhouse, and tackhouse. 

     

     

    Requisitions

    Requisition # 292562, Department: Chemistry, Item: Mass Spectrometer, Amount: $200,400

    Requisition # 283175, Department: Physical Plant, Item: Word Processing System, Amount: $25,000

    9/16/82

    28

    Routine Grant Applications

    No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit B, except item 42.  The application to the Idaho Department of Water Resources includes a $25,000 match from the university, which was included in the FY1983 capital improvement budget plan approved by the Board in June 1982.  None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 

    9/16/82

    28

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit C is $2,808,810.  Item number 65 limits disclosure of results as indicated.  None of the other grants limit disclosure of the results.  The acceptance of the Department of Energy’s grant for a heat recovery system in the Swim Center building will require matching commitment from the University of Idaho, budgeted as part of the FY 1983 plant maintenance program.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of the other grants. 

    9/16/82

    29

    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary

    As shown in Exhibit D, approval is required to make payments to university employees in addition to their regular salaries. 

    9/16/82

    29

    Payment to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Carper, Kenneth, for consulting services provided to College of Art and Architecture for the academic year 1982-83 (in the form of a ¼ time visiting assistant professor of architecture) in the amount of $6,023.79.

    Coghlan, James, III, for labor, materials, and space in New Mexico, in support of the College of Forestry research program on western spruce budworm, in the amount of $2,000. 

    Ellsworth, John C. , consulting services to Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Art and Architecture for the academic year 1982-83 (in the form of a half-time visiting professor), in the amount of $13,645.08.

    Schwartz, Alfred, consulting services on Institutional Report and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education Evaluation, August 3-6, 1982, in the amount of $1,314.48.

    9/16/82

    29

    Moving Expenses

    Moving Norman Schaad, Associate Professor, Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences, from Experiment, Georgia, to Moscow, Idaho, in the amount of $5,991.70.  In accordance with Professor Schaad’s employment agreement, the university agreed to pay the cost of moving household goods, subject to Board approval. 

    9/16/82

    29

    Student Financial Aid Programs – For Information Only

    At a recent meeting of the Regents, a Board member asked for information about what is happening in the area of student financial aid programs.  Exhibit E is a report on what has happened to financial aid programs at the University of Idaho in the last few years. 

    9/16/82

    30

    Fall Holiday Schedule Change – For Information Only

    October 11th (Columbus Day) and November 11th (Veteran’s Day) are scheduled state holidays.  However, to meet the necessary class days for first semester to end preceding the Christmas break, classes must be scheduled on these state holiday dates.  In order to adequately support these class days, the university has found it necessary to operate all support services on these holidays.  Therefore, the university wishes to advise the Board that October 11th and November 11th have been declared work days for all university offices.  In compensation for working these holidays, on Friday, November 26th, and Monday, December 27th, the university will be closed.  For those classified employees eligible for third compensatory day off, because of working October 11th and November 11th, the third day off will be granted at a time convenient to the department and the employees. 

    Copies of Exhibits, A, B, C, D and E are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    9/16/82

    30

    Reduction in Force Under Financial Exigency—Tenured Faculty –  Foreign Languages

    In the University of Idaho’s FY 1983 budget reduction plan accepted by the Board (see July 14, 1982 Board Minutes), a program involving Russian language studies in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures was eliminated.  Pursuant to the university’s financial exigency policy and staff reduction procedures (Section 4580, UI Faculty Staff Handbook), the University of Idaho’s recommendation is that Dr. Demetrius J. Koubourlis, Professor of Foreign Language and Literatures, be put on layoff status as of September 30, 1982.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that Dr. Demetrius J. Koubourlis be put on layoff status as of September 30, 1982.

    9/16/82

    30

    Change in Core-Curriculum Requirement in Communication

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that general regulation J-3-a (Communication) be amended as shown in Exhibit F. 

    A copy of Exhibit F is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    9/16/82

    31

    FY1981-82 Carryover Funds - General Education

    The University of Idaho General Education Budget has $114,216 of carryover funds from FY 1981-82.  This represents .3% of the total General Education expenditures in FY1982.  Of the $114,216 carryover, $65,994 was generated in enrollment driven income in excess of estimated income for FY1981-82; $4,942 was generated in pooled budgets of departments.  Authorization is requested to utilize $109,274 of the carryforward income to cover one-time obligations incurred in affected programs prior to the implementation of the reductions necessitated by the FY1982-83 9% cutback in appropriated funds.  The $4,942 of pooled revenue will be redistributed by the Board at a later time. 

    9/16/82

    31

    FY1981-82 Carryover Funds – Agricultural Research and Extension Service

    The programs of Agricultural Research and Extension Service have carryover funds from FY1981-82 of $154,650.  Of this amount, $106,650 in federal funds are dedicated to the specific programs of expanded food nutrition and 4-H.  The remaining $48,000 are from general funding for Agricultural Research and Extension Service and will be used to cover one-time costs associated with program closures caused by the FY 1982-83 9% cutback of appropriated funds. 

    9/16/82

    31

    FY1981-82 Carryover Funds – WOI – Veterinary Medicine

    The FY1981-82 carryover funds in the WOI Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY1982-83 are $25,324.  These funds will be used to restore, on a temporary basis, support funds lost in the FY1982-83 9% cutback of appropriated funds.  This use will help maintain the program by fulfilling Idaho’s portion of the tri-state obligation. 

    9/16/82

    31

    FY1981-82 Carryover Funds – WAMI Medical Education

    The FY 1981-82 carryover funds in the WAMI Medical Education Program available for one-time expenditure during FY1982-83 are $1,765.  These local funds will be used to replace irregular help funds lost in the FY1983 final budget.  The 9% cutbacks in the FY 1983 appropriated funds allocation reduced the funds available for irregular help.  Carryover funds will be used in FY 1983 to supplement additional lab and teaching assistance. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the FY1981-82 carryover funds in General Education, Agricultural Research and Extension Services, WOI Veterinary Medicine, and WAMI – Medical Education be approved for expenditures as indicated in the above paragraphs.

    9/16/82

    32

    Student Union Space Lease – Karmelkorn Store

    Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Hall, who have the Karmelkorn franchise in Moscow, wish to lease 200 square feet of space on the main floor of the Student Union Building to sell soft drinks and various adaptations of popcorn and candies.  The space that would be leased was formerly used as the Country Store.  Over the last few years, the Country Store has operated at a deficit.  The proposed concession lease will add income to support Student Union operations, as well as provide another service to users of the union facilities not now available.  A copy of the proposed lease is at Exhibit G. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the University be authorized to sign the lease agreement with Carl J. and Janet F. Hall at Exhibit G. 

    A copy of Exhibit G is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    9/16/82

    32

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit B.  The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum policy report #123.

    10/28/82

    38

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition #281297, Department: College of Law, Item: Conversion of rental of Xerox 3600 Copier, Amount: $17,232

    Requisition #282410, Department: Athletics, Item: Portable bleachers, Amount: $73,450

    10/28/82

    38

    Routine Grant Applications

    No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit C.  None of the grants limit disclosure of the results, except item No. 50 which requires approval of grantor before disclosure. 

    10/28/82

    38

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit D is $1,604,429.81.  None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of these grants except No. 95, page 11, Exhibit D.  The acceptance of the Department of Water Resources’ grant for a feasibility study of using municipal and wood wastes from Latah and surrounding counties to fuel a district heating and electrical generation system at the UI will require a matching commitment from the UI in the amount of $23,0000.  Twenty-five thousand dollars was included in the FY1983 capital improvement budget plan approved by the Board in June 1982.

    10/28/82

    39

    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary

    As shown in Exhibit E, approval is required to make payments to university employees in addition to their regular salaries. 

    10/28/82

    39

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Benston, George J., honorarium for public lecture on “Selective Credit Policies and Financial Repression” forums on the future of private enterprises for the College of Business, October 21, 1982, in the amount of $3,000.

    Haden, Terry, geological consulting effective October 1, 1982, through May 31, 1983 for the Department of Chemistry, in the amount of $7,200. 

    Hodge, Ian, for research project to determine economic consequences of the mine closures in Kootenai County, September 1, 1982, through October 15, 1982, for Agricultural Economics Extension, in the amount of $2,000.

    Hummel, Jeffrey, M.D., for teaching WAMI courses during AY 1983, in the amount of $2,000.

    Johnson, M. Bruce, honorarium for public lecture on “Housing Crisis,” College of Business, September 16, 1982, in the amount of $1,500.

    Leeper, Donald S., consulting fees for Thailand trip done through Postharvest Institute for Perishables, April 1980, in the amount of $3,897.52.

    Leonhardt, Dwain, M.D., for teaching WAMI courses during AY 1983, in the amount of $2,000.

    Spain, Francis, M.D., for teaching WAMI courses during AY 1983, in the amount of $2,000.

    UI/Idaho Falls Center for Higher Education, for outside teaching instruction for fall semester 1982, Exhibit F in the amount of $61,850.

    10/28/82

    39-40

    Reduction in Force Under Financial Exigency-Tenured Faculty – Biological Science

    In the University of Idaho’s FY 1983 budget reduction plan accepted by the Board (see July 14, 1982, Board Minutes), a program specialty involving animal physiology in the Department of Biological Sciences was eliminated.  Pursuant to the University financial exigency policy and staff reduction procedures (Section 4580, UI Faculty Staff Handbook), the University of Idaho’s recommendation is that Dr. J. Homer Ferguson, Professor of Biological Sciences, be put on layoff status as of October 30, 1982.

    The State Board of Education convened a hearing on Thursday, October 28, 1982 at the College of Southern Idaho, to hear and receive testimony on the appeal of J. Homer Ferguson, Professor of Biological Sciences.  At the conclusion of the hearing the following motions were adopted:

    It was moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that Dr. J. Homer Ferguson be put on layoff status as of October 30, 1982. 

    It was moved by Mr. Montgomery, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the appeal of J. Homer Ferguson be denied. 

    A record of the testimony and findings of fact and conclusions of law are on file in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    10/28/82

    40-41

    Proposed Changes in General Regulations “C” and “J-2”

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the changes in general academic regulations shown in Exhibit H be approved.  These changes were approved by the Faculty Council and circulated to the resident faculty in general curriculum-policy report #122. 

    10/28/82

    41

    Revision of Capital Improvement Project Budget

    The university requests approval of the revised capital improvement projects budget as shown in Exhibit I.  The initial project budget was approved by the Board in June, along with the university’s operating budgets.  The reductions and changes in the project budget have been necessitated by the 9% holdback of state General Account funds implemented in July, the changes in priority of project needs and the revision of project cost estimated.  Included in the General Education budget reduction plan presented to the Board in July, was the $155,950 reduction in special maintenance projects, as shown in the exhibit.  The university facilities improvement project list is changed to address several small classroom upgrade projects, to address the improvement of campus street and parking lot lighting in several central areas, to revise the projected cost of the utility tunnel to the new Agricultural Engineering building, and to make some improvements in handicapped access in addition to those funded from the Permanent Building Fund.  In order to address these project needs, the university will have to defer the remodeling of the auditorium in the Administration building, although some preliminary design work can be accomplished this year. 

    Unfortunately, further holdback of state General Account funds from the General Education budget may cause further deferral and may necessitate another revision of the capital improvement project plan.  However, at this time the project list represents the current capital improvement plan for FY1983. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the revised capital improvement plan for FY1983, as presented in Exhibit I, be approved. 

    10/28/82

    42

    Upgrade of the University’s Computer

    The university requests permission to increase the capacity of their timesharing computer at a cost of $127,120.  This upgrade consists of modifying the existing equipment by expanding its memory from four million characters to eight million characters and increasing the internal speed of the processor by 80%.  This is known as Model Group II upgrade of an IBM 4341 Central Processing Unit. 

    The university presented the Board with a five-year financial and capacity plan in 1980 (which called for the installation of a timesharing 4341 computer in August of 1980, and a later Model Group II upgrade in 1982.  That upgrade was forecast based on anticipated expansion of terminal oriented demands from both expanding computer science programs and increased use from virtually all academic program areas.

    The five-year plan predicted with fair accuracy the present situation, and we are requesting permission to take the next step in that five-year program.  We have grown from about 50 terminals on the system in 1980, to about 210 terminals located throughout the state, including those at Lewis-Clark State College and at University Place in Idaho Falls.  The expanding terminal computer will continue as the university stays abreast with the technology advances in all fields of study. 

    Funding for this upgrade will come from the computer equipment replacement reserve that is being accumulated from computer service income. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to upgrade their timesharing computer at a cost of $127,120.

    10/28/82

    42

    Cooperative Use of Insectary – Forest Service (USDA) and UI

    The university requests permission to enter into an agreement between the UI and the Forest Service (USDA), for cooperative use of a building constructed by the Forest Service for forest insect research.  Under this agreement the UI’s Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences would be allowed to utilize the building for its insect research activities – at a minimal cost of utilities, which will be paid from grants and contract income. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the University be authorized to sign a cooperative agreement with the Forest Service, USDA, which will permit use of the Forest Service’s insect research building. 

    10/28/82

    42-43

    Memorandum of Understanding between the USDA Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD) and the University of Idaho

    The university requests permission to sign a memorandum of agreement with the USDA’s Office of International Cooperation and Development (OICD), in which the university agrees to make its technical services available to the USDA for collaboration of cooperative international assistance projects.  The memorandum of agreement only communicates the university’s willingness to participate and desire to be considered for such projects.  However, each and every project is separately negotiated and will require Board approval before any special resources of the University are committed. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the university be authorized to sign a memorandum of understanding with the USDA/OICD, which will give the university permission to provide technical services for collaboration. 

    10/28/82

    43

    Moving Expenses

    The university requests authorization to reimburse the persons listed below a portion of their relocation costs that are additional to their hauling costs of moving household goods.  All of these persons are university staff members in Agricultural Research and Extension Service programs.  As a result of the 9% budget reductions, and the need to realign Extension services throughout the state, these persons have been required to move to new locations in the state.  Financial hardships are created in these moves, because of selling homes, purchasing new homes at higher interest rates, loss of spouses’ incomes at least temporarily, and other costs of relocation not covered by the university’s very limiting moving expense reimbursement policy.  The College of Agriculture has based these relocation cost reimbursements on annual salaries and years of service to the university.  The payments are contingent upon the person agreeing to remain as a college employee for at least one year from the date of relocation.  The request relates specifically to the following persons and the amount of relocation cost reimbursement proposed by the college. 

    Name

    Relocation Cost Reimbursement

    Mary Jean Craig

    $1,614

    Rosa Smith

    $5,249

    Jess Wilson

    $4,652

    John Renk

    $1,952

    Wayne Sharp

    $4,480

    George Hamilton

    $3,660

    Steve Peebles

    $5,028

    Fay Aanerud

    $1,844

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the University be authorized to reimburse the persons listed above a portion of their relocation costs that are additional to their hauling costs of moving household goods which were associated with the 9% budget reductions. 

    Mr. Solberg and Mr. Evans voted no.

    10/28/82

    43-44

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition #228317, Department: Forestry, Item: Weyerhaeuser Press Computer, Amount: $15,185

    Requisition #279438, Department: Printing & Dupl., Item: Typesetting Equipment, Amount: $27,000

    12/10/82

    36

    Routine Grant Applications

    No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants shown in Exhibit B.  None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 

    12/10/82

    36

    Routine Grant Acceptance

    The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit C is $1,647,878.  Item number 16 limits disclosure of their results as indicated.  Application for this grant was approved by the Board at their October 1982 meeting.  None of the other grants limit disclosure of the results.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of these grants.

    12/10/82

    36

    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary

    As shown in Exhibit D, approval is required to make payments to university employees in addition to their regular salaries.

    12/10/82

    36

    Payment to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Buescher, Ronald W., consulting fee for India trip done through Postharvest Institute of Perishables during September and October 1982, in the amount of $4,987.50.

    Jiminez, Miguel, consulting fee for Paraguay trip done through Postharvest Institute of Perishables during September and October 1982, in the amount of $3,536.

    MacGregor, Dugal, consulting fee for India trip done through Postharvest Institute of Perishables during September and October 1982, in the amount of $6,332.80.

    Neese, Harvey C., consulting fee for Thailand trips (three) done through Postharvest Institute for Perishables from November 20, 1982, through March 1, 1983, in the amount of $9,754.

    Ross, Jack M., consulting fee for Jamaica trip done through Postharvest Institute for Perishables during October 18-24, 1982, in the amount of $1,253.

    Shaw, Roy, consulting fee for Paraguay trip done through Postharvest Institute for Perishables during September 22, 1982, through October 10, 1982, in the amount of $3,200.  

    12/10/82

    37

    Admission Requirements – For Information Only

    In the discharge of its fundamental responsibility for the establishment and maintenance of standards for academic performance, the faculty of the University of Idaho, at its meeting on November 17, 1982, adopted by an overwhelming majority a resolution that had been forwarded to it by unanimous vote of the Faculty Council.  The resolution follows (the amendments added by the university faculty are underlined:

    RESOLVED, That the principles and specific charge embodied in the following be adopted:

    •  That the UI admission standards  for resident students without advanced standing be raised so that only those students who have a reasonable chance of success (i.e., not being academically disqualified) be admitted.
    • That to achieve the purpose stated in 1 above, the revised standards incorporate either or both of the following types of criteria:
      • Indices of ability or achievement, namely, high-school grade-point average, rank in high school graduating class, scores on national standardized tests, or a combination of these. 
      • Distributional requirements, namely, specified minimum numbers of high school units in English (writing-skills emphasis), college-preparatory mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences. 
    • That the Faculty Council be charged with developing and recommending to the university faculty by March 1, 1983, the specific standards required to put into effect the principles stated in 2 above.

    The University of Idaho will be developing more specific recommendations concerning admission requirements that could apply to this university.  However, this issue is displayed to the Board at the present time, because of the statewide implications on funding policies and student access.

    12/10/82

    37-38

    Accreditation of Architecture Programs

    Last spring, a team representing the National Architectural Accrediting Board visited the University of Idaho to review our bachelor of architecture program for the purpose of evaluating it for continued accreditation.  At the October 1982 meeting of the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the University of Idaho’s five-year bachelor of architecture program had its accreditation extended for the next five years.  A copy of the report is on file at the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    Copies of Exhibit A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    12/10/82

    38

    Request for New Positions and Approval of Deleted Positions

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the addition of the following position be approved as defined below:

    12/10/82

    39

    Request for New Position Creating Additional Staff

    Title:   Data Processing Production Specialist
    Term:   Fiscal Year
    Type:   Classified, Pay Grade 25
    FTE:   .50
    Salary:   $7,182.72 (1,044 hours)
    Department:   Computer Services
    Funding:   Local Service Operations
    Justification:   This position is needed to allow the extension of data control staff after normal work hours in order to cope with growing data processing workload created by new State Auditor’s Office schedule for processing biweekly payroll and the growing demand for administrative data processing.     

    12/10/82

    39

    Affiliation Agreement Between Eastern Washington University, University of Idaho and Holy Family Hospital

    The university requests permission to enter into an agreement (See Exhibit E) with Eastern Washington University and Holy Family Hospital of Spokane to establish a Consortium Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics (CCUPD) for students preparing for dietetic careers.  The agreement will allow University of Idaho dietetic majors further opportunity to gain clinical and administrative experience in a hospital setting.  This agreement is similar to one approved by the Regents in April 1982, currently existing with Deaconness Hospital of Spokane.  There will be no exchange of funds between the University and the hospital. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the university be authorized to sign an agreement with Eastern Washington University and Holy Family Hospital to establish a Consortium Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics (CCUPD) to become effective upon execution of the agreement attached as Exhibit E. 

    A copy of Exhibit E is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    12/10/82

    39

    Exception to Five-Year Residency Requirement – Jenny Fong Fuh (WAMI/WICHE)

    On September 9, 1981, the State Board of Education approved the rule for “Exception to Residency Requirements for Special Graduate or Professional Programs,” (IDAPA08.00.25).  Paragraph 25,1,2. Reads:

    Applicants whose parents or guardians have established residency and a domicile in the state for at least twenty-four (24) months prior to matriculation and provide more than fifty percent (50%) of the applicant’s support may be considered an exception to the five calendar year requirement and may apply for admission to these programs. 
    Ms. Jenny Fong Fuh, who has applied for admission to the WAMI/WICHE medical education programs as an Idaho student, requests that an exception to the five-year residency requirement be made in accordance with the above paragraph. 

    Ms. Jenny Fong Fuh has filed an application for residency certification and does not meet the five calendar year requirement.  Ms. Fuh’s parents moved to Idaho in November of 1979, and have lived in the state since that time.  The family moved from Canada and Ms. Fuh has attained permanent resident status in the United States.  Although her parents have maintained a residence in Boise since November of 1979, Ms. Fuh has continued attending a university in Canada during the academic year.  She resides with her family in Boise during the summer months, with the exception of the months of May through August of 1982, when she did stay in residence at the University of Saskatoon employed as a research assistant.  Ms. Fuh’s parents do provide eighty percent of her total support.  As Ms. Fuh has not been employed, but is financially dependent on her parents, she has not personally filed an Idaho income tax return and while holding permanent resident status is not eligible to vote. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that an exception to the five-year residency requirement for professional programs be granted to Ms. Jenny Fong Fuh so that her application for admission to the WAMI/WICHE medical education programs may be considered as an Idaho resident. 

    12/10/82

    40

    Kibbie Dome Arbitration and Litigation

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the Regents ratify and approve the settlement of the Kibbie Dome arbitration and litigation proceedings for the amount of $1.5 million, and that the university be authorized to sign appropriate releases and documents to finalize that settlement. 

    Mr. Miller disqualified himself from the action taken. 

    12/10/82

    41

  • 1983
    Meeting Motion Date Page

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 287475, Department: Printing/Duplicating, Item: Copy Machine, Amount: $21,500

    Requisition #293747, Department: Radio/TV Center, Item: Video Graphics System, Amount: $18,500

    1/26/83

    34

    Routine Grant Acceptance

    The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit C is $348,868.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants.  None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.

    1/26/83

    34

    Compensation in Addition to Certified Salary

    As shown in Exhibit D, approval is required to make payments to university employees in addition to their regular salaries. 

    1/26/83

    34

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Buchanan, James M. , honorarium for Scholl Lecture, “Politics and Time – The Long View and the Short,” on January 13, 1983, in the amount of $2,750. 

    Duarte, Jose Napoleon, honorarium for speaking at Borah Symposium on March 28-29, 1983, in the amount of $3,500.

    Haarsager, Sandra, provide advisory services to the University Information Services departments for approximately eight hours per week until such time as new Director of University Information Services is appointed, and editorial services to UI Foundation and Alumni Association offices.  Total cost of advisory services estimated to be less than $7,500. 

    Mann, Paul, for teaching the video tape course EE504, System Protection and Relaying, during Spring semester, 1983, in the amount of $2,500.

    McKenzie, Richard B., honorarium for Scholl Lecture, “PAC-MAN Government – Growth and Self-Destruction,” on February 8, 1983, in the amount of $2,000.

    White, Ambassador Robert, honorarium for participation in Borah Symposium March 28-29, 1983, in the amount of $4,000.

    Morrison-Knudsen, $39,850 for a feasibility study of the cogeneration/solid waste incinerator project. 

    Copies of Appendices A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    1/26/83

    34

    Contract for Services – Community Work Experience Program, Memorandum of Agreement Between State of Idaho and the UI

    The purpose of the Community Work Experience Program is to provide aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) recipients, in exchange for an AFDC grant, the opportunity to gain work experience, develop good work habits, and establish a history of employment to assist them in exiting the welfare system.  The objectives of the program are similar to the federal government’s CETA program, but the CWEP is focused more for a specific group.  There is no direct financial obligation of the university to participate in this agreement.  The University of Idaho requests authorization to sign a memorandum of agreement with the state of Idaho for a Community Work Experience Program, as shown in Exhibit E. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to sign a memorandum of agreement with the state of Idaho for a Community Work Experience Program, as shown in Exhibit E. 

    A copy of Exhibit E is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    1/26/83

    36

    Permission to Sell $5 Million in Short-Term Bonds

    The University of Idaho requests authorization to initiate procedures for issuing short-term bonds totaling $5 million, to support the Life Science remodel and addition construction project.  Final action on the sale of the bonds would be considered by the Regents after the Legislature has taken action on the Regents’ requests for a $2 million appropriation from the Permanent Building Fund, assuming the bond market continues to offer favorable interest rates.

    The total cost of the Life Science Building construction project is projected to be $10,150,000.  The 1982 Legislature appropriated $150,000 for initial planning.  The 1983 Legislature is being asked to appropriate $2 million toward the project.  It is expected that the 1984 Legislature would appropriate the remaining $3 million from the Permanent Building Fund, to provide a total state support of $5,150,000 for the project.  The remaining $5 million for the project is to be provided by the university. 

    The university proposes to sell short-term bonds (36 months or less) totaling $5 million.  It is anticipated that the interest rate would be between 5 ½% and 6%, although the actual rate may be variable and tied to a percentage of prime rate or appropriate index and adjusted monthly.  It is the intent of the university to invest $5 million in high quality short-term securities.  The current spread between investment rates and short-term bond rates is about 3% and 4%.  This net income from the investment of short-term bond proceeds would be used to cover the costs of the bond sale (estimated to be about $105,000), interest costs, and to provide some additional funds for construction, as a hedge against rising construction costs.  It is anticipated that the sale of these short-term bonds would occur late March or early April, after the legislature has acted on the $2 million Permanent Building Fund appropriation.  Should the $2 million not be appropriated, the sale would not take place, and the project would have to be postponed until such time as funding was made available from the state.  The current project schedule anticipates the completion of construction drawings by January 1, 1984, with construction to begin in spring of 1984. 

    The major benefit of selling bonds now is to be able to use the net income from bond proceeds to partially cover the potential growth in construction costs, which is expected to occur between now and the time construction actually commences.  Failing to provide some hedge against these cost increases may necessitate a reduction in scope of the project.  It is the opinion of the architects that the $10,150,000 is already restrictive in terms of the university’s minimal needs.  The benefit of selling short-term bonds now rather than long-term bonds (25-30 years) is to take advantage of declining long-term rates, which are expected to continue to come down.  By waiting and issuing bonds at a lower long-term rate, the annual debt service obligations could be significantly reduced.  Also, the wait for lower long-term rates offers the university better opportunities to restructure its entire long-term debt obligation.  The use of short-term financing as proposed is a legal form of arbitrage, with some restriction as to time and use of the funds.

    The university proposes to use the firm of Kirchner, Moore & Company for the bond issue and the legal firm of Sherman & Howard as bond counsel.  Kirchner, Moore & Company was used for the most recent university bond sale and has an office in Boise.  Sherman & Howard is headquartered in Denver, but has a representative in Lewiston.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to initiate plans for selling short-term bonds to finance the university’s portion of the Life Science construction project, subject to final approval of the board before a sale is consummated. 

    1/26/83

    36-37

    Storage and Sale of Wool – For Information Only

    Annually, the University of Idaho has wool available for sale from the Sheep Experiment Station at Dubois, Idaho.  It has been the university’s objective to obtain the best possible price for this wool.  Because of fluctuating market conditions, the best price may not be available at the time of clipping.  Therefore, it has been the practice of the university each of the last several years to hold this wool for a period of time and have a reputable marketing firm working to obtain the best price.  Each year the university informs the Board of the marketing agreement. 

    Again this year, the university has entered into a wool storage and sale agreement with Western Wool & Growers Service Co.  This agreement provides for the grading, storage, insuring and sale, to a qualified buyer, at a cost not to exceed 3.15 cents per grease pound.  Wool to be available this year is estimated at 60,000 pounds and will not be graded or sold by Western Wool & Growers Service Co. without the consent of the university.  Proceeds from the sale of the wool will be remitted by the contractor to the university net of the above-referenced charges.  The proceeds of the wool sale are used to support the sheep ranch operations. 

    3/3/83

    49-50

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit C is $1,608,060.62.  Item number 71 is a personal service agreement for Dr. Gerald Marousek and covers all direct costs (salary and benefits) only.  See Exhibit A, section 2.32.  None of the other grants waive overhead over $10,000.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. 

    3/3/83

    50

    Payment to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Creech, David, consulting fee in PIP in Pakistan, December 16, 1982, through January 11, 1983, in the amount of $3,942.

    Di Giovanni, Dr. Cleto, honorarium for participation in 1983 Borah Symposium on March 28-29, 1983, in the amount of $1,500.

    Jiminez, M.A., consulting fee for PIP in Panama City, Panama, January 23-28, 1983, in the amount of $1,561.

    Mann, Paul, royalties for video course EE 504, System Protection and Relaying, purchased by Idaho Power Company in November 1982, in the amount of $3,700.

    Sasser, Dr. Nancy S., consulting fee for teaching the WAMI course Med Sci. 504:02 – Human Sexuality and the Physicians Course, January 20 – May 5, 1983, in the amount of $1,600.

    Schell, Dr. Stewart C., consulting fee for participating in the WAMI course, Med. Sci. 521, Natural History of Infectious Diseases, January 20—May 5, 1983, in the amount of $1,400.

    Weber, Fred R., for services rendered in preparation of soil conservation tech sheets on January 17-22, 1983, in the amount of $3,000.

    University of Idaho/Idaho Falls Center for Higher Education Instructor Stipends, for 58 instructors’ stipends covering spring semester of 1983, in the total amount of $69,934 (see Exhibit E for listing).

    3/3/83

    50-51

    Health Insurance Study – For Information Only

    Pursuant to a directive from the Board, the university conducted a study of the employee health insurance program and addressed the question of whether the university plan should be merged with the state employee health insurance plan.  The study committee also made recommendations for improvement in the health insurance program benefits. 

    A committee composed of representatives from faculty, staff and retirees reviewed the history of the university health insurance program, the benefits plan and recent factors which have influenced the cost of funding.  It explored with a consultant the implications to the state and the university which might accrue from merger of the plans.  A representative of the state insurance plan also participated in the study. 

    That study is now complete and a copy of the report is on file in the Board office.  Merger of the state and university health insurance plans is not recommended at the present time.  Cited in support of this conclusion is the fact that immediate merger would increase the total cost to the state for employee health insurance.  Furthermore, a significant redesign of benefits for the state plan will introduce first dollar deductibles and copayments into state employee health insurance in FY 1984, producing a plan which will be more similar to the one now in effect for university employees but without dental coverage. 

    The committee noted and traced the origin of the significant difference in appropriated support for health insurance, currently $877.20 per year for a state employee and $522.35 for a university employee.  The Governor has recommended no increase in funding for the state plan for FY 1984, but included an increase of 20% for the university plan which is needed to offset inflationary increases in medical expenses.  This approach, together with the redesign of benefits for state employees referenced above, narrows but does not close the gap in appropriated support and produces more similar benefit plan between the two groups.

    3/3/83

    51-52

    Short-Term Financing of Life Science Building – For Information Only

    RE: Regents’ Minutes of January 26, 1983, Page 36. 

    The reference authorized the university to initiate plans for selling short-term debt to temporarily finance the university’s portion of the Life Science construction project. 

    After reviewing various options, it has been determined that the optimum financing method is issuance of Variable Rate Bond Anticipation Notes.  The interest rate paid on the notes would be expressed as a percentage of an independent short-term money market indicator; i.e., prime rate at a money center bank, 13-week treasury bill rate etc.  The notes will be issued for a period not to exceed three years’ and would be repaid through the issuance of long-term bonds which would provide the permanent financing for the university’s portion of the project.  The university desires to sell the notes under terms to be finalized following favorable appropriations by the Legislature, assuring the state’s commitment to fund the balance of the project. 

    A draft of the preliminary official statement is being prepared and will be available to the Regents at the March 3, 1983, meeting.  Final action on the note sale would be requested at the regularly scheduled April 7-8, 1983, meeting of the Regents, assuming favorable action by the Legislature. 

    Copies of the Exhibits, A, B, C, D, and E are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    3/3/83

    52

    Request Permission to Participate in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

    The University of Idaho requests permission to participate in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), to provide opportunities for UI students to attend universities outside the United States and its dependent territories.  This program is in essence an extension of the National Student Exchange Program with which the University of Idaho is involved. 

    In order to participate in this program, the university is expected to enter into an agreement with ISEP to permit the exchange of students with other participating institutions.  The ISEP program requires that incoming exchange students pay at their sending institution the costs of education including tuition, fees, room and board.  University of Idaho students participating in the exchange program would pay UI resident fees, as well as UI room and board rates, plus a $125 participation fee.  Coursework could then be taken at another participating university at no additional cost.

    During the first year of membership, the University of Idaho would be required to pay a $100 per participant placement fee.  During the University of Idaho’s second and subsequent years of membership in ISEP, a $500 annual membership fee would be charged which would entitle UI to place five participating students during a membership year.  All of the University’s costs for the program would be covered by the $125 participation fee charged each University of Idaho participant.  The university has stipulated that it will not accept more students than there are number of UI student participants. 

    The university hereby requests permission to enter into the agreement allowing participation in the International Student Exchange Program and permitting waiver of out-of-state tuition for incoming students in the ISEP program.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to sign an agreement with the International Student Exchange Program and to waive nonresident tuition for incoming exchange students in the ISEP program.

    3/3/83

    52-53

    Commercial Radio Broadcast Rights for 1983-84 and 1984-85 Football and Basketball

    Proposals were received on January 15, 1983, from KRPL, Inc., Moscow, Idaho, and The Englebrecht Company, Fountain Valley, California, for the exclusive radio broadcast rights for University of Idaho intercollegiate varsity men’s football and basketball games during the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons.

    Upon a review of the two proposals, it appears they are nearly equal in financial benefits to the university, with both providing a financial gain over the current agreement of $1,000 to $1,500 per year.  However, since (a) KRPL is a locally-owned in-state company, (b) we would be assured of having the same sports announcer, and (c) KRPL has continually delivered a high-quality product over the past years they have held the contract, the university wishes to recommend that the proposal from KRPL, Inc. be accepted. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the 1983-84 and 1984-85 contract for commercial radio broadcast rights for football and basketball be awarded to KRPL, Inc.

    3/3/83

    53

    UI Alumni Association Magazine Agreement

    The university requests approval to enter into a one-year renewable agreement with University Network Publishing, Inc., to publish nine issues of a university news magazine that will be sent to alumni and friends of the university.  The magazine will be 32 pages long; 16 pages for university news and 16 pages for national advertising.  The financial obligation of the university is to cover all marketing costs and to prepare the 16 pages of text.  Costs of increase in copies beyond 2,500 above that specified amount in the contract for any issue must also be paid by the university. 

    University Network Publishing, Inc., is a new organization that has entered into such agreements with many of the universities and colleges in the country, to publish alumni news magazines.  The benefit to the institution is the savings in printing and publishing costs.  Presently, it costs the University of Idaho approximately $8,220 per issue to publish and distribute four issues of CONTEXT.  The total institutional estimated costs of the proposed alumni news magazine is only about $2,740 per issue.  Thus, for the same total cost the university can gain back some of the reduction in number of issues published for no additional cost.  Most of the funding of the new alumni news magazine will come from UI Foundation funds. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University of Idaho be given approval to enter into a one-year renewable agreement with University Network Publishing, Inc., to publish nine issues of a university news magazine that will be sent to alumni and friends of the university. 

    3/3/83

    54

    Financing of the Agricultural Engineering Building

    Re: Regents’ Minutes April 9, 1982, Page 63

    The reference authorized the university to secure debt financing for the Regents’ portion ($900,000) of the Agricultural Engineering Building.

    Recently, all banks, with which the university does business, were requested to submit loan proposals.  The most favorable financing proposals were submitted by the Idaho First National Bank and the First Security Bank of Idaho.  Both proposed a five-year term loan amortized over 15 years.  Interest rates proposed by each were essentially equivalent – one quoted a floating rate pegged at 69% of prime and the other quoted a 7 ½% fixed rate.  It is, therefore, recommended that $450,000 be borrowed from the Idaho First National Bank and $450,000 be borrowed from the First Security Bank of Idaho.  It is further recommended that the Financial Vice President and the President of the Regents of the University of Idaho be authorized to execute the required loan agreements and promissory notes on behalf of the Regents.  Copies of the executed loan agreements and related promissory notes will be presented for ratification at the April 1983 Board meeting. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the Financial Vice President and the President of the Regents of the University of Idaho be authorized to execute loan agreements and related promissory notes in the amount of $450,000 each with the Idaho First National Bank and the First Security Bank of Idaho to enable the Regents to finance their $900,000 portion of the Agricultural Engineering Building. 

    3/3/83

    54-55

    Student Union Space Lease – Hair Stylist/Beauty Salon

    The university requested proposals from hair stylist/beauty salons to lease 183 square feet on the main floor of the Student Union Building.  One proposal was received by the closing date of February 18, 1983, from Sherry E. Harvey, owner of the Shear Madness Salon of Moscow.  The terms of the proposal were $2,160.00 rental per year for a two (2) year lease.  Shear Madness will pay for all remodeling costs required to the interior of the room to be occupied, purchase all equipment and install such equipment.  The Student Union would be obligated to provide hot/cold water lines, drains and electricity stubbed to the interior room wall.  With a restroom immediately adjacent to the leased room, the expense of providing utilities to the room should be minimal. 

    The university requests approval to sign a lease agreement with Shear Madness Salon as described above.  The proposed lease will provide another student service to users of the union facilities, and will add income to support the Student Union operations.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the university be authorized to negotiate and sign a lease agreement with Sherry E. Harvey of Shear Madness Salon. 

    3/3/83

    55

    Purchase of N.H. Nelson Property

    The university requests authorization to purchase property located at 621 Ash Street, as shown on the attached map, adjacent to current university property, as part of the campus area.  The estate of Mr. N. H. Nelson has offered to sell this property to the university for $40,000.  The property is within a square block area directly across the street (Urquart Street) from the university’s engineering complex.  The university now owns all of the property within this square block area except this property, and one other smaller lot.  The property has a one-story, two-bedroom house and a garage on it.  The university, at the present, will probably rent the house to married students.  However, the real value of the property to the university is the eventual ownership of all the land in this square block area to address the long-range campus development plans in extension of the engineering facilities.

    The university obtained two appraisals on this property in September 1981.  One appraisal, at market value as a single-family residence, was at $39,000; the other appraisal was $38,000.  In August 1982, the university purchased property across the street from this property was $42,000 – Regents’ minutes August 1982.  With the property at 621 Ash containing more square footage (6,620 sq. ft. to 6,430 sq. ft.) than the property purchased at $42,000, and also since the ownership of the property would leave only one small lot not owned in a square block area of prime academic building location, it appears to the university that $40,000 is a reasonable, fair asking price for the property. 

    The source of funds for this purchase will be university capital improvement reserves.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Montgomery, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to purchase the property located at 621 Ash Street at a cost of $40,000.

    3/3/83

    56

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of the awards in Exhibit D is $570,345.20.  Item number 17 waives overhead in the amount of $11,811.00 and item number 32 waives overhead in the amount of $18,150.00.  None of the other grants waive overhead over $10,000.00.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants.

    4/7/83

    41

    Payment to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Allen, William R., honorarium for Scholl Lecture in Law School Courtroom, April 19, 1983, in the amount of $2,000.

    Gage, Dr. Dennis R., consulting fee for Department of Chemistry to prepare a self-study, self-testing minicourse module entitled “Instrumental Techniques for Molecular Analysis,” from February 1983 through July 1983, in the amount of $3,006.

    Grasselli, Dr. Janette, consulting fee for preparing a self-study, self-testing minicourse module entitled “Modern Bioanalytical and Clinical Methods of Analysis,” from March 1983 through July 1983, in the amount of $4,000.

    Jelvez, Manuel Arnaldo, honorarium payment in lieu of travel expenses for Foster Fellow to Valdivia, Chile, April 1983, in the amount of $1,050.

    Opheim, Dr. Kent, consultant fee for preparing a self-study, self-testing minicourse module entitled “Modern Bioanalytical and Clinical Methods of Analysis,” from March 1983 through July 1983, in the amount of $4,000.

    Vigil, William, honorarium for speaking at Borah Symposium March 28 and 29, 1983, in the amount of $1,500.

    4/7/83

    42

    Moving Expenses

    Schaad, Norman – The Regents approved, in September 1982, a $5,991.70 payment to Norman Schaad for moving his household goods.  The weight of the goods was underestimated and an additional charge of $661.32 was made by the moving company.  The university requests permission to pay $661.32 to Norman Schaad to cover the additional moving charge. 

    4/7/83

    42

    University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report – for Information Only

    The 1982 annual report of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., has been provided to the Board.  Additional copies of the report are available in the Foundation Office.  It should be noted that the total assets of the Foundation passed the $13.7 million mark and the amount of gifts and donations reached $2,688,123 during the 1981-82 fiscal year.  This growth represents a 47% increase over the previous year. 

    A copy of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    4/7/83

    43

    Auxiliary Enterprises’ Current FY1983 Operating Budget Status – For Information Only

    In accordance with the Board’s financial management policy, status reports of the operating budgets of the university’s auxiliary enterprises are to be submitted to the Board at the regular April meeting.  Exhibit F contains status reports of the current FY1983 operating budget for the University of Idaho’s auxiliary enterprises-student housing, food services, student union, student health, family housing, bookstore operations, and Associated Students. 

    4/7/83

    43

    Renovation of Memorial Gym Project – For Information Only

    Re: Regents’ Minutes April 1982, Page 61

    Bids were received on February 17, 1983, to complete Phase II of the renovation of Memorial Gym.  Phase I included the reroofing of the building, the removal of the old basketball floor and the installation of a new wood sports floor for the intramural/campus recreation/ women’s varsity volleyball programs.  The cost of Phase I was $390,000.  Phase II will consist mainly of upgrading/modernization of the mechanical/electrical systems, install proper ventilation systems for locker/shower room areas, an elevator and ramp for handicapped accessibility, update for code requirements, renovation of an area for ROTC offices, provide adequate office space for the intramural/campus recreation operation, and the complete renovation/modernization of the locker/shower/issue room area of Memorial Gym, providing 2,600 modern lockers for intramurals and campus recreation usage.  The renovation of the locker area will, also, provide a locker/shower room area for women in the gym with accessibility to the swim center. 

    With the bids received a budget for Phase II has been established at $1,090,843.  The budget for Phase II as listed below:

    Renovation Contracts

    $318,333

    Mechanical/Electrical Systems Upgrade Contracts

    $293,054

    Handicapped Accessibility (Elevator $78,049 – Ramp $9,611)

    $87,660

    Construction Management Fee

    $54,503

    Engineering Fees

    $39,487

    Architectural Costs

    $49,886

    New Lockers/Renovation of Old Lockers

    $123,000

    Renovate ROTC Area

    $24,200

    Provide Temporary Locker Area During Construction

    $16,780

    Misc. Owners Work (Tarp for sports floor, moving, relocation of phones, etc.)

    $20,000

    Administration

    $5,065

    Contingency Allowance

    $58,875

    Total Budget

    $1,090,843


    The proposed financing for Phase II is as follows:

    Balance of $3 million bond issue and other dedicated funds for East End Addition/Memorial Gym, and investment income on these funds

    $529,640

    Permanent Building Fund – Handicapped Accessibility Appropriations

    $87,660

    Budgeted funds for FY82, FY83, FY84 from Memorial Gym Repair and Replacement Reserves ($300,000), and Capital Improvement Reserves ($173,543)

    $473,543

    Total Funding

    $1,090,843

    Future phases of the Memorial Gym remodeling will include the provisions of physical education classrooms, laboratories, physical conditioning facilities, and renovation of the small arms indoor firing range.

    Copies of Appendices A, B, C, D, E, and F are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    4/7/83

    43-44

    Disposal of House at 730 Deakin Street

    The university requests authorization to declare surplus an old house located at 730 Deakin Street, formerly used for the Center for Free Enterprise.  The cost of maintaining the facility has become excessive and alternative space on the campus has been assigned to the center.  Bids will be sought for disposal of the structure.  It is the university’s intent, as of now, to convert the land space to green area.

    It was moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the university be authorized to declare surplus and seek bids for disposal of the house at 730 Deakin St.

    4/7/83

    44-45

    Student Housing and Food Service Charges – Initial Notice

    According to Board policy, an “initial notice” of an intent to increase housing and food service charges must be described by amount and purpose and presented in a Board agenda.  The following constitutes the university’s initial notice of intent to increase these charges.

    It is requested that the following increases in student housing and food services charges be approved, effective 1983 summer session.

    Proposed Charges                                              Total Charges and Amount 
    of Increase


    Room Rent

    Meal Charges

    1982-83

    1983-84

    Amount

    %

    Double Room - $804

    Plan A-10/week $1,004

    $1,730

    $1,808

    $78

    4.5

    Double Room - $804

    Plan B-14/week $1,150

    $1,870

    $1,954

    $84

    4.5

    Double Room - $804

    Plan C-20/week $1,234

    $1,952

    $2,038

    $86

    4.4

    Steel Hall $676

    None

    $632

    $676

    $44

    6.9

    Targhee Hall $676

    None

    $632

    $676

    $44

    6.9

    Single Student Apartments $1,242

    None

    $1,160

    $1,242

    $82

    7.0

    Married Student Housing *

    Park Village Apts (Utilities Furnished)

     

    $180

    $190

    $10

    5.5

    South Hill Apts -

             

    One bedroom – unfurnished

     

    $185

    $195

    $10

    5.4

    Two bedroom, unfurnished

     

    $205

    $215

    $10

    4.9

    Three bedroom, unfurnished

     

    $225

    $235

    $10

    4.4

    Two bedroom, furnished

     

    $210

    $220

    $10

    4.7

    Security/cleaning deposit

     

    $50

    $100

    $50

    4.7

    *All married student charges are monthly rates.

    Justification: The requested increases in housing rentals and meal charges are required to cover an estimated 2.5% inflationary increase in operating expenditures, a 3.0%-4.0% increase in food costs, and utility cost increases.  Deferred FY1983 building maintenance projects are scheduled to be completed in FY1984.  These projects are necessary to maintain current facilities and improve existing problem areas.  Food Service must cover a 1% increase in sales tax.

    A $50 increase in the married student apartment security/cleaning deposit (refundable) is requested to cover the cost of damage repair and cleaning when required.  The housing department cannot sufficiently clean and repair the units at the current level of $50.

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to proceed with general notice and announcement of public hearing as required by Regents’ policy, to be held at the May 12-13, 1983 meeting of the Board of Regents for the proposed increase in student housing and food service charges.

    4/7/83

    45-46

    Financing of the Agricultural Engineering Building

    Re: Regents’ Minutes March 1983, Pages 54 and 55

    The reference authorized the Financial Vice President and the President of the Regents of the University of Idaho to execute loan agreements and related promissory notes in the amount of $450,000 each with the Idaho First National Bank and the First Security Bank of Idaho, to enable the Regents to finance their $900,000 portion of the Agricultural Engineering Building project on the University of Idaho campus, be ratified. 

    Mrs. Hay abstained.

    A copy of Exhibit G is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    4/7/83

    46

    Lease of Building for Art Gallery

    The university requests Board ratification of the Executive Director’s approval for the university to enter into a lease of space in the downtown area of Moscow for the purpose of establishing an art gallery operation. 

    First Security Bank has recently acquired the building immediately adjacent (north) to the bank building and has agreed to lease the space to the university for approximately $2.95 per square foot.  Current gallery operations are in an older building on the campus adjacent to the Life Science Building.  The building is within the closed area for vehicular traffic and, thus, difficult for public access.  To bring the building up to modern life safety code and handicapped access standards would require a major investment by the university. 

    The potential of a downtown location includes much better public access and support, the opportunity for limited sales of art, prints, and related supplies and eligibility for grants.  The downtown gallery has the potential for not only being self-supporting, but also to bring new funding to the total Art Department program.  The lease through June 1984, with a one-year renewal option, gives the university a chance to try this concept of gallery operations.  The Moscow Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Merchants Association are very supportive of this venture. 

    Moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the approval of the Executive Director to authorize the rental of downtown space for the art gallery is ratified. 

    4/7/83

    47

    Honorary Degree Recipients

    It was moved by Mr. Solberg, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the following persons be approved as honorary doctorate degree recipients from the University of Idaho.  The honorary degrees will be awarded at the University’s May Commencement.

    • John Fery, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Boise Cascade Corp., Boise
    • Ardie Gustafson, Pea Geneticist, Breeder, Distributor, Lewiston
    • James Kraus, Past Dean of the College of Agriculture, Moscow
    • Paul Petzoldt, Wilderness Education, Lander, Wyoming

    Vitaes of the above-named recipients are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    4/7/83

    47

    Fee and Tuition Increases – Background

    The staff of the Office of the State Board of Education is recommending Board approval of a motion to authorize public notice and public hearing for a proposed student fee and tuition increase effective next fall.  Approval of the motion will give the Board the option of discussing the fee and tuition increases once the FY 1984 appropriation for higher education is established. 

    Between the Fall of 1979 and Fall of 1982 student fees and tuition increased as follows (per semester):


    General Student Fee

    Fall-1979

    Fall-1982

    %Increase

    BSU

    $237.50

    $400.50

    69%

    ISU

    $230.00

    $402.50

    75%

    LCSC

    $185.00

    $370.00

    100%

    UI

    $237.00

    $408.00

    72%

           

    Non-Resident Tuition

         

    BSU

    $750.00

    $950.00

    27%

    ISU

    $650.00

    $950.00

    46%

    LCSC

    $525.00

    $950.00

    81%

    UI

    $750.00

    $1,000.00

    33%

           

    Graduate Student Fee

         

    BSU

    $25.00

    $85.00

    240%

    ISU

    $25.00

    $85.00

    240%

    UI

    $85.00

    $85.00

    -0-

           

    Part-time per credit hour charges increased as follows:

           

    Part-time Per Credit Hour Fee

         

    BSU

    $30.00

    $48.50

    62%

    ISU

    $25.00

    $40.00

    60%

    LCSC

    $15.00

    $40.00

    167%

    UI

    $25.00

    $43.00

    72%

           

    Graduate Per Credit Hour Fee

         

    BSU

    $2.50

    $7.50

    200%

    ISU

    $2.50

    $7.50

    200%

    UI

    $7.50

    $7.50

    -0-

    At a general account appropriations level of $70 million (and a total funding level of $88,896,600 from all sources), miscellaneous receipts – student fees and tuition – represent 14.8% of the total.  Should the proposed increases listed in Exhibit I be approved, the miscellaneous receipts portion will increase to 17.3% of the total.

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried to authorize the Office of the State Board of Education to give notice as required by Section 926.0, State Board of Education Policy Manual, and schedule a public hearing for the proposed fee and tuition increases attached as Exhibit I.  If approved, the fee and tuition increases would become effective Fall semester of the 1983-84 academic year at the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, Boise State University, and Lewis-Clark State College, and Fall session, 1983, at Eastern Idaho Vocational-Technical School.  The public hearing will be scheduled at the Board’s May 12-13, 1983, meeting in Pocatello; at that time, the Board may approve, disapprove, or modify the proposed fee and tuition increases.

    Mrs. Hay, and Mr. Evans voted no.

    A copy of Exhibit I is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    4/28/83

    4-5

    Executive Session (5/12/83)

    Pursuant to Section 67-2345, Subsection (f), Idaho Code, it was moved by Mrs. Hay, seconded by Mr. Hoopes, and carried that the Board go into Executive Session.  The Board met in Executive Session from 10:20 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. to discuss apparent litigation affecting personnel at the University of Idaho that has been filed but has not been served.  Upon conclusion of the Executive Session, the Board reconvened in Open Session.

    5/12/83

    53

    Part I

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried to adopt Part I of the University of Idaho agenda with the exception of 2.7 Other under Personnel  *See page 55.

       

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition #228940, Department: Forestry, Item: Crawler Dozer, Amount: $18,000.00
    Requisition #254573, Department: Aberdeen, R&E Ctr., Item: Plot Combine, Amount: $19,888.00
    Requisition #254619, Department: Aberdeen, R&E Ctr., Item: Irrigation System, Amount: $15,865.00
    Requisition #283966, Department: Plant, Soil, & Ent., Item: Wheel Tractor, Amount: $20,000.00
    Requisition #283972, Department: Aberdeen, R&E Ctr., Item: Growth Chamber, Amount: $28,245.00
    Requisition #294800, Department: Administration, Item: Computer Controller, Amount: $18,000.00
    Requisition #309096, Department: Bact. & Biochem., Item: Liquid Scintillation Counting System, Amount: $25,000.00

    5/12/83

    53

    Timber Sale From School Forest

    Re: Regents’ Minutes, July 1982, Page 32

    The reference above established the procedure whereby annually the university seeks authorization to sell timber harvest from the school forest land.  The university again requests approval to sell approximately three million board feet of sawtimber, pulp logs, and cedar product logs as follows:

    1.  Approximately 1,000,000 board feet to be harvested by the College of Forestry, student logging operation.
    2. Approximately 1,000,000 board feet to be sold to a commercial contractor for removal.
    3. Approximately 1,000,000 board feet also sold to a commercial contractor for removal with this sale being conditional upon the success of the sale under (b) above.

    Proceeds from the sale of timber is used to support the School Forest operation.  The sale is expected to take place in late May or June 1983.

    5/12/83

    54

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards is Exhibit C is $754,465.12.  Item No. 8 waives overhead in the amount of $35,045.77.  None of the other grants waive overhead over $10,000.00.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants.

    5/12/83

    54

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Bolton, William E., consulting fee for Post Harvest Institute GTE trip in Pakistan, from January 21 through March 4, 1983, in the amount of $10,166.00.

    Garton, Julie, Real Estate Essentials instructor salary for the period April 7-16, 1983, in the amount of $1,125.00.

    Hirschi, Mel, Continuing Education (Aviation Pilot School) instructor salary for the period February 28-April 13, 1983, in the amount of $1,335.75.

    Selleck, Dr. George, professional services for recruiting workshop at University of Idaho, May 1-2, 1983, in the amount of $3,000.00

    5/12/83

    55

    Personnel Recommendations – Other

    *Leo F. Storm, Professor of English and Richard J. Dozier, Associate Professor of English, appeared before the Board in opposition to the approval of 2.7 Other, alleging that proper procedures were not followed.

    *It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried to approve the personnel actions in 2.7 Other, Exhibit A.

    5/12/83

    55

    Proposed Change in Regulation Covering Limitations on Class Size

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that general regulation 0-5 be amended as shown in Exhibit F, effective immediately.

    Dr. Seppi and Mr. Miller voted no.

    A copy of Exhibit F is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education

    5/12/83

    55

    Proposed Courses for Core Curriculum

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the lists of courses under the various categories shown in Exhibit G be approved, effective with the 1983-84 academic year.

    A copy of Exhibit G is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    5/12/83

    56

    FY1982-83 Operating Budget for Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension

    The University requests authorization to increase Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension FY 1982-83 operating budgets by $264,261 as follows:

    Agricultural Research

    $112,048

    Agricultural Extension – General

    $126,829

    Expanded Food and Nutrition

    $25,384

    Total

    $264,261

    These funds result from an increase in the federal appropriation to Agricultural Research and Extension, and a change in the formula base caused by the 1980 U.S. census.  The funds would be used to help defray operating cost needs that are a serious problem as a result of recent budget reductions.  The intended use of the funds is to supplement current projects that are operating on minimal budgets.  This change has been reported to the Division of Financial Management and the Legislative Budget Office so that they may not account for them in the FY 1983-84 appropriations.

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the FY 1982-83 operating budget of Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension be increased by $264,261 as explained above.

    5/12/83

    56-57

    Student Housing and Food Service Charges – Final Notice

    It is requested that the following increases in student housing and food service charges be approved, effective 1983 summer session.

    Proposed Charges                                              Total Charges and Amount 
    of Increase


    Room Rent

    Meal Charges

    1982-83

    1983-84

    Amount

    %

    Double Room - $804

    Plan A-10/week $1,004

    $1,730

    $1,808

    $78

    4.5

    Double Room - $804

    Plan B-14/week $1,150

    $1,870

    $1,954

    $84

    4.5

    Double Room - $804

    Plan C-20/week $1,234

    $1,952

    $2,038

    $86

    4.4

    Steel Hall $676

    None

    $632

    $676

    $44

    6.9

    Targhee Hall $676

    None

    $632

    $676

    $44

    6.9

    Single Student Apartments $1,242

    None

    $1,160

    $1,242

    $82

    7.0

    Married Student Housing *

    Park Village Apts (Utilities Furnished)

     

    $180

    $190

    $10

    5.5

    South Hill Apts -

             

    One bedroom – unfurnished

     

    $185

    $195

    $10

    5.4

    Two bedroom, unfurnished

     

    $205

    $215

    $10

    4.9

    Three bedroom, unfurnished

     

    $225

    $235

    $10

    4.4

    Two bedroom, furnished

     

    $210

    $220

    $10

    4.7

    Security/cleaning deposit

     

    $50

    $100

    $50

    4.7

    *All married student charges are monthly rates, except security/cleaning deposit.

    Justification: The requested increases in housing rentals and meal charges are required to cover an estimated 2.5% inflationary increase in operating expenditures, a 3.0%-4.0% increase in food costs, and utility cost increase.  Deferred FY 1983 building maintenance projects are scheduled to be completed in FY 1984.  These projects are necessary to maintain current facilities and improve existing problem areas.  Food Service must cover a 1.5% increase in sales tax.

    A $50 increase in the married student apartment security/cleaning deposit (refundable) is requested to cover the cost of damage repair and cleaning when required.  The housing department cannot sufficiently clean and repaid the units at the current level of $50.

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that, based on evidence heard, the increases in housing rental and meal charges described above be approved. 

    5/12/83

    57-58

    Student Insurance

    Requests for proposals for student mandatory accident insurance and student optional accident and sickness expense insurance were circulated to 12 prospective carriers.  Seven responses were received, three of which could not be accepted because the proposals were not submitted through an Idaho agent as required by law.

    Of the four remaining proposals, the lowest cost plan, which provides the most attractive benefit package for the cost, was submitted by Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company of Chicago through Capital Planning Services, Inc., of Boise.  That insurance company and agent have carried UI student insurance for the past six years.

    The current cost for student insurance is $1 per student per semester for mandatory accident insurance, and $84 per student per year for optional accident and sickness expense insurance. 

    The lowest cost renewal proposal contained three alternatives for mandatory accident insurance, all at a cost of $1 per student per semester.  The alternative selected will provide $5,000 of accident expense insurance, and $1,000 accidental death insurance with a $100 deductible per accident.  As this portion of the student insurance package covers all students and is paid for through the Uniform Student Fee, acceptance of this proposal will result in no change in the insurance component of that fee. 

    The alternative selected for the optional sickness and accident insurance will provide $2,500 of basic benefits and $12,500 of major medical coverage, with $50 accident and $50 sickness deductible per year.  The cost for optional insurance will be $88 for 1983-84 school year. 

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the student insurance proposal described above submitted by Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company through Capital Planning Services, Inc., of Boise, be accepted. 

    5/12/83

    58

    Cooperative Agreement with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    The university requests permission to enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a calibration base line on university property for the purpose of providing the professional surveying community a means for checking and calibrating surveying equipment. 

    The calibration line will involve placing several concrete markers that are approximately one foot square and four to six inches above ground level in a straight line for approximately three-fourths of a mile.  The university will select a site that will not interfere with current activities or known future planned land uses such as along a farm road or fence line.  This agreement will not result in any land easement or ongoing maintenance requirements.  Additionally, the university reserves the right to terminate the agreement or to have the site moved should future land use requirements dictate such a move. 

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University be authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a survey calibration line as shown in Exhibit H. 

    A copy of Exhibit H is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    5/12/83

    59

    Joint Career Corps Agreement

    The University of Idaho and United States Agency for International Development (AID) wish to enter into an agreement (attached as Exhibit I) called Joint Career Corps, to cooperate in the future by exchange of personnel.  This agreement merely establishes the framework for this mutual interchange of personnel and any specific exchange will be negotiated by separate agreement pursuant to the authority in the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (5 U.S.C. 3371-3376) and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.  This Joint Career Corps general agreement sets the nature of assignments of personnel, how the personnel will be paid, and provides for a termination clause of this agreement or specific agreements should the need arise. 

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University of Idaho be permitted to sign the Joint Career Corps Agreement with the Agency for International Development, which is attached as Exhibit I.

    A copy of Exhibit I is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    5/12/83

    59

    Proposed Change in Policy on Patents and  Copyrights

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the policy on patents and copyrights, section 3540 of the Faculty-Staff Handbook, be amended as shown in Exhibit J.

    A copy of Exhibit J is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    5/12/83

    60

    Naming of Buildings

    After two men’s residence halls, Willis Street and Chrisman, were moved to Theophilius Tower, the buildings they formerly occupied (actually two wings of a single building were renamed “Faculty Office Complex East” and “Faculty Office Complex West” (FOC-E and FOC-W).  It would be difficult to overestimate the confusion that students, visitors, and others experience when trying to locate offices or rooms in the two wings of the “Faculty Office Complex.”

    As one step toward reducing the confusion, it has been recommended by the occupants of the buildings, a special faculty committee, and the Faculty Council that the wings be given separate names as follows:

    1. Change Faculty Office Complex East to “Carol Ryrie Brink Hall.” Building abbreviation: BRI.
    2. Change Faculty Office Complex West to “Archie Phinney Hall.” Building abbreviation: PHI.

    See Exhibit K for background information on the persons to be so honored. 

    These changes will not eliminate all of the problems.  Other measures to be taken will include better signs on the outside and floor directories on the inside.

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the building name changes recommended above be approved. 

    A copy of Exhibit K is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    5/12/83

    60

    Flood Plain Management Policies

    With the assistance of the Idaho Department of Water Resources, the university has developed a Flood Plain Management Policy statement.  This policy statement was initiated under the guidelines of the Governor’s Executive Order No. 80-3.  Regents’ approval is requested for the University to submit this policy statement to the Idaho Department of Water Resources as the University of Idaho’s Flood Plain Management Policy, in compliance with Executive Order 80-3.

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to submit the Flood Plain Management Policy to the Idaho Department of Water Resources.  A copy of the Policy is on file in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    5/12/83

    61

    Proposed Change in Policy on Affiliate Faculty

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that as unanimously recommended by the University faculty, April 21, 1983, the policy on affiliate faculty, Section 4470 of the Faculty-Staff Handbook, be amended by adding the ranks of affiliate instructor, affiliate assistant professor, and affiliate associate professor.  (Although affiliate appointments are usually made at the rank of professor, some departments wish to be able to appoint affiliate faculty at the lower ranks.)

    5/12/83

    61

    Proposed Change in the Student Code of Conduct

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the maximum fines that may be imposed under Article IV, Section 3, and Article V, Section 3, of the Student Code of Conduct be raised from $25 to $200.

    When the Student Code of Conduct was adopted in 1971, a possible $25 fine may have deterred students from disrupting campus or damaging property, but that is no longer so.  The ASUI President and Dean for Student Advisory Services feel that the student judicial system should have the ability to impose fines that would be an actual deterrent in the 1980s.  The university faculty concurred unanimously at the meeting of April 21, 1983. 

    5/12/83

    61

    Sale of Bond Anticipation Notes 1983

    Moved by Mr. Miller, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the Regents authorize the sale and issuance of $5,000,000 Variable Rate Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes, dated May 1, 1983, in the form substantially in compliance with the information and preliminary private placement memorandum prepared by the University of Idaho.  On behalf of the Board, the Vice President and Secretary of the Regents of the University of Idaho and the Officers of the University of Idaho are directed and authorized to approve as prepared and to execute the documents necessary to effectuate the sale and delivery of Notes.

    A copy of a letter to David L. McKinney, Financial Vice President, from Joe Barrows of Kirchner Moore & Company outlining the scope of the Bond anticipation notes the University proposes to sell is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    5/12/83

    62

    University of Idaho Salary Policies for FY1984

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried to approve the following salary adjustment policy for FY1984 subject to ratification by the Board:

    ACROSS-THE-BOARD INCREASE:

    The University will not award across-the-board increases to any classification of employee for FY 1984.

    SPECIAL ADJUSTMENTS TO SALARY BASE:

    The University may award special increases to position with, after evaluation, are deemed necessary to retain personnel, to correct past salary inequities, or to attract qualified candidates.  Increases awarded as special adjustments will be permanent in nature. 

    MERIT, PROMOTION AND OTHER INCREASES:

    The University will give first priority to promotion increments.  Salary increases may also be awarded for merit or other discretionary reasons, with the total of promotion, merit and discretionary increases not to exceed 1.5% of the total salary budget base.  Increases awarded in this category will be permanent. 

    5/12/83

    62

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit B.  The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum-policy report #125.

    6/23/83

    69

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition #27075, Department: SW Idaho R&E Center, Item: Tractor, Amount: $25,250.00, Requisition #311084, Department: Veterinary Medicine, Item: Gamma Radiation System, Amount: $20,255.00

    6/23/83

    69

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit D is $720,249.72. Item No. 45 waives overhead in the amount of $15,343.00, under the conditions of a cooperative agreement with the USDA.  None of the other grants waive overhead over $10,000.00.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. 

    6/23/83

    70

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid $1,000 or more in one payment or $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to the pay the following individuals:

    Baune & Hodge, Inc., Moscow, Idaho, to provide professional and engineering consulting service for several street and road alignment projects on the campus this summer, up to a maximum amount of $20,000.

    Buescher, Ronald W., consulting fee for Postharvest Institute GTS trip to Yemen Arab Republic in May 1983, in the amount of $2,366.

    Grabow, Garry, for services on remote weather stations in conjunction with cooperative research study on water requirements in the Bear River Basin of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming, April 15, 1983, through June 30, 1983, in the amount of $1,300. 

    Lee, Dr. Julian, consulting fee for Postharvest Institute GTS trip to Thailand and the Philippines, from March 11 through April 2, 1983, in the amount of $2,356.

    Riley Engineering, Inc., Spokane, Washington, to provide professional mechanical engineering consulting service for several HVAC problem area projects on the campus this summer, up to a maximum amount of $10,000.

    Copies of Appendices A, B, C, D, and E are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    6/23/83

    70

    University of Idaho FY1984 Holiday Schedule – For Information Only

    The following is the FY 1984 holiday schedule:

    October 10 (Columbus Day)                                  University Open
    November 11 (Veterans Day)                               University Open
    November25 (Friday after Thanksgiving)           University closed*
    December 26 (Monday after Christmas)            University closed
    December 27 (Tuesday after Christmas)            University closed *
    January 2 (Monday after New Year’s Day)         University closed

    *Classified employees in pay grade 25 and below and those above pay grade 25 in non-administrative non-professional, and non-executive type positions will earn eight hours compensatory time, in addition to the compensatory time shown above, for working on Columbus Day and Veterans Day.  This additional eight-hour compensatory time may be taken at a time convenient to the department and the employee.  Irregular help employees who work on October 10 and November 11 are eligible for cash compensation at one and one-half times their regular rate.  For purposes of compensation, employees working on November 25th and December 27th are to be compensated at their regular hourly rate. 

    6/23/83

    71

    Agreement Between University of Idaho and U.S. Postal Service – for Information Only

    The University of Idaho has signed an agreement with the U.S. Postal Service to continue leasing space for the University Postal Service Station, from October 1, 1983, through September 30, 1986, at an annual rental of $4,200, paid by the Postal Service. 

    6/23/83

    71

    Department of Chemistry Accreditation – For Information Only

    The University of Idaho received notification that the programs in the Department of Chemistry meet the American Chemical Society accreditation criteria.  Thus, the accreditation of the chemistry programs has been extended for another five-year period.  The report on this action is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    6/23/83

    71

    Salary Recommendations, Budget and Budget Transfers

    The following separately bound documents representing salary recommendations and operating budgets for FY 1984 have been distributed to the Regents.  A copy of each document is available in the Board office and in the Library at the University of Idaho.  The documents included are:

    Faculty Salary Recommendations
    General Education (summary)
    Special Programs (summary)
    Auxiliary Enterprises
    Local Service Operations

    The Special Programs book contains Agricultural Research and Extension Service, WOI Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine, WAMI Medical Education Program, and Forest Utilization Research.

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the FY 1983-84 salary recommendations, with the exception of administrative salaries, and the operating budgets for General Education, Agricultural Research and Extension Service, WOI, WAMI, FUR, Auxiliary Enterprises, and Local Service Operations be approved.

    A copy of the salary recommendations and operating budgets are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    6/23/83

    71-72

    Grace V. Nixon Trust

    Trustees of the Grace V. Nixon Trust have notified the university that certain assets of the trust, which consists of about 1,000 acres of farmland and approximately 120 acres of undeveloped land located primarily in Idaho, will be distributed in due course to the university.  Terms of the trust stipulate that the assets are to be used to establish the “Grace V. Nixon Endowment Fund.”  The endowment will be transferred to the University of Idaho Foundation where it will be held and managed for the exclusive benefit of the university.  Income generated by the endowment will be used to provide scholarships to University of Idaho students majoring in English who intent to teach English in educational institutions.  Also, for a period of ten years a first-year scholarship will be awarded each year to a senior from Lewiston High School who will be attending the University of Idaho. 

    The farmland in Idaho is currently under lease, and the trust document requires that the lessees have the right to purchase the land they lease at the appraised price, less 10%.  If the individual lessees do not exercise their right to purchase within a specified period of time and the university elects to hold on to the land, then the lessees have the right of first refusal to continue renting the land. 

    The university requests that the Regents authorize the university’s Financial Vice President to execute documents necessary to comply with the terms and conditions as set forth in Grace V. Nixon Living Trust Document. 

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that David L. McKinney, Financial Vice President and Bursar of the University of Idaho, and Treasurer of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., be, and he hereby is, authorized and directed to sell, on behalf of the University of Idaho and the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., as the case may be, the property described in Schedule A, attached hereto as Exhibit F, and incorporated herein by this reference, which property has previously been distributed or will be distributed to the University of Idaho from the Living Trust of Grace V. Nixon dated January 4, 1979, by and among Grace V. Nixon, “Trustor,” and George F. Ingraham, Jr., Grace V. Nixon, and Elbert A. Stellmon, “Trustees,” as amended May 26, 1979, October 10, 1980, and May 11, 1981, pursuant to and subject to the requirements of such Trust and on such other terms prices, and conditions, and at such time as he, in his discretion, shall determine.

    It is further resolved that David L. McKinney, Financial Vice President and Bursar of the University of Idaho and Treasurer of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., be, and hereby is, authorized to execute and deliver such documents, contracts, deeds, assignments, and other papers and documents as may be required on behalf of the University of Idaho and the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., as the case may be to consummate the sale of the property above described in Schedule A, attached hereto as Exhibit F, and incorporated herein by this reference. 

    A copy of Exhibit F is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    6/23/83

    72-73

    Dessert Seed Company’s Land Contribution

    Dessert Seed Company, a subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Corporation, has made a charitable donation of 128 acres of farm land, located north of Parma, Idaho, to the University of Idaho.  In accordance with Dessert Seed Company wishes, this gift will be used to establish an endowment within the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc.  The endowment will be for the benefit of the teaching and research programs of the College of Agriculture.  Title to the farm land comes to the university free and clear of any encumbrances and has an appraised value of $330,000.

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mr. Miller and carried that the Financial Vice President be authorized to execute the necessary transfer of title and other documents to acquire the property and to transfer the gift to the University of Idaho Foundation for the benefit of the university, as requested by Dessert Seed Company. 

    6/23/83

    73

    Employee Health Insurance

    Re: Regents’ Minutes for March 1983, Pages 51-52

    The University of Idaho requests approval to renew its employee health insurance contract with Medical Service Bureau (Blue Shield of Idaho), effective July 1, 1983, through June 20, 1984. Furthermore, the university requests approval to make the following changes in the health insurance program. 

    1. Limit family out-of-pocket maximum expense to $1,600 per year, from a maximum of $800 per family member per year.
    2. Limit in-patient treatment for alcohol and drug dependence to 70 days per year, from unlimited.
    3. Limit pregnancy benefits to female employee or spouse only.
    4. Limit chiropractic visits to 15 per year, from unlimited.
    5. Reduce deductible for medical insurance from $200/$600 to $150/$450.
    6. Continue the contract with the current carrier, Medical Services Bureau.

    The changes in group health insurance premium rates are shown below.  The changes in health insurance programs are based on recommendations of the university’s Health Insurance Advisory Committee that was organized last year to study the program.  A copy of that committee’s report has been provided each Board member (Regents’ minutes referenced above.)

    Insured Person

    Current Rates

    FY 1984 Proposed Rates

    Active

       

    Employee

    $20.09

    $24.21

    Spouse

    $17.06

    $20.56

    Child

    $4.41

    $5.31

    Over Age Dependent

    $6.73

    $8.11

         

    Retired

       

    Retiree without Medicare

    $20.09

    $25.11

    Spouse without Medicare

    $17.06

    $21.32

    Retiree with Medicare

    $3.98

    $4.98

    Spouse with Medicare

    $5.77

    $7.21

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University of Idaho Group Health Insurance Contract with Medical Service Bureau (Blue Shield of Idaho) be renewed as explained above.

    6/23/83

    74

    Sale of Bond Anticipation Notes – For Information Only

    Re: Regents’ Minutes for May 1983, Page 62

    The bond counsel has requested that the Board of Regents, at a regularly scheduled meeting, approve the formal bond anticipation note resolutions.  Prior to the meeting, the University distributed resolutions for action by the Board.  That action follows in the Supplemental Agenda. 

    6/23/83

    75

    Sale of Variable Rate Demand Note (Life Sciences Building Project)

    Re: Items 13.1 of June 1983 University of Idaho Regents’ Agenda

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the Regents of the University of Idaho adopt Resolution No. 4.82 which approves a resolution entitled “A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $5,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Regents of the University of Idaho, variable rate bond anticipation demand notes (Life Sciences Building Project) Series 1983, to finance a portion of the costs of improving a Life Sciences Classroom Building; ratifying certain actions heretofore taken; approving the form of a letter of credit and authorizing the agreement and closing documents in connection therewith; approving the form certain ancillary documents; and repealing any action heretofore taken in conflict herewith.”  The Regents of the University of Idaho hereby find that the improvement of the Life Sciences Classroom Building is necessary for the proper operation of the institution and is economically feasible. 

    Mr. Miller voted no.

    Mrs. Hay abstained.

    6/23/83

    75

    Appointment of Bursar as “Issuer Representative” in Connection with Variable Rate Demand Note

    Re: Item 4.82 of June 1983 University of Idaho Regents’ Agenda

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the Regents of the University of Idaho hereby designate the Bursar as the issuer representative in connection with the variable demand note authorized pursuant to 4.82 above. 

    Mrs. Hay abstained. 

    A copy of the resolution and other related materials are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    6/23/83

    75

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 310607, Department: Engineering, Item: Reed Solomon Encoder Cells, Amount: $75,000

    Requisition #297500, Department: Art & Arch., Item: Simulation System Equipment, Amount: $65,000

    8/10/83

    53

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit C is $3,916,810.72.  Item number 34 waives overhead in the amount of $16,800.00, and item number 42 waives overhead in the amount of $50,492.15.  None of the other grants waive overhead over $10,000.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants.

    8/10/83

    54

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    CH2M Hill, Boise, Idaho, consulting engineering fee on the U.S. Department of Energy grant to conserve energy consumption at the Swim Center.  Fee not to exceed $2,500, excluding any trips to the campus that may be necessary. 

    Langerman, Neal, for conducting a Hazardous Chemical Spill Workshop on the University of Idaho campus for 20 employees from the Safety Department and selected other departments and local agencies in September 1983, in the amount of $3,500.

    Mann, Paul, for royalties paid for the video course Systems Protection and Relaying in March 1983, in the amount of $3,485, and Systems Protection and Relaying in May 1983, in the amount of $3,460.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    8/10/83

    54

    UI/City of Moscow Purchase of a 100-Foot Ladder Fire Truck

    The university requests authorization to participate with the city of Moscow in the purchase of a 100-foot ladder fire truck.  The city desires to add this equipment to its current inventory, giving the fire department added capability for large resident structures, such as the university’s Theophilus Tower.  Current firefighting equipment will reach the fourth floor of the tower.  Although other fire prevention and protection features of facilities do assure the university that risk of personal and property injury is as low as possible, the addition of the 100-foot does help to further reduce personal injury risk by increasing evacuation capabilities.  Funding for the university’s share would come from the university’s Capital Improvement reserve. 

    The university requests to be authorized to participate in 50% of the cost, not to exceed $100,000 in university expense.  Title of the vehicle would be assigned to the city and all responsibility for operation and maintenance of the vehicle would be that of the city of Moscow.   The upper limit of university participation will allow for the purchase of a good used truck.  The city has also asked that that the university finance the city’s portion of the cost over five years.  The university is willing to do so from bond reserve funds, as long as the interest rate approximates the university’s earning capabilities on the reserve funds. 

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the university be authorized to participate in the acquisition of a 100-foot ladder fire truck, subject to the requirement that the city of Moscow fulfill its obligation of that acquisition. 

    8/10/83

    55

    Ratification of Minor Modifications to the Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes

    Re: Item 4.82 of the June 1983 University of Idaho regents’ agenda

    At their June 23, 1983, meeting in Lewiston, Idaho, the regents adopted a resolution authorizing the issuance of revenue bond anticipation notes for the Life Science Building project. 

    The purchaser of the notes, Federated Tax Free Instrument Trust, requests certain minor technical modifications be made to the resolution adopted by the regents.  Bond counsel and the university have reviewed the modifications, and since they are minor and do not change the intent of the original resolution, it is recommended the changes be made.  Accordingly, bond counsel has prepared a resolution which has been distributed to the regents under separate cover and is also on file in the board office.  The university recommends the regents ratify the modification resolution. 

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mr. Seppi, and carried that the Regents of the University of Idaho ratify the resolution as modified.  Mr. Miller voted no and Mrs. Hay abstained. 

    8/10/83

    55-56

    Washington Water Power Company Easement

    Washington Water Power Company has requested that the university grant them a land easement for the right to install, inspect and maintain one (1) power pole for an additional transformer servicing the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house.  Regents’ authorization to grant this easement is hereby requested. 

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mr. Seppi, and carried that the university is authorized to grant the above easement to Washington Water Power Company. 

    8/10/83

    56

    Termination of Easement from Carl and Judith Agenbroad

    At the time (1977) the university acquired about 72 acres of desert land between Boise and Mountain Home, the adjoining land owners, Mr. and Mrs. Agenbroad, granted to the university an easement for a common driveway and access road across their land so that the university could have access to this land from the orchard access road.  Since that time, the Bureau of Land Management has granted to the university a road right-of-way which also provides access to the 72 acres of land.  Since the university now has this right-of-way access from Bureau of Land Management, Mr. and Mrs. Agenbroad have requested the university agree to the termination of the easement across their land.  It is agreeable with the university that the Agenbroads’ agreement be terminated as requested, since only one access easement is needed. 

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the university be authorized to sign a Termination of Easement agreement as proposed by Mr. and Mrs. Agenbroad. 

    8/10/83

    56-57

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment –Requisitions/Purchases

    Department: Bact./Biochem., Item: Chromatograph, Amount: $26,418.75

    Department : Computer Services, Item: Office Automation CPU’s, Amount $185,000.00

    Department: Tetonia R&E Center, Item: House Trailer – 3 Bedroom, Amount: $25,000.00*

    *With possible trade-in

    9/29/83

    46

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit C is $1,864,394.83.  Item number 87 waives overhead in the amount of $11,875, per USDA cooperative agreement.

    9/29/83

    47

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Broyles, Robert, Lewiston, Idaho, part-time teaching services in Art and Architecture for academic year 1983-84 in the amount of $10,580.04, September 1, 1983, through May 12, 1984.

    Carper, Kenneth, Pullman, Washington, part-time teaching services in Department of Architecture, in the amount of $6,204.50, September 1, 1983, through May 12, 1984.

    Hatch, Dell, for part-time teaching services in Department of Landscape Architecture, in the amount of $2,500, fall semester 1983.

    Kader, Dr. Adel, Davis, California, consulting fee for PIP on trip to Thailand, in the amount of $2,508, July 24, 1983, through August 3, 1983.

    Kessler, Marsha, for part-time teaching services in the interior design area of Art and Architecture, in the amount of $6,499.98, September 1, 1983, through May 1, 1984.

    L’Hote, Williard, for part-time teaching services in Art and Architecture, in the amount of $5,999.94, September 1, 1983, through May 1, 1984

    Mann, Paul, for teaching the video tape course EE 504, System Protection and Relaying, in the amount of $2,500, fall semester 1983.

    Racine, Huntley Olson, Nye & Cooper, for part-time teaching services in College of Law, in the amount of $5,500, August 1983 through December 1983.

    Savage, Kathryn, for preparation and conduct of Pronouncements section of CPA Review Course, in the amount of $1,250, August 31, 1983, through October 30, 1983. 

    Walker, Alan, Boise, Idaho, consulting fee for developing Fire Service Training self-study curriculum materials (as per grant from Bureau of Lands), in the amount of $8,050, September 1983 through March 1984.

    9/29/83

    47-48

    Dessert Seed Company’s Land Contribution

    Dessert Seed Company, a subsidiary of Atlantic Richfield Corporation, has made a charitable donation of 128 acres of farm land, located north of Parma, Idaho, to the University of Idaho.  In accordance with Dessert Seed Company wishes, this gift will be used to establish an endowment within the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc.  The endowment will be for the benefit of the teaching and research programs of the College of Agriculture.  Title to the farm land comes to the university free and clear of any encumbrances and has an appraised value of $330,000.

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mr. Miller and carried that the Financial Vice President be authorized to execute the necessary transfer of title and other documents to acquire the property and to transfer the gift to the University of Idaho Foundation for the benefit of the university, as requested by Dessert Seed Company. 

    6/23/83

    73

    Employee Health Insurance

    Re: Regents’ Minutes for March 1983, Pages 51-52

    The University of Idaho requests approval to renew its employee health insurance contract with Medical Service Bureau (Blue Shield of Idaho), effective July 1, 1983, through June 20, 1984. Furthermore, the university requests approval to make the following changes in the health insurance program. 

    1. Limit family out-of-pocket maximum expense to $1,600 per year, from a maximum of $800 per family member per year.
    2. Limit in-patient treatment for alcohol and drug dependence to 70 days per year, from unlimited.
    3. Limit pregnancy benefits to female employee or spouse only.
    4. Limit chiropractic visits to 15 per year, from unlimited.
    5. Reduce deductible for medical insurance from $200/$600 to $150/$450.
    6. Continue the contract with the current carrier, Medical Services Bureau.

    The changes in group health insurance premium rates are shown below.  The changes in health insurance programs are based on recommendations of the university’s Health Insurance Advisory Committee that was organized last year to study the program.  A copy of that committee’s report has been provided each Board member (Regents’ minutes referenced above.)

    Insured Person

    Current Rates

    FY 1984 Proposed Rates

    Active

       

    Employee

    $20.09

    $24.21

    Spouse

    $17.06

    $20.56

    Child

    $4.41

    $5.31

    Over Age Dependent

    $6.73

    $8.11

         

    Retired

       

    Retiree without Medicare

    $20.09

    $25.11

    Spouse without Medicare

    $17.06

    $21.32

    Retiree with Medicare

    $3.98

    $4.98

    Spouse with Medicare

    $5.77

    $7.21

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the University of Idaho Group Health Insurance Contract with Medical Service Bureau (Blue Shield of Idaho) be renewed as explained above.

    6/23/83

    74

    Sale of Bond Anticipation Notes – For Information Only

    Re: Regents’ Minutes for May 1983, Page 62

    The bond counsel has requested that the Board of Regents, at a regularly scheduled meeting, approve the formal bond anticipation note resolutions.  Prior to the meeting, the University distributed resolutions for action by the Board.  That action follows in the Supplemental Agenda. 

    6/23/83

    75

    Sale of Variable Rate Demand Note (Life Sciences Building Project)

    Re: Items 13.1 of June 1983 University of Idaho Regents’ Agenda

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the Regents of the University of Idaho adopt Resolution No. 4.82 which approves a resolution entitled “A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $5,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Regents of the University of Idaho, variable rate bond anticipation demand notes (Life Sciences Building Project) Series 1983, to finance a portion of the costs of improving a Life Sciences Classroom Building; ratifying certain actions heretofore taken; approving the form of a letter of credit and authorizing the agreement and closing documents in connection therewith; approving the form certain ancillary documents; and repealing any action heretofore taken in conflict herewith.”  The Regents of the University of Idaho hereby find that the improvement of the Life Sciences Classroom Building is necessary for the proper operation of the institution and is economically feasible. 

    Mr. Miller voted no.

    Mrs. Hay abstained.

    6/23/83

    75

    Appointment of Bursar as “Issuer Representative” in Connection with Variable Rate Demand Note

    Re: Item 4.82 of June 1983 University of Idaho Regents’ Agenda

    Moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hymas, and carried that the Regents of the University of Idaho hereby designate the Bursar as the issuer representative in connection with the variable demand note authorized pursuant to 4.82 above. 

    Mrs. Hay abstained. 

    A copy of the resolution and other related materials are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    6/23/83

    75

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 310607, Department: Engineering, Item: Reed Solomon Encoder Cells, Amount: $75,000

    Requisition #297500, Department: Art & Arch., Item: Simulation System Equipment, Amount: $65,000

    8/10/83

    53

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit C is $3,916,810.72.  Item number 34 waives overhead in the amount of $16,800.00, and item number 42 waives overhead in the amount of $50,492.15.  None of the other grants waive overhead over $10,000.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants.

    8/10/83

    54

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    CH2M Hill, Boise, Idaho, consulting engineering fee on the U.S. Department of Energy grant to conserve energy consumption at the Swim Center.  Fee not to exceed $2,500, excluding any trips to the campus that may be necessary. 

    Langerman, Neal, for conducting a Hazardous Chemical Spill Workshop on the University of Idaho campus for 20 employees from the Safety Department and selected other departments and local agencies in September 1983, in the amount of $3,500.

    Mann, Paul, for royalties paid for the video course Systems Protection and Relaying in March 1983, in the amount of $3,485, and Systems Protection and Relaying in May 1983, in the amount of $3,460.

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    8/10/83

    54

    UI/City of Moscow Purchase of a 100-Foot Ladder Fire Truck

    The university requests authorization to participate with the city of Moscow in the purchase of a 100-foot ladder fire truck.  The city desires to add this equipment to its current inventory, giving the fire department added capability for large resident structures, such as the university’s Theophilus Tower.  Current firefighting equipment will reach the fourth floor of the tower.  Although other fire prevention and protection features of facilities do assure the university that risk of personal and property injury is as low as possible, the addition of the 100-foot does help to further reduce personal injury risk by increasing evacuation capabilities.  Funding for the university’s share would come from the university’s Capital Improvement reserve. 

    The university requests to be authorized to participate in 50% of the cost, not to exceed $100,000 in university expense.  Title of the vehicle would be assigned to the city and all responsibility for operation and maintenance of the vehicle would be that of the city of Moscow.   The upper limit of university participation will allow for the purchase of a good used truck.  The city has also asked that that the university finance the city’s portion of the cost over five years.  The university is willing to do so from bond reserve funds, as long as the interest rate approximates the university’s earning capabilities on the reserve funds. 

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the university be authorized to participate in the acquisition of a 100-foot ladder fire truck, subject to the requirement that the city of Moscow fulfill its obligation of that acquisition. 

    8/10/83

    55

    Ratification of Minor Modifications to the Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Revenue Bond Anticipation Notes

    Re: Item 4.82 of the June 1983 University of Idaho regents’ agenda

    At their June 23, 1983, meeting in Lewiston, Idaho, the regents adopted a resolution authorizing the issuance of revenue bond anticipation notes for the Life Science Building project. 

    The purchaser of the notes, Federated Tax Free Instrument Trust, requests certain minor technical modifications be made to the resolution adopted by the regents.  Bond counsel and the university have reviewed the modifications, and since they are minor and do not change the intent of the original resolution, it is recommended the changes be made.  Accordingly, bond counsel has prepared a resolution which has been distributed to the regents under separate cover and is also on file in the board office.  The university recommends the regents ratify the modification resolution. 

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mr. Seppi, and carried that the Regents of the University of Idaho ratify the resolution as modified.  Mr. Miller voted no and Mrs. Hay abstained. 

    8/10/83

    55-56

    Washington Water Power Company Easement

    Washington Water Power Company has requested that the university grant them a land easement for the right to install, inspect and maintain one (1) power pole for an additional transformer servicing the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house.  Regents’ authorization to grant this easement is hereby requested. 

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Mr. Seppi, and carried that the university is authorized to grant the above easement to Washington Water Power Company. 

    8/10/83

    56

    Termination of Easement from Carl and Judith Agenbroad

    At the time (1977) the university acquired about 72 acres of desert land between Boise and Mountain Home, the adjoining land owners, Mr. and Mrs. Agenbroad, granted to the university an easement for a common driveway and access road across their land so that the university could have access to this land from the orchard access road.  Since that time, the Bureau of Land Management has granted to the university a road right-of-way which also provides access to the 72 acres of land.  Since the university now has this right-of-way access from Bureau of Land Management, Mr. and Mrs. Agenbroad have requested the university agree to the termination of the easement across their land.  It is agreeable with the university that the Agenbroads’ agreement be terminated as requested, since only one access easement is needed. 

    It was moved by Mr. Hoopes, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the university be authorized to sign a Termination of Easement agreement as proposed by Mr. and Mrs. Agenbroad. 

    8/10/83

    56-57

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment –Requisitions/Purchases

    Department: Bact./Biochem., Item: Chromatograph, Amount: $26,418.75

    Department : Computer Services, Item: Office Automation CPU’s, Amount $185,000.00

    Department: Tetonia R&E Center, Item: House Trailer – 3 Bedroom, Amount: $25,000.00*

    *With possible trade-in

    9/29/83

    46

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit C is $1,864,394.83.  Item number 87 waives overhead in the amount of $11,875, per USDA cooperative agreement.

    9/29/83

    47

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Broyles, Robert, Lewiston, Idaho, part-time teaching services in Art and Architecture for academic year 1983-84 in the amount of $10,580.04, September 1, 1983, through May 12, 1984.

    Carper, Kenneth, Pullman, Washington, part-time teaching services in Department of Architecture, in the amount of $6,204.50, September 1, 1983, through May 12, 1984.

    Hatch, Dell, for part-time teaching services in Department of Landscape Architecture, in the amount of $2,500, fall semester 1983.

    Kader, Dr. Adel, Davis, California, consulting fee for PIP on trip to Thailand, in the amount of $2,508, July 24, 1983, through August 3, 1983.

    Kessler, Marsha, for part-time teaching services in the interior design area of Art and Architecture, in the amount of $6,499.98, September 1, 1983, through May 1, 1984.

    L’Hote, Williard, for part-time teaching services in Art and Architecture, in the amount of $5,999.94, September 1, 1983, through May 1, 1984

    Mann, Paul, for teaching the video tape course EE 504, System Protection and Relaying, in the amount of $2,500, fall semester 1983.

    Racine, Huntley Olson, Nye & Cooper, for part-time teaching services in College of Law, in the amount of $5,500, August 1983 through December 1983.

    Savage, Kathryn, for preparation and conduct of Pronouncements section of CPA Review Course, in the amount of $1,250, August 31, 1983, through October 30, 1983. 

    Walker, Alan, Boise, Idaho, consulting fee for developing Fire Service Training self-study curriculum materials (as per grant from Bureau of Lands), in the amount of $8,050, September 1983 through March 1984.

    9/29/83

    47-48

    Review of Tenured Faculty Members – For Information Only

    Since the review process for tenured faculty was first established by the Board of Regents in January 1984, 586 University of Idaho faculty members have been reviewed.  In accordance with Board policy established at the same time, performance review results for the 1982-82 academic year are listed below:

    1. Number reviewed first time:   29
    2. Number re-reviewed:  38
    3. Total reviewed:  67
    4. Number found competent:  67

    9/29/83

    48

    Cooperative Agreement Between Visayas State College of Agriculture (VISCA) and University of Idaho – For Information Only

    An agreement to establish a cooperative agreement between the University of Idaho College of Agriculture and VISCA, focusing on the postharvest technology of perishable food crops has been signed.  The agreement is to enhance the training of graduate students, to provide sabbatical opportunities for faculty, and to assist in extension and research as it relates to perishable crops.  This agreement was initiated by the Postharvest Institute for Perishables at the University of Idaho.  The agreement makes no commitment of funds beyond existing graduate assistantships, etc. 

    VISCA is located on the island of Leyte in the central part of the Philippines.  It has lead responsibility for a number of food crops. 

    Copies of Exhibit A, B, C, and D are on file in the Office of the State Board of Education as permanent exhibits. 

    9/29/83

    48

    Requisitions - Purchases

    Department: Computer Services, Item: Computer Control Unit, Amount: $15,000.00

    Department: Physical Plant, Item: Backhoe Tractor, Amount: $44,500.00

    10/28/83

    32

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit D is $734,621.95. Overhead is waived for the following grants listed in Exhibit D: No. 21-$16,720 (U.S. Department of Agriculture agreements do not allow reimbursement of indirect costs); No. 28 - $17,500 (Agency for International Development agreements do not allow indirect cost on personnel assignment agreements – this amount represents salary dollars); and No. 45 - $11,598 (U.S. Forest Service agreements do not allow reimbursements of indirect costs).  None of the other grants waive overhead over $10,000.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. 

    10/28/83

    33

    Payment to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Fell, Art, Washington, D.C., translation of technical sheets from English to French, in the amount of $1,050, May 1, 1983, through November 30, 1983.

    Forche, Carolyn, honorarium for poetry workshop, in the amount of $2,000, November 14-19, 1983.

    Hardcastle, Kathleen, Moscow, Idaho, for teaching WAMI courses Med. Sci. 513, 522, 535, in the amount of $2,000 during academic year 1983-84.

    Moss, Howard, honorarium for poetry workshop, in the amount of $2,000, April 2-7, 1984. 

    Plumly, Stanley, honorarium for poetry workshop, in the amount of $2,000, February 2-6, 1984. 

    Schell, Dr. Stewart, Moscow, Idaho, consulting fee for participating in the WAMI course, Med. Sci. 521, in the amount of $1,400, during the first semester, academic year, 1983-84.

    Shupe, Dr. David, Moscow, Idaho, for teaching WAMI courses, Med. Sci. 513, 522, 535, in the amount of $2,000 during academic year 1983-84.

    Snyder, Gary, honorarium for poetry workshop, in the amount of $2,000, October 17-22, 1983.

    Spain, Dr. Francis, Moscow, Idaho, for teaching WAMI courses, Med. Sci. 513, 522, 535, in the amount of $2,000 during academic year 1983-84.

    UI/Idaho Falls Center for Higher Education, for outside teaching instruction for fall semester 1983, Exhibit F in the amount of $67,766.

    10/28/83

    33-34

    FY 1982-83 Carryover Funds – UI Agricultural Research and Extension Service

    The programs of Agricultural Research and Extension Service have a carryover of $800.  These funds will be held in contingency reserve until needed for an emergency situation.

    10/28/83

    34

    FY 1982-83 Carryover Funds – WOI – Veterinary Medicine

    The FY1982-83 carryover funds in the WOI regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY 1983-84 are $26,300.  These local funds will be used to cover the cost of an instructional media specialist, various remodeling at the Glenn C. Holm Veterinary Science Building, and irregular help at Caldwell. 

    10/28/83

    34

    FY 1982-83 Carryover Funds – WAMI –Medical Education

    The FY 1982-83 carryover funds in the WAMI Medical Education Program that are available for one-time expenditure during FY 1983-84 are $14,700.  These local funds will be used to provide capital outlay funds not available in the FY 1984 appropriation. 

    Moved by Mrs. Hymas, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the FY 1982-83 carryover funds in General Education, Agricultural Research and Extension Service, WOI Veterinary Medicine and WAMI Medical Education be approved for expenditure as indicated in the above paragraphs.

    10/28/83

    35

    Palouse Empire Mall Ground Lease Agreement

    The executors of the estate of Earl D. McCarthy, deceased, lessee of the University land upon which the Palouse Empire Mall was developed have prepared assignments of interest in the master ground lease and subleases from the executors and trustees, pursuant to Mr. McCarthy’s will.  A copy of the “Consent to Assignment” is included at Exhibit G.  The University requests Regents’ authorization to execute the “Consent to Assignment” as requested by the executors of the estate of Earl D. McCarthy. 

    Moved by Mrs. Hymas, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the university be authorized to sign the “Consent to Assignment” which is attached to this agenda as Exhibit G. 

    A copy of Exhibit G is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    10/28/83

    35

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit D is $1,492,633.12. Overhead is waived for the following grants listed in Exhibit D: No. 44—in the amount of $38,538.47 (USDA agreement does not allow indirect costs); and No. 54 – in the amount of $46,999.16 (USDA agreement does not allow indirect costs).  None of the other grants waive overhead over $10,000.  No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any grants. 

    No. 43 –grantor requests one year of confidentiality covering the results of research tests.   

    12/6/83

    38

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Bare, Dr. Bruce, Seattle, Washington, honorarium for teaching forest economics and forest regulations in CEFES program, in the amount of $1,080, November 2-4, 1983. 

    Butterfield, Sam, for teaching course FOR 595, and provide course handbook/outline, in the amount of $6,000, November 15, 1983, through May 31, 1984.

    Hoyt, Kenneth, consulting fee for training resource coordinator, in the amount of $3,000, September 10, 1983, through October 15, 1983. 

    Poe, Donald, Pullman, Washington, consultant for curriculum planning for a joint graduate program in construction/engineering management with Washington State University and University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture, in the amount of $8,000, for academic year 1983-84.

    Scanlin, David, consulting fee for collecting data and preparing a report on the remeasure of MS#16 Forest Refertilization plot, in the amount of $4,750, November 1983, through March 1984.

    12/6/83

    38

    Washington Water Power Agreement

    The university has revised its agreement with Washington Water Power Company (WWP) for firm natural gas delivery service.  The new agreement would allow WWP to interrupt gas deliveries to the university.  Under the new agreement, if WWP determines that it is necessary to curtail the supply of gas to the university for a period of time (due to reduction in supply from their gas pipeline supplier), the university would have to supplement the reduction in gas supply with No. 6 fuel oil that is in storage to generate heating steam. 

    The advantage of agreeing to interruptible natural gas service is the cost savings for fuel of about $120,000 to $140,000 per year.  The reduction in rate would be four cents per therm which is a significant reduction in cost since the university uses about 3 to 3.5 million therms per year.  The disadvantages are the inconvenience of switching to fuel oil and the higher cost of fuel oil.  The university has 110,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil in storage which is sufficient to last approximately 10 days during cold weather.  In all probability, the gas supply would only be partially curtailed and the stored supply of fuel oil would be sufficient for much longer than 10 days.  If it becomes necessary to run an entire month during very cold weather on fuel oil without gas, the extra cost would be approximately $75,000.  This is still much less than the annual savings anticipated by changing to an interruptible gas agreement.  The natural gas supply is now very good and its curtailment appears to be very remote. 

    12/6/83

    39

    Agreement Between Services by Satellite, Inc., (“SatServ”) and University of Idaho

    An agreement to establish a campus conference network affiliation between the University of Idaho and SatServ has been signed.  This agreement allows the University to become an affiliate of SatServ for the purpose of receiving and distributing satellite teleconference transmissions of educational programs to clients of SatServ.  The university will utilize existing facilities and equipment in the engineering educational outreach program to receive and distribute the teleconference transmissions.  SatServ will pay the university approximately 45% of the usage fee charged for each teleconference in order to make the undertaking self-supporting.  The agreement makes no commitment of funds beyond existing facilities and equipment.  This agreement may be terminated by either party upon a 90-day written notice. 

    12/6/83

    39

    Agreement Between University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University and Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

    An agreement to establish a Consortium Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics for qualified students preparing for dietetic careers has been signed.  This agreement is similar to others the university has entered into with Eastern Washington University and various hospitals in the northwest.  The agreement permits University of Idaho students to receive administrative and clinical education in a hospital environment.  The agreement makes no commitment of funds by the University. 

    Copies of Exhibits A, B, C, and D are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education. 

    12/6/83

    40

    Three-Year Agreement – International Collegiate Enterprises

    The University of Idaho requests permission to enter into a three-year agreement with International Collegiate Enterprises (ICE).  The agreement concerns the licensing of University of Idaho designs, trademarks, servicemarks, logographics and/or symbols.  International Collegiate Enterprises will use and/or sublicense these trademarks (with approval by the university) in connection with the marketing of various articles of merchandise in the United States and foreign countries.  Manufacturers of this merchandise will pay a small royalty to ICE of which the university will receive a large share.  The university is also guaranteed a $1,500 share for each twelve-month period.  ICE will be responsible for the assurance that the university’s trademarks are used correctly and the goods to which they are applied represent a quality standard.  Final approval of the use of University of Idaho trademarks will rest with the University of Idaho.  No financial obligation is incurred by the university under this agreement. 

    It was moved by Mrs. Hymas, seconded by Dr. Seppi, and carried that the University of Idaho be granted permission to enter into a three-year agreement with International Collegiate Enterprises, in regard to marketing the University of Idaho’s designs, trademarks, servicemarks, logographics, and/or symbols. 

    12/6/83

    40

    Cooperative Agreement – Idaho Army National Guard

    The University of Idaho wishes authorization to enter into a cooperative agreement with Company B, 116th Engineering Battalion, Idaho Army National Guard.  The National Guard will accomplish various construction tasks, such as development of a pond and dam, road pioneering/construction, installation of culverts, placement and spreading of road rock, etc., on the university’s Experimental Forest land.  In consideration of this work at the Experimental Forest, the university will allow the Guard to use certain areas of the Experimental Forest for training sites and project areas.  All construction projects undertaken will be under the direction of the University of Idaho Experimental Forest Staff. 

    Moved by Mrs. Hymas, seconded by Mr. Evans, and carried that the University of Idaho be authorized to enter into an agreement to allow Company B, 116th Engineering Battalion, Idaho Army National Guard, to accomplish various construction tasks in the Experimental Forest in consideration for their use of certain areas for training sites and project areas. 

    12/6/83

    41

    Executive Session (12/6/83)

    Pursuant to Section 67-2345, Subsection (b), Idaho Code, it was moved by Mrs. Hymas, seconded by Mrs. Hay, and carried that the Board go into Executive Session.  The Board met in Executive Session from 11:05 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. to discuss personnel matters at the University of Idaho.  Upon conclusion of the Executive Session, the Board reconvened in Open Session.

    12/6/83

    41

  • 1984-1985
    Item  Motion  Date  Page
     UI/Korea Cooperative Agreement
     An agreement to provide for cooperative research and training in agriculture has been signed between the University of Idaho and Korea University. The agreement provides for cooperative graduate training, cooperative research and training, sabbatical opportunities and jointly funded research program. The university, under this agreement, will provide laboratory and office space for Korea University graduate assistants and/or sabbatical personnel and, contingent on availability of funds, one graduate assistant ship per year. All other costs associated with this agreement will be funded by either Korea University, external grants or contracts, or other funding sources. This agreement will have an initial duration of three years and may be extended if agreeable by both parties.  1/30/84  50
     UI/Campus Network, Inc.
     The university is pleased to advise the regent that the university has been invited to join a Campus Conference Network, whereby the campus can receive university courses and participate in teleconferences and seminars through the video classroom facilities in the Janssen Engineering Building. The University of Idaho will be one of 50 universities having access in the nation and the only institution in the immediate northwest region participating in this telecommunications network. The quality of the campus video facilities and the innovations developed in the engineering video outreach program were key factors in receiving the connection. The agreement signed with the network will provide some modest income to the university, paid by users of the programs. No commitments of funds were required of the university.  1/30/84  50
     Life Science Building Status Summary
     Throughout the various design phases of the Life Science Building, numerous schemes have been reviewed, costs estimated and refined. Development of the project to date has resulted in a building configuration that meets both budget and program requirements.
    Design development documents for the Life Science project where essentially complete by October 20, 1983. Subsequently, they were presented for review to the University of Idaho and the Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council. The final design development presentation represents combined efforts of the department of Public Works, the University of Idaho staff, Team 8 Architects, the laboratory consultants, and the program which meets the following goals of the University of Idaho:
    To accommodate undergraduate and graduate instructional and research need in new and remodeled facilities for the Biological Sciences, Bacteriology/Biochemistry, and WAMI;
    To consolidate Life Science Programs in one complex to allow for the common use of equipment and support services;
    To develop new and existing general classrooms for university wide utilization;
    To provide program needs within a maximum budget of $10,150,000 and;
    To develop plans for additional remodeling work in the existing facility to be completed as future funds are available.
    A design booklet has been forwarded to the Regents under separate mailing. A copy is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
    Although design and budget refinements will continue until final completion of the contract documents (estimated by March 15, 1984), the size, character, and cost estimates of the building project are expected to remain as presented in the following numeric and graphic descriptions.
    It should be noted that the final location of the addition to the Life Science Building will necessitate the removal of the old gallery building. The architects reviewed many options for the location of the addition and recommended the final location as the most cost beneficial for the university. A space in the new addition will be dedicated to the gallery function that will provide a similar amount of space. The university is, however, reviewing other long-range options for relocating the gallery to an area that will provide better public access, meet handicapped access and other life safety requirements. The current Old gallery building is deficient in several of these areas.
     1/30/84  50-52
     Agreement between the University of Idaho and St. Joseph's Hospital
     Approval is requested to enter into an agreement with St. Joseph’s Hospital for the purpose of providing sociology students an opportunity to gain practical experience in a hospital environment. The agreement is for a period of one year, and covers students enrolled in the baccalaureate degree program in Sociology with a social work emphasis. The agreement makes no commitment of funds by the university. A copy of the agreement is included as Exhibit E.  1/30/84  53
     Memorandum of Understanding for Forest Cutting Boundaries
     The university requests approval to sign a “Memorandum of Understanding for a Cutting Boundary” (attached as Exhibit F) with Bennett Lumber Company, Princeton;
    Official public survey corners used to determine some boundaries of the properties surrounding the university’s School Forestry cannot be located. The adjacent land owners and the university are negotiating an agreement to observe boundary lines which would be established by marking on-the-ground “working corners” to be determined from whatever information is available, including those public land survey corners that can be located.
    The university needs this “Memorandum of Understanding for the Cutting Boundary” signed before it can solicit bids for the sale of timber on portions of the School Forest.
    M/S Hymas/Hay: That the University of Idaho be allowed to sign a “Memorandum of Understanding for a Cutting Boundary” to allow for sale of timber from the university’s School Forest in the spring.
     1/30/84  53
     Cooperative Agreement with North Idaho College
     The university wishes to establish a cooperative agreement with North Idaho College for the purpose of providing a coordinated delivery of educational services in the Coeur d’Alene area. The cooperative agreement defines the role of each institution and provides the opportunity for the University of Idaho to utilize some of the facilities on the North Idaho College campus. A copy of the proposed cooperative agreement is provided in Exhibit G.
    M/S Hymas/Evans: That the University of Idaho be authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement with North Idaho College for the delivery of educational services in Northern Idaho. Further, that this item be referred to the Academic Affairs Council for review and establishment of guidelines for future cooperative programs.
     1/30/84  54
     Purchase of One-Half Interest in Land-Rosa Mae Rieman
     The university requests authorization to purchase the one-half interest owned by Rosa Mae Rieman in forty acres of land located at eh University’s Experiment Forest. In 1938, Mr. Leo Rieman quit claimed an undivided one-half interst in a 40-acre parcel of land on the north side of Moscow Mountain to Mr. Horace Woodworth. In 1948, Mr. Woodworth gifted the entire 40 acres to the University of Idaho. At the time Mr. Woodworth gave the land to the university, a title search was not performed; and therefore, the one half ownership of Mr. Rieman was not discovered. Now, Rosa Mae Rieman, widow of Leo Reiman, is claiming the one-half interest in this 40 acre parcel of land. Since 1948, this parcel, in its entirety has been managed as part of the university’s Experimental Forest and therefore, has become an important part of the Experimental Forest operation. Mrs. Rieman has agreed to accept $10,000 for her claimed one-half interest, which in consulting with our forest management staff appears to be a reasonable price for the university to obtain clear and complete title of the land area.
    M/S Hymas/Hay: That the University of Idaho be authorized to purchase the one-half ownership interest as described above, at a cost of $10,000.
     1/30/84  54
     Underground Easement to Idaho Power Company-Caldwell Branch Station
     The College of Agriculture’s Southwest Idaho Research and Extension Center at Caldwell, Idaho has requested Idaho Power Company to replace an open wire electrical series with underground service to the office building. In order to provide this service, Idaho Power Company has requested the university to sign a permanent and perpetual easement ten feet wide by two hundred feet long in the NW ¼ NW ¼ of Section 19 T3N, R3W, BM and a permanent and perpetual easement ten feet wide by one hundred forty-feet long in the NE ¼ NE ¼ of Section 9, T3N, R3W, BM. Both parcels of land are owned by the Regents of the University of Idaho.
    M/S Hymas/Hoops: That the University of Idaho be authorized to sign the easements requested by Idaho Power Company to provide underground electrical service at Caldwell, Idaho.
     1/30/84  55
     Exception to Five Calendar Year Residency Requirement
     The granting of exceptions to residency requirements are given only with Board approval. The following rules for “Exceptions to Residency Requirements for Special Graduate or Professional Programs” (State Board of Education Rule Manual) apply as follows, in the cases of the four students named above:
    David R Duba and Robert A Burkhart: IDAPA08.00.D6,1a. Applicants who have established residency status in the state for a minimum of three continuous years immediately prior to the matriculation date and have had at least two years of continuous full-time employment in the state during the three continuous years may be considered an exception to the five calendar year requirement and may apply for admission to the special graduate and professional programs. “Continuous full-time employment” means not more than two weeks of non-employment between one full-time employment position and another.
    Lee Ann DuMars and Carla J. Pharris: IDAPA008.00.D.6,1b: Applicants whose parents or gaurdians have established residency and a domicile in the state for at least 24 months immediately prior to the date of matriculation and who have provided more than 50 percent of the applicant’s support during that 24 month period, may be considered an exception to the five calendar year requirement and may apply for admission to the special graduate and professional programs.
    Exhibit H lists pertinent facts involved in each student’s request for exveption to the five calendar year residency requirement. Based on the facts presented in Exhibit H, the university recommends to the Board that the four students named above be permitted to apply as Idaho residents to the WAMI Medical Program and the WOI Veterinary Medicine Program. All applicants were granted the waived requirements.
     1/30/84  55-56
     Change in Travel Expense Reimbursement Policy
     The University of Idaho requests approval to modify its travel expense reimbursement policy as shown below:
    Lodging: Actual cost for single room (receipt required)
    Meal Allowance: Actual cost not to exceed $15 per day in-state or $20 per day out of state, or 50% of current federal per diem rates (as published by the Department of State, Washington DC, “Maximum Travel Per Diem Allowance for Foreign Areas”), while in each foreign country for overseas travel, whichever is the greater allowance. (No receipts required).
    Transportation: Actual cost of lowest fare available. (Receipts required)
    Private Vehicle: $.18 per mile based on ground mileage
    Taxis, Telex, Telephone, Misc: Actual costs. (Receipts required)
    Registration Fees: Actual Costs. (Receipts required)
    The requested modification in reimbursement policy places the university policy in compliance and consistent with the federal reimbursement policies that are applicable to overseas travel supported by federal grant and contract activity of university personnel.
    M/S Hymas/Hoops: That the University of Idaho be authorized to modify its travel expense reimbursement policy as shown above.
     3/8/84  38-39
     Change Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology (Department of Lands) Name to Idaho Geological Survey
     Legislation has been prepared to change the name and structure of the Idaho Bureau of Mines and geology, currently a bureau within the Department of Lands. The name would be changed to the Idaho Geological Survey and would be administered by the University of Idaho and its Board of Regents as a special program.
    The Bureau of Mines and Geology has traditionally been headed by the Dean of the College of Mines and Earth Resources at the University of Idaho. It has been housed on the Moscow campus in university-supplied facilities for over 65 years. The functions of the new survey would not differ substantially from the current bureau as it would be a research and information dissemination organization. It is our understanding that the proposed changes are supported by the mining and minerals industry through the Idaho Mining Association. The changes in current statutes implementing the formation of the Idaho Geological Survey are contingent upon Senate Bill 1269.
    M/S Hymas/Mitchell: That the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho support the creation of the Idaho Geological Survey under its jurisdiction. Further, that the Board of Regents received annually a report from the Idaho Geological Survey.
     3/8/84  39
     Honorary Degree Recipients
     M/S Miller/Hoops: That the following persons be approved as honorary doctorate degree recipients from the University of Idaho. The honorary degrees will be awarded at the University’s May Commencement.
    Walter C. Sparks, Research Professor of Horticulture; Thomas C. Frye, Chairman, Moore Financial Group, Inc.; Bruce E. Colwell, Corporate Vice President, Diamond International Corporation.
     3/8/84  39
     Moving Expenses
     Moving expenses for Dr. William Saul, Dean, College of Engineering, from Madison, Wisconsin to Moscow, Idaho in the amount of $11,716.11. In accordance with Dr. Saul’s employment agreement, the university has agreed to pay the cost of moving household goods, subject to Board approval.  4/26/84  74
     University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. Annual Report
     The 1983 University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report has been provided to the Board. Additional copies of the report are available in the Foundation’s office. The report contains audited financial statements and summarizes the Foundation’s activities during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1983. A copy of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. 1983 Annual report is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.  4/26/84  74
     Edith S. Tucker and Joyce T. Tobyn Trust
     Trustees for the Edith S. Tucker and Joyce T. Tobyn Trust are in the process of distributing the Trust’s assets to the University of Idaho. The fair market value of the assets is expected to be approximately $181,000. The assets will be deposited with the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., for the establishment of the E. Mack and Edith S. Tucker/John T. and Joyce T. Tobyn Academic Excellence Memorial Endowment Funds as stipulated by the trust.  4/26/84  74
     Idaho Geological Survey
     Senate Bill No. 1269, changing the Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology to the Idaho Geological Survey, was passed by both Houses of the Legislature and signed by Governor Evans. Thus, the Idaho Geological Survey will become a special program of the University of Idaho under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents/State Board of Education. Dean Maynard M. Miller will continue his management of the operation under the title of director of the survey as provided for in the legislation.  4/26/84  74
     Auxiliary Enterprises Current FY1984 Operating Budget Status
     In accordance with the Board’s financial management policy, status reports of the operating budgets of the University’s auxiliary enterprises are to be submitted to the Board at the regular April meeting. Exhibit E contains status reports of the current FY1984 operating budget for the University of Idaho’s auxiliary enterprises- student housing, food services, student union, student health, family housing, bookstore operations and associated students.  4/26/84  74
     Renaming of the Laboratory of Anthropology
     The university plans to change the name of the Laboratory of Anthropology to the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology. Alfred Bowers, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, was the first anthropologist to fill an academic position in Idaho. Dr. Bowers is the acknowledged expert on the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Indian peoples and is a scholar of international reputation. The renaming of the laboratory is an appropriate honor to Dr. Bowers’ scholarly contributions and to his continued generosity to the University of Idaho. The staff of the laboratory unanimously endorse renaming the laboratory.  4/26/84  75
     Report of University's Long-Range Planning Activity
     The faculty and staff of the university have been involved in a long-range planning activity since last September. The focus has been on:
    Attempting to forecast the changing environment in which the university will be providing its educational services of the next decade.
    Identifying goals that reflect the university’s plan for responding to the anticipated changes.
    Development of strategies to achieve these goals.
    At the April meeting the university reviewed with the Board the status of the long-range planning activity, including some of the issues and responses developed to date. Comments and suggestions from Board members were welcomed. The first phase of the long-range plan will be presented to the Board at the June 1984 meeting. No action is requested at the April meeting.
     4/26/84  75
     Forestry Skidder
     On April 5, 1984, the Executive Director approved the purchase of a new skidder and the disposal by public bidding process of the old skidder. The need for approval to issue a purchase order before the April Board meeting was necessitated by the skidder manufacturer’s timing requirement for manufacturing the equipment and ensuring the university that the new skidder would be available for 1984 summer work. The purchase price is $52,000 with a guaranteed repurchase at the end of a three-year period of $40,500. The proposed contract calls for $20,000 down on delivery date and the balance to be financed by the company for three years at 6.5% simple interest, payable in three annual installments beginning October 1, 1984. Retail value of this equipment is approximately $88,000. The sale value of the old skidder is approximately $30,000.
    M/S Hymans/Mitchell: To ratify the Executive Director’s approval to permit the university to issue a purchase order for a new forestry skidder and to sell the old skidder through a public bidding process.
     4/26/84  75-76
     University of Idaho/Washington State University Cooperative Agreement FM Radio License
     The university requests authorization to enter into a cooperative agreement with Washington State University for the purpose of upgrading the quality of facilities and teaching support for the University of Idaho’s radio broadcast academic programs. The agreement involves assignment of our current FM radio license to Washington State University. A copy of the proposed Memorandum of Agreement is enclosed as Exhibit F.
    Funding support for the FM radio station on the University of Idaho campus was at one time, a part of the School of Communication budgeted funds. Then, approximately ten years ago, the funding was transferred to the KUID-TV operations and involved about $60,000 in FY1980. In 1981, when the funding for public broadcasting was eliminated, the FM funding was also eliminated. When funding for the educational TV system was restored at a much reduced level, no funding was made available from Idaho Educational Public Broadcasting Systems funds to reinstate the FM radio station support. It was, therefore, necessary for the University of Idaho to provide funds in order to minimally operate the station for the benefit of the academic program.
    The cooperative agreement with Washington State University will provide an opportunity, at no significant difference in cost to the University of Idaho, to significantly upgrade the radio broadcast program by providing access to the Washington State University’s KWSU radio facilities and staff. Washington State University would benefit by being able to have a local FM radio broadcast license to complement its outstanding AM radio production and the FM station in the Richland-Kennewick-Pasco area.
    The university believes that it is these types of cooperative agreements between Washington State University and the University of Idaho that can offer future students on both campus a more enriched educational service.
    M/S Hymas/Evans: That the University of Idaho be permitted to sign a cooperative agreement with Washington State University for the purpose of upgrading the quality of facilities and teaching support for the UI’s radio broadcast academic programs and the assignment of the FM license to Washington State University.
     4/26/84  76-77
     Primary Power for Life Sciences Building
    The existing campus electrical distribution system is nearing full capacity and is not able to provide primary power loads projected for the new Life Sciences Building. A new feeder will be required from the campus substation to the project site to supply the power required by the new facility. Construction of the building is scheduled to begin June 1984. The electrical engineering firm of Wanless-Cook Associates has analyzed the Life Sciences power requirements and has recommended a system consisting of a new 13,200 volt feeder to the site, a vacuum breaker and a transformer. This change will also add capacity to accommodate future growth of power requirements in that sector of the campus. Engineering design and complete construction costs are estimated at $115,000. Funding for the project will come from reducing a current budget for cogeneration facility planning from $90,000 to $10,000 and cost savings in the end wall painting budget ($35,000).
    M/S Hymas/Mitchell: That the University be authorized to encumber funds and proceed immediately with design and construction to ensure timely provision of power for the new Life Sciences Building.
     4/26/84  77
     Student Housing and Food Service Changes
     It is requested to make increase in student housing and food service, effective 1984 Summer Session.
    Justification: the requested increases in housing rentals and meal charges are necessary to cover an average 7% increase in salaries, and an estimated 5% inflationary increase that must cover projected operating cost increases, such as 28% for electricity and significant increases for telephones, solid waste disposal, etc.
    Pursuant to public notice, the Board convened a public hearing at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 1984, in the Galena Room of the Student Union Building, University of Idaho, Moscow, to accept oral testimony regarding the proposed increase in Student Housing and Food service Charges. The following person testified in favor of the proposed increase: David L. McKinney, Financial Vice President and Bursar.
    At 11:20 a.m., there being no further testimony, the Board closed the public hearing.
    Required public notice was given.
    M/S Hymas/Mitchell: To approve the proposed increase in Student Housing and Food Service Charges as shown. As required by Part I-Procedure for Rulemaking Chapter A, of the State Board of Education Rule Manual, a copy of all written testimony, a record of oral testimony, and all other records pertaining to this increase will be placed on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
     4/26/84  78
     Uniform Student Fee Increase
     It is requested that the uniform student fee for all full-time students bee increased a $2.00 per semester, from $408.00 to $410.00. The breakdown of this fee increase, the current fee rate, and the total additional revenue anticipated is shown.
    Pursuant to public notice, the Board convened a public hearing at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 1984 in the Galena Room of the Student Union Building, University of Idaho, Moscow, to accept oral testimony regarding the proposed increase in Uniform Student Fee Increase. The Following person testified in favor of the proposed increase: David L. McKinney, Financial Vice President and Bursar.
    Required public notice has been given.
    M/S Hymas/Mitchell: To approve the proposed Uniform Student Fee Increase as shown. As required by Part I-Procedure for Rulemaking Chapter A, of the State Board of Education Rule Manual, a copy of all written testimony, a record of oral testimony, and all other records pertaining to this increase will be placed on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
     4/26/84  79
     Routine Catalog Changes
     Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit B. the changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum policy reports #132 and #133.
    M/S Miller/Mitchell: To approve the Routine Catalog Changes and the notice of intent to initiate a new and expanding program “Cooperative Program in Pulp and Paper Technology” in cooperation with the University of Minnesota. (A copy of the Notice of Intent is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.)
     6/21/84  59
     Salary Recommendations, Budgets, and Budget Transfers
     The University of Idaho requests approval of the FY 1985 operating budgets and salary recommendations for the following categories of funded activities:
    General Education, Agricultural Research & Extension Service, WOI Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine, WAMI Medical Education Program, FUR Forest Utilization Research, IGS Idaho Geological Survey, Local Service Operations, Auxiliary Enterprises.
    These operating budgets and salary recommendations are presented in separate documents distributed to the Board. Copies of these documents are available in the Office of the State Board of Education and the University of Idaho Library.
    Outlined below is a brief discussion of the appropriated funds operating budget changes.
    1. General Inflation
    a. General Education: the original requested increase for electricity was 50%, based on Washington Water Power’s (WWP) rate increase request to PUC. The commission approved a 28% increase and has not acted on the appeal for the balance of the increase nor on the new request from WWP for an additional 33% increase. The university has elected to allocate only a 28% increase for electricity and to use the balance of the funded increase to address a shortfall in health insurance premium increase and for additional support budget funding in several colleges.
    b. University Special Programs: in order for Agricultural Research and Extension to provide comparable faulty salary equity funds as was allocated in General Education, it was necessary to adjust the level of support funds originally requested. This was possible since this year’s appropriations for ARES was a lump sum appropriation. The budget requests for WOI and WAMI are based upon contractual cost per student in the programs rather than an MCO build up; so there is no direct correlation. The FUR appropriation was only sufficient to cover personnel costs.
    2. General Employee Salary Policy
    a. Faculty and Non-Faculty Exempt Staff: the overall average increases in salary recommended for all faculty and non-faculty exempt staff for FY1985 are 9.10%. The promotion raises were allocated at the same amount as last year. Salary raises that exceeded fifteen percent or were less than three percent were supported by a written justification to the president. The salary level for IA/GA positions was set at $7,300 per academic year. As in the past, this is the value used for distributing funding to the colleges. Each college or department has the flexibility of fixing individual awards according to the situation existing and is not held to this exact figure. This 11.8% increase includes recognition of the increase in fees which must be paid by all IA/Gas. The distribution of salary equity reflected the major equity differentials (e.g. full professors generate more equity funding than new assistant professors). The allocations of faculty salary equity funds to the colleges were based on the number of faculty in each rank and an equal equity adjustment value per rank that was based on the computed need for faculty salary equity presented to the Board and the Legislature.
    b. Classified Staff: Due to the manner in which the Legislature mandated classified salary adjustments according to Hay Plan points, some university classified salary adjustments employees received 5% pay grad adjustments and some received 10% pay grad adjustments. The overall average pay grade adjustment for the University of Idaho classified staff for FY1985 is 7.5%. The difference between the funded 7% CEC adjustment and the real cost was covered by above MCO funding. The University of Idaho continues its policy of recognizing outstanding meritorious service among its classified staff by committing funds equal to about 1.2% of the classified salary base. Thus, approximately 20% of the classified staff were awarded merit increases, in addition to the Legislature mandated salary adjustments.
    3. Internal Reallocations
    a. The FY1985 General Education budget development process includes internal reallocation of funds to help address some of the major needs that the university believes are important to its long-range plans. The source of reallocated funds include reallocated vacant positions, changes in salary lines caused by terminations or retirements, and the reduction of investment in some service activities. The opportunities for significant reallocation continue to diminish as teaching loads across the campus grow, and salary lines of retiring staff approximate the competitive salary levels needed to recruit new staff. Furthermore, there is a limit to how much support service can be reduced. The University of Idaho already spends significantly less on support services than most universities and colleges.
    4. Funding in Excess of MCO/CEC
    a. The allocation of funds above MCO/CEC to salary increases, primarily for faculty and administrative salary equity adjustments, reflects the university’s highest priority in its FY1985 budget request-salary equity. Although it appears that the peer group institutions will also be granting salary increases next year, the net effect of the overall 9,1% increase for university faculty and nonfaculty exempt staff should be to achieve a modest improvement in the university competitive salary status.
    M/S Miller/Fields: That the FY1985 salary recommendations listed above be approved.
     6/21/84  60-63
     Timber Sale from School Forest
     Re: Regents Minutes, July 1982, page 32
    The reference above established the procedure whereby the university seeks authorization to sell timber harvest from the School Forest land. The university again requests approval to sell approximately seven million board feet of sawtimber, pulp logs, cedar products and cedar poles, plus other minor forest products such as firewood, posts, poles and Christmas trees, during the fiscal year 1985 and 1986. Proceeds from the sale of timber is used to support the operational costs of the School Forest operation.
    M/S Miller/Mitchell: That the University of Idaho be authorized to sell timber harvest from the school Forest land, as above described.
     6/21/84  63
     Student Insurance
     Re: Regents minutes, May 1983, page 58
    In the referenced action, approval was granted to place student health insurance with Capital Planning Services of Boise, as agents for Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company, for a three year period beginning August 1984.
    Under the current student insurance contract, the mandatory accident insurance premium remains level for the three year period, but the carrier may request increases in the optional health insurance premium as warranted by claims experience.
    For the 1984-85 school year, the accident premium would remain at $1 per student per semester. The carrier has requested a premium of $118 per year, or $59 per semester, for the optional health insurance currently purchased by about 1,200 UI students. This compares with a current premium of $88 per year or $44 per semester.
    The increase, although significant, is supported by claims experience. Notice of this premium adjustment and a request for comments have been submitted to the ASUI Senate through the ASUI president.
    M/S Miller/Fields: That the student insurance premium quoted be accepted.
     6/21/84  64
     Employee Health Insurance
     Re: Regents Minutes for June 1983, pages 73-74
    The University of Idaho requests approval to renew its employee health insurance contract with Medical Service Bureau (Blue Shield of Idaho), effective July 1, 1984 through June 30, 1985.
    No changes in benefits are recommended for FY1985. To achieve the premium adjustment requested by the carrier, the schedule presented produces an average total premium increase of25%. Internal adjustments consistent with recommendations of the University Health Insurance Advisory Committee and the UI Retirees Association Board of Directors have been incorporated to improve correlations between premiums and costs of claims for the various categories of insured persons.
    These adjustments have also been independently reviewed by the university’s health insurance consultant, Wohlman and Sargent or Seattle. The consultant concurs that the adjustment are reasonable and accurately reflect anticipated costs of claims for FY1985.
     6/21/84  64
     No-Cost Lease Agreement- Koller USA Corporation
     Koller USA Corporation of Corvallis, Oregon, has offered the university the use of a Koller K-300 logging yarder and SKA-1 carriage, under a no-cost lease agreement. The value of the equipment is about $30,000, and would be used on the University of Idaho’s Experimental Forest. Students and faculty, as well as the public sector, will benefit from the availability of this equipment in demonstrating the capabilities of a small, low-expense cable logging system, and also, the use of an intermediate support carriage which is a concept fairly new to northwest logging, but widely used in European countries. Authorization is requested to sign this no-cost lease agreement with Koller USA Corporation.
    M/S Miller/Mitchell: To authorize the University of Idaho to sign a no-cost lease agreement with Koller USA Corporation as described in the paragraph above.
     6/21/84  65
     University of Idaho Magazine Printing Agreement
     Re: Regents minutes, March 1983, page 54
    Last year the university received approval from the Board to enter into a one-year, renewable agreement with University Network Publishing, Inc., to publish the university’s news magazine that is sent to alumni and friends. The university requests authorization to renew that agreement for a two-year period, effective with the October 1984 issue. The major change in the renewal agreement is that six issues will be published rather than the previous nine issues. The net annual cost of the new agreement is expected to be approximately the same as last year’s cost per issue, or about $26,400 for FY1985. The agreement does provide for adding additional pages at about $3,500 per eight page supplement.
    This approach to publish a good quality alumni news magazine continues to be the best approach from both cost and quality.
    M/S Miller/Evans: That the University of Idaho be authorized to renew for a two-year period a publishing agreement with University Network Publishing, Inc., to publish the university’s news magazine for alumni and friends, as described in the above paragraph.
     6/21/84  65-66
     Computer Stores Operation
     The University of Idaho requests approval to create a stores operation for sale of the computer hardware and software to campus departments, LCSC departments and to provide opportunities for resale of such items to faculty, staff, and full-times students. Sales to faculty and staff would be authorized payroll deduction, if elected by the purchasers, in up to 52 pay periods. The University of Idaho would be authorized to collect the cost of disbursements in addition to the cost of equipment. Also, the university would be authorized to negotiate contractual agreements with vendors to allow for the discount purchase of hardware and software for the purpose of reselling to qualified buyers. Restrictions for resale of items will be dependent upon contractual limitations placed by the vendor, and would include provisions for prohibiting the further resale of computer equipment by faculty, staff, and students. Vendors selected for participation would be evaluated on their costs, features, compatibilities with other campus systems, and user of their interest. The stores operation would not be supported by state funds and would operate in the best interest of the university. The stores would only sell to faculty, staff, and students those major computer equipment and for that which are comparable with current university computer equipment and for which vendors offer discounts to educational institutions for resale that are not readily available to faculty, staff and students directly from vendors.
    M/S Miller/Fields: That the University of Idaho be granted approval to begin a computer store operation as describe in the paragraph above.
     6/21/84  66
     Architectural Service Agreement-Administration Building Auditorium
     The university plans to renovate the auditorium in the Administration Building with the $400,000 funding authorization included in the university’s FY1985 Capital Improvement budget plan. To select an architectural firm for this renovation project, Facility Planning developed a “Request for Proposals” which was made known to all architectural firms in Idaho, requesting each to submit their interest in doing the project along with their qualifications, their proposed approach to the project, experience in such projects, etc. Nine proposals were received for the university’s consideration. A university committee of seven members was established to review the proposals. The committee reduced the number of proposals to three for further consideration. The three finalists were interviewed by the committee. The proposal of Hummel & Dropping Architects of Boise was selected by the committee for approval by the Regents. With Regents approval, the university proposes to negotiate a fixed, basic fee contract, not to exceed $50,000 with Hummel & Dropping.
    M/S Miller/Fields: To authorize the University of Idaho to negotiate a fixed, basic fee contract (not to exceed $50,000) for the Administration Building auditorium remodel project.
     6/21/84  67
     Exchange of Right-of-Way Easements
     Potlatch Corporation has agreed to exchange not cost right-of-way easements with the university for portions of existing roads in and adjacent to the university’s forest. Under the proposed right-of-way easement agreement, the following would be granted by each party.
    Potlatch Grants to University of Idaho: A portion of an existing road over and across the SE ¼ NE ¼, Section 6, Township 40, North Range 4 West.
    University of Idaho Grants to Potlatch: a portion of an existing road and across the N ½ SE ¼, NW ¼ NE ¼, S ½ NW ¼, Section 4, SE ¼ NE ¼, NE ½ SE ¼, NE ¼ SW ¼, S ½ NW ¼, Section 5, Township 40 North, Range 4 West.
    Portions of the proposed roads lying approximately in the E ½ NW ¼, W ½, NE ¼ NE ¼, W ½ SW ¼, Section 33, Township 41 North, Range 4 West.
    This no-cost exchange of right-of-way would be a cooperative road use agreement with Potlatch Corporation which would be very beneficial to both parties in allow each better accessibility to their land ownership.
    M/S Miller/Mitchell: That the University of Idaho be authorized to enter into a no-cost exchange of rights-of-way with Potlatch Corporation, as described above.
     6/21/84  67-68
     Water and Sewer Line Easement-Stepping Stone, Inc.
     Stepping Stones, Inc., a nonprofit organization with its primary objective being to build group homes for developmentally disabled persons in Latah County has requested a water and sewer line easement across university land. Stepping Stones, Inc., purchased land adjacent to the southeast of the university’s sheep farm North of the Pullman Highway, on which they wish to build a group home. The most desirable access connection to city water and sewer lines is near the University Inn, which would run the connecting lines under university owned land, and therefore would require an easement from the university. Authorization is requested to allow the university to grant this easement to Stepping Stones, Inc., and also to seek an annexation of the land area into the Moscow City limits.
    Total land area involved is approximately two acres, immediately north of the University 4 Theatre and University Inn Best Western motel.
    M/S Miller/Mitchell: That the University of Idaho be authorized to grant the above defined water and sewer line easement to Stepping Stones, Inc.
     6/21/84  68
     Telephone Cable Easement-Mountain Bell
     Mountain Bell Telephone Company has requested a 10 foot wide right-of-way easement across university land located along Interstate 84 highway between Boise and Mountain Home.
    Mountain Bell is proposing to install a new fiber optic cable from Boise to Pocatello, which would provide improved toll services to all cities in southern Idaho. The cable would be buried at a depth of about forty-eight (48) inches on university property along the highway fence and the cable would be buried at 48 inches, granting of such an easement should not affect any future use of this land. The university wishes to request authorization to grant this right-of-way easement to Mountain Bell.
    M/S Miller/Mitchell: That the University of Idaho be authorized to grant a right-of-way easement to Mountain Bell Telephone Company, as described above.
     6/21/84  68
     Renaming of Physical Science Building
     M/S Miller/Fields: Unanimously recommended by the faculties of the Department of Chemistry and Physics, by the administrators of those departments, and by the Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, the name of the Physical Science Building be changed to the Malcolm M. Renfrew Hall (abbreviation REN).  6/21/84  69
     Renaming of the Law Building
     M/S Miller/Fields: As recommended by the faculty of the College of Law, the name of the Law Building be changed to the Albert R Menard Law Building (abbreviation LAW).  6/21/84  69
     Financing the UI's Portion of the Life Science Building
     The university requests Regents’ approval to: (1) reassign the following student building debt service fees to debt retirement of the $5 million Life Science Building construction debt; (2) provide funds to service the remaining debt requirements for the ASUI Kibbie activity Center roof and; (3) to consummate the escrow agreement and other legal documents necessary to defeat the University Classroom Building bond issue and establish an escrow fund to guarantee debt service coverage for the remaining life of the bond.  9/20-21/84  41
     Moving Expenses
     Dr. Raymond Dacey’s (Dean, College of Business and Economics) moving expenses from Norman, Oklahoma, to Moscow, Idaho are expected to be approximately $8,900. In accordance with Dr. Dacey’s employment agreement, the university has agreed to pay the cost of moving household goods, subject to board approval.  9/20-21/84  42
     FY1983-84 Carryover Funds
     General Education
    The FY1984-85 carryover funds in General Education that are available for one-time expenditure during FY1984-85 are $302,500. These local funds will be used for departmental contingencies, and to partially cover the 3% holdback.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Service
    The FY1983-84 carryover funds in Agricultural Research and Extension Service that are available for one-time expenditure during FY1984-85 are $54,000. These funds will be used to help offset an expected deficit in federal funds for FY1985. If the federal budgets are approved as currently written, Agricultural Research and Extension Service will have an approximate shortfall of $100,000 from the amounts appropriated by the 1984 Legislature.
    WOI Veterinary Medicine
    The FY1983-84 carryover funds in the WOI Regional Program in veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY1984-85 are $79,500. These funds will be used to provide temporary salaries for two postdoctoral fellowships, two graduate assistants, a media specialists, and additional irregular help.
    WAMI Medical Education
    The FY1983-84 carryover funds in the WAMI Medical Education Program that are available for one-time expenditure during FY1985 are $28,600. These local funds will be used to replace funding lost by decrease in students, to assist in funding the Independent Study in Medical Science course, and to replace microscopes.
     9/20-21/84  42-43
     Agreement-North Country Book Express, Inc.
     The university received permission from the Board’s Executive Director on July 31, 1984, to sign an agreement with North Country Book Express, Inc., (NCBE) for 12 issues of a magazine titled Idaho the University. NCBE is a local publisher who will be working with the university to produce a public relations/information-type magazine aimed at alumni and friends of the university. The $75,250 tow-year contract began August 1, 1984, and runs through July 31, 1986. Long-range plans for the magazine are that after the first two-year period the advertising revenues will begin bearing the cost of the magazine. This contract is a substitution for a proposed contract approved by the Board in June 1984, with University Network Publishing, Inc., of Tucson, Arizona. The university was not able to negotiate all conditions of a contract with University Network Publishing, Inc. that were acceptable to the university., the contract with NCBE has the potential for being a better financial arrangement for the university, plus allowing the university to associate with an Idaho firm to produce it alumni magazine.  9/20-21/84  43
     Campus Police Unit Contract
     The university has made minor revisions in the police contract with the city and has sent it for approval by the Moscow City Council. The contract shall be for an indefinite period of time unless changed by mutual agreement of the parties or terminated as provided for in the contract. The operating budget shall be negotiated each university fiscal year.  9/20-21/84  43
     Closing of Bank Account
     The university closed two bank accounts in June 1984 that were maintained at The Idaho First National Bank. These accounts were utilized for the Student Union Bond Issue as required by the original bond indenture. The university established an irrevocable escrow with the Idaho First National Bank to cover the outstanding debt obligations and as a result the bank accounts are no longer necessary. The account numbers closed were 10-38027-8 and 10-38032-4.  9/20-21/84  43
     Moscow Ground Basin Study
     The university requests authorization to contribute $10,000 in FY1985 and $6,000 in FY 1986 to a Moscow-Pullman Groundwater Basin Study. For a number of years, the University of Idaho has been participating with representatives of Washington State University and the cities of Moscow and Pullman in monitoring changes in the underground water resources service the region.
    Recently, the Water Resources Committee, representing the various constituencies in the region proposed to update a previous groundwater basin study. The two-year project would cost $86,500 the first year and $54,500 in the second year. The US Geological Survey organization will provide $46,500 in the first year and $39,500 in the second year. The four regional participants (UI, WSU, Moscow, and Pullman) would share equally the balance of the project costs. The study is an important step to a better understanding of the actual groundwater basin formation and better information for long-range economic planning in the region.
     9/20-21/84  44
     Land Acquisition 66.54 Acres at Pierce, Idaho
     The US Department of Education has declared 66.54 acres of land located at Pierce, Idaho, surplus to the US government’s needs and available for transfer to a tax-supported educational applicant for approved educational uses. The land area is an archeological/historical site and would serve the university’s instructional and research programs very well as laboratory sites and anthropology, archaeology, education, forestry, history, sociology, and the physical/biological sciences. In fact the area has been used by the Laboratory of Anthropology under the direction of Professor Roderick Sprague for the last few years. The university requests authorization to submit an application to the US Department of Education for the acquisition of this land area.  9/20-21/84  44
     Exception of Five Calendar-Year Residency Requirement
     The granting of exceptions to residency requirements are given only with Board approval. The following rule for “Exceptions to Residency Requirements for Special Graduate or Professional programs” (State of Education Rule Manual) applies as follows, in the cases of the three students named above:
    “IDAPA08.00.D.6,1a. Applicants who have established residency status in the state for a minimum of three continuous years immediately prior to the matriculation date and have had at least two years of continuous full-time employment in the state during the three continuous years may be considered an exception to the five calendar year requirement and may apply for admission to the special graduate and professional programs. “Continuous full-time employment” means not more than two weeks of non-employment between one full-time employment position and another.”
    Exhibit B lists pertinent facts involved in each student’s request for exception to the five calendar year residency requirement. Based on the facts presented in Exhibit B, the university recommends to the Board that the three students named above be permitted to apply as Idaho residents to the WAMI/WICHE Program and the WOI Program. The board approved the waiver for William G. Ekern and Andrew Gardai. The Board disapproved the request for Mary Goeden Ollie.
     10/18-19/84  29
     Moving Expenses
     Dr. Richard Gill’s (Assistant Professor, Engineering Science Department) moving expenses from Beavercreek, Ohio to Moscow, Idaho are estimated to be approximately $5,000. In accordance with Dr. Gill’s employment agreement, the university has agreed to pay the cost of moving household goods, subject to Board approval.
    Thomas Sawyer’s (Utilities/Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Engineer, Physical Plant) moving expenses from North Canton, Ohio to Moscow, Idaho are $5,411.23. In accordance with Mr. Sawyer’s employment agreement, the university has agreed to pay the cost of moving household goods, subject to Board approval.
     10/18-19/84  31
     Support of Architectural/Engineering Design Study for Moscow/Pullman Airport Terminal Facilities Upgrade
     The university requests authorization to contribute $8,000 toward the architectural/engineering design study proposed for the upgrading of the Moscow/Pullman airport terminal and related facilities. The total design study is expected to cost approximately $40,000. The cities of Pullman and Moscow, the Port of Whitman Authority, Latah County, Washington State University and the University of Idaho are being asked to contribute to this essential first step to obtaining federal, state, and local assistance in upgrading the airport facilities. The growth in commercial and private aviation traffic at the airport creates the need to upgrade current facilities for safety and adequacy of service reasons.  10/18-19/84  31
     Transfer/Trade COMARC Computer Gifts
     The University of Idaho requests authorization to transfer computer equipment to COMARC Systems of San Francisco in trade for new equivalent equipment. A year ago, COMARC Systems gave the University of Idaho a major software package supporting their geographic data management systems. To use the sophisticated COMARC software system the university agreed to acquire the computer equipment which supports the software. The total cost of the equipment acquisition was $57,670.
    Subsequent developmental efforts of COMARC Systems and their evaluations of the university’s specific educational needs suggest that alternative microcomputer hardware would be more appropriate. Thus, they have proposed to take some of the equipment obtained last year and replace it with the microcomputer equipment that COMARC Systems is now focusing their developmental efforts on. The value of the equipment to be traded is about $38,525. The only cost to the university would be approximately $250 to cover shipping costs of the new equipment.
    Although the current equipment being used by the university is not obsolete and will support some of the COMARC systems, we would like to take advantage of the offer e to allow us more capability to expand the use of the system to many disciplines on campus. We appreciate the generosity of COMARC Systems to help the university develop this very valuable educational support service and their assistance in evaluating our progress to date.
     10/18-19/84  31-32
     Academic Calendars
     To avoid having the University of Idaho and Washington State University commencements on successive days, it is recommended that, beginning with the spring semester 1984-85, the University of Idaho commencement be moved to Friday from Saturday (WSU’s commencement is on Sunday). Approval is requested, therefore, for the following revised entries in the spring semester 1985 academic calendar:
    Last day of instruction (Thursday), May 2; No classes (Friday), May 3; Final Examinations (Saturday, Monday-Thursday), May 4, 6-9; Close of spring semester/commencement day (Friday), May 10.
    With these changes, the spring semester will still have 81 school days.
     12/6-7/84  35
     Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children Affiliation Agreement
     The University of Idaho requests authorization to sign an affiliation agreement (Exhibit D) with the Spokane, Washington unit of Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children. The purpose of the agreement is to allow University of Idaho students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Science in Home Economics or Child Development/Family Relations to utilize the hospital for practicum and educational purposes. There will be no cost to the University of Idaho. This agreement is for a one-year term; however, it can be renewed from year to year or cancelled at any time by either party giving a three month advance notice. The agreement, as presented to the Board at their September 1984 meeting, has been modified and is now acceptable to both parties.  12/6-7/84 36
     US Department of Agriculture Land Use Agreement at Aberdeen Research Center
     The US Department of Agriculture, through their Agriculture Research Service (ARS) has requested a no-cost long-term use of 0.28 of the land at the Aberdeen Research & Extension Center for the purpose of building an 80’ by 30’ metal, prefabricated machine shed. The terms of the land use agreement would be for twenty-five (25) years with options to renew. The ARS is heavily involved in the research programs at Aberdeen with a number of employees working at Aberdeen, along with vehicles and equipment stationed at the research and extension center. Construction a new shed would benefit the university by releasing storage space formally used by ARS. The agreement will include the stipulation that if ARS should discontinue using the machine shed they would either remove the building or turn the building over to the university.
    The University of Idaho requests authorization to negotiate and sign the land use agreement with the US Department of Agriculture as described above.
     12/6-7/84  37
     State Division of Highways Road Right-of-Way
     In 1945, the university granted a road right-of-way to the State of Idaho Division of Highways for the purpose of reconstructing 6.28 miles of State Highway 9 from Yale, Idaho northerly to the junction of State Highway 6 near Harvard, Idaho. Part of the proposed reconstructed highway and, therefore, the 1945 granted right-of-way runs through a portion of the university’s Experimental Forest land. The State Division of Highways completed part of the reconstruction last summer and now plans on completing the road when weather allows. However, due to increased highway construction standards since 1945, the highway department needs some minor additional right-of-way from the university. The additional right-of-way will involve about two acres of university land. The reconstructing of this highway will be beneficial to the university in improving the conditions for hauling logs from the university forest, will improve access entrances to our lands, and will eliminated flooding conditions by installing large culverts.
    The University of Idaho requests authorization to grant additional road right of way to the State Division of Highways as described above.
     12/6-7/84  38
     Purchase of Property
     The university requests authorization to purchase properties located at 615 West 6th Street and 618 Ash Street in Moscow, the properties are located just east of the engineering complex. The proposed acquisition is consistent with the university’s desire to acquire ownership of all of the property in the half-block area east of Ash between Sixth and Seventh Streets (See Exhibit A). The land area is included in the university’s long-range campus development plan for extension of engineering facilities and campus parking. Both houses are now rental and the university will continue to rent the units to student for the immediate future. The owners have agreed to accept: 651 West 6th Street $45,000; 618 Ash Street $60,000. The university obtained an appraisal of the properties which indicated that these prices are fair and just to both the owners and the university. The source of funds will be Property Acquisition account and University Facility Reserve.  1/17-18/85  38
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit C is $881,966. Overhead is waived for No. 5 in the amount of $19,384.61; No. 17 in the amount of $42,566.26; and No. 32 in the amount of $17,629.00 (USDA agreements do not allow indirect costs). No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure to the results.  1/17-18/85  38
     Payments to Outside Consultants
     To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment and more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:
    Fish, Stanley, Honorarium for visiting NEH scholar, NEH Grant, in the amount of $3,000.
    Morrison-Knudsen Technologies, Inc., consulting fee for telecommunications systems needs assessment and planning at a cost of $48/hour for routine work or $70/hour for emergency services requiring immediate response and rescheduling of work plans, plus expenses. Total cost for services not to exceed $15,000. The University, along with other institutions in the state, need assistance in developing better state wide data, voice and video communication capabilities than now exist.
    Wang, Chi-Wu, Consulting fee on international programs, Agricultural Research, in the amount of $3,000 fiscal year 1984.
    Winters, Kel D., compensation for EE VLSI Design (three credits) video tape course, Engineering Off-Campus, in the amount of $1,500, fall semester 1984.
    Wolf, Nancy A., assisting with the criminal justice program class, Criminal Law, taught at the Law School in conjunction with the College of Letters and Science for undergrads, Colleges of Law, in the amount of $1,500, fall semester 1984.
     1/17-18/85  38
     Amended Academic Calendar for Spring Semester 1985-86
     To provide for a three-week break between semesters, the ASUI Senate and the Faculty Counsel recommend that the calendar for the spring semester 1985-86 be changed to read as in Exhibit B. the three-week interval is in line with the length of the semester breaks at other Idaho state institutions of higher education; further, it will more completely resolve the conflict with commencement exercises at Washington State University.  2/21-22/85  29
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit B is $1,005,297.08. Overhead is waived for No. 26 in the amount of $15,116.42 (AID/IPA agreements do not allow indirect costs), and No. 41 in the amount of $10,660.00 (USDA agreements do not allow indirect costs). No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  2/21-22/85  30
     Payments to Outside Consultants
     To comply with Regents policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:
    Canaris, John, assisting with VLSI CMOS chip layout, NASA VLSI, in the amount of $1,243, November 5, 1984, through December 17, 1984.
    Creech, David, consulting fee for GTS Trip to Guatemala, Postharvest Institute for Perishables, in the amount of $1,760, October 28, 1984, through November 10, 1984.
    Henry, Wayne, consulting fee for GTS trip to Grenada, Postharvest Institute for Perishables, in the amount of $5,020, July 1984 through August 1984, and November 11-November 17, 1984.
    Robertson, Alton, consulting fee for GTS trip to Guatemala, Postharvest Institute for Perishables, in the amount of $2,889.49, November 1984.
     2/21-22/85  30
     Establishment of Wildlife Research Institute
     The University of Idaho requests approval to enter into a support service agreement with the Wildlife Research Institute. (See Exhibit C for Content of Memorandum of Agreement). The Wildlife Research Institute is a new, nonprofit, separate corporate entity created by Dr. Maurice Hornocker. Dr. Hornocker was formerly head of the federally supported US Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Unit that was part of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences. He retired on January 1, 1985, but intends to continue his wildlife research programs through his new Wildlife Research Institute.
    The institute will be funded by an endowment bequeathed to the National Wildlife Federation by Dorothy Marian Palmer for the specific use of Dr. Hornocker for the study of endangered feline species or for similar studies. Also, the institute will receive funding from grants and contracts.
    The University of Idaho is honored that Dr. Hornocker, a world renowned wildlife scientists, has selected the university to affiliate with his new institute. While the institute will be independent of the university, the benefit to the university will be a continual participation by Dr. Hornocker in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences’ instructional program. (See pg. 9-Finance Committee Report)
     2/21-22/85  31
     Commercial Radio Broadcast Rights for Football and Men's Basketball
     Request for proposals have been sent out to radio stations for the exclusive radio broadcast rights for University of Idaho intercollegiate varsity men’s football and basketball games, starting with the 1985-86 season. The station to be recommended to the Regents had not been determined by the deadline to mail out the agenda. The Regents will be advised of the station the university recommends at their February 21,22, 1985 meeting and approval will be requested to accept that station’s proposal.  2/21-22/85  31
     Routine Catalog Change
     Approval is requested to add Phys 101, Fundamental of Physical Science, to the list of courses that may be used to satisfy the core-curriculum requirement in natural and applied sciences (page 84 of the 1984-85 Time Schedule). This change was circulated on campus in general curriculum policy report #137.  3/21-22/85  37
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit B is $623,695. Overhead is waived for NO. 27 in the amount of $30,833 (USDA agreements do not allow indirect costs). No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  3/21-22/85  38
     Student Housing/Food Services Charges and Uniform Student Fee Increase-Initial Hearing Notice
     Authorization is requested for the University of Idaho to proceed with public notice as required by Part 1-Procedure for Rule Making, Chapter A, of the State Board of Education Rule Manual, for a public hearing to be held on April 18-19, 1985, at a meeting of the Board of Regents.
    The following changes in fees and rates are the maximum amount that will be presented for approval at the April 18-19 hearing. Due to the change in board schedule for hearing all fee changes, further evaluation of these needed changes is still being conducted on the campus. Some of the fee and rate changes may be reduced at the April 18-19 hearing.
     3/21-22/85  39
     Routine Grant Applications
     From Lubrizol Enterprises, Inc., a research agreement of $259,773 to D. Auld, Plant Sciences, for a project entitled “Development of New Genetic Variants of Rape Seed” during the period May 1, 1985 to April 30, 1989. This agreement limits disclosure of research results without the written consent of Lubrizol Enterprises, Inc.  4/18-19/85  43
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $15,536,514.65. No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  4/18-19/85  44
     Auxiliary Enterprise's Current FY1985 Operating Budget Status
     In accordance with the Regents’ financial management policy, status reports of the operating budgets of the university’s auxiliary enterprises are to be submitted to the Regents at their regular April meeting. Exhibit B contains Status reports for the current FY1985 operating budget for the University of Idaho auxiliary enterprises-Student Housing, food service, Student Union, student health, family housing, bookstore operations, and associated students.  4/18-19/85  45
     Sale of Variable Rate Demand Bonds (Life Sciences Building and Classroom Building Equipment Project) Series 1985A, and the Sale of Variable Rate Demand Refunding Bonds (Life Sciences Building Project) Series 1985B
     Re: Item 4.71 of September 1984 University of Idaho regents’ agenda and item 4.82 of June 1983 University of Idaho regents’ agenda
    It is requested that the Regents of the University of Idaho adopt Resolution No. 4.12 which approves a resolution entitled “A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $1,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Regents of the University of Idaho, variable rate demand bonds (Life Sciences Building and Classroom Building Equipment Project) Series 1985A, to finance a portion of the costs of improving a Life Sciences Classroom building and equipping other classroom buildings and reassigning certain student building fees for the payment thereof; authorizing the issuance and sale of $5,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Regents of the University of Idaho, variable rate demand refunding bonds (Life Sciences Building Project) Series 1985B, to refund $5,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Regents of the University of Idaho, variable rate bond anticipation demand notes (Life Sciences Building Project) Series 1983, and ratifying the reassignment of certain student building fees for the payment thereof; ratifying certain actions heretofore taken; approving the form of the Letter of Credit and authorizing the execution and deliver by the regents of bond purchase agreements, a reimbursement agreement, and escrow agreement and closing documents in connection therewith; approving the form of certain ancillary documents; and repealing any action heretofore taken in conflict herewith.” The Regents of the University of Idaho herby find that the improvement of the Life Sciences Classroom Building, the equipping of other classrooms buildings, and the refunding of the Series 1983 notes are necessary for the property operation of the institution and are economically feasible.
     4/18-19/85  45-46
     Appointment of Bursar as "Issuer Representative" in Connection with Variable Rate Demand Bonds and Variable Rate Demand Refunding Bonds
     Re: Item 4.12 of April 1985 University of Idaho Regents’ Agenda
    It is requested that the Regents of the University of Idaho hereby designate the Bursar as the issuer representative in connection with the sale of variable rate demand bonds, Series 1985, and the variable rate demand refunding bonds, Series 1985B.
     4/18-19/85  46
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $1,103,348.45. Overhead is waived for No. 18 in the amount of $47,306.24, No. 20 in the amount of $15,159.24, and No. 52 in the amount of $11,706.88 (USDA cooperative agreements do not allow indirect costs). No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results. 5/16/85
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     University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. Annual Report
     The 1984 University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report has been provided to the Board. Additional copies of the report are available in the Foundation Office. The Report contains audited financial statements and summarizes the Foundation’s activities during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1984.
    A copy of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., 1984 Annual report is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.
     5/16/85  32
     A Resolution Amending and Supplementing Resolution 4.12
    A Resolution Amending and Supplementing Resolution 4.12
     Adopted 5/16/85
     
     Salary Recommendations, Budgets, and Budget Transfers
    The University of Idaho requests approval of the FY1986 operating budgets and salary recommendations for the following categories of funded activities:
    -General Education
    -Agricultural Research and Extension Services
    -WOI-Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine
    -WAMI-Medical Education Program
    -FUR-Forest Utilization Research
    -IGS- Idaho Geological Survey
    -Local Service Operations
    -Auxiliary Enterprises
    A copy of the salary recommendations and operating budgets were distributed under separate cover to Board members and the board office. Copies are also on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education and University Library. FY1986 Action Plans reflecting the university’s planned continuing progress toward its long-range planning goals were also distributed to Board members and the board office.

     6/27-28/85  47
     Routine Grant Acceptances
     The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $1,013,487.20. Overhead is waived for No. 80 in the amount of $26,660 (USDA cooperative agreements do not allow indirect costs). No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  6/27-28/85  47
     Demolish or Removal of Building
     The university recently purchased property with a house on it (reference January 1985 Regents’ minutes, page 38) located at 618 Ash Street, Moscow. The university requests authorization to contract for the demolition or removal of the house so that the university parking lot adjacent to the property can be expanded for additional parking.  6/27-28/85  47
     Employee Health Insurance
     Reference Regents’ minutes for June 1984, page 64.
    The University of Idaho requests approval to renew its employee health insurance contract with Medical Service Bureau (Blue Shield of Idaho), effective July 1, 1985 through June 30, 1986.
    Minor changes in the chiropractic and mental health benefits will be incorporated in FY1986. Specifically, the mental health benefit will be adjusted to 50% of usual customary and reasonable charges after the deductible with an annual limit of $500 in benefits paid. The chiropractic benefits will be adjusted to an annual limit of $350 in benefits paid (instead of the current limit of 15 visits).
    To achieve the premium adjustments requested by the carrier, the schedule presented below produces an average increase of 10.7%.
    These premium adjustments have been independently review by the university’s health insurance consultant, Wholman and Sargent of Seattle. The consultant concurs that the adjustments are reasonable and accurately reflect anticipated costs for claims for FY1986.
     6/27-28/85  47-48
     Variable Rate Demand Bonds (Life Sciences Building Project) Series1985A, and Variable Rate Demand Refunding Bonds (Life Sciences Building Project) Series 1985B
     Re: Item 4.12 in May 1985 University of Idaho Regents’ agenda
    At the May 1985 Regents’ meeting, Resolution No. 4.12 was adopted. In accordance with that resolution, Bond Counsel for the Regents has finalized the Bond Resolution and prepared the Bond Purchase Agreement and necessary closing documents. Also, legal counsel for the letter of credit bank has prepared the Bank Letter of Credit and related Reimbursement Agreement. At the May meeting, the university indicated that it might be the desire of the bond counsel and the bank’s legal counsel for the Board to ratify the final documents. This being the case, copies of all the documents accompanied by “A Resolution Amending and Supplementing Resolution 4.12 Adopted on May 16, 1985,” have been mailed to the Regents under separate cover. No significant changes have been made in the financing plans as previously presented to the Board.
    It was moved by Mr. Montgomery, seconded by Mrs. Fields, and carried to adopt the following resolution entitled “A Resolution Amending and Supplementing Resolution 4.12 Adopted on May 16, 1985”
     6/27-28/85  50-51
     Installation of Waste Wood-Fired Boiler System
     The university requests authorization to proceed with the installation of a waste wood-fire boiler system in the university heating plant. A description of the proposed project was distributed to the Board at the May meeting. The specific request includes authorization to:
    1. Enter into a design/construction contract with PDs Engineers and Constructors, Inc., to upgrade boiler #4 and install a new 60,000 pound wood fired boiler system, complete with all wood fuel handling and control equipment necessary for efficient operation.
    2. Negotiate debt financing through bank loans or other sources that would cover the construction costs, spreading the debt service costs over a period not to exceed 15 years. The debt service costs would be paid from fuel cost savings created by the fuel source conversion.
    3. Enter into multiple-year wood fuel source contracts with local suppliers.
    The proposed project is to (a) install two wood waste storage silos; (b) install a truck dump and conveying system; (c) removed two unfunctional 20,000 pound boilers and replace with one new 60,000 pound wood fired boiler; (d) upgrade the gas fired 35,000 pound boiler for peakloading; and € install electronic controls system. The cost of the project will be $3,344,250.
     6/27-28/85  52
     Sixth and Deakin Easement
     The university requests authorization to grant the following easements to the city of Moscow, in order to improve the intersection of Sixth and Deakin, and provide for the extension of the city’s bike path route along Sixth Street to Line Street. These improvements are essential to improving the traffic flow through that very congested intersection and the safety for bicycle traffic to and from campus. Exhibit B is a sketch of the intersection area and the bike path route with the easement.
    Parcel E-1
    Easement (P)
    Beginning at the Southwest corner of Lot 1 of College Home Addition to the City of Moscow, Idaho, as shown by the recorded plat thereof, said point or corner being also a point on the North right-of-way line of Sixth Street; thence N 80° 01’18” E 26.89 feet long said right-of-way line and/or the South Line of Lot 1; thence N 1° 58’42” W. 10.00 feet; thence S 88° 01’18” W 26.37 feet to an intersection with the West line of Lot 1; thence S 0° 57’39” W 10.02 feet, along said West line, to the point of beginning. This area contains 0.006 acres.
    Easement (P)
    The south 15..0 feet of Lots 4,5,6,7 and 8 of College Home Addition to the City of Moscow, Idaho, as shown by the plat thereof. This area contains 0.075 acres.
    Easement (T)
    The South 10.0 feet of the East 10.0 feet of Lot 3 of College Home Addition to the City of Moscow, Idaho, as shown by the recorded plat thereof. This area contains 0.002 acres.
    Parcel E-2
    Easement (p)
    Beginning at the Northeast corner of the intersection of Sixth and Home Streets; thence N 88° 01’18” E 80.12 feet along the north right-of-way line of Sixth Street; thence N 1° 58’42” W 15.0 feet; thence S 88° 01’18” W. 80.12 feet, parallel to the North line of Sixth Street, to an intersection with the East right-of-way line of Home Street; thence S 1° 58’42” E 15.0 feet, along said right-of-way line, to the point of beginning. This area contains 0.028 acres.
    Parcel E-5
    Easement (P)
    Beginning at the Northwest corner of Lot 2, Block 1 of Taylors and Lauders Addition to the City of Moscow, Idaho, as shown by the recorded plat thereof, records of Latah County, Idaho, said to point being on the South right-of-way line on Sixth Street; thence N 88° 01’18” E 120.0 feet, along said right-of-way line, to the Northeast corner to Lot 1, Block 1 of Taylors and Lauders Addition; thence N 88° 01’18” E 9.01 feet to the Northeast corner of the West vacated 9.0 feet of Deakin Avenue; thence S 0° 53’18” W 93.57 feet along the East line of said vacated strip; thence N 89° 06’40” W 9.0 feet to a point of intersection with the original West right-of-way line of Deakin Avenue and/or the East line of Lot 1, Block 1 of Taylors and Lauders Addition; thence n 0° 53’18” E 64.08 feet, along said East line, to a point of curvature; thence to left 32.42 feet on a curve having a radius of 20.0 feet and a central angel of 92° 52’ to a point of tangency, said point being 8.0 feet South of the South right-of-way of Sixth Street; thence S 88° 01’18” W 98.57 feet, 8.0 feet South of the parallel to said right-of-way line, to an intersection with the West line of Lot 2, Block 1 of Taylors and Lauders Addition; thence N 1° 58’42” W 8.0 feet, along the West line, to the point of beginning. This area contains 0.043 acres.
     6/27-28/85  53-54
     Proposed Summer Camp Lease- State of Idaho
     The university requests approval to sign a one-year lease with the State of Idaho through the State Board of Land Commissioners for approximately 11 acres of property located on Payette Lake in Valley County, known as the McCall Forestry Camp area. The one-year cost of the lease will be a minimum of $4,300 or for percent of the lessee’s gross rental receipts from non-university uses, whichever is greater.
    The university has, for many years, operated the McCall Forestry Camp site under an “easement” agreement with the State Land Board. It has been determined recently that the “easement” agreement is not appropriate for the use of these normal school endowment lands. Furthermore, the State Land Board has established a goal of achieving market value return on all endowment land, using approximately one percent of the value as a guide. For the McCall Forestry Camps, this would mean a change in annual rent paid by the university form $250 a year to over $20,000 per year. In recognition of this significant rental rate change, the State Land Board is proposing a one-year lease agreement with the university during which time the university must decide whether to move the forestry camp operation from the site or obtain sufficient state funding to pay the future lease rates that will be based on market value. The university has added improvements to the site with a value of about $300,000.
     6/27-28/85  54
     Purchase of Property-623 Ash Street
     The university requests authorization to purchase property located at 623 Ash Street, Moscow. The property is located just east of the engineering complex. The proposed acquisition would complete the university’s plan to acquire ownership of all of the property in the block area just east of the engineering complex. See Exhibit D. The land area is included in the long-range campus development plan in extension of the engineering facilities and campus parking. The university had two appraisals made on the property with both indicating a predominant single family property value of $45,000. The owner has agreed to accept $45,000, which, considering the desirability of the property to the university, appears to be a fair price of both the university and the owner. The source of the funds will be University Facility Reserves.  6/27-28/85  55
     Proposed Installation of Computers at Meridian High School
     Linda L. Stally, Chief Academic Officer, Briefed the Board on the University of Idaho’s intent to install twenty-eight computers at Meridian High School. She stated that the university has purchased the computers (at a cost of approximately $80,000, including installation) and that one-hundred and twelve students were presently registered to take classes using the new computers. The computers would allow Meridian High School to offer four classes in new applications which are not currently offered. As yet, the computers have not been installed. The Boise Independent School District was initially approached by the University of Idaho and was offered the opportunity to participate in the cooperative effort, but they declined. The intent is for the computers to be used by Meridian High School during the daytime and by the University of Idaho during evenings and weekends for off-campus instruction.
    The following concerns were expressed by the Board:
    1. That the intended cooperative activity has not gone through the proper approval process established by the Board.
    2. That because of Boise State University’s mission and location, that institution would be the proper one to enter into such a cooperative venture.
    3. That one-hundred and twelve students have already registered for the computer courses and would have to readjust their schedules if the courses are not available.
    4. That there needs to be clarification of the present Board policy on off-campus instruction.
    5. That the Board needs to examine the question of what kinds of ties the universities should have with public schools.
    6. That the approval of the installation of the computers might set a precedent that the Board would regret. Sharing facilities is a good idea but there might be expectation to make this type of service available to all public schools.
    After considerable discussion, the following motion was offered:
    M/S Montgomery/Mitchell: That the State Board of Education allow the installation of the University of Idaho computers at Meridian High School. The motion failed.
     8/26/85  2-3
     Property and Liability Insurance
     This is a concern, not only with the University of Idaho, but with all agencies of the state government. There will be additional information on this item available at the October meeting of the Board. (12)
    This is a report on the status of the university’s property and liability insurance purchased through the Idaho Bureau of Risk Management. In general, all agencies of the State of Idaho face decrease protection at significantly increased cost, and the outlook of the future is not optimistic. We believe the Regents should be aware of the implications of these developments.
    Property Insurance
    Prior to FY1986, the University’s All Risk Property Insurance provided up to $200,000,000 in protection due to a single loss event, with a per-loss deductible of $2,000. The total FY1985 insured replacement value of university property at all locations in the state was $326,000,000 and the premium was $147,000. In FY1986, the total value of university property increased by 5% to $344,000,000. The premium increased by 84% to $270,000, while the maximum insurable loss per single event decreased by 75% to $50,000,000- just slightly more than the current replacement value of the university library. In the future, as the replacement value of buildings increases, we would not have full coverage for some of our buildings under the current policy conditions.
    Liability Insurance
    Prior to FY1986, comprehensive general liability insurance was scheduled in three layers. The first layer provided up to $500,000 combined single limits protection for bodily injury, personal injury, property damage, professional errors and omissions, and medical malpractice claims. Those limits coincide with the maximum exposure to the state and the university, employees, including the regents, and foundation directors, stipulated in the Idaho Tort Claims Act. In addition, two additional layers of umbrella liability insurance provided an additional $20,000,000 in protection for claims which might lie outside of the scope of the Tort Claims Act. Examples of the latter exposures include claims such as auto accidents or consulting which arise outside of the state, or actions which are brought in federal court.
    At renewal on July 1, 1985, the state’s (including the university’s) liability insurance protection was cut dramatically. The basic comprehensive general liability policy was renewed with some significant exceptions, the most significant being the loss of all pollution liability coverage. Furthermore, both layers if the umbrella liability insurance were not renewed. As a result, total liability protection covering the state, the university employees, the regents, and foundation directors decreased form a maximum of $20,500,000 to $500,000.
    Any judgments exceeding those amounts which lie outside the scope of the Tort Claims Act, or claims which reflect higher limits of liability due to contractual indemnification requirements entered into prior to the recent decrease in insurance protection, will be honored by the Idaho Bureau of Risk Management if funds are available in the state Retained Risk (self-insurance) Fund. If that fund were depleted and such a claim awarded, legislative appropriation would be needed to pay such a judgment.
    Furthermore, as this report is being prepared, the carrier for the state’s comprehensive general liability policy-Colonial Penn0 has notified the Idaho Bureau of Risk Management that, because the carrier has been unable to secure reinsurance, the comprehensive general liability policy will probably not continue beyond September 30. Efforts are underway by the Bureau of Risk Management to negotiate a replacement policy.
    Because some of the conditions leading to the increased cost and decreased insurance protection outlined above are industry-wide, the effects will probably continue for several years. Because these effects are also caused in part by several years of particularly adverse statewide claims experience, in both property and liability areas, increased cost and diminished protection may continue to describe the insurance situation for agencies of the State of Idaho, even after national market conditions improve.
     9/12-13/85  49-50
     Computer Upgrade Evaluation
     The firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co. have been retained to evaluate the computer upgrade at eh University of Idaho. At Mr. Montgomery’s request, an evaluation of the feasibility of centralizing in one location, support for the administrative computing needs of all four institutions will also be undertaken. (12)
    The university advises the board that at the suggestion of Mr. Montgomery, Peat, Marwick, Mitchel and Company have been retained to evaluate the university’s request to replace one of its 4341 CPUs with a 4381 CPU, in order to meet the increasing demands for central computer support. The university’s plan for upgrading the central computer configuration was distributed to the Finance Committee at the June meeting.
    A major part of the consultant’s activities will be to respond to a request by Mr. Montgomery to evaluate the feasibility of centralizing in one location, support for the administrative computing needs of all four universities and colleges under the control of the board. Mr. Montgomery has meet with the consultants and outlined the issues he requests they consider. Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, and Company was selected as the consultant for this project because Mr. Scott Hughes of that firm had conducted a similar study of statewide computing consolidations for higher education about three years ago and, thus, would be most familiar with the issues. The total estimated cost of the study is not expected to exceed $37,500. Since it is the belief of the university that the services of the central computing facility that the services both the academic and administrative needs of the university will be significantly downgraded this fall if the increased capacity is not allowed, the university, in consulting with Mr. Montgomery and the board staff, has proceeded with the contract for this consulting service. A copy of the university’s proposed upgrade and the consulting service agreement are on file as permanent exhibits in the Office of the State Board of Education.
     9/12-13/85
     12, 51
     Budget Appeals
     M/S Montgomery/Fields: To deny the budget appeal of the University of Idaho WAMI Program ($22,700). Motion failed, appeal granted.
     9/12-13/85  27
     Memorandum of Agreement- For Information Only
     “Memorandum of Understanding Between Washington State University and the University of Idaho concerning cooperative teaching and research programs for swine and sheep.”
    The University of Idaho and Washington State University find it mutually beneficial to their own programs and missions, and to the State of Idaho and Washington, to establish cooperative teaching and research programs for swine and sheep.
    Washington State University will operate a swine center and the University of Idaho a sheep center for teaching and research to service the needs of both campuses. Each university will offer lectures using the interactive television network. Washington State University will phase out their sheep program as will the University of Idaho its swine program.
    This arrangement will make it possible to provide a higher quality of service to students at no increase in cost. (See Exhibit B)
     9/12-13/85  47-48
     FY1984-85 Carryover Funds
     General Education
    The FY1984-85 carryover funds in General Education that are available for one-time expenditure during FY1985-1986 are $199,485. These local funds will be used as departmental contingencies to cover unanticipated expenses or loss of revenue during the fiscal year.
    Agricultural Research and Extension Service
    The FY1984-85 carryover funds in Agricultural Research and Extension Service that are available for one-time expenditure during FY1985-86 are $4,669. These local funds will be used as departmental contingencies to cover unanticipated expenses or loss of revenue during the fiscal year.
    WOI Veterinary Medicine
    The FY1984-85 carryover funds in the WOI Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY1985-86 are $95,063. These funds will be used to replace worn out and obsolete instructional and research equipment and to repair and remodel the animal holding pens at Caldwell.
    WAMI Medical Education
    The FY 1984-85 carryover funds in the WAMI Medical Education Program that are available for one-time expenditure during FY1985-86 are $54,655. These local funds will be used to replace the WAMI van, and purchase equipment needed for the instructional program maintenance of existing equipment, such as fume hoods in the WAMI laboratories.
     9/12-13/85  48
     Routine Grant Acceptances
      The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $3,042,588.92. Overhead is waived for No. 99 in the amount of $30,750 (required to have state matching; National Science Foundation has allowed the overhead for this purpose on this particular grant program); No. 106 in the amount of $40,650 (indirect costs not allowed on SBVE agreements; and No. 107 in the amount of $11,376 (indirect cost incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  9/12-13/85  49
     Long-term Lease of Land to USDA
     The university requests authorization to make available to the Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, sufficient land at the university’s Aberdeen Research and Extension Center for the construction of a small grain germ plasm repository facility by the USDA. The proposed arrangement would be for a long-term lease at a dollar-a-year rate. After a long and extensive campaign by many states to have the repository facility located in their area, the Aberdeen site appears to have been given first priority. The location of the facility in Idaho would greatly strengthen the Agricultural Research and Extension Service’s programs, as well as bring a new business to the state. To assure the relocation to Aberdeen, we need to make this offer of land space for the facility to the USDA immediately.  9/12-13/85  51
     Land Easement-For Information Only
     The university advises the board that it has approved a land easement to Mr. Lennard Chin. Mr. Chinn, Manager of the Stadium Drive Trailer Court along the Old Pullman Highway, west of the university campus, has requested in the name of the trailer court owner, Marie Lew, a sewer line easement across the West Farm, to dispose of liquid waste into the city of Moscow’s treatment plan. The problem being addressed was that effluent spillage from the trailer court’s lagoon has, on numerous occasions, leached into the university’s pasture land. The State of Idaho’s Division of Environment had given Mr. Chin a deadline of this fall to correct the problem. After consultation with university staff, it was determined that the best alternative was for Mr. Chin to install a three-inch liquid pressurized effluent line across West Farm to connect to the existing sewer system. The easement stipulates that the line will be moved at Mr. Chin’s expense if and when the university’s use of the West Farm area changes and improvements on the property necessitates the movement of the sewer line. Due to the urgency to get the problem solved, the Board’s Executive Director authorized the university to proceed with the easement. Exhibit B is a copy of the easement.  9/12-13/85  52
     Central Computing Services
     M/S Fields/Montgomery: To authorize the University of Idaho to purchase the central computing services, as outlined in the Finance Committee agenda, and that the Academic Affairs Committee be instructed to establish a policy that would govern the use of the academic and research areas at the institutions. Further, that the Finance Committee continue the study of the feasibility of a statewide computer system.
    In reference to the above-stated motion, Scott Hughes and Mike Mische of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and company presented their evaluation of the proposed computer update at the University of Idaho. In addition, they presented issues concerning the consolidation of administration computing for the college and universities.
     10/17-18/85  9
     Purchase of Central Computing Services Equipment
     The university requests authorization to upgrade its central computing services by installing an IBM 4381 to replace one of the IBM 4341 CPU’s that is currently networked in two CPU (4341) systems. The upgrade will allow the university to meet the continued growth in demand for main frame computing services, primarily in the academic area. The acquisition of the 4381 would also allow the university to move the current 4341 Model II from its current CMS mode, primarily supporting the academic area and the administrative electronic communication system, to the batch processing mode that primarily supports the administration system. The 4341 CPU that would be replaced is being considered for support of a dedicated computer-aided-design (CAD) system for the College of Engineering curriculum.
    A more detailed discussion of the proposed computer facility upgrade was distributed to all Board members prior to the September Board meeting. At the October meeting, Mr. Scott Hughes and Mr. Michael Mische of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell, and Company will present their evaluation of the proposed acquisition. Their consultants’ report will be distributed directly to Board members prior to the meeting.
    10/17-18/85
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     Routine Grant Acceptances
     The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $1,121,218. Overhead is waived for No. 3 in the amount of $10,950 (USDA cooperative agreements do not allow indirect costs on CSRS projects); and No. 51 in the amount of $27,400 (AID strengthening grants do not allow indirect costs). No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  10/17-18/85  35
     Greenhouse Expansion-Department of Forest Resources
     Authorization is requested to construct three greenhouses and one headhouse as an expansion of the current Forest Nursery facilities located at the plant science Farm on the Troy Highway. The university has been requested by the Idaho Department of Lands to enter into a multiyear agreement to grow seedlings for the department’s forest lands. Heretofore, the department has had to go out-of-state to acquire most of its seedlings. Meeting the demand for seedlings by the Department of Lands would require more than doubling the output of the Forest Nursery Program. To meet this demand, the university desires to upgrade and expand its greenhouse facilities.
    The university’s Forest Nursery containerized seedling program has made major improvements in the quality of its product in recent years. Expansion of these facilities will allow the Forest Nursery to: (1) meet the need of the Idaho Department of Lands; (2) to keep the purchases of seedlings in-state; and (3) to expand research efforts in nursery production/regeneration in an area of expertise not now being filled. The issue of competition with privately owned nurseries has been considered. At the present time much of the nursery production is targeted for public sales-small orders for conservation seedlings. There continues to be an unmet need in this area of the market.
    Private nurseries concentrate on large contract sales- and area of the market that the university’s nursery program has not participated in to any significant degree. We do not bid on these large contracts. The Idaho Department of Lands in not willing to enter into a long-term contract with a single, private source and is not satisfied with purchasing seedlings from private industry through annual contract bids. The Idaho Department of Lands believes that the University is better able to meet seedling contract specifications that private industry; and it is, therefore, in the state’s best interest for the university to fill their seedling requirements.
    The total estimated cost of the project is $170,000 and is being covered by the income produced form the sale of seedlings to the Idaho Department of Lands. The university desires to use a five-year bank note to finance the project.
     10/17-18/85  35-36
     TV Cable Contract Extension-For Information Only
     The University advises the board that the contract for cable television service with Moscow TV Cable Company has been extended for an additional three years (August 31, 1985 to August 31, 1988), under the same terms and conditions as the initial contract. This service contract provides cable television to student residential housing, student union, and other buildings on campus.  10/17-18/85  36
     Sale of Variable Rate Demand Bonds (Wood Burning Heating Plant Project) Series 1985C
     Re: Item 5.11 of June 1985 University of Idaho Regents’ Agenda
    At the June 1985 meeting, the Board authorized the university to proceed with a wood waste fired boiler remodel project for its heating plant and to initiate the financing arrangement. The university now requests that the Regents of the University of Idaho adopt resolution number 4.12 which approves a resolution entitled “A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of $3,400,000 aggregate principal amount of the Regents of the University of Idaho, Variable Rate Demand Bond (Wood Burning Heating Plant Project), Series 1985C, to finance the costs of constructing and equipping the wood waste fired boiler project. The payment thereof; ratifying certain actions heretofore taken; authorizing the execution and delivery by the regents of a bond purchase agreement and closing documents in connection therewith; approving the issuance of a letter of credit and related reimbursement agreement subject to approval of the forms thereof pursuant to a resolution supplemental hereto; approving the form of certain ancillary documents; and repealing an action thereto fore taken in conflict herewith.” The resolution provides for the designation of Heating Debt Service Fee by the Board. Revenues from portions of the institutional maintenance fee, the Student Union operations Fee, room and board fees paid by students living in residents halls, and the Student Health Center fee, however will assigned to fully cover the Heating Plan Debt Service Fee obligations. No new student fees are required to cover the debt service obligations of this issuance. The introduction of the lower fuel cost will help to reduce the impact of the growth in operating costs of the Auxiliary Enterprise operations. Fuel savings costs in the General Education operating budget will be used in the facilities maintenance program. This requested action consummates the financing aspect of the project.
    The proposed financing of the project is similar to that which the board approved for the Life Science Building construction project. The university evaluated several alternatives for financing the project, including solicitation of financing proposals form local banks and consideration of long-term fixed rate financing. The continued use of short-term (seven-day notes) on a variable rate that is tied to the 91-day T-Bill rate seems the most attractive. The proposed financing method does, however allow the university to change to long-term financing in the future if such rates become more attractive. The terms are similar to those obtained for the Life Science project, except that the percentage of 91-day T-Bill rates has been reduced to 65% from 68%. The Swiss Bank Corporation, San Francisco Branch, will provide the banking letter of credit, as was the case with the Life Science project. Our total debt service costs will be less than 5.5%, including the letter of credit fee, based on current interest rates. The term of the debt is 15 years. Copies of the Bond Resolution and related documents have been mailed to the Board under separate cover.
     10/17-18/85  37
     Appointment of Bursar as "Issuer Representative" in Connection with Variable Rate Demand Bonds (Wood Heating Plant Project) Series 1985C
     Re: 4.12 of October 1985 University of Idaho Regents’ Agenda
    It is requested that the Regents of the University of Idaho designate the university’s Bursar as the issuer representative in connection with the sale of variable rate demand bonds, Series 1985C. As in all previous debt issuances, this authorizes the Bursar to officially represent the Regents on the bond closing date.
     10/17-18/85  38
     Land Acquisition- 66.54 Acres at Pierce, Idaho- For Information Only
     Re: Regents’ minutes of September 1984, page 44.
    The referenced regents’ action authorized the university to proceed to obtain surplus land located at Pierce, Idaho, from the U.S. Department of Education at no cost to the university. This is to advise the regents that the U.S. Department of Education has issued a fully-executed quit claim deed for this land.
     10/17-18/85  38
     Agreement-North Country Book Express, Inc.- For Information Only
     Re: Regents’ minutes of September 1984, page 43.
    The university advises the Board that a modification to the three-year contract with North Country Book Express has been made by mutual agreement. This contract provides for the publishing by mutual agreement. This contract provides for the publishing of the Idaho Magazine, the university communication to its alumni and friends. Under the original contract, it was projected that the university’s funding support for the magazine would be scaled down over the three-year period to the point where advertising revenues were expected to cover the full cost of publishing the magazine. After the first year’s evaluation of the publication and contact, it was mutually agreed that to require advertising revenues to fully cover the publishing costs within the contract limitation of number of pages was not feasible. To avoid presenting a publication to the university’s alumni and friends that would contain excessive amounts of advertising per page of text, the university has elected to project a continuation of funding that will be balanced by advertising revenue in a more appropriate ratio of advertising to text. Another evaluation of the publication and its costs will be accomplished next year, to determine what further contractual modifications may need to be made. The university has been quite pleased with its working relationship with North Country Book Express and particularly, the fact that we are able to work with an in-state publisher. Total funding for the Idaho Magazine comes through the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., from unrestricted gifts and donations.
     10/17-18/85  38-39
     GTE Easements
     The university requests authorization to grant the following easements to General Telephone Company of the Northwest:
    Easement 1. To construct, operate and maintain optic fiber cable in the University of Idaho steam tunnel under Line street between Sixth Street and Warehouse Drive, located in the SW ½ of the SE ½ of Se 7, T39N, R5W.
    Purpose: General Telephone Company has previously installed a junction box at the intersection of Sixth and Line Streets and brought fiber optic cable from the Moscow Central Office to that point. Another fiber optic cable link already exists between the intersection of Warehouse Drive and Line Street and Pullman, Washington. Installation of the proposed section of cable would complete a fiber optic link between Moscow and Pullman.
    Easement 2. To construct, operate and maintain underground conduit and cable facilities, 373 feet east of centerline of Line Street, then north 255 feet to Paradise Creek, facilities to be placed at least 36 inches deep. Conduit and cable will be attached to pedestrian bridge in SW ½ of the SE ½ of Sec. 7, T39N, R5W.
    Purpose: Existing GTE overhead cable at this location does not have required above-ground height clearance. GTE has requested access to replace with buried cable rather than to install additional poles to replace overhead cable. The requested easement would go under an existing unpaved parking lot.
     10/17-18/85  39
     Memorandum of Understanding- For Information Only
     “Memorandum of Understanding Between the University of Idaho and Lewis-Clark State College concerning Intensive English Institute”
    There has been some interest at the University of Idaho in establishing an Intensive English Institute. This program is of interest to potential foreign students not presently meeting the required TOEFL scores set by the university and would, also, serve as a resource for our international programs. We have studied the advisability of establishing our own institute.
    The university has been aware that there are existing programs serving this need both at Lewis-Clark State College and at Washington State University. We prefer participation in existing programs rather than attempt to start a competing program. With this in mind, a memorandum of understanding was developed between Lewis-Clark State College and the University of Idaho to include students from the University of Idaho in the existing program at Lewis-Clark State College. See Exhibit A.
     11/21-22/85  33
    Routine Grant Acceptance
     The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $1,441,715. No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.  11/21-22/85  33
     Southwest Idaho Research Extension Center Cottages-For Information Only
     The university advises the Board that the university’s Southwest Idaho Research and Extension Center (Caldwell/Nampa) has accepted six cottage facilities from the State Department of Health and Welfare. The facilities located at the Idaho State School and Hospital were donated by the Department at no purchase cost to the university. The Center will move the structures and leave the sites clean of any structural components such as foundations, etc. the structures will be used for offices, work areas, and the support services at the Center.  11/21-22/85  34
     US Department of Agriculture Land Use Agreement at Aberdeen Research and Extension Center
     The Agriculture Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture has agreed to replace the North Screen House (N-27) at Aberdeen with a plastic-sheet covered greenhouse facility. The screen house permits raising only one crop of potato seedling each year versus the ability of raising three crops of potato seedlings per year in a greenhouse.
    The ARS proposes a no-cost land lease agreement for the land area (0.12 acres) needed to construct a new greenhouse. Terms of the agreement call for a one-year lease with options to renew the lease each year for four additional years. The agreement would, also, include the stipulation that if ARS should desire to discontinue the lease, ARS would remove the building or turn the facility over to the University of Idaho.
    The university requests authorization to negotiate and sign a land lease agreement with the US. Department of Agriculture as described above.
     11/21-22/85  34
  • 1986-1990
    Item Motion Meeting Page

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 361668, Department: Printing Services, Item: electrostatic master imager (dry toner), Amount: $47,000

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    Purchase of Theta Chi Fraternity Property The university requests approval to acquire the property at 706 Elm Street from the Theta Chi Fraternity Corporation and approval to enter into a long-term lease agreement with the Theta Chi Fraternity for the vacant lot immediately south of the Alpha Phi Sorority house at 604 Elm Street. The Theta Chi Fraternity intends to sell their current property, giving the university first opportunity to acquire the property. The fraternity desires to construct a new chapter house on university property adjacent to 604 Elm.

    The university would initially use the old chapter house at 706 Elm Street for student housing, preferably replacing graduate housing currently on one floor of the Continuing Education Building. The primary benefit to the university in acquiring this property would be because of its location immediately west of a major entrance to the Student Union Building. In the future, the property could be used as an addition to the SUB or to house activities directly associated with Student Union activities. Given that the university owns the property, (currently a park area), across the street north of the Theta Chi property, the acquisition of the 706 Elm Street property would enhance the long-range planning opportunities for the Student Union Building. The university will offer $185,000 for the Theta Chi property, which is below the appraised value, but recognize some repair work that would be necessary for further utilization of the facility. Funding would come from the Student Union Building capital improvement reserve which has been maintained for future expansion and upgrade of the facility.

    The proposed land lease to the Theta Chi Fraternity Corporation for the lot adjacent to 604 Elm Street would be for $1.00 per year for as long as the Theta Chi Fraternity occupies the property. At anytime that the Theta Chi Fraternity does not occupy the property, the ownership of all improvements on the property would be assumed by the university.
    1/16/86
    36-37

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $1,322,486.67. Overhead is waived for No. 60 in the amount of $11,606.70 (U.S.D.A. cooperative agreements do not allow indirect costs); and No. 61 in the amount of $18,440.00 (Idaho Fish and Game Department and the University of Idaho cooperative agreements do not allow indirect costs). No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. Number 7 limits disclosure of results as follows: The cooperator will not disclose or provide any “Confidential Information” to anyone outside the company, except as may be necessary for the proper performance of the cooperator’s duties. None of the other grants limit disclosure of the results.

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    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Agar, Stanley, consulting fee for Honduras short course project, Postharvest Institute for Perishables, in the amount of $1,256.30, April 1985.

    Brown, Michael, consulting fee for leadership/management training for the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences to facilitate the Q-4-E process, in the amount of $1,100.00, December, 1985.

    Peck, Charles, for teaching three credit course—SpEd 501.04: Early Childhood educational Handicaps, Special Education, in this amount of $1,500.00, Fall, 1985.

    Petersen, Keith, contracted fee for University of Idaho pictorial history Centennial Planning, in the amount of $15,000.00, January-May, 1986.

    Kelly Harrison Associates, Inc., consulting fee in Honduras, Postharvest Institute for Perishables, in the amount of $1,758.82, January, 1985.

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    37-38

    Idaho Power Company Line Easement

    The university request authorization to grant a power line easement to Idaho Power Company at Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. The university and the U.S. Department of Agriculture executed a property use agreement (Regents’ minutes of September, 1985) to place a laboratory/office modular unit on university property and, therefore, Idaho Power Company needs an easement for the relocated power line.

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    Amendments to the ASUI Constitution

    At the ASUI election held on November 14, 1985, the students voted (1,276 yes; 391 no) to approve the amendments to the ASUI Constitution that were presented in Referendum 2. See Exhibit B. (Another amendment presented in Referendum 3 did not receive the necessary two-thirds approving vote.)

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    Letter from Governor Evans Re: Financial Difficulties of Idaho's Farmers

    Mrs. Bilyeu acknowledged and read a letter from Governor Evans regarding the financial difficulties of Idaho’s farmers. In part, the Governor asked the Board “To the extent possible, I ask the Board of Education to redirect the priorities of the University of Idaho Cooperative Extension Service to address the financial difficulties of agriculture and individual farmers.”

    Mr. Mitchell asked that the letter from the Governor be made part of the record and further, asked that President Gibb address the specific issues raised in the letter.

    The February 2, 1986 letter from Governor John V. Evans is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.

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    Curricular Changes in Existing Offerings

    The curricular changes presented in Appendix A have been reviewed and approved by the appropriate parties on campus. (From General Curriculum-Policy Report #142 February 10, 1986, University of Idaho.)

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 358068, Department: Art & Arch., Item: Data General Equip. & Software* Amount: $30,844.60

    *Received approval of Executive Director pending Board approval.

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    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $1,701,209.57. Overhead is waived for No.14 in the amount of $67,090.16, and No. 29 in the amount of $21,600 (U.S.D.A. cooperative agreements do not allow indirect costs). No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the other grants limit disclosure of the results.

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    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Beck, Jerry, instructional honorarium for teaching off-campus classes through the Division of Vocational Teacher Education (VocEd 453-454 Occupation and Job Analysis and VocEd 504:14 foundation of Adult Education), Education Off-campus Income, in the amount of $3,400, spring semester 1986.

    Brown, Michael H., consulting fee for two-day team building workshop, Department of Wildland Recreation Management, in the amount of $1,600, February 1986.

    Conners, Dennis Arthur, for teaching Ed 501-71 (SEM: legal Issues in Postsecondary Education), Education Off-campus Credit, in the amount of $1,350, spring semester 1986.

    Dahmen, Joe, for teaching AnSc 322 (Sheep Science), Animal Science, in the amount of $3,000, spring semester 1986.

    Fields, Barbara Knudsen, for teaching Voc-Ed 404:13 (Communication Skills in Adult Education), Education Off-campus Income, in the amount of $1,700, spring semester 1986.

    Management Systems, for computer programming time for integration of computer network system at Caldwell Veterinary Teaching Center, Veterinary Science/Caldwell, in the amount of $2,790, through June 1986.

    Mann, Paul, royalties paid for videotaped course EE 499 purchased by PG&E. and Department of Utilities, Colorado, Engineering Video Education Programs, in the amount of $2,095.73, February 1986.

    Walters, Ronald, services for development and delivery of geographic information systems (GIS) course to faculty and students (includes preparation time, travel time, and expenses for on-campus sessions), Art and Architecture Administration, in the amount of $25,409, spring semester 1986.

    Wolgast, Elizabeth, honorarium for NEH Visiting Scholar, NEH Core Curriculum Grant, in the amount of $1,500, March 1986.

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    Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Awards

    The university has been awarded a grant from the Burlington Northern Foundation which will provide the opportunity and funding to recognize and reward outstanding faculty in the areas of teaching and research. The Burlington Northern Foundation has designated both TEACHING and SCHOLAR categories, with the emphasis in both categories “intended to be on actual classroom teaching.” We will be able to make three awards per year for the next three years, starting this spring. Each award includes a $1,500 cash stipend.

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    McCall Lease Agreement- State of Idaho

    Authorization was received at the June 1985 meeting to sign a one-year lease for the period of January 1, 1985, to December 31, 1985, with the State of Idaho, through the State Board of Land Commissioners, for approximately 11 acres of property located on Payette Lake, known as the McCall Forestry Camp area. We have now received from the department of Lands the proposed lease agreement for the calendar year 1986, which contains the same terms and conditions as last year’s agreement, except the annual rent has been increased from $4,300 to $8,000.

    The university requests authorization to sign the 1986 lease which would allow additional time to study the options available, including whether to close the camp operation, move the forestry camp operation from the McCall site, or obtain sufficient state funding to pay the future lease rates that will be based on market value of the property.

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    41

    State Division of Highways Road Right-of-Way

    Regents’ authorization was received at the December 1984 meeting to grant additional road right-of-way to the State Division of Highways for the purpose of reconstructing State Highway 9 from Yale, Idaho, northerly to the junction of State Highway 6 near Harvard, Idaho. The road runs through a portion of the university’s Experimental Forest land. The right-of-way authorized in December 1984 contained about 2.88 acres. Upon constructing the road, the State of Division of Highways has discovered that they need additional right-of-way amounting to about one (1) acre of permanent easement and 2.21 acres of construction temporary easement.

    The university of Idaho requests authorization to grant this additional road right-of-way as described above.

    3/6/86

    42

    Student Housing/Food Service/Insurance Charges and Uniform Student Fee Changes- Initial Hearing Notice

    Authorization is requested for the University of Idaho to proceed with public notice as required by Part I- Procedure for Rulemaking, Chapter A, of the State Board of Education Rule Manual, for a public hearing to be held on April 17-18, 1986, at a meeting of the Board of Regents.

    The following changes in fees and rates are the maximum amount that will be presented for approval at the April 17-18 hearing. Further evaluation of these needed changes is still being conducted on the campus. Also, for initial FY 1987 budget planning purposes, an average 5% employee compensation increase has been assumed. It is expected that the fiscal CEC policy will be known in time to be included in the final recommendations for change in the following rates. Thus, some of the fee and rate adjustments may be reduced at the April 17-18 hearing.

    3/6/86

    42

    Report from Larry A. Branen, Acting Dean, College of Agriculture

    Larry A. Branen, Acting Dean, College of Agriculture reported to the Board concerning a request from Governor Evans asking for redirection of the extension services in dealing with current problems of financial stress in agriculture. Dr. Branen stated that the College of Agriculture recognizes the problems facing Idaho farmers and that the College is obligated to assist all Idahoans with educational programs. He said that there has been an increased awareness in farm management course, family finance, farming finance and bankruptcy. He further stated that there is a limitation on redirection that is possible within the College of Agriculture, but that it is doing everything possible to assist Idaho farmers.

    3/6/86

    46

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog change as shown in Exhibit A. The change was circulated on campus in general curriculum-policy report #143.

    4/17/86

    51

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 003183, Department: Kimberly R&E Ctr., Item: Seed storage/warehouse bldg., Amount: $40,000

    Requisition # 005220, Department: Computer Services, Item: Industrial robot system, Amount: $42,250

    Requisition # 352291, Department: SW Idaho R&E Ctr., Item: Self-propelled plot combine, Amount: $43,745

    Requisition # 365098, Department: Chemistry, Item: High Field Fourier Transform Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer, Amount: $323,000

    4/17/86

    51

    Routine Grant Acceptance

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $522,215. No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the grants limit disclosure of the results.

    4/17/86

    52

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Bell, George, for consultant services to college of Law, in the amount of $12,000, Spring Semester 1986.

    Benvenisti, Meron, honorarium as speaker at Borah Symposium, in the amount of $3,841, March 24-25, 1986.

    Habib, Philip, honorarium for being moderator at Borah Symposium, in the amount of $2,000, March 24-25, 1986.

    Kipper, Judith, honorarium as guest speaker at Borah Symposium, in the amount of $2,000, March 24-25, 1986.

    Mahoney, Susan, for coordinating Northwest Regional 4-H Leaders’ Natural Resources Workshop, USDI-FWS 4-H Leaders Workshop, in the amount of $2,500 September 30, 1985, through September 1, 1986.

    Moore, Michael, for teaching Community Property, College of Law, in the amount of $4,000, Spring Semester 1986.

    Scontrino, Dr. Peter, honorarium for preparation and presentation of the Spring Management Conference—People: The Key to Productivity, Center for Business Development and Research, in the amount of $1,500, May 1986.

    Consulting fees for “Hickman Assoc./Zeck Butler Architects,” of Coeur d’ Alene; specialty consultant is “J-U-B Engineers, Inc.”, for architectural/engineering services for planning and design of the Hazardous Material Storage Facility, University of Idaho, $25,000.

    4/17/86

    52

    Student Housing/Food Service/Insurance Charges and Uniform Student Fee Changes--Final Hearing Notice

    The university requests authorization to establish the following student housing, food service, uniform student fee, and voluntary student insurance changes for FY 1987. Exhibit B provides overall student fee rates and revenue information requested by the board staff.

    4/17/86

    53

    Amendments to the Faculty Constitution

    Approval is requested for the amendments to the constitution of the University Faculty as shown in Exhibit B. The amendments involve internal institutional procedures and were approved unanimously by the faculty on May 13, 1986.

    6/26/86

    50

    Curricular Changes in Existing Offerings

    The curricular changes presented in Exhibit A have been reviewed and approved by the appropriate parties on campus. (From General Curriculum-Policy Report #144, February 10, 1986, University of Idaho.)

    6/26/86

    50

    W.O.I. Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine

    The distribution of the operating fee portion of the WICHE student fees paid by those WICHE students admitted as part of the Idaho participation in the WOI Program has been re-evaluated and modified this year by the administration of Washington State University. The adjustment in fee reimbursement deals specifically with the Idaho WICHE students and the fees they have been paying directly to WSU. In the past, these students have paid their fees to WSU and the money has been deposited and spent as local receipts at WSU. The recommendation of the program administration and the administration at WSU is for the University of Idaho to collect, deposit, and spend these fees locally in the WOI Program, and to adjust the contractual cost basis accordingly.

    The adjusted fee and contract per student cost figures would be as follows:

    Student Fee- Previous amount: $0, Recommended amount: $3,234

    State WICHE Fee- Previous amount: $14,300, Recommended amount: $14,300

    Total previous amount: $14,300, Total recommended amount: $17,534

    For FY 1985-86, this would result in the reallocation of $32,340 (10 WICHE students at $3,234) to the Idaho part of the program that previously has been applied to the WSU component of the program. For FY 1986-87, this will require $38,808 (12 WICHE students at $3,234) to be added to the Idaho WOI Program budget and expended in conjunction per student of $17,534.

    Approval is requested to accept from WSU this adjustment to the FY 1986 and FY 1987 operating budgets of WOI. The FY 1988 WOI budget requests will be adjusted by these amounts.

    6/26/86

    50-51

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 006208, Department: Bact./Biochem., Item: Ultracentrifuge, Amount: $51,000

    Requisition # 007204, Department: Animal Science, Item: Diesel Wheel Tractor, Amount: $34,535

    Department: Engineering, Item: CAD Lab Equipment, Amount: $300,000

    6/26/86

    51

    Rent of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority House

    The university requests approval to enter into an agreement with the Alumni Corporation of the Kappa Alpha theta Sorority to rent the sorority house for a period of three years, with the option to purchase the property at any time within the three-year period. The national organization of the sorority has deactivated the chapter on the Moscow campus, with the intent to reactivate in approximately three years. The location and quality of the property is such that it is in the best interest of the university to be able to control the future use of that property. However, budgetary constraints for the next year preclude the university from acquiring the property at this time. Thus, it is the intent of the university to seek one or more organizations that could sublease all or a part of the facility to help cover the needed $1,883 per month rental cost. The facility would not be used for student housing. If the university is not successful in finding a sublease arrangement, it is anticipated that the university would not enter into this rental agreement.

    6/26/86

    51-52

    Forest Products Sales From the School Forest

    Approval is requested to sell various forest products on a continuous basis from the school forest with the proceeds of such sales being used to support the operational cost of the school forest. The volume to be sold each year will be determined by using good sustained yield management practices as directed by the School Forest Advisory Committee. Products to be sold include sawtimber, pulp logs, cedar products, posts, and poles. Typically, these products are sold to forest products businesses, who in turn sell in the wholesale or retail market. This sale policy would not be altered in the future. The university has received such approval from the Board annually for as long as the School Forest has sold products. This request is to allow the university to continue the program but not require approval of each sales agreement. The request provides for a procedural change that is consistent with other sales of service activities.

    6/26/86

    52

    Routine Grant Acceptances

    The total dollar amount of awards in Exhibit A is $1,468,963.28. Overhead is waived for No. 10 in the amount of $12,504.28 (agency only allows 8%), and No. 107 in the amount of $45,287.00 (cooperative agreements do not allow indirect costs). No future state obligations will be incurred by the acceptance of any of these grants. None of the other grants limit disclosure of the results.

    6/26/86

    52

    Employee Health Insurance

    Approval is requested to renew the university’s employee group health insurance contract with blue shield—Medical Service Bureau for the period July 1, 1986, through June 30, 1987. Proposed FY 1987 premiums are compared below with FY 1986 premiums for various classes of employees, retirees, and dependents. Renewal with this distribution of premiums has been recommended by the University of Idaho’s faculty/staff Health Insurance Advisory Committee. No changes in benefits are contemplated but the committee has recommended consideration of cost containment strategies during FY 1987 which would include precertification prior to hospital admissions, mandatory second option for selected surgeries, and requirements for out-patient rather than in-patient benefits for certain medical procedures. These recommendations will be reviewed and submitted to the insurance carrier for pricing.

    6/26/86

    52-53

    Telephone Maintenance Contract

    Approval is requested to enter into a contract with Phones & Systems of Moscow, Idaho, for maintenance of telephone terminal equipment. Phones & Systems was the low bidder responding to a request for proposals to maintain telephone sets.

    Ownership of in-place single line telephone sets was transferred from GTE to the University of Idaho on January 1, 1986, as part of the deregulation divesture program. For the past year and a half, the university has been replacing most existing key telephone systems with new single line equipment; some in-place key systems have been purchased. The proposed contract will provide maintenance of used equipment immediately and maintenance of newly acquired equipment as it comes out of warranty.

    6/26/86

    53

    Television Rights to Home Football Games

    Approval is requested to accept the following television agreement:

    KIVI Television (channel 6) located in Nampa, has submitted to the university a proposed three-year agreement to televise live and/or delayed football games.

    6/26/86

    53-54

    IEPBS/University of Idaho Memorandum of Understanding

    Approval is requested to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with IEPBS for the purpose of establishing a cooperative relationship in support of the public broadcast mission of IEPBS and the academic mission of the University of Idaho through the joint use of equipment and facilities. A draft of the Memorandum of Understanding is included in Exhibit B. Specific wording of the agreement is being reviewed by representatives of both parties. A final agreement form is expected to be available in time for Board action at the June 1986 meeting.

    6/26/86

    54

    Bank Automated Teller Machine- Student Union

    The university requests approval to enter into a space rental agreement with the First National Bank of North Idaho to install an Automated Bank Teller Machine (ATM) in the Student Union Building. It is the plan to build an enclosure (126 square feet) on the north end of the Student Union that would provide space for such teller machines. The First National Bank of North Idaho has responded with a proposal that provides a full-service ATM system. Student, faculty, and staff who have bank accounts with several banking systems will be able to access their accounts through the First National Bank of North Idaho ATM system.

    Rental charges will be based on the number of transactions per month with the minimum being $125 per month, to a maximum of $215 plus an incremental charge of one cent for each transaction over $5,001.

    6/26/86

    54

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay the following:

    Atwood Hinzman, Spokane, Washington, structural engineering services for miscellaneous capital improvement projects for an amount not to exceed $7,500, FY1987.

    Creative Workshop, Moscow, Idaho, graphic design consulting services for miscellaneous capital improvement projects for an amount not to exceed $7,500, FY1987.

    Hodge and Associates, Moscow, Idaho, civil engineering and construction management services for miscellaneous capital improvement projects for an amount not to exceed $35,000 for FY1987.

    Landmark, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and the firm of Robert Perron, Portland, Oregon, for landscape architectural services for miscellaneous capital improvement projects for an amount not to exceed $25,000 for FY1987.

    Northwest Architectural Company, Spokane, Washington, for architectural and planning services for Fire Safety/Residence Halls, for an amount not to exceed $45,000 for FY1987.

    Riley Engineering, Spokane, Washington, for mechanical and electrical engineering services for miscellaneous capital improvement projects for an amount not to exceed $17,500 for FY1987.

    Wanless Cook Associates, Spokane, Washington, for electrical engineering services for miscellaneous capital improvement projects for an amount not to exceed $15,000 for FY1987.

    Wohlman and Sargent, Seattle, Washington, for health insurance and fringe benefits consulting services in the amount not to exceed $6,000 in FY1987.

    6/26/86

    55

    University of Idaho FY1987 Holiday Schedule- FYI

    This item was deleted from the agenda and referred back to the UofI. (See Personnel/Administrative Report, pg.7)

    6/26/86

    55

    Sewage Disposal Services Agreement with the City of Moscow-FYI

    The university and the City of Moscow have signed an agreement for sewage disposal services beginning October 1, 1986, and ending September 30, 1987. The cost for this service amounts to $37,600 for the year ($34,950 for treatment cost and $2,650 for collection and transmission). In addition, the university has agreed to set aside approximately five acres of land adjacent to the current site, to be used for future expansion of the sewage treatment plant.

    6/26/86

    56

    University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report- FYI

    In 1985 University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report has been provided to the Board. Additional copies of the report are available in the Foundation Office. The report contains audited financial statements and summarizes the Foundation’s activities during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1985.

    A copy of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. Annual Report is on file as a permanent exhibit in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    6/26/86

    56

    FY 85-86 Carryover Funds – Gen Ed

    The FY 1985-86 carryover funds in General Education that are available for one-time expenditure during FY 1986-87 are $448,127. These funds will be used to purchase instructional equipment and for departmental contingencies. All departments of the university were encouraged this past year to defer any expenditures that they could because of the uncertainty of FY 1986 state revenues. The outlook for FY 1987 appears somewhat better so that some of these deferred expenditures can be accomplished. In total, however, the carryforward represents can be accomplished. In total, however, the carryforward represents less than 1% of the general education funding. The university general desires to carry an unobligated contingency reserve of between 1% and 1.5%

    9/4-5/1986

    43

    FY 85-86 Carryover Funds- Ag Research and Extension

    The FY 1985 -86 carryover funds in Ag Research and Extension Service that are available for one-time expenditure during FY 1986-87 are $10,608. These local funds will be used as departmental contingencies to cover unanticipated expenses or loss of revenue during the fiscal year.

    9/4-5/1986

    43

    FY 85-86 Carryover Funds- W.O.I

    The FY 1985-86 carryover funds in the W.O.I Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY 1986-87 are $133,543. These funds will be used to replace worn out and obsolete instructional and research equipment and to repair and remodel facilities.

    9/4-5/1986

    43

    FY 85-86 carryover funds – W.A.M.I

    The FY 1985-86 carryover funds in the W.A.M.I Medical Education Program that are available for one-time expenditure during FY 1986-87 are $82,864. These local funds will be used to replace equipment needed for the instructional program and maintenance of existing equipment in the W.A.M.I laboratories. It will also be necessary to use some funds to restore revenue lost because of reduced numbers of students in the first year.

    9/4-5/1986

    43

    FY 85-86 Carryover Funds- I.G.S

    The FY 1985-86 carryover funds in I.G.S that are available for one-time expenditure during FY 1986-87 are $3,283. These funds will be used to purchase instructional equipment and for departmental contingencies.

    9/4-5/1986

    43

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 002111, Department: Physics, Item: Laser Optic Equipment, Amount: $31,850

    Requisition # 008326, Department: Shop Stores, Item: Pad mounted transformer, Amount: $35,000

    Requisition # 009840, Department: Engineering/Animal Science, Item: Network analyzer system/Dairy Milking System, Amount: $69,073/$86,903.60

    9/4-5/1986

    44

    Student Telephone Toll Resale Contract

    The university requests approval to contract with Gem State Telephone to provide long distance service to students in residence halls. Provision of the Idaho Divestiture Act which will become effective in October 1986 preclude General Telephone Co. from offering long distance calling cards to students in residence halls, a service that firm had provided for several years. To provide residence hall students with convenient access to long distance service without incurring costs of billing and account collection, the university sought bids from available vendors. Under the terms of the contract, Gem State Telephone, Inc., will provide discounted, prepaid, long-distance service to residence hall students, assuming all costs of equipment, selling, customer service, billing and account collection. This service is at no cost to the university. University Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the resale contract obligation and found it to be consistent with applicable rules and policies of the State Board of Education.

    9/4-5/1986

    44

    Telecommunications Contract with Bureau of Communications

    The university requests approval to negotiate and conclude a contract with the State of Idaho, Bureau of Communications, for installation and maintenance of a microwave dish and associated hardware at the Moscow campus. This installation will provide direct access to the state’s microwave network. Currently, the university must lease telephone lines to the nearest access point at Lewiston for statewide data transmission. The university’s one-time costs for installation of equipment and access to the network are $12,000. Continuing charges for service and maintenance will be at standard rates charges all agencies by the Bureau of Communications.

    The contract will not be concluded until University Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed it and found it to be consistent with applicable rules and policies of the State Board of Education.

    9/4-5/1986

    45

    Magazine Contract – North Country Book Express

    The university advises the Board that is has renewed its publishing contract for the alumni magazine with North Country Book Express (NCBE) for a two-year period. NCBE will publish four issues of the magazine each year. The annual cost of the contract to the university is $60,950, the same cost as this past year The new format for the magazine, adopted about three years ago, has been widely acclaimed by alumni and friends of the university. University Counsel, Jon Warren has reviewed the new contract obligation and found it to be consistent with applicable rules and policies of the State Board of Education.

    9/4-5/1986

    45

    Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

    At the June meeting the Board approved the requests of the university to enter into a lease agreement with the alumni corporation of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority to use the sorority house. The university advises the Board that such an agreement is being finalized. The university will use the facilities for a variety of functions, including extensive study by a subcommittee of the university’s Staff Affairs Committee identified these services as a major need for working parents and students in the community. Income from the day care operations will help cover the lease cost. University Counsel, Jon Warren is reviewing the lease agreement obligation for consistency with applicable rules and policies of the State Board of Education.

    9/4-5/1986

    45

    Personnel/Administrative – Moving Expenses

    Mr. Arnold Schaid, Director, University of Idaho Foundation, moving expenses from Ashland, Ohio, to Moscow in the amount of $19,362.66. An earlier payment of $6,835.03 was made because it was less than the amount required to report to the Board. In accordance with Mr. Schaid’s employment agreement, the university has agreed to pay the cost of moving household goods, subject to Board approval.Curriculum policy report 143, Exhibit A

    11/20-21/1986

    43

    Temporary Employment

    The university requests authorization to revise its policies and procedures with respect to temporary employees, referred to “Irregular Help”, or “IH” during the past year the university has been reviewing these policies and procedures. Employment in this category is typically temporary, seasonal and irregular in the hours of work required. Funding for irregular help is included within the support budget allocation to colleges and departments and is not “controlled” by position at the university level.

    Current university policy states that, if any of these irregular help positions are to be come “permanent”, approval to establish a permanent position must be requested. The evidence of a position becoming “permanent” has been if the person has worked in that position full-time for more than six consecutive months and the need for the position appears to be “permanent”.

    Once a board-approved, classified position is created and filled, changes in the staffing pattern can occur only through implementation of the Board’s financial exigency/reduction-in-force policy. By way of contrast, irregular help positions may be eliminated at any time by the employing department.

    The university has been reluctant to expand “board-approved position” staffing in times of unstable funding. Furthermore, in some cases such as with the asbestos abatement program, external forces such as changes in regulations or loss of insurance, could force delays or discontinuance of programs which otherwise are “permanent” in the sense that the need for one or more position with full-time effort is expected to continue indefinitely.

    Current wording of the Faculty-Staff Handbook section on temporary “Irregular Help” employment is ambiguous with respect to requirements for converting IH to permanent positions. The revised policy statement at Exhibit B addresses that ambiguity by establishing a special category of IH employees called “Classified IH” or “CIH”.

    The revised policy retains budget management flexibility and simultaneously addresses the possible unfairness that extended full-time employment in the IH category creates for the individual employee with respect to staff benefits. Currently IH employees receive only sick and vacation leave, workers’ compensation insurance and unemployment compensation insurance if they are nonstudent employees.

    Under the proposed policy, individual Classified IH positions would be established and recognized in budget plans. The same degree of initial justification would be required to establish a CIH position as is now required for board-approved positions, hourly pay rates would be determined using the “Hay Plan” point factoring method. Eligibility for all fringe benefits with the exception of disability income insurance would start as of the date of employment.
    The major distinction between “Classified IH” and board-approved, classified positions would be in the continuous employment obligation. “Classified IH” positions could be eliminated within a two-week notice to incumbents without a declaration of financial exigency.

    It is anticipated that the number of Classified IH positions would not exceed 50 throughout the university. Revision of this section of the Faculty/Staff Handbook would provide a more fair employment status than currently exists for those employees, and would clarify ambiguous wording of a current policy that is unworkable in the present environment.

    11/20-21/1986

    43-44

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 12139, Department: PSES University, Item: Liquid Chromatograph/Computer Aided Ticketing System, Amount: $26,140/$65,000

    11/20-21/1986

    44

    Fuelwood Supply The university requests approval to enter into a fuelwood supply contract with Fiber Fuels, Inc. of Coeur d’Alene. This contract is the result of a solicitation of bids from lumber mills throughout North Idaho and specific negotiations with the firm. The waste-wood fired boiler system is expected to be available for operation in December. Although the system is designed to accept unprocessed hogged fuel, the opportunity to utilize processed fuel with specific size and moisture content for the major portion of the fuel supply will help significantly in the start-up period. The flexibility in types of fuel that the contractor will make available will greatly assist the university’s research activities related to alternate wood fuel qualities.

    A portion of the fuel cost savings has been dedication to research activities related to the project. A research commitment with the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences will focus on:

    1. Resource Availability and Economics: Three separate assessments of potential future supplies of wood available for energy and their associated costs and benefits. The assessments will focus on mill residue, biomass from logging and forest cultural practices, and fast forest production from Idaho poplar.

    2. Conversion Efficiencies: A Case Study of the Idaho Waste-Wood Boiler – Documentation of the use, problems and solutions to use of wood as a fuel, with focus on wood chemistry, species, moisture, fiber fuel processing such as pelletizing, combustion efficiencies, etc.

    3. Environmental Impacts: Implication of using different types and qualities of wood fuel on the system’s environmental controls.

    A research project in the Chemical Engineering Department of the College of Engineering that will develop a computerized monitoring system for the operation of the waste-wood fired boiler plant was also funded.

    11/20-21/1986

    45

    Bank Automated Teller Machine – Student Union

    Reference June 26-27, 1986 Regents' Minutes, pg. 54.

    Approval is requested to enter into a space rental agreement with Moore Financial Group to also install an ATM at the Student Union Building. At the referenced meeting, authorization was received to enter into a space rental agreement with the First National Bank of North Idaho to install an Automated Bank Teller Machine (ATM) in the Student Union Building. On September 17, 1986 we received a proposal from the Moore Financial Group (Idaho First National Bank) to also install an ATM at the Student Union. Idaho First National Bank is a member of different bank card systems than First National Bank of North Idaho and, therefore, would provide access to different banking services for students, faculty, and staff than the FNBNI ATM.

    11/20-21/1986

    46

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit B.

    11/20-21/86

    46

    Disposal of Buildings at Caldwell R&E Center

    The university advises the Board that it has disposed of two buildings located at the Caldwell R&E center. The buildings removed were: (a) a residence located south of the main office, which was in such a state of disrepair that the costs of renovation would be prohibitive—there is no present or future need for the old house and the area will be brought into the farm’s crop rotation; and (b) the old veterinary laboratory located south of the main office—the veterinary science program was moved to the Caine Center and the building became vacant—the building was in poor condition and there was no apparent use for the structure with the site now requiring considerable maintenance costs. The Board’s Chief Fiscal Officer was consulted and gave preliminary approval because of the need to remove the facilities in order to prepare the land for planting.

    11/20-21/86

    46

    Assignment of Student Loans to Federal Government

    The university has taken advantage of a one-time-only incentive offered by the U.S. Department of Education to assign certain defaulted National Direct Student Loans to the federal government for their collection. Loans assignable under this offer are those in default prior to September 15, 1979, and were still in default as of October 15, 1986.

    The university assigned 66 loans with defaulted principal of $100,033.58 and accrued interest of $25,122.17. All of these loans were processed through the university’s entire collection procedures, including outside collection efforts and any hopes of direct recovery in the future are considered minimal. These defaulted loans represent 1.2 percent of the total value of the university’s student loan portfolio. The university continues to enjoy an overall excellent loan payback performance by its former students.

    11/20-21/86

    47

    Governor Evans’ Holiday- For Your Information The university designated Friday, January 2, 1987, as the additional holiday authorized by Governor Evans, in appreciation for service provided during his tenure as Governor. This date was selected because the university already had scheduled to be closed on the Fridays after Thanksgiving and Christmas, in exchange for state holidays that the university was open (Columbus Day and Veterans Day). This procedure was discussed at the November 1986 Finance Committee meeting and the university was requested to advise the Board of its actions at the January 1987 meeting. 1/26-28/87 36

    Change in Moving Expense Reimbursement Policy

    The university requests approval of a modification to its Moving Expense Reimbursement Policy in the Faculty/Staff Handbook. Exhibit B reflects the current policy statement with the proposed additions. The proposed changes establish a policy of prior approval by the president for any offer of moving expense reimbursement that is estimated to exceed $7,500. Also, the proposed change makes the university’s policy statement consistent with the revised Board policy that requires Regent’s approval for reimbursements over $10,000.

    1/26-28/87

    36

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit A. Most of the changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum policy reports #145 and #146; some were approved by the university faculty on December 8, 1986.

    1/26-28/87

    36

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 313030, Department: Vet. Science, Item: Multichannel Simultrace Recorder, Amount: $38,421.50

    1/26-28/87

    36

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit A.

    1/26-28/87

    37

    Washington Water Power Company Easement

    Authorization is requested to grant Washington Water Power Company a power pole anchor easement at the southwest corner of Urquhart and Sixth Street.

    In connection with the city of Moscow’s project to improve the intersection at Sixth and Deakin Street, and to place a bicycle path along Sixth Street, Washington Water Power Company needs to relocate some power lines. In relocating the power lines, Washington Power Company has requested an easement from the university to place one pole anchor on university property.

    1/26-28/87

    37

    Purchase of Property

    The FY87 Capital Improvement Budget Plan approved by the Regents included funds for land acquisition. In December 1986, the university successfully completed negotiations for property located on the north side of College Avenue, east of Railroad Street, and immediately south of the Student Union parking lot. (See Exhibit B for map of area.) The property was acquired for $63,000, which was the appraised value. The land area purchased will be converted to additional parking space for the Student Union Building when all of the pieces of property on that block are acquired. This purchase was reviewed by the Board’s Chief Fiscal Officer prior to the acquisition.

    1/26-28/87

    37

    Solid Waste Disposal

    The city of Moscow has passed a resolution issuing a franchise for solid waste collection and services within the city of Moscow and areas which are a part of the university for the purposes of providing all disposal of solid wastes generated from those facilities. The contractor is Latah Sanitation Company which has been the contractor for Latah County for the past 10 years. It appears from our initial investigation that there will be a minimal cost increase to the university for solid waste disposal. The franchise contract issued by the city to the university is a 10-year contract. The university pays the city of Moscow $100,000 annually for this contract.

    1/26-28/87

    38

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 15125, Department: Engineering, Item: Develop/fabricate semi conductor for NASA, Amount: $75,000

    Requisition # 300572, Department: Forestry, Item:John Deere Bulldozer, Amount: $34,000

    3/5-6/1987

    29

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit A.

    3/5-6/1987

    29

    Student Housing System Revenue Bonds

    The university requests approval of a bond resolution authorizing the issuance of not more than $3.4 million of Student Housing System Revenue Bonds to provide sufficient funds to prepay, at a discount, university bonds previously sold to the U.S. Government.

    See minutes for details.

    3/5-6/1987

    29-31

    Clearwater Power Company Easement

    Authorization is requested to grant Clearwater Power Company a distribution power line easement along State Highway 9 right-of-way. A section of State Highway 9, running between Harvard and Deary, passes through the University of Idaho Experimental Forest Land.

    Recently, State highway 9 was reconstructed making it necessary for Clearwater Power Company to relocate their power distribution line. To accomplish the relocation of the power line, the power company needs a power line easement from the University of Idaho. This item was held until the April meeting of the Board.

    3/5-6/1987

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    Lionel Hampton School of Music

    Richard D. Gibb, President, brought the Board up-to-date on the activities related to the naming of the Lionel Hampton School of Music.

    3/5-6/1987

    31

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum-policy report #147.

    4/23-24/87

    40

    Financial

    The university’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    4/23-24/87

    40

    Change in Dedicated Activity Fee

    The university advises the Board that, in accordance with the Board’s new fee policy authorizing the president to set the Dedicated Activity Fees Schedule, an increase of $1.00 has been included in the Dedicated Activity Fees Schedule for the 1987-88 year, to be effective at the start of the fall semester. The increased fee of $1.00 is requested by the ASUI for a period of four semesters, the income to be dedicated to a Fine Arts Endowment to support the university’s programs in drama, dance, music, and visual arts. The assessment of this additional fee was approved by a two-thirds majority of students voting in a referendum.

    One of the major long-range planning goals of the university has been to strengthen the broad foundation of education experiences that the university is exposing all students to, both in the classroom and in the extra-curricular activities available to all students. It is rewarding to note the explicit support of the student body at the University of Idaho for this goal by approving the assessment of this Fine Arts Endowment Fee.

    4/23-24/87

    40-41

    Student Housing Room and Board Rates

    The university is pleased to announce that the room and board rates for single and married student housing will be frozen at the previous year’s rates. The increased costs of operation have been offset by the savings in annual debt service costs achieved through bond refinancing that the Board approved at the last meeting. Furthermore, the residence hall management will be implementing more features to continue the university’s objective to make the facilities more attractive to students. These include the addition of more computers in the halls, and discounts of 5%, 10%, and 15% on room rates for sophomores, juniors, and seniors/graduate students, respectively.

    4/23-24/87

    41-42

    Idaho Rural Recreation Development Project-Community Project

    The university (Recreation Department, Division of HPERD) requests permission to enter into agreements with three rural communities to participate in the Idaho Rural Recreation Development Project. The purposes of these agreements are to provide assistance in recreational development to rural Idaho communities, to provide work experiences and career development for community youth, and to provide educational experience for university students. This is a pilot project for the summer of 1987.

    The university will provide the leadership needed to conduct an 11-week, summer recreation program for the selected communities. Participating communities are required to provide general liability insurance, housing, office facilities, a $300 budget, and approval to conduct a needs assessment survey. Actions required of the communities and the university are outlined in Exhibit B.

    4/23-24/87

    42

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit C.

    4/23-24/87

    43

    FY88 Appropriated Preventive Roof Maintenance Projects Without Prior Board Approval

    The action of the recent legislative session included approval of three preventive maintenance projects that were not on the Board’s initial capital improvement project request, but were on the Division of Public Works’ preventive maintenance project list that was considered by the Legislature. The university requests Board approval to include these three projects in its FY88 capital improvements plan.

    1. Remove/replace roof Gauss Engineering Lab $115,000

    2. Replace Morrill Hall roof gutters $85,000

    3. Alumacoat roofs for Health Center, Food Research, Education Building, Alumni Center, Ag Science, Administration; patch roof tile for Music, Phinney Hall, Home Economics; overlay Psychology roof $60,000

    4/23-24/87

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    McCall Forestry Camp Lease Agreement-State of Idaho

    The university requests authorization to extend its current lease of the McCall Forestry Camp for a two-year period at an annual lease rate of $10,000. The university, in particular the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences, has been discussing the future of the McCall Forestry Camp with the State Department of Lands and the State Land Board. The State Land Board has suggested that a trade of land belonging to the university under the federal land-grant provisions with the State Endowment Lands that comprise the McCall Forestry Camp be achieved as a way of shifting the impact of the “market value” lease rates that need to be established for lands managed by the State Land Board. While this evaluation of equal value land is being accomplished, the State Land Board has agreed to assess a land lease of $10,000 for each of the next two years for the McCall Forestry Camp.

    4/23-24/87

    44

    Clearwater Power Company Easement

    Authorization is requested to grant Clearwater Power Company a distribution power line easement along State Highway 9 right-of-way. A section of State Highway 9, running between Harvard and Deary, passes through the University of Idaho Experimental Forest land.

    Recently, State Highway 9 was reconstructed, making it necessary for Clearwater Power Company to relocate their power distribution line. To accomplish the relocation of the power line, the power company needs a power line easement from the University of Idaho.

    4/23-24/87

    44

    Clark Fork Ranger Station Special Use Permit

    Re: June 12, 1980 Minutes, pgs. 74-75

    The university advises the Board of a lease rate modification to the lease agreement with the U.S. Forest Service for the use of the Clark Fork Ranger station that was authorized in the Board meeting referenced above. The terms of the initial lease agreement were $3,000 per year with credits being issued for the university’s operational cost of the facility. With these credits, the university has not been obligated to make any cash payments to the Forest Service. Due to a change in U.S. government policy, the new Special Use Permit discontinues the issuing of operational cost credits; but, rather, a flat annual charge of $465 is being assessed for the use of the area and facilities. The $465 charge is reasonable and could be less than prior years’ costs, due to the reduction in the university’s administrative costs of maintaining records and reporting the operations costs of the station to the Forest Service.

    The Clark Fork Ranger Station is a facility that includes three homes, two bunkhouses, two classroom buildings, and several support facilities plus 10.33 acres of land. The university has used this station extensively for enrichment and research programs by the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences and other colleges. The support of the U.S. Forest Service in making this fine facility available to the university at a minimal cost is greatly appreciated.

    4/23-24/87

    44-45

    Proposed Revisions to Faculty/Staff Handbook

    Approval is requested for the proposed revisions to the Faculty/Staff Handbook by the university faculty as shown in Exhibit B. The proposed revisions involve internal institutional procedures and were approved unanimously by the Faculty Council on December 8, 1986.

    6/24-26/87

    63

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum-policy report #148 and #149.

    6/24-26/87

    64

    Proposed Continuation of Calendar Pattern

    At its January 1982 meeting, the Board approved a ten-year projection of the University of Idaho’s academic calendar. Minor refinements (to coordinate with Washington State University’s calendar) have been approved since that date. Having the ten-year projection has proved to be extremely helpful in long-range planning. Half the decade has passed; hence, it seems advisable once again to project ahead, as shown in Exhibit B.

    6/24-26/87

    64

    Financial

    The university’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    6/24-26/87

    64

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 12363, Department: Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sci., Item: Growth Chamber, Amount: $90,000

    Requisition # 004604, Department: Mechanical Engineering, Item: Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer, Thermomechanical Analyzer System, Amount: $71,963

    Requisition # 007643, Department: Animal Science, Item: Photo Inverted Microscope, Amount: $28,255

    6/24-26/87

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    Employee Medical/Dental Insurance

    Re: Minutes for June 1986, pg. 52

    Approval is requested to renew the employee medical and dental insurance contract with Medical Service Bureau/Blue Shield of Idaho for the period July 1, 1987, through June 30, 1988. Based on the negotiated modest premium increase, the quality of service being provided, and the advice of our employee benefits consultant, the university elected not to rebid the contract for next year. Medical Service Bureau/Blue Shield of Idaho is the same insurance carrier used by the State of Idaho.

    Claims experience for the past year indicates only minimal premium increases of approximately 5% are needed to accommodate anticipated inflationary changes in the medical expense for employees and spouses. Premiums for retirees will increase 24%, reflecting adjustments needed to address imbalances in claims/premium experience. Changes to the prior rate structure include a different rate for families with two or more children than for families with one child, and concurrent elimination of a separate premium for dependent children over age 19.

    This proposed renewal contract was reviewed by the university’s Health Insurance Advisory Committee, which represents various faculty and staff constituencies as well as the UI Retirees Association, providing liaison with those groups. The committee maintains an active role in reviewing the existing health insurance program and developing the rates for various classes of individuals which will generate the total required premium.

    No changes in benefits are contemplated.

    6/24-26/87

    64-65

    Moscow/Pullman Airport Agreement

    The university requests approval to participate with the cities of Moscow and Pullman, Port of Whitman County, and Washington State University in the upgrading of the Moscow/Pullman airport. The total project is estimated to cost approximately $2.3 million. It includes modifications to the runway and taxi-way system, creation of a new expanded parking apron for commercial aircraft, and the construction of a new terminal. Much of the project relates to improving safety conditions for the handling of commercial aircraft at the airport. Federal funds will cover half of the project costs. The balance of the project cost would be covered by debt financing issued by the city of Pullman and be covered by debt financing issued by the city of Pullman and supported by the several participating entities. The university requests approval to commit an amount not to exceed $7,500 per year for approximately 15 years to help support the annual debt service cost.

    6/24-26/87

    66

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit A.

    6/24-26/87

    66

    Removal of Four Houses

    Authorization is requested to remove four houses located at 613, 618, 621, and 623 Ash Street, Moscow. The purpose of disposing of these houses is to enlarge parking lot 16, located east of the Buchanan Engineering Laboratory Building. Three of the houses are now being used as married student housing rentals and the other one is not in use. They are older houses and were originally acquired by the university for the purpose of increasing parking availability.

    Funding authorization for this parking lot expansion is included in the university’s FY88 Capital Improvement Budget Plan.

    6/24-26/87

    67

    Child Care Center

    This project includes site development and construction of a 3,900 gross square foot new child care facility that augments the existing building. The new building will be two levels, similar in appearance to the existing building. The new building will be located near the existing facility on the South Hill Terrace married student housing complex. It will have connected outside play areas with the existing facility. The new facility will provide specialized space for different age groups from infants through grade school, programs that currently have no space. This facility will provide needed additional child care service to the university community. The facility is expected to cost no more than $300,000, and will be financed through an interfund loan from housing operating reserves and will be repaid from revenues from the Child Care Center.

    6/24-26/87

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    Telephone Maintenance Contract

    For the past year, the University has contracted with Phones and Systems of Moscow, for maintenance of telephone terminal equipment. The University has notified that firm that it wishes to accept its offer to renew the contract under the same terms and conditions as initially approved in June 1986, and also to conditionally accept the alternative proposal for additional services of constructing a database to inventory existing equipment and wiring. The latter project would be deferred until later in the year.

    This arrangement to contract locally for telephone equipment maintenance has worked out very well for both the University and the private vendor. The letter extending this contract appears with the vendor’s proposal at Exhibit B.

    6/24-26/87

    67-68

    University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report

    The 1986 University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., annual report has been distributed. Additional copies of the report are available in the University of Idaho’s Foundation office. The report contains audited financial statements and summarizes the Foundation’s activities during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1986.

    A copy of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., Annual Report is on file in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    6/24-26/87

    68

    Sale of Real Estate

    The University advises the Board that the real estate properties described below have been sold at fair market value. The sale proceeds have been added to the principal of the endowments created by the persons who donated the property to the University.

    A residential lot with improvements, described at Lot 8, Block 7, Park Addition to the city of Moscow, was originally donated to the University in 1957, with the stipulation that the donors are allowed to live there during their lifetime. Upon the death of the surviving donors, the property became a part of the principal of the Stillinger Trust. The surviving donor passed away August 1985. At that time, due to a depressed housing market, the decision was made to manage the property as a rental. The residential housing market has since improved, and the property was sold June 1, 1987.

    The Last Will and Testament of a donor bequeathed, to the University, an undivided one-half interest in a one-half interest in the 80 acre farm described as W ½, SE ¼ of Section 24, Township 10 South, Range 15 East, B.M., Twin Falls County, Idaho. The donor stipulated that the property be sold as soon as practicable and that the sale proceeds applicable to the University’s share be used to establish the Fred Reichart Scholarship Endowment Fund. The property was sold on April 30, 1987.

    6/24-26/87

    68

    Optional Student Health Insurance

    The University advises the Board that it has renewed its optional student health insurance contract for another year at annual premium of $158, an increase of $30. The mandatory student accident insurance fee of $1 per semester is not charged.

    The University’s entire student health insurance program appears to need to be reevaluated. At the present time, the optional plan appears to be carrying the mandatory student accident insurance plan. Premiums paid last year for the accident plan total $16,000 and claims were $58,000. Sixty percent of those claims were generated by ASUI sports clubs, which were added to the coverage in recent years. In order to keep the optimal student health insurance premiums from being increased even more, the renewal changes the benefits by (1) changing the coverage from 100% to 80%; (2) eliminating coverage of club sports programs under the mandatory plan, but allowing it under the optional plan; (3) (currently $50 per year for accident and $50 per year for sickness). The maximum accident benefit of $5,000 was not changed. The University’s risk management officer intends to work with the ASUI Student Health Insurance Committee and the insurance agent next year to reevaluate the total student health insurance plan.

    6/24-26/87

    69

    Review of Tenured Faculty Members

    Since the Regents of the University of Idaho established the performance evaluation process for tenured faculty members in January 1974, 889 individuals have been reviewed. The results of these evaluations have been reported to the Board annually in accordance with Board policy established at the same time. Performance reviews results for the 1986-87 academic year are listed below:

    Number reviewed first time= 21
    Number re-reviewed= 41
    Total reviewed= 62
    Number found competent= 62
    Further review= 0

    9/16-17/87

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    Interim Approval of Acting Bursar

    This is to request the Board’s approval to confirm President Roberta Field’s interim appointment on August 20, 1987, of Gerald R. Reynolds as Acting Bursar effective September 1, 1987, until September 16, 1987. This interim appointment permits Acting Financial Vice President Reynolds to comply with the job responsibilities, defined for the “Bursar” in Idaho Code Sections 33-3712, 33-3713, and 67-2025.

    9/16-17/87

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    Appointment of Acting Bursar and Acting Treasurer and Fiscal Agent

    This is to request that effective September 17, 1987, Gerald R. Reynolds be designated Acting Bursar for the University and Acting Treasurer and Fiscal Agent for the Regents of the University if Idaho. This will permit him to carry out the necessary fiscal responsibilities defined for the “Bursar” in Idaho Code, Sections 33-3712, 33-3713, and 67-2025 until a new Financial Vice President is selected, at which time the Regents will be requested to award that person those designations.

    9/16-17/87

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    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    9/16-17/87

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    FY86-87 Carry-over Funds

    General Education
    The FY86-87 carry-over funds in General Education that are available for one-time expenditure during FY87-88 are $212,134. These funds will be used to provide for departmental contingencies. In total, however, the carry-forward represents less than one-half of one percent of the General Education funding. The University generally desires to carry an unobligated contingency reserve approximately one percent.

    Agricultural Research and Extension Service
    The FY86-87 carry-over funds in Agricultural Research and Extension Service that are available for one-time expenditure during FY87-88 are $34,430. These local funds will be used as departmental contingencies to cover unanticipated expenses or loss of revenue during the fiscal year.

    W.O.I. Veterinary Medicine
    The FY86-87 carry-over funds in the W.O.I. Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY87-88 are $101,792. These funds were generated largely because if the vacant director’s position during the last fiscal year. These funds will be used to replace worn out and obsolete instructional and research equipment, repair and remodel facilities, and to help cover the utility costs at the Caine Center, a budget need addressed in the FY89 budget request.

    W.A.M.I. Medical Education
    The FY86-87 carry-over funds in the W.A.M.I. Medical Education Program that are available for one-time expenditure during FY87-88 are $58,004. These funds were accumulated because the director’s position was vacant this past year. These local funds will be used to acquire new and replace old equipment needed for the instructional program, and provide for maintenance of existing equipment in the W.A.M.I. laboratories.

    9/16-17/87

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    W.O.I. Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine

    A $290 increase in the Washington State University fee changes the local miscellaneous receipts in the W.O.I. operating budget for FY88.

    Approval is requested to adjust the W.O.I. operating budget to include additional fee revenue. Additional funds will be used to help cover the utility costs at the Caine Center, a need addressed in the FY89 budget request. The revenue changes are displayed in Exhibit A. The FY89 W.O.I. instruction budget request will be adjusted by these amounts.

    9/16-17/87

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    W.A.M.I. Medical Education Program

    Two changes have occurred in the W.A.M.I. Program that affect the FY88 operating budget. The loss of one student in the third-year program, coupled with an increase in the University of Washington Medical School’s fees cause a reduction in the WAMI contract and a loss in local miscellaneous receipts which are dedicated to the first-year program on the UI campus.

    Approval is requested to use $19,200 of the $46,800 reduction in the W.A.M.I. contract to offset the loss of revenue to the first-year program. The remaining $27,600 will be reverted at year-end. A detailed worksheet display of these changes is shown at Exhibit A. The W.A.M.I. FY89 budget request will be adjusted by these amounts.

    9/16-17/87

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 350862, Department: Computer Services, Item: W.End Films Software, Amount: $38,800

    9/16-17/87

    34

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regent’s policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit B.

    9/16-17/87

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    Purchase of Property- 317 West 6th Street

    The University requests authorization to purchase property at 617 West 6th Street, Moscow. The property is located east of the engineering complex. The proposed acquisition would continue the University’s plan to acquire ownership of all property in this area East of the Engineering complex. (See Exhibit C). The property is included in the long-range campus development plan in the extension of the engineering facilities and campus parking. The owner has agreed to accept the appraised market value of $38,000. The source of funds will be University Facility Reserves.

    9/16-17/87

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    Purchase of Property-Aberdeen Research and Extension Center Farm Plot Research Land

    Authorization is requested to negotiate the purchase of 110 acres of farm land for plot research land at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center for the appraised value of $185,000. Eighty (80) acres of the land is across Highway 39 from current ownership, and thirty (30) acres is immediately north. See Exhibit D.

    There is a need for increased land to support ongoing and planned activities at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. The Center is currently operating with 360 acres for plot research. The field rotation plan on Aberdeen Center calls for a field to be in plots for two years (potato and small grain) and a green manure-weed control culture one year. This is too much intensive use of the land. A more desirable rotation would call for two years in plots and two years soil building and uniformity improvement, or still better, two years out of five in research use. There is not now enough land to practice desirable rotation and satisfy research demands at the same time. Also, the National Small Grain Germplasm Research Facility is planned to be completed at Aberdeen in the spring of 1988. This will put an additional demand on our land resources that we are not presently able to satisfy.

    The total cost of purchasing and putting this land into use along with the proposed financing is as follows:

    Estimated Cost: $295,000

    Land purchase $185,000
    Irrigation system $95,000
    Clean-up, fencing, miscellaneous $15,000

    Financing: $295,000

    Foundation seed sales reserves $ 80,000
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (ARS) $95,000
    Bank or University Loan* $120,000

    *Four-year loan at 7% interest = $32,500 per year payable from funds available to the College of Agriculture.

    9/16-17/87

    35-36

    Lease of Farm Land

    Authorization requested to obtain bids and negotiate a lease on 40-45 acres of farm land for a period of five years, in the proximity of the Plant Science Farm located on the east side of Moscow. The Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences Department is in need of additional research plot land to accommodate research programs in plant breeding, crop management, pest management, plant nutrition, soil science, and foundation seed. University-owned land is either now being fully utilized or is not suitable for this type of research. Source of the lease payments will be funding allocated to the Agricultural Experiment Station.

    9/16-17/87

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    FY88 Internal Audit Plan

    The University of Idaho, in compliance with Board policy, has developed the FY88 internal audit plan for the institution and such has been distributed to the members of the Finance Committee and the Office of the State Board of Education. Additional copies of this plan may be obtained from the Financial Affairs office upon request. 9/16-17/87

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    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies for the Board of Regents.

    10/20-21/87

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 007768, Department: Animal Science, Item: Continuous Sausage Stuffer, Vemag 500, Amount: $26,685

    Requisition # 370580, Department: Letters & Science, Item: Computer Microsystem Workstation, Amount: $42,000

    Requisition # 372661, Department: Life Sciences, Item: Biosearch Model 8700 DNA Synthesizer, Amount: $31,000

    10/20-21/87

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    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regent’s policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit A.

    10/20-21/87

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    Construction of a Greenhouse and Addition to Shop- Aberdeen Research and Extension Center

    Authorization is requested to include in the University’s FY88 Capital Improvement Plan, the construction of greenhouse ($40,000) and an addition to the existing shop facility ($40,000) at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center.

    The University’s approved FY88 capital improvement plan did not include these two construction projects at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. It has now been determined that with the additional research grants being received and the addition of a new faculty member to the research staff, that more greenhouse and shop space is needed. Funds in the amount of $80,000 are available from the Agricultural Research and Extension Service’s operating budget.

    10/20-21/87

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    Lease of Farm Land

    Re: Regents’ Minutes of September 15-17, 1987

    The reference authorized the University to obtain proposals and negotiate a lease for 40-45 acres of farm land. We have received proposals and upon review, the University requests authorization to sign a five (5) year lease with Mr. Elmer Hingston of Moscow for 42 acres of land, one mile from the Moscow city limits on the North Mountain View Road, at an amount not to exceed $200 per acre annually. Mr. Hingston’s proposal included land that meets our needs and was the lowest cost per acre proposal received. The College of Agriculture believes this to be a reasonable price considering that it is relatively flat land with excellent soil quality and, therefore, is highly desirable for research plot use.

    10/20-21/87

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    Routine Catalog Changes Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in general curriculum- policy report #150.

    12/3/87

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    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    12/3/87

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 359961, Department: Mines, Item: Ion Chromatograph, Series 4000i, Amount: $36,530

    12/3/87

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    Payments to Outside Consultants

    The comply with Regent’s policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit A.

    12/3/87

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    Purchase of Property- Boise

    An alumnus of the University of Idaho has offered a gift of his equity in an office building and land located at 15th and Bannock Streets in Boise, Idaho. The building is approximately nine years old and is designed as a 1,800 square foot office building located on 5,100 square feet of land, with 60 feet of street frontage, and a paved 10-car parking lot. There is a mortgage on the property of $84,386 which the University would have to liquidate with the lender. The property was appraised at $134,000 in 1985; but, due to economic conditions in the downtown area of Boise, it is felt the market value of the property is approximately $115,000. This will be confirmed by a new appraisal being provided by the owner.

    It is the intent of the University to acquire the property and utilize it to consolidate the centennial fund-raising activities in the Boise area. Funding for the acquisition will be obtained through a bank loan or internal loan to be repaid from rental income that will be paid by the activities utilizing the facility.

    Permission is hereby requested to enter into a gift/purchase agreement with the owner of the above-described real property, subject to a current appraisal, and to obtain a five- to seven- year loan to finance the $84,386 acquisition.

    (For Board action on this item see page 6.)

    12/3/87

    28-29

    CCUPD Affiliation Agreement- Gritman Memorial Hospital

    Re: Regents’ Minutes for April 1982, page 56

    The University of Idaho participates with Eastern Washington University in the consortium Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics (CCUPD). Opportunity is provided in that program for the students to gain practicum experience through affiliation agreements with various area hospitals. The University has approved the agreement at Exhibit B with Eastern Washington University and Gritman Hospital in Moscow. This agreement is similar to the format to agreements in effect with other area hospitals and was reviewed by UI General Counsel prior to being signed.

    12/3/87

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    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    3/3-4/88

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    Purchase or Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition, Department: UI Foundation, Inc., Item: Alumni Directory for Centennial, Amount: $40,000

    Requisition # 004442, Department: Division of Instructional Media Services, Item: Computer video, Amount: $77,500

    3/3-4/88

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    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit A.

    3/3-4/88

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    Purchase of Property-Boise

    Re: University of Idaho agenda items 5.51, December 3, 1987, and a letter from Richard F. Sperring dated December 21, 1987, pertaining to the agenda item.

    The above references authorized the University to acquire real property, and to obtain an $84,000 five- to seven-year loan to finance the acquisition. Financing proposals were requested and have been received from the Idaho banks with whom the University of Idaho does business. However, to offer tax-exempt financing rates (currently 65% of commercial rates), the banks have indicated borrowing must “bank qualified.” Bond counsel indicated that the desired financing can be “qualified tax-exempt” for the purposes of Section 265(b) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code by the Board’s formal enactment of language to that effect.

    The University therefore, requests the Board to enact and adopt the following resolution:

    The Board of Regents of the University of Idaho hereby designates the $84,000 bank financing pertaining to real property located at 308 North 15th Street, Boise, Idaho, as a “qualified tax-exempt obligation” within the meaning and for the purpose of Section 265 (b) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and the Board confirms that it will not designate more than $10,000,000, including this $84,000 financing, as qualified tax-exempt obligations during the 1988 calendar year.

    3/3-4/88

    39-40

    Removal of House- 630 Ash Street, Moscow

    Authorization is requested to obtain bids and remove a house located at 630 Ash Street, Moscow. The house has been declared unsuitable as a married student housing rental and is now vacant. The house is old and was originally acquired by the University for the purpose of increasing parking availability in the future.

    3/3-4/88

    40

    Cooperative Education Agreement with U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

    This Agreement provides a basis for mutual understanding between the above parties in matters relating to federal employment of cooperative education students who are enrolled in (associate, baccalaureate, graduate) curricula related to the positions to which appointed. Students will work at the National Park Service headquarters office or regional/field installations, depending on position to which assigned. There are no fiscal implications associated with this agreement.

    3/3-4/88

    40

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes in as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in General Curriculum-Policy Report #152 and #153.

    4/14-15/88

    35

    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    4/14-15/88

    35

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition #372223, Department: PSES, Item: Infrared Scanning Spectrophotometer, Amount: $64,000

    4/14-15/88

    35

    Renewal of University of Idaho/Washington State University Cooperative Agreement- FM Radio License

    The Board of Regents authorized the University to enter into a cooperative agreement in April 1984, with Washington State University, to assign the University’s FM license to that institution. The purpose of the agreement was to permit upgrading the quality of facilities and teaching support for the University of Idaho’s radio broadcast programs.

    The University of Idaho and Washington State University desire to renew this agreement until the license renewal date in 1997. The renewal agreement is basically unchanged from the original agreement. Washington State University will operate the University’s radio production facilities, provide teaching services to the University’s School of Communication, utilize University of Idaho students in operational assignments, and cover all costs for operation and maintenance of the station. The University of Idaho will provide funding support to Washington State University to cover the salary and fringe benefits for a broadcast news editor position, provide utilities, security, maintenance, and janitorial service for the on-campus facility. The University believes this cooperative arrangement has provided students on both campuses a better educational opportunity and has benefited both institutions through lower funding courses.

    Permission is hereby requested for the University of Idaho to execute the extension of this cooperative agreement with Washington State University.

    4/14-15/88

    35-36

    Loan to Idaho Research Foundation, Inc.

    The Board of Regents approved an authorization in May 1972, whereby the Bursar could loan up to $30,000 of Regents’ funds to the Idaho Research Foundation, Inc. The purpose of the loan authorization was to provide working capital to the Foundation for such purposes as securing copyrights and patents, preparing publications for sale, and for similar expenses of the Foundation.

    The University currently has an outstanding loan to the Foundation in the amount of $27,000. Because of the change in emphasis by the Idaho Research Foundation to expand into technology transfer to the private sector on patentable technology developed by University research faculty at the higher education institutions in Idaho, additional working capital requirements may be necessary. The working capital will be used to cover front-end costs on obtaining patents and copyrights, negotiating technology transfers, preparing contracts, and initiating research projects until outside revenue flows back to the Foundation.

    Authorization is hereby requested that the Bursar of the University of Idaho be authorized to loan up to $200,000 of working capital to the Idaho Research Foundation from non-appropriated funds. Such loans will be made on an as needed basis at interest rates earned by the University in effect at the time such loans are made.

    Repayments of the loans will be made as the Foundation generates its own working capital from its share of proceeds from technology sales. The Bursar shall be responsible for related accounting for such loans and providing periodic reports to the Regents as to the status of the loan.

    4/14-15/88

    36

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit B.

    4/14-15/88

    37

    Student Fee Revenue Bond Issue This item was withdrawn from the agenda until such time as the Office of the State Board of Education has an opportunity to receive and review the bonds. 4/14-15/88 37
    Student Health Insurance

    Re: Regents’ Minutes for June 1987, Page 69.
    Regents’ Minutes for April 1986, page 56.

    The President has approved and the University now reports to the Board, in accordance with Regents’ Policy and Procedures (Section V-R-2c), that it has rebid the student health insurance plan and has accepted the proposal which it believes to be in the best interests of all students. That proposal was submitted by Newsom/Kimberling Insurance of Moscow and will provide mandatory student accident insurance at a cost of $3.65 per semester and optional health and extended accident insurance at a cost of $236 per year. The costs and coverage for this insurance was reviewed with the ASUI officers and Senate members.

    Requests for proposals were issued this year to 15 firms following a thorough review of the two-tier student insurance plan with the Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee and a discussion of recent claims experience with the ASUI Senate. Claims experience has been adverse for the past several years and it had been necessary to eliminate intramurals and club sports from the mandatory plan for the current year.

    The objective in rebidding was to obtain a combination of mandatory accident and optional health and extended accident insurance plans which meets the needs of most students. Price, especially for the basic accident plan, was a concern expressed by students in several meetings. Because students are encouraged to participate in intramurals and club sports as a part of the campus experience, restoring coverage for those activities was an objective in selecting the mandatory accident plan. Adequacy of insurance protection and a straightforward plan design that could be clearly understood were objectives in selecting the optional health and extended accident insurance. It was noted that, while all students – both full-time and part-time – purchase the mandatory plan, only 11% of University of Idaho students purchase the optional plan.

    The new program will offer mandatory accident insurance covering all University activities with benefits to $5,000 and a 20% co-payment requirement. The deductible for intramurals and club sports will be $500 but the deductible for all other covered health and extended accident insurance will be a major medical plan, providing benefits to $25,000 after a $150 deductible, and requiring a 20% co-payment.

    The plan may be renewed after the first year by mutual consent of the parties or it may be rebid.

    4/14-15/88

    37-38

    Appointment of Bursar, Treasurer, and Fiscal Agent for the Regents of the University of Idaho

    Authorization is requested to designate Dr. Joseph J. Geiger as Bursar of the University of Idaho, and Treasurer and Fiscal Agent of the Regents of the University of Idaho effective June 20, 1988, in order to carry out the necessary fiscal responsibilities defined in Idaho Code, Sections 33-2808, 33-3712, 33-3713, and 67-2025.

    Dr. Geiger assumed the University of Idaho Financial Vice President’s position in June 20, 1988. By Regents’ action March 4, 1988, he was officially appointed as the Financial Vice President effective June 1, 1988.

    In addition, according to the bylaws of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., the Bursar also serves as treasurer of that Foundation.

    Since September 1, 1987, Gerald R. Reynolds has been serving as Acting Financial Vice President, Acting Bursar of the University of Idaho, and Acting Treasurer and Fiscal Agent for The Regents of the University of Idaho.

    6/29-30/88

    72

    Administration Policy and Procedure Relating to AIDS (Submitted as Addendum to Agenda)

    Regents’ approval is requested for the University of Idaho’s policy and procedure relating to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It is attached as Exhibit A. The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren has reviewed his agenda item for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    6/29-30/88

    72

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in General Curriculum-Policy Report #154.

    6/29-30/88

    72

    Proposed Revision of Policies on Patents and Copyrights

    The University requests approval for revision of the section of the Faculty-Staff Handbook covering patents and copyrights. The primary purpose of revision is to encourage the creation of scholarly works by the University faculty through the development and marketing of copyrights as an integral part of the University’s mission. The proposed revisions are shown in Exhibit B, and have been reviewed by the University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, and approved by the faculty and the administration.

    6/29-30/88

    73

    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies for the Board of Regents.

    6/29-30/88

    73

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition, Department: ASUI Communications, Item: Computerized publishing system, KUOI radio equip. and other related equip., Amount: $96,666

    Requisition # 372394, Department: PSES, Item: Sorvall superspeed centrifuge, Amount: $30,179

    Requisition # 375897, Department: Ag Publication, Item: Friction-feed collator, Amount: $40,000

    Requisition # 375903, Department: Ag Extension, Item: Apple Macintosh/Laser Writer, Amount: $61,000

    Requisition # 376312, Department: Aberdeen R&E Center, Item: Nursery Master Elite Plot Combine/attachments (interim approval to proceed obtained from Exec. Director 5/13/88), Amount: $35,845

    6/29-30/88

    73

    Acquisition of Computer Software

    The University has experienced increasing difficulty over the past several years in the ability to efficiently package and award student financial aid on a timely basis. As the demand continues to increase for student financial aid, the manual processing of aid applications and awards is rapidly becoming unmanageable, resulting in awards not being made to students in a timely manner to be competitive with other schools.

    Over the past two years, the University has undertaken a study of the needs of the Student Financial Aid Office in the area of processing applications and making awards. It has been determined that the most cost-effective method to improve the financial aid process is through software automation of the financial aid process.

    In conjunction with Lewis Clark State College and Boise State University, a study of software available has been undertaken to determine if the financial aid needs can be met and whether the higher education institutions can all benefit from such an acquisition, should they desire to participate.

    Permission is hereby requested to obtain bids and purchase a financial aid computer software package in the estimated amount not to exceed $106,000, to be paid from non-appropriated computer services funds. It is anticipated the vendor selected would provide substantial discounts to Lewis Clark State College and Boise State University should they elect to participate in the software acquisition.

    6/29-30/88

    73-74

    Purchase of Modular Office and Classroom Building- Agricultural Engineering

    The University has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the amount of approximately $7,000,000. In order to provide adequate research facilities to fulfill the requirements of the grant, it is necessary to utilize the space of the Agricultural Engineering Department in the Buchanan Engineering Laboratory and relocate the department. The University’s long-range plan proposes to locate this department at the existing Agricultural Engineering Laboratory on West Sixth Street. However, the office space phase of this facility is not developed and in order to relocate the department, it is proposed a movable modular office building be acquired and located adjacent to the laboratory building. Detailed information on this project has been submitted directly to the Board office.

    Permission is requested to acquire a one-story modular office, building of frame construction and 3,600 gross square feet in area, at an estimated cost of $85,000. This unit would be very flexible and easily moved in the future for temporary office, classroom, or laboratory space for other programs, as requirements dictate. The purchase of this modular unit will be paid for from funds currently budgeted for capital improvement projects.

    6/29-30/88

    74

    Purchase of Modular Office/Work Complex – College of Agriculture

    The College of Agriculture is experiencing the immediate need for adequate additional space to house faculty and support staff. With a commitment to develop expertise in biotechnology, the college must find temporary space in order to move personnel from undesirable space that lacks temperature control and poor ventilation resulting in malfunctions of computers and other sophisticated equipment. The space problem is creating much inefficiency and making it virtually impossible for the college to achieve of their program goals.

    It is proposed that the college acquire a movable modular office/work complex to house 18-20 faculty and staff until permanent facilities can be developed. This unit would be placed in close proximity to the college, and would be moved in the future to the Sandpoint Research and Extension Center, or to the Parker Farm in Moscow, as an office/laboratory facility when permanent office space is developed. Detailed information in this project has been submitted directly to the Board office.

    Permission is requested to acquire a one-story modular office building of frame construction and 3,500 gross square feet in area, at an estimated cost of $85,000. The purchase of this modular unit will be paid from existing College of Agriculture funds.

    6/29-30/88

    74-75

    Employee Medical/Dental Insurance

    Re: Minutes for June 1987, page 64

    Approval is requested to renew the employee medical and dental insurance contract with Medical Service Bureau/Blue Shield of Idaho for the period July 1, 1988 through June 30, 1989. In consideration of the quality of service provided, the renewal premium requested and the advice of the employee benefits consultant, the University has elected to negotiate the renewal with the current carrier rather than put the contract out to bid.

    Claims experience for the past year has been relatively favorable. Regional trends indicate average increases in medical expenses are projected to be about 17.5%, reflecting increases in both the cost of care and utilization of medical services. The renewal premium for the University will of Idaho plan will reflect an across-the-board increase of about 15.5% with no significant changes in benefits.

    This proposed renewal contract was reviewed by the University’s Health Insurance Advisory Committee which represents various faculty and staff constituencies as well as the University of Idaho Retiree’s Association. This committee maintains an active role in reviewing the existing health insurance program.

    Projected biweekly premiums are as follows:

    ACTIVE

    Employee (paid by employer) $44.23
    Spouse $31.54
    One child $9.49
    Two or more children $14.23

    RETIREES

    Retiree with Medicare $24.37
    Retiree with no Medicare $70.99
    Spouse with Medicare $17.66
    Spouse, no Medicare $39.80
    One child $9.49
    Two or more children $14.23

    6/29-30/88

    75-76

    Agreement Between University of Idaho and Idaho Research Foundation, Inc. – Patents and Copyrights

    On June 14, 1974, the Board of Regents authorized the University to sign an agreement with the Idaho Research Foundation, Inc., whereby the Foundation would serve as the agent for the University in managing patents and copyrights.

    The federal government adopted legislation in 1981 (Stevenson Wiegler Act) granting universities all rights to commercially exploit patents and copyrights (intellectual property) developed with federal research funds. The research foundation was reorganized in October 1985, to respond to federal policies encouraging universities to effectively transfer their technology to the private sector where it can benefit the nation.

    The new agreement updates the 1974 agreement and describes the contractual relationship between the University and the Idaho Research Foundation, Inc., in a more formal and thorough manner.

    The University requests authority to enter into an agreement with the Idaho Research Foundation, Inc., whereby the Foundation would be re-designated as the agent for the University for the purpose of managing and marketing patentable inventions and discoveries, copyrights, and similar intellectual property.

    This agreement will provide a mechanism whereby intellectual property owned by the University can be professionally managed and transferred to the private sector. The result will be a means of generating additional funds for the University to further the research and educational program roles and provide a method to compensate and retain highly qualified faculty.

    This agreement was prepared by external legal counsel and has been reviewed by University and Board Counsel. Upon approval of the modifications to the patent and copyright sections of the Faculty-Staff Handbook contained in this agenda, the agreement will conform to University and Board policies.

    This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

    6/29-30/88

    76

    Agreement to become member of Pullman-Moscow Water Resources Committee

    The University requests permission to become a member of the Pullman-Moscow Water Resources Committee. The committee is comprised of representatives from the cities of Moscow and Pullman; County of Latah Idaho; County of Whitman, Washington; Washington State University; and the University of Idaho. The purpose of the committee, as directed by the Idaho Water Resources Board, is to coordinate planning to assure long-range supply of water to the entities, encourage aquifer conservation, and investigate alternative resources of water. The fiscal implication to the University will be to pay a portion of the annual dues, as determined by the members, which is estimated to be $3,000 for the University. The University can withdraw from the agreement, upon 60 days written notice.

    6/29-30/88

    77

    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit C.

    6/29-30/88

    77

    Power of Attorney for Transactions Regarding the Palouse Empire Mall

    Re: Regents’ Minutes for March 1976, pp. 36-37, and June 23, 1979, p.46

    The Master Ground Lease, paragraph 9, for the Palouse Empire Mall, indicates that the “Lessor (The Regents of the University of Idaho) will at all times during the term of this lease maintain on deposit with the lessee (E.D. McCarthy, Inc.) a current and valid power of attorney designating one of the Lessor’s officers or employees as its attorney in fact to execute in its name and on its behalf any such agreements, easements and other instruments as may be necessary to establish the easements and rights of way…” At the referenced January 1979 meeting, the Regents designated David L. McKinney, Financial Vice President and Bursar, as its attorney in fact as required by the master ground lease during his term as Bursar. It is now requested that the Regents designate Joseph J. Geiger, Financial Vice President and Bursar as the Regents’ attorney in fact in regard to these matters under the master ground lease for the Palouse Empire Mall. The Power of Attorney to be signed by the President and Secretary of the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho.

    6/29-30/88

    77

    Removal of Buildings

    Authorization is requested to obtain bids and remove buildings located at 312 College Avenue (University of Idaho property #192); 326 College Avenue (University of Idaho property #147); and 404 College Avenue (University of Idaho property #185). The building at 312 College Avenue is the former Latah Electric Company building being used by physical plant, and the buildings located at 326 and 404 College Avenue are used as married student housing rentals. These buildings are old and are in need of repair. It is planned to use this area for parking.

    6/29-30/88

    78

    Construction of New Student Bookstore

    The UI Bookstore was constructed in 1963 as a two-story addition to the Student Union Building and was designed to serve a student body of less than 5,000 students. Because of enrollment growths creating inadequate space and congestion, identified life safety concerns, restricted handicapped access, and problems associated with freight deliveries and merchandise storage, it has become necessary to address these issues.

    For several months, studies have been undertaken, including student surveys, to determine the best options and location to resolve the bookstore inadequacies. The University has determined the most cost effective approach to serve best the needs of students, faculty, and staff is to construct a one-story building for the bookstore on campus.

    It is proposed to construct a one-story building having 17,650 square feet in area on the east side of Deakin Avenue directly across from the current bookstore on a portion of the existing Student Union parking lot. It is estimated the cost of this project will amount to $1,150,000 and funding will be provided from an existing $250,000 bookstore building reserve and $900,000 from a bond sale or commercial-type loan. Repayment of the financing will be made from non-appropriated operational revenues of the bookstore so that no additional new student fees will be required. The bookstore currently pays a rental for space and makes annual contributions to a building reserve. These amounts are approximately $100,000 each year and will now be used to amortize the debt on the new building. The new bookstore will not expand the type of merchandise sold in competition with the private sector, but will only continue to carry the variety of books, supplies, and emblematic items necessary to better serve the needs of students, faculty, and staff. Detailed information on this project has been submitted directly to the Board office.

    Permission is hereby requested to proceed with retaining an architect for construction design at a cost of approximately $72,000, and to obtain bids for the construction of a new student bookstore building. The University will request, at a later date, permission to award a construction contract and approval for financing arrangements.

    6/29-30/88

    79

    Renewal Contract with Phones and Systems

    Re: Minutes for June 1987, page 67

    The University has notified Phones and Systems of Moscow, Idaho, that it wishes to accept that firm’s offer to renew the current telephone equipment maintenance contract under the same terms and conditions as the current contract. This will be the third year that the University has contracted locally for maintenance of telephone station equipment; the arrangement has proved mutually satisfactory for both the University and the private vendor. The letter extending this contract appears with the vendor’s proposal at Exhibit E.

    6/29-30/88

    79

    Institutional Time- Report on Idaho Research Foundation, Inc.

    Richard A. Callahan, President of the Idaho Research Foundation, Inc., reported to the Board on the Foundation’s mission and objectives. The mission of the Foundation is to help Idaho universities and research centers attract and retain technologists of the first rank and to stimulate the development of world class technology in Idaho. Mr. Callahan also discussed with the Board the Foundation’s strategies in interacting with governmental and private organizations. He also stated that Idaho must learn how to retain successful technologist within Idaho. An outline of Mr. Callahan’s remarks is on file in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    6/29-30/88

    79

    Review of Tenured Faculty Members

    Since the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho established the performance evaluation process for tenured faculty members in January 1974, 959 individuals have been reviewed. The results of these evaluations have been reported to the Board annually, in accordance with Board policy established at the same time. Performance review results for the 1987-88 academic year are listed below:

    Number reviewed first time: 20
    Number re-reviewed: 50
    Total reviewed: 70
    Number found competent: 69
    Further review: 1

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    50

    FY87-88 Carryover Funds

    General Education

    The FY87-88 carryover funds in General Education that are available for non-recurring expenditures in FY88-89 are $480,274. Of this amount, $228,406 is dedicated to the completion of several of the research projects that were funded from the FY88 Special Research Funds allocated to the University of Idaho. The remaining amount, $251,868, which is approximately .5% of the General Education operating budget, will be used for unencumbered carryover obligations and other one-time expenditures.

    Agricultural Research and Extension Service

    The FY87-88 carryover funds in Agricultural Research and Extension Service that are available for one time expenditure during FY88-89 are $9,803. These local funds will be used for departmental contingencies or to replace revenue shortfalls during the fiscal year.

    General Education

    The FY87-88 carryover funds in General Education that are available for non-recurring expenditures in FY88-89 are $480,274. Of this amount, $228,406 is dedicated to the completion of several of the research projects that were funded from the FY88 Special Research Funds allocated to the University of Idaho. The remaining amount, $251,868, which is approximately .5% of the General Education operating budget, will be used for unencumbered carryover obligations and other one-time expenditures.

    Agricultural Research and Extension Service

    The FY87-88 carryover funds in Agricultural Research and Extension Service that are available for one time expenditure during FY88-89 are $9,803. These local funds will be used for departmental contingencies or to replace revenue shortfalls during the fiscal year.

    W.O.I. Veterinary Medicine

    The FY87-88 carryover funds in the W.O.I. Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY88-89 are $16,242. These local funds will be used for departmental contingencies.

    W.A.M.I. Medical Education

    The FY87-88 carryover funds in the W.A.M.I. Medical Education Program that are available for one-time expenditure during FY88-89 are $85,902. The legislative intent for providing carryover authority for this program included funding for equipment start-up funds for the new director, moving expenses, lab renovation expenses, and instructional equipment acquisitions.

    Idaho Geological Survey

    The FY87-88 carryover funds for the Idaho Geological Survey that are available for one-time expenditures in FY-88-89 are $2,076. These funds will be used for departmental contingencies and equipment replacement.


    The FY87-88 carryover funds in the W.O.I. Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY88-89 are $16,242. These local funds will be used for departmental contingencies.

    W.A.M.I. Medical Education

    The FY87-88 carryover funds in the W.A.M.I. Medical Education Program that are available for one-time expenditure during FY88-89 are $85,902. The legislative intent for providing carryover authority for this program included funding for equipment start-up funds for the new director, moving expenses, lab renovation expenses, and instructional equipment acquisitions.

    Idaho Geological Survey

    The FY87-88 carryover funds for the Idaho Geological Survey that are available for one-time expenditures in FY-88-89 are $2,076. These funds will be used for departmental contingencies and equipment replacement.

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    W.O.I. Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine The W.O.I. Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine is a cooperative education and research program among the University of Idaho, Washington State University, and Oregon State University. For the last several years, the Idaho W.O.I. program has provided access to veterinary training for 15 Idaho-sponsored students. It has also provided a modest research budget to support research by Idaho W.O.I. faculty. Idaho’s program has been directly administered by the executive dean of the W.O.I. program since 1985. The College of Agriculture has also maintained a separate veterinary science program which provided support for research, extension, and undergraduate and graduate instructional programs. To bring greater unity in these programs, as well as to increase the efficiency of operation, the Idaho W.O.I. faculty and the veterinary science faculty were merged into one unit, the Department of Veterinary Science, as of July 1, 1988. Dr. Gordon will also serve as the director of the Idaho W.O.I. program. The merged unit is administratively responsible to the College of Agriculture. The unit has responsibilities for research, extension, and graduate and undergraduate instructional programs in Idaho veterinary science, and is responsible for participating the professional instruction programs and diagnostic services provided by the W.O.I. program. The following provisions apply to the budgeting and operation of this unit:

    1. The existing W.O.I. research budget will be merged in FY90 with existing veterinary science research budgets within the College of Agriculture Research and Extension Service (ARES). Future requests for support will be sought under the ARES budget.

    2. Funding for the Idaho W.O.I. budget will no longer be based on a per student rate, but on a total programmatic support base. The base budget will be based on the FY89 revised budget, and a total of 44 students in the program. This will provide needed stability to Idaho’s W.O.I. program. Annual budgetary increase will be based on inflationary costs of MCO items and above MCO requests needed to enhance the total instructional effort. The budget impact of these changes is displayed below and will be included in the FY90 budget request.

    3. The University of Idaho W.O.I. program will provide the following services to the W.O.I. program.

    • The Caine Veterinary Teaching Center (Caldwell) will continue to provide the DVM clinical instruction to the W.O.I. program at a rate not to exceed a total of 65 student-blocks each year.
    • Faculty at the Holm Center (Moscow) will continue to teach in the basic veterinary science program at a total FTE of two.
    • The Idaho W.O.I. budget will provide support for one faculty FTE and three support FTE who will be directly assigned to the WSU program.

    4. WICHE program students and fees will no longer be applied to the budget of the Idaho W.O.I. program. Operating fees collected from student tuition and fees will also not be returned to the University of Idaho. No Idaho appropriated general account funds support the WICHE students admitted.

    5. The executive dean of the W.O.I. program will continue to oversee all operations of the W.O.I. program, and will work with the University of Idaho’s Dean of Agriculture and Director of the Idaho W.O.I. program to assure compliance of Idaho to the contractual agreement of the W.O.I. program.

    9/15-16/88

    51-52

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment Requisition # 13278, Department: Printing & Design, Item: High-volume photocopier, Amount: $25,000

    9/15-16/88

    53

    Cooperative Agreement Between St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and the University of Idaho

    The University of Idaho, College of Letters and Science, requests authorization to sign a cooperative agreement with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center. The purpose of the agreement is to provide students in the Sociology Department the opportunity to participate in providing social services in the care of the patients as provided by the hospital’s Social Services Department. This agreement will cover those students who are in the baccalaureate degree program in Sociology with a social work emphasis. There will be no cost to the University of Idaho. This agreement is for the term of August 1, 1988, to July 31, 1989.

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    53

    Payments to Outside Consultants To comply with the Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants.

    9/15-16/88

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    Foreign Assignment Per Diem Reimbursement The University has experienced continual growth in international projects requiring travel to foreign countries. Lodging and meal costs in many of these countries are very expensive and meal costs cannot be covered by the current $20 per day meal allowance.

    In the mid-1970’s the University obtained Regents’ approval to reimburse employees for meal costs involved with federal grants and contracts at a rate of 50% of the published U.S. Department of State per diem rate or the State of Idaho meal rate, whichever is greater.

    It is the University’s desire to provide per diem reimbursements to employees on foreign assignment in the same manner to afforded federal employees. As such, the University requests approval to reimburse employees on federal grants and contracts at 100% of the published U.S. Department of State per diem rates for travel to foreign countries when such is permitted by the federal grant or contract. These published rates are designed to cover both the cost of lodging and meals.

    9/15-16/88

    53-54

    Aberdeen Research and Extension Center-Farm Plot Research Land

    Re: September 1987 Regents’ minutes, page 35

    The referenced Regents’ action authorized the University to negotiate the purchase of 110 acres of farm land for plot research purposes at the Aberdeen Research and Extension Center. After the September 1987 Regents’ meeting, the owner of this 110 cares decided not to sell at this time. However, now an owner of 84 acres, which also adjoins University land ownership, wishes to negotiate sale to the University, and the University wishes to offer to the owner, not to exceed the appraised (appraisal dated August 1, 1988) value of $185,000. The appraised value is as follows:

    79 acres crop land @ 2,013/acre: $159,000
    1 acre house site: $2,000
    4 acres waste, roads, ditches, water, holding pond, etc.: $0

    Improvements- House $ 24,000

    Total Value: $185,000

    In addition, the University wishes to negotiate the purchase, or a lease, with an option to buy the 30 acres adjoining this 84 acre farm. This 30 acres should be valued at about the same cost per acre of crop land as the 84 acre farm - $2,013 per acre.

    The total cost of purchase and putting this land into use, along with the proposed financing, is as follows:

    Estimated Cost:
    Land purchase- 84 acres: $185,000
    Land purchase- 30 acres: $60,000
    Irrigation System: $95,000
    Clean-up, fencing, etc.: $15,000

    Total Value: $355,000

    Financing:
    Foundation seed sales reserves: $80,000
    U.S. Department of Ag. (ARS): $95,000
    Bank or University Loan*: $185,000

    *College of Agriculture will commit $30,000 per year for debt service cost.

    9/15-16/88

    54-55

    Exchange of Land with the U.S. Forest Service-Clark Fork Field Campus/Spence Forest Property

    Re: June 1980 Regents’ Minutes, pages 74-75 and April 1987 Regents’ Minutes, page 44.

    In 1981, the University leased the abandoned Clark Fork Ranger Station from the U.S. Forest Service to be used for a research and continuing education facility. Both the U.S. Forest Service and the University had the intention of having the University secure ownership in the near future. From 1981 to the present, several attempts have been made to effect the transfer of ownership to the University under the existing laws, with no success. The U.S. Forest Service and the University now agreed that federal-legislated exchange of land ownership would be the most effective way for the University to acquire fee simple ownership. Therefore, it is proposed to request Senator James McClure (Idaho’s other congressional delegation are also supportive) to sponsor legislation to authorize the exchange of forty (40) acres of University-owned timber land for the Clark Fork field campus. The 40 acres of timber land is located in Bonner County and was gifted to the University by Mr. James Spence in 1979. The property is not close to any other University ownership and is not practical to use for teaching/research, or to be properly managed. Upon completion of necessary federal legislation to authorize this exchange, the University requests permission to effect this land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service.

    9/15-16/88

    55

    FY89 Internal Audit Plan

    The University of Idaho, in compliance with Board Policy, has developed the FY89 internal audit plan for the institution and such has been distributed to the members of the Finance Committee and the Office of the State Board of Education. Additional copies of this plan may be obtained from the Financial Affairs Office upon request.

    9/15-16/88

    55

    Idaho Rural Recreation Development Project-Community Project

    The University (Center for Rural Recreation Development) conducted a recreation development project with the rural community of Eagle, Idaho. The purpose was to provide assistance in recreational development, to provide work experiences and career development for community youth, and to provide educational experience for University students. This project began on May 15, 1988 and terminated on August 31, 1988.

    The University provided the necessary leadership to conduct this 12-week project. The participating community is required to provide general liability insurance, housing, office facilities, a $300 budget, and approval to conduct a needs assessment survey.

    9/15-16/88

    56

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes. The Changes were circulated on campus on general curriculum policy report #155.

    12/1-2/88

    29

    Financial Management

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    12/1-2/88

    29

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment Requisition # 301801, Department: Forestry, Item: Mini-computer/software, Amount: $47,163

    Requisition # 367177, Department: Physical Plant, Item: Tennant Gas Sweeper, Amount: $32,173

    Requisition # 381315, Department: School of Music, Item: Yamaha Digital Pianos, Amount: $28,000

    12/1-2/88

    29

    Professional Service Agreements-Architectural Service Firms Because the University of Idaho’s Facility Planning Department has more minor projects than they can handle in a timely manner, permission is requested to enter into professional service agreements with a small number (three to five) of architectural service firms. Selection of architectural firms will be made by advertising for requests for proposals. Agreements would be awarded for a one-year period, with provisions for extension based upon satisfactory performance.

    The scope of services required will be defined at the beginning of each project by the Facility Planning Department. The intent of these agreements is to ensure timely completion of capital improvement projects.

    Firms selected will be reported to the Finance Committee at its December 1, 1988 meeting.

    12/1-2/88

    29

    Contract Food Service Proposal Partly as a result of numerous student complaints about the food service last year, the University began a study several months ago to determine the most effective method of providing food service on campus. The study involved the current University-operated food service outlets as well as alternate private food service contractors. Requests for proposals were received from four private contractors and their proposals were evaluated to determine which contractor had the best program to offer the University. The top proposal and the current University-operated programs were evaluated to determine which method of providing food service was in the overall best intent of the University, students, faculty, and staff. Criteria used in the evaluations included quality of food, operational costs, costs to students, faculty, staff, and visitors; marketing strategies; facility enhancement capabilities, instructional support; backstop support; and training capabilities.

    Input was solicited from students, faculty, and staff through open meetings and presentations. Due to the required timing to submit an agenda item for the December Board meeting, it was not possible to obtain and evaluate all of the necessary student input. A series of meetings with students will be completed prior to Thanksgiving, which will be used as additional input in order to make a decision in which method of providing food service the University will endorse.

    The University will present a final decision to the Board at the December 1-2, 1988, meeting. This decision will result in one of the following actions:

    1. A decision to continue with University-managed food service programs will require a restructuring of the management in food service. If the University’s decision is to endorse this option, the University will inform all parties, including the Office of the State Board of Education, and immediately begin the search for a new food service director. The position will be funded from an existing vacant position in Auxiliary Enterprises- Food Services.

    2. A decision to have the food service programs managed by a private contractor effective January 1, 1989, will require the immediate signing of a contract with Marriott Corporation. If the University’s decision is to endorse this option, authorization is hereby requested to negotiate and sign an initial 18-month period with three one-year optional extensions at the discretion of the University and subject to a year-by-year extension for a period of five years, commencing July 1, 1994, at the sole discretion of the University.

    12/1-2/88

    29

    Contract Food Service Proposal

    Partly as a result of numerous student complaints about the food service last year, the University began a study several months ago to determine the most effective method of providing food service on campus. The study involved the current University-operated food service outlets as well as alternate private food service contractors. Requests for proposals were received from four private contractors and their proposals were evaluated to determine which contractor had the best program to offer the University. The top proposal and the current University-operated programs were evaluated to determine which method of providing food service was in the overall best intent of the University, students, faculty, and staff. Criteria used in the evaluations included quality of food, operational costs, costs to students, faculty, staff, and visitors; marketing strategies; facility enhancement capabilities, instructional support; backstop support; and training capabilities.

    12/1-2/88

    30

    Business Technology Incubator Grant Proposal

    The University is developing a proposal in conjunction with the City of Moscow to request grant funds for the construction of a building and infrastructure in University-owned land to house a Business Technology Incubator. An executive summary of the project is attached and describes the basic components of the proposed project. This project is a joint effort with the City of Moscow and the University of Idaho, in conjunction with the Moscow-Latah County Economic Development Association. Timing of the requests for funds is an important element of the process in that each grant is contingent upon the other. Prior to December 1 the City of Moscow will forward a “Notice of Intent to Apply” for an Idaho Department of Commerce, and the University of Idaho will submit a pre-application for a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). If the University is invited by EDA to submit a full application, the city will then submit a proposal for an ICDBG.

    The University requests approval to proceed with the grant application if so invited by EDA for the purpose of developing the Business Technology Incubator. In accordance with IDAPA8.00.c.5,1, the following information is provided:

    a. Agency to which application is made. The University of Idaho application will be made to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

    b. Amount of the proposal. The entire project is approximately $1.8 million, of which $785,000 is requested of EDA.

    c. Period of the grant or contract. The grant will be for the extent of the construction period and is dependent upon the date of the award.

    d. Purpose of the grant or contract. The grant will be to support the construction of a Business Technology Incubator on university-owned land.

    e. Nature of obligations including amount of funds involved or facilities to be committed. The obligations of the University include the commitment of approximately three acres of land and a portion of site development for which the University would receive title to the building and infrastructure constructed with grant funds.

    12/1-2/88

    31

    Sweet Avenue Property

    The University requests authorization for the president to investigate availability and, if appropriate, negotiate terms for the lease or purchase of property adjoining current University property on the eastern edge of campus. The specifics of the terms of acquisition, when finalized, will be submitted to the Board for final approval.

    In conjunction with the cooperative effort with the City of Moscow to improve the transition areas between the University and the city, the University has an opportunity to consider acquiring additional land along the Sweet Avenue entrance to campus. This property is currently bordered on three sides by university-owned property and is prominent in the University’s plan for development. This request is consistent with the University’s plan for property acquisition in this transition area.

    The source of funds for this acquisition would be the University Facilities Fund which currently has funds available for land acquisition.

    12/1-2/88

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    Other – For Information Only

    Requisition # 383751, Department: Veterinary Science, Item: Advanced Quantitative Microanalysis System, Amount: $86,175

    Requisition # 383752, Department: Veterinary Science, Item: Scanning Electron Microscope, Amount: $116,000

    12/1-2/88

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    Lease Agreement with W.E. Anderson The University has agreed, contingent upon Regents’ approval, to lease the former J.C. Penny store located at 408 South Main, Moscow. The lease is for one year with an option to extend the terms of the lease for an additional two (2) years upon ninety (90) days written notice. The rental is $3,189.25 per month for 12,757 square feet of usable floor area which is $0.25 per square foot. The rental rate of $0.25 per square foot per month or $3.00 per square foot per year is very reasonable when compared to other rentals in downtown Moscow. The building will be used by: (1) the College of Art and Architecture for design and demonstration programs connected with the Prichard Gallery, which is located adjacent to this space; (2) the College of Business and Economics for economic development programs, including a special research project regarding economic development potential for the arts; (3) space for presenting Centennial projects; and (4) on-campus units undergoing renovation.

    Source of funding for the lease, utilities, maintenance, and repairs will be non-appropriated University Facilities Reserve.

    Administrative approval was received from Dr. Rayburn Barton, Acting Executive Director of the State Board of Education, in a letter to Vice President Joseph J. Geiger on October 19, 1988.

    12/1-2/88

    32-33

    University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., and The Consolidated Investment Trust Annual Report In accordance with The Regents of the University of Idaho Governing Policies and Procedures Manual, Section V, Subsection D, paragraph 7c; and Section V, Subsection E, paragraph 2a, the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., 1988 Annual Report has been distributed to the Regents. The report contains audited financial statements and summarizes the Foundation’s activities, including the investment performance of the Consolidated Investment Trust (C.I.T.) during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1988.

    A copy of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., 1988 Annual Report and audited financial statement for the Foundation and the Consolidated Investment Trust are on file in the Office of the State Board of Education.

    12/1-2/88

    33

    Agreement with Idaho Real Estate Commission

    The University has entered into an agreement with the Idaho Real Estate Commission for the University’s Engineering Outreach Department, to direct and produce a videotaped continuing education course for the Commission.

    The course titled “Continuing Education Course 1” will be videotaped before a live audience on December 15 and 16, 1988. The videotaping of this course requires an actual classroom setting and the necessary equipment to professionally produce the course. The Idaho Real Estate Commission and the University determined there were no private sources within the State of Idaho capable of producing this course to their specifications. Because the University has the necessary equipment, classroom space, and much experience in videotaping courses, the Commission requested that the University produce the course at a cost of $1,700.

    12/1-2/88

    33

    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in General Curriculum-Policy Report #156.

    1/23-24/89

    33

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment Requisition # 380968, Department: Kibbie Dome, Item: Mobile Folding Stage, Amount: $75,000

    Requisition # 383123, Department: Mines, Item: Plasma System Power Supply, Amount: $60,000

    1/23-24/89

    33

    Contract Approvals-Construction of New University of Idaho Student Bookstore Re: Regents’ Minutes, June 29-30,1988

    At the referenced Regents’ meeting, authorization was granted to retain an architect for the new bookstore project. The immediate need to appoint an architect at that time was to determine if it was feasible to construct the new bookstore within a total project budget of $1,150,000. After study, it is the opinion of the architect firm retained (Northwest Architectural Company) that it is possible to construct an adequate bookstore, but an increase to the budget of 8.7%, or $100,000, is necessary to appropriately provide related modifications to utilities, streets, and paving. The additional $100,000 will be funded with existing University Facilities Reserves.

    Therefore, authorization is now requested to complete construction bid documents, bid the project, accept the lowest acceptable bids, and sign a contract for the construction of the facility if the total project cost will not exceed a budget of $1,250,000.

    1/23-24/89

    33-34

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment Requisition # 385327, Department: English, Item: AT&T Minicomputer System, Amount: $38,723

    Administrative approval was received from Dr. Rayburn Barton, Executive Director of the State Board of Education, in a phone conversation with Vice President Joseph J. Geiger on December 29, 1989.

    1/23-24/89

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    Business Technology Incubator Grant Proposal

    At the December 1-2, 1988 meeting, the Board approved a request from the University to submit an application for a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a Business Technology Incubator if so invited by EDA. The invitation from EDA was received in the President’s office January 17, 1989. The requirements of the application are currently being reviewed, however, the most significant requirement is that the application be submitted by February 15, 1989. In order to comply with requirements of the application, the following three Board approval items must be addressed prior to the deadline for application:

    1. Architect/Engineer report- in order to provide the necessary architect/engineer report, the University requests permission to immediately secure services of an architect for this project.

    2. Construction- in order to assure the EDA that construction could take place if approved, the University requests permission to submit a construction approval item to the Board staff for approval by the Executive Director prior to the February 15 deadline with affirmation by the Board at the February 16-17 meeting.

    3. Operational costs of the facilities will be paid from the rentals. No state funds shall be used to support the operation of this building.

    1/23-24/89

    34-35

    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    3/20-21/89

    35

    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 378470, Department: SW Idaho R&E Center, Item: Microscope, Amount: $27,338

    Requisition # 382030, Department: Art & Architecture, Item: Compaq Computer, Amount: $115,790

    Requisition # 386027, Department: Life Sciences, Item: Ultracentrifuge, Amount: $30,870

    3/20-21/89

    35

    Commercial Radio Broadcast Rights for 1989-90, 1990-91, and 1991-92 – Football and Men’s Basketball

    Proposals were received on December 27, 1988 from KRPL, Inc., Moscow, ID; KQQQ, Pullman, WA; and R.J. Enterprises, Inc., Spokane, WA, for the exclusive radio broadcast rights for University of Idaho intercollegiate varsity men’s football and basketball games for the 1989-90, 1990-91, and 1991-92 seasons, with an option to extend the year 1992-93 season. Upon the review of the three proposals, KRPL, Inc., was judged higher on the rating criteria than the other two stations. The four criteria established were (1) experience originating sports broadcasts; (2) experience managing a sports network; (3) coverage; and (4) financial benefits. All of the stations were judged to be about equal for coverage, but KRPL was scored higher on the other three criteria. Monetary considerations were as follows:

    KRPL: cash- $3,000; noncash*-$24,038
    KQQQ: cash- $5,000; noncash*-$9,500
    R.J. Enterprises: cash- $7,500; noncash*-$9,000

    *Free advertising promotional spots, hotel credits, etc.

    The University wishes authorization to accept KRPL’s proposal and issue a contract for their services.

    3/20-21/89

    35

    UI Library Membership in Council of Spokane Area-Libraries- For Information Only

    The UI Library has signed an agreement for membership in the Council of Spokane Area Libraries (COSAL). The Council provides regional focus for library activities related to collection development, staff education, resource sharing, and grant initiation. Council members include 11 libraries in the Spokane area. The yearly membership fee is $50. If the membership fee does not cover the yearly costs of the program adopted by the Joint Board for the Council, a pro-rata share of the expenses will be assessed the membership. The Council plans to seek and obtain financing through donations from private individuals, groups and foundations, and grants from public agencies available to libraries which participate in consortia of the nature provided for in this agreement. Funds obtained will be used to meet any or all of the expenses of administering, managing, and operating the programs adopted by the Joint Board of the Council of Spokane Area Libraries.

    3/20-21/89

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    Construction of a New Seed Storage Facility

    Authorization is requested for the design and construction of a new seed storage facility at Parker Farm. This would involve the relocation and expansion of an existing greenhouse used for the nuclear potato seed program. The expansion includes a new concrete floor for the existing greenhouse, a new head house, and heating and ventilation system. This upgrade is essential for the production of disease-free potato seed.

    The new seed storage facility would be constructed on the site currently occupied by the greenhouse. This facility would be for the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station seed storage and processing/cleaning to serve the needs to faculty research programs and to accommodate the growth of the IAES’s Foundation Seed Program. Recently, the directors of the North Idaho Foundation Seed Association approved a $40,000 grant to help construct the seed storage facility. The remainder of the funds would come from other College of Agriculture sources.

    Total estimated project costs to include AE fees and construction is $215,500.

    3/20-21/89

    36

    Naming the University of Idaho Forest Research Nursery as the Frank Pitkin Forest Nursery

    As a Centennial proposal from the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences, friends and relatives of Frank Pitkin, and the Class of 1942, it is requested that the University of Idaho Forest Research Nursery be named the Frank Pitkin Forest Nursery. Frank Pitkin was a faculty member and Director of the UI Forest Nursery for nearly 40 years. During that time, he established “hands on training” at the UI Experimental Forest and Nursery as an Idaho tradition. Ambassador Philip Habib is a leader in the proposal and plans to deliver the dedication message.

    3/20-21/89

    37

    Name Change of the Boyd and Grace Martin Institute of Human Behavior to The Boyd and Grace Martin Peace Institute

    Dr. Boyd Martin is requesting that the University change the name of The Boyd and Grace Martin Institute of Human Behavior to The Boyd and Grace Martin Peace Institute. The University concurs with this request.

    3/20-21/89

    37

    Business Technology Incubator- For Information Only

    Approval for construction of a 17,000 gross square food business technology incubator at the University of Idaho with total project cost of $1,820,000 was received in a letter dated February 6, 1989, to Joseph J. Geiger, Financial Vice President, from Dr. Rayburn Barton, Executive Director.

    3/20-21/89

    37

    Cooperative Agreement with River Crest Hospital-For Information Only

    The University of Idaho College of Letters and Science entered into an agreement with River Crest Hospital for a period of one year commencing January 1, 1989, to December 31, 1989, for the purpose of providing the students in the Sociology Department the opportunity to participate in providing social services in the care of patients as provided by the hospital’s Social Services Department. The agreement will cover those students who are in the baccalaureate degree program in Sociology with a Social Work emphasis. The University and River Crest Hospital agree that while students are at the hospital they are considered authorized volunteers, and as such, insured by virtue of the additional interest endorsement policy provided by River Crest Hospital. In addition, social work students will be covered by mandatory liability insurance issued through the University of Idaho or an appropriate insuring agent, evidence of which will be furnished to the hospital. The University agrees to hold harmless River Crest Hospital for any omissions or errors or other liabilities that may be incurred as a result of the use of River Crest Hospital by the students in this educational experience.

    3/20-21/89

    37-38

    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    4/20-21/89

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 387301, Department: Printing/Duplicating, Item: Friction Feed Collar, Amount: $43,575

    Requisition # 381838, Department: Agriculture, Item: Soils Auto-Analyzer, Amount: $32,846

    4/20-21/89

    40

    Capital Improvement Project Authorizations

    In accordance with Board procedures for review and approval of capital projects, the University is seeking project authorization for several capital improvements proposed for FY90 funding. Due to schedule considerations that require either design and/or construction work to begin immediately in order to perform during the summer construction period, to meet existing and future program commitments, approval is requested in April 1989 for 10 FY90-funded capital improvement projects. Detailed summaries have been submitted to the Board office for review. Brief project summaries are provided below.

    1. Renfrew Electrical Upgrade
    Authorization is requested for design and construction of a new electrical service for Renfrew Hall. This involves replacing the existing 4,180 volt service with a new 13,000 volt primary, replacing building transformers, switch gear and installing new busways. This project will also serve as a staging point to provide new electrical service to other parts of campus.

    The existing electrical distribution system within the building is located to capacity. The voltage within the building fluctuates daily. There are also voltage fluctuations on the primary service, caused by disturbances within other buildings on the same primary service.

    The new Chemistry Department head will bring a large amount of electrical power-served equipment, which the building is not equipped to handle. It is anticipated to have this equipment running by August 1, 1989.

    Total estimated project costs to include consultant fees and construction is $276,000.
    Source of funds: University Facilities

    2. Renfrew Hall Laboratory Remodel
    Authorization is requested for remodeling Renfrew laboratories 228 and 326, and office 220 and 220A to accommodate research activities and requirements of the new Chemistry Department head. This involves relocating existing laboratory furniture and casework, extensive electrical modifications, installing a clean air system to serve the laboratories, and modifying existing utilities.

    Total estimated project cost if $150,000
    Source of funds: Campus Funds

    3. HVAS/Indoor Air Quality Control
    Authorization is requested to contract with mechanical engineering and/or industrial hygiene consultants to identify solutions to existing indoor air quality problems in the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences building. This is a safety issue.

    Total estimated cost is $40,000.
    Source of funds: Campus Funds

    4. Remodel Fourth Floor Morrill Hall
    Authorization is requested to design and upgrade approximately 50% of the total floor area on the fourth floor of Morrill Hall. This phase of development includes creating offices and conference/seminar space for the Department of Philosophy and an upgrade of the exit corridor. The space has remained unassigned since extensive structural work in connection with a recent Department of Public Works roof replacement project left the space effectively unusable.

    This project is the initial phase of work to upgrade the entire floor.

    Total estimated cost is $200,000.
    Source of funds: Campus Funds

    5. New Multiuse Research Laboratory for Aquaculture Center
    Authorization is requested for design and construction of a new 4,000 gross square foot multiuse research wet laboratory building to accommodate research commitments to the Bonneville Power Administration. The construction of the new facility will take place in the west farm section of campus. Included in the project is the laboratory building, water storage and filtration equipment, and infrastructure improvements.

    Total estimated cost is $300,000.
    Source of funds: Centennial Donations

    6. Wood Chip Fuel Storage
    Authorization is requested for design and construction to expand the storage site on College of Agriculture land near the sheep farm into a larger, permanent storage area. Included in the work: grading, realignment of a drainage swale, new fencing, installation of a trailer tipper, purchase of a trailer/loader to move fuel from the tipper into a pile, a stacker/reclaimer, all the necessary electrical connections to power the equipment and lights, and a fire hydrant or hydrants.

    Total estimated cost of $150,000.
    Source of funds: University Facilities

    7. College Avenue Parking Lots
    Authorization is requested for preparation of final design documents and construction of permanent improvements to parking lots on the eastern edge of campus on College Avenue near the Student Union and Bookstore.

    To date, sites have been cleared of structures and temporary surface preparations made to accommodate parking spaces lost by construction of the Bookstore. Following spring semester 1989, the temporary lots will be closed for permanent improvements to consist of paving, drainage, landscaping and lighting. Capacity of the new lots is estimated at 120 spaces.

    Estimated project cost of $140,000.
    Source of funds: Auxiliaries/Parking Fund

    8. Student Union and Student Union Satellite Food Service Remodel for Marriott
    Authorization is requested to remodel the food service areas of the Student Union and Student Union Satellite. The food services for campus have recently been contracted to Marriott. As a part of the contract agreement, the facilities associated with the food services are to be upgraded. This project is in response to that requirement and to improve the use of facilities.

    The project for the Student Union will include remodeling the dining area that will include a new entrance, new tables and seating, new finishes, remodeling the serving line, and reconfiguring the area to improve traffic flow and use of the space.

    The project for the Student Union Satellite will include construction of an exterior deck and ramp for handicap access and outside food service, remodeling of the kitchen area and serving line, and new finishes.

    Estimated cost of the projects if not to exceed $250,000.
    Source of Funds: Marriott Corporation consistent with their contract with the UI.

    4/20-21/89

    40-43

    Purchase of Property – Additional Parking Lots

    Authorization is requested to negotiate for the purchase of two vacant land areas containing about 30,127 square feet at a cost not to exceed $80,000. The property would be developed into parking lots for Student Union lots overflow parking, and to accommodate campus student living groups’ parking needs. The property is being offered for sale by Glacier Park Company, which is the real estate division of Burlington Northern Railroad.

    At $80,000, the cost of the land would be $2.66 a square foot. A recent appraisal (January 1989) that the University commissioned for vacant property quite similar to this property was appraised at $3.00 a square foot.

    The source of funds will initially be from University Facilities Reserves and repaid from parking permit sales revenue.

    4/20-21/89

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    Student Health Insurance – For Information Only

    Re: Regents’ Minutes for April 1988, page 37

    The University typically rebids its student insurance program at three-year intervals with an option to extend the contract if service has been satisfactory and if renewal terms offered by the insurer are acceptable.

    The President has approved and the University now reports to the Board, in accordance with Regents’ policy and procedures (Section V-R-2c) that the University finds the service offered by the carrier and the local agent very satisfactory and intends to renew this contract for an additional year. Notice of this intention has been communicated to the ASUI President.

    The University offers a two-tier student insurance program. Under the renewal terms offered, the cost and benefits for the mandatory accident insurance program remain unchanged at $3.65 per semester, included within the Uniform Student Fee. Benefits of the optional health and extended accident insurance, which students may elect to purchase for themselves and their dependents, remain unchanged. The cost of the optional plan will increase by approximately 11 percent from $236 per year to $262 per year. Premiums for dependents will increase proportionately with student premiums.

    4/20-21/89

    43-44

    Student Housing Room and Board Rates – For Information Only

    The following student housing rental rates for the 1989-90 school year have been approved by the President and are now reported to the Regents in accordance with Regents’ policy and procedures. The food service contractor had not submitted, as of the agenda deadline, proposed board rates for University consideration; and, therefore, board rates as approved will be reported to the Regents at its June 1989 meeting.

    Eight academic-year payments = $3.00 increase in each payment due.

    The increase is the result of salary adjustments for FY90 and general inflationary cost increases in materials, supplies, utilities, and other operating costs. No rental increases are deemed necessary for family housing units.

    4/20-21/89

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    Notice of Intent – Fee Increase

    The University of Idaho requests that the Regents consider initial notice on certain fee increases for FY1990. The increases are requested because of demonstrated needs related to maintenance if current operations, accreditation issues, facilities maintenance and renovation problems and the need to make some progress towards more completely implementing – at all campuses – Regents’ defined role and mission. The request is made consistent with the completion by the Regents’ financial subcommittee of a basic process and structure governing the setting of future fee levels. (For action on this item see pages 10-11.)

    4/20-21/89

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    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in General Curriculum-Policy Report #158.

    6/15-16/89

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    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren, has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    6/15-16/89

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 380343, Department: PSES, Item: Self-Propelled Plot Combine, Amount: $38,000

    Requisition # 386886, Department: Chemistry, Item: Supercritical Fluid Chromotography System, Amount: $34,700*

    Requisition # 387307, Department: Printing/Design, Item: Electronic Publishing System, Amount: $80,000

    Requisition # 387788, Department: Bacteriology, Item: Liquid Chromotography System, Amount: $36,978

    Requisition # 387800, Department: Biochemistry, Item: Microscope system, Amount: $42,714

    Requisition # 388640, Department: Physics, Item: Laser Equipment, Amount: $34,400

    *Administrative approval was received from Dr. Rayburn Barton, Executive Director of the State Board of Education, by electronic mail to Vice President Joseph J. Geiger on May 25, 1989.

    6/15-16/89

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    Employee Medical/Dental Insurance

    RE: Minutes for June 1988 agenda, page 75

    Approval is requested to renew the employee medical and dental insurance contract with Medical Service Bureau/Blue Shield of Idaho for the period July 1, 1989, through June 30, 1990. Upon consideration of the quality of service provided, the premium requested and the advice of the employee benefits consultant, the university elected to negotiate renewal with the current carrier.

    Claims experience for the past year has been favorable for the University group when compared to other similarly situated groups.

    The renewal premium for the University of Idaho plan will reflect an across-the-board increase of about 10% for all categories of insured persons with implementation of moderate cost containment provisions for the future. Regional trends indicate average increases in medical expenses have been running about 17%, reflecting increases in both the cost of care and utilization of medical services.

    This proposal renewal was reviewed by the University’s Health Insurance Advisory Committee which represents various faculty and staff constituencies and maintains an active role in monitoring the existing health insurance program, and by the University of Idaho Retiree’s Association.

    Employees
    Employee (paid by University) $48.79
    Spouse $34.70
    One Child $10.44
    Two or more Children $15.26

    Retirees with Medicare
    Retiree (Qualifying emeriti paid by UI) $26.81
    Spouse $19.43

    Retirees without Medicare
    Retiree (Qualifying emeriti paid by UI) $78.11
    Spouse $43.79

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    Rent of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority House

    The University requests authorization to enter into an agreement with the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority to rent the sorority house for a period of four years. The national organization of the sorority has deactivated the chapter on the University campus, with the intent to reactivate in approximately four years. It is the intent of the University to use the facility as a residence center for students in our Honors Program and office space for the director of the Honors Program. The University student housing operation will manage the facility and will cover the lease and operational costs through rental charges to the honor students living in the house. The lease terms are still being negotiated. However, the monthly rent will be about $1,600, which would allow the sorority to meet its mortgage payments.

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    Business Technology Incubator

    The University has applied for a grant from the Economic Development Administration to support the construction costs of the business technology incubator. We are now informed by the Economic Development Administration of a requirement that the University and the city of Moscow enter into a joint powers agreement. The University and city of Moscow are currently negotiating to establish the roles of each party in the project. When the issues are agreed upon by the parties, a resolution from the Regents authorizing the Bursar, Joseph J. Geiger, to sign the agreement will be required. Such a resolution is requested.

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    Payments to Outside Consultants

    To comply with Regents’ policy requiring approval of outside consultants being paid over $1,000 in one payment or more than $5,000 in a fiscal year, approval is requested to pay those outside consultants listed in Exhibit A.

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    Capital Improvement Project Authorization

    In accordance with Board procedures for review and approval of capital projects, the University is seeking project authorization for several capital improvements proposed for FY90 funding. None of the projects listed below require funding from sources external to the University. Detailed project summaries have been submitted to the Board office for review. Brief project summaries are provided below.

    1. Asbestos Abatement-Maintenance/Safety/Capital Projects
    Authorization is requested to maintain a four-person asbestos removal crew with the materials and equipment necessary to accomplish removal of Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) in maintenance projects, in order to correct safety deficiencies, and to accomplish remodel/renovation projects.

    University buildings contain various ACM in the form of pipe insulation, ceiling tile, and a variety of other materials. This material must be removed by certified removal personnel under the supervision of an industrial hygienist before maintenance and construction activities can take place. In certain cases, where the ACM has been damaged and fiber releases have occurred or are imminent, the material must be removed or encapsulated to prevent dangerous exposure.

    Total estimated cost of the program, excluding industrial hygienist services, testing and A/E fees, is $250,000.

    Source of Funds: $100,000 (General Ed.) $100,000 (University Facilities Reserves) $50,000 (Departmental).

    2. Classroom Improvement Program
    Authorization is requested for design and construction of a group of small projects to address exiting requirements in five general classrooms where actual capacities exceed those allowable by code. In addition, the University proposes to provide for installation of advanced instructional/audiovisual equipment in three general classrooms and to improve acoustical features of these same rooms.

    Total estimated cost of this program is $75,000.

    Source of Funds: University Facilities Reserves.

    3. Miscellaneous Safety Projects
    Authorization is requested for construction of minor safety projects that are generated as a result of Labor and Industrial Services inspections, University safety inspections and physical plant custodial reports. Also included in this program are minor capital projects whose purpose is to improve aspects of public safety in buildings or systems. Projects typically range from $500 to $10,000.

    Total estimated cost of this program is $50,000.

    Source of Funds: University Facility Reserves.

    4. Building Accessibility Program
    Authorization is requested for design and construction of toilet room modifications and drinking fountain installation for use by the physically disabled in Art and Architecture North, Buchanan Engineering Laboratory, College of Law, Physical Education, and Janssen Engineering.

    Total estimated cost of this program is $50,000.

    Source of Funds: University Facilities Reserves.

    5. Campus Landscape Projects
    Authorization is requested for design and construction of minor landscape development projects that exceed the scope of normal maintenance. Projects in this category address the need to replace dead or diseased plant materials, replace small areas of sidewalks needed for pedestrian safety, or complete minor landscape work associated with other funded projects.

    Total estimated cost of this program is $50,000.

    Source of Funds: University Facilities Reserves.

    6. Outdoor Lighting Projects
    Authorization is requested to design and construct minor campus lighting improvements for the benefit of campus users and the general public. This program continues an annual commitment that was made following a comprehensive lighting and illumination master plan completed in 1984. Some work identified for “high priority” projects for 1984-86 remains incomplete and the majority of work identified for 1987-89 remains incomplete. The specific projects will be determined in accordance with the Master Plan and will cover small installations that are beyond the scope of maintenance budgets but smaller in scope than work requested if the state.

    Total estimated cost of this program is $75,000.

    Source of Funds: University Facilities Reserves

    7. Existing Bookstore Redevelopment
    Authorization is requested for design and construction is required to remodel the existing University bookstore to accommodate the Career Planning and Placement Center, the Student Financial Aid Office, and Cooperative Education. The projects will transform approximately 8,500 square feet of open retail space into office and office support areas.

    Total estimated cost: $300,000.

    Source of Funds: Student Union Building Bond Reserves.

    8. Law Library Remodel
    Authorization is requested for design and construction for the remodeling of the Law Library basement. Growth of the collection requires remodeling to install a new ceiling system lighting, mechanical system changes, new carpeting, and painting. Also included is the installation of compact shelving and reconfiguration of the existing shelving to accommodate present and future growth. This request was submitted directly to Executive Director Barton for his action in late May due to the necessity of awarding bids in the summer while the college is not in session.

    Total estimated cost: $219,000.

    Source of Funds: $163,500 (Departmental Funds), $55,500 (General Ed. Reserve).

    9. Mathematics and Statistics Assistance Lab
    Authorization is requested for design and construction required to remodel space in Brink Hall for a 3,000 square foot math lab. The project involves renovation and installation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needed to ensure operation of computers and other instructional equipment used in the assistance programs.

    Total estimated cost: $60,000.

    Source of Funds: General Education.

    10. Business Technology Incubator
    The University developed a grant proposal in conjunction with the city of Moscow to require funds for the construction of a building and infrastructure on university-owned land to house the Business Technology Incubator. An executive summary of the project was presented to the Board and approved in December 1988. The summary described the basic components of the proposed project which is a joint effort with the City of Moscow-Latah County Economic Development Council and the Clearwater Economic Development Association. The city of Moscow has been awarded the Idaho Community Development Block Grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce. The total project is estimated at $1,820,000 with the University of Idaho contributing the value of approximately three acres of land ($420,000), preliminary design fees to architectural/engineering firms ($50,000), and a portion of the site development/landscaping ($80,000).

    This request is to seek authorization for the expenditure of $130,000 in University Funds for fees and landscape ($80,000). All other elements of the project are to be covered by the grant awards.

    Estimated cost of fees, landscaping: $130,000

    Source of Funds: University Funds.

    11. Kibbie Turf Replacement
    Authorization is requested for design and construction in connection with replacement of the existing artificial turf and roll-up mechanism in the Kibbie ASUI Activity Center. The existing turf was put into service in 1973 and is deteriorating beyond repair each time it is placed and retracted. A proposed new turf system will be recessed and retracted. A proposed new turf system will be recessed and will allow for greatly increased efficiency in handling and will lead to greater flexibility in use of the space.

    Total estimated cost of project: $175,000.

    Source of Funds: Departmental Funds.

    12. College of Agriculture Laboratory Remodel
    Authorization is requested for design and construction to remodel Ag. Science Lab Complex 129. The project is intended to convert an old teaching lab into two research labs for new faculty in embryo and lactation physiology. Included in the project is removal and replacement of lab casework and sinks, fume hoods and associated mechanical, electrical, plumbing and architectural modifications for the 1,500 square foot area.

    Total estimated cost of project: $175,000.

    Source of Funds: Departmental funds.

    13. College of Agriculture Instructional Lab Remodel
    Authorization is requested to design and construct improvements to an existing instructional lab and support spaces used for undergraduate and graduate programs in Plan, Soil, and Entomological Sciences. Work consists of reconfiguring the space for greater efficiency and inclusion of new equipment.

    Total estimated cost of project: $30,000.

    Source of Funds: Departmental funds.

    14. Fire Safety Improvements- Residence Halls
    This project request involves design and construction associated with the second phase of fire safety improvements to campus residence halls. This phase work is based upon a comprehensive safety study made in 1987. Phase one work involved the addition of fire alarm and detection devices in all residence halls except Continuing Education/Alumni Residence Center. Phase two work will complete alarm and detection systems in the center and will address exiting deficiencies and exit lighting in Gault/Upham Hall.

    Total estimate for this phase of work: $125,000.

    Source of Funds: University Facility Reserves.

    15. College of Agriculture Dairy Heifer Research Barn
    Authorization is requested for design and construction of a new dairy heifer growth research barn to replace an inadequate existing facility. The new 5,400 square foot facility will accommodate research trials dealing with growth and reproduction of dairy animals. The facility is proposed for use as well by teaching faculty in heifer management. Work consists of a pre-engineered building and associated utilities and site development.

    Total estimate for the project: $205,000.

    Source of Funds: Departmental funds.

    16. Primary Power Distribution Upgrade – Phase I
    Authorization is requested for design and construction if the initial phase of work to modify the existing electrical distribution network for the campus in a way that will correct serious system deficiencies and will address the immediate need for additional capacity.

    The University commissioned a comprehensive assessment of the existing system from Washington Water Power. Findings of the study indicate a serious overloading of the central campus substation. The existing radial system can no longer meet the needs of a modern university. Preliminary recommendations from WWP include installation of a 600 ampere central loop with 200 ampere loops connected to it. A complete report of findings, options, and cost estimates is due from WWP in early June. The University is requesting authorization to negotiate with WWP to fund the mutually agreed upon capital improvement program for power distribution via third party financing or other innovative mechanisms. Time is of the essence in planning for both short and long term relief measures for the campus’ overtaxed electrical distribution system. Once the final report is made and additional details of funding are determined, the University will seek further authorization from the Board. Board staff will be kept apprised of ongoing negotiations with WWP.

    Total estimated cost of phase one: $1,000,000.

    Source of Funds: To be determined after receipt and analysis of report.

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    Exchange of Land with Lamda Chi Fraternity

    The Lambda Chi Fraternity owns a parcel of land in the area that the University is currently developing into a parking lot between College Avenue and Narrow Street. The University wishes authorization to negotiate an exchange of university-owned land adjacent to the fraternity house for their parcel of land.

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    Lease Space for the Boise Resident Instructional Center

    The University of Idaho’s Boise Instructional center was located in a building owned by Emkay Development Company (Morrison-Knudsen) at 401 Broadway Avenue, Boise. This space was provided by Emkay Development Company with full services at no cost to the University of Idaho Foundation since October 1984. The building was removed recently due to the widening of Broadway Street, with Morrison-Knudsen providing space for the instructional center in their Plaza IV Building, at no cost to the University. Morrison-Knudsen has now informed the University they cannot continue to provide this office and classroom space at no cost and would like the University to lease the space. Therefore, the University requests authorization to negotiate the lease of this space. We will need to sign-off on a lease agreement by June 15, and request Board authorization to finalize the lease arrangements. All details and terms had not been completed by agenda deadline and will be provided to the Board at the meeting.

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    Purchase of Sweet Avenue Property

    Re: Regents’ Minutes, December 1988, page 32 and April 1989, page 43.

    The reference authorized the University to investigate and negotiate terms for the purchase of property on the eastern edge of campus along the Sweet Avenue entrance to campus. Since December, the University has been negotiating with Glacier Park Company, which is the real estate subsidiary of Burlington Northern Railroad, to purchase 12.1 acres of land bordered on the south by Sweet Avenue; on the west by Railroad Street; on the north by College Avenue; and on the east by the Burlington Northern Railroad’s right-of-way.

    Glacier Park Company has proposed a purchase price of $650,000 for the 12.1 acres plus a small piece off of Third Street, and the two parcels by Sixth Street approved for purchase at the April 20-21, 1989, Board meeting. The University has accepted Glacier Park Company’s offer subject to Regents’ approval. The total land area is about 571,200 square feet, which amounts to approximately $1.14 per square foot.

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    Naming of Building on University of Idaho Campus

    Rule 3.8 IDAPA 08.00C requires prior approval from the State Board of Education for the naming or memorializing of a building or administrative unit for other than functional use. This policy also includes the naming of facilities.

    Therefore, in accordance with the State Board of Education Governing Policies and Procedures, Section I, Subsection K, the University requests approval for the naming of the Life Science Building the “Gibb Life Science Building.”

    This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

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    Dedicated Uniform Activity Fee – For Information Only

    The Associated Students of the University of Idaho requested a $1.00 per semester dedicated uniform activity fee be assessed to students commencing with the 1987-88 academic year. This fee was dedicated to establish a Fine Arts Endowment Fund to support programs in drama, dance, music, and visual arts. The fee was established initially for four semesters.

    The Associated Students of the University of Idaho have now requested the fee be continued indefinitely and such was discussed in March. In accordance with Board policy, the president has approved continuation of this dedicated activity fee.

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    1989-90 Academic Year Residence Hall Board Rate – For Information Only

    The April 20-21, 1989, agenda for the University reported residence hall board rates for the 1989-90 academic year were not completed and would be reported at the June meeting. Negotiations have now been completed with the dining services contractor for board rates which resulted in less of an increase than the rates proposed and informally approved by the students prior to the end of spring semester. In accordance with Board policy, the president has approved the new rates.

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    Memorandum of Understanding Between the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station and the Idaho Crop Improvement Association – For Information Only

    The University of Idaho’s Agricultural Experiment Station signed an agreement with the Idaho Crop Improvement Association, Inc., relative to seed certification in Idaho. Working in conjunction with the Idaho Crop Improvement Association, Inc., the Agricultural Experiment Station will prepare and issue rules and regulation relating to the certification of seeds, tubers, and plants as required under the Seed and Plant Certification Act of 1959, and make available the services of specialists for consultation purposes.

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    Northwest Agricultural University, P.R.C., and College of Agriculture Cooperative Agreement – For Information Only

    The University of Idaho’s College of Agriculture signed an agreement on May 17, 1989, with the Northwestern Agricultural University of the People’s Republic of China to reaffirm the relationship of the two institutions which began with a five-year agreement signed in 1984. The agreement provides for continued cooperation in teaching, extension, and research.

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    Idaho Rural Recreation Development – Community Projects – For Information Only

    The University (Center for Rural Recreation Development) directed recreation development projects with the rural communities of Soda Springs and Grangeville, Idaho. The purpose is to provide assistance in recreation development for community youth, and an educational experience for those University students pursuing a recreation management career. These projects began March 29, 1989, and will terminate on August 31, 1989.

    The University will provide the necessary leadership to conduct these projects. The participating communities are required to provide general liability insurance, housing, office facilities, a $300 budget and approval to conduct a community recreation survey.

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    Property Deeded to University of Idaho – For Information Only

    In accordance with the Last Will and Testament of Jack F. Kidder, a cabin and land which fronts on Lake Pend Oreille have been deeded to the University of Idaho. Mr. Kidder’s Will instructs the University to sell the property as soon “that can be conveniently and providently accomplished.” The sale proceeds are to be used to create an endowment fund as a memorial to his parents, Earl and Christine Kidder. The annual income generated by investing the endowment principal is to be used to provide University of Idaho scholarships to graduates of St. Maries High School.

    The Financial Vice President and Bursar for the University of Idaho, on behalf of The Regents of the University of Idaho, will execute all documents necessary to sell and transfer legal title.

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    Matriculation Fee Increase

    Initial Notice for a matriculation fee increase was presented to the Board of Regents in April 1989. At the initiative of President Gibb, an informal public hearing was held on May 2, 1989, in the main ballroom of the Student Union Building. In accordance with Regents’ policy, a public hearing is scheduled for June 15, 1989, at which time oral testimony will be presented. Final action will be taken on the requested matriculation fee increase during the Joint Session. (See Joint Session, page 61) (For action on UI supplemental resolutions see “Board Action on Committee Recommendations,” pages 12-15.)

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    Finance

    The University’s General Counsel has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

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    FY89-90 Carryover Funds

    General Education
    The FY89-90 carryover funds in General Education that are available for nonrecurring expenditures in FY90 are $1,444,514. If this amount, $1,138,161 is dedicated to the completion of several of the research projects and other Board-directed initiatives. Also included in the carryover funds is $177,244 of receipts in excess of authorized spending levels. Board approval is requested to use those additional receipts to support computer lab activities and to address nonrecurring departmental needs. The remaining carryover amount of $129,109, which is approximately .2% of the General Education operating budget, will be used for unencumbered carryover obligations and other one-time expenditures.

    Agricultural Research and Extension Service
    The FY89-90 carryover funds in the Agricultural Research and Extension service that are available for one-time expenditure in FY90 are $2,924. These local funds will be used for departmental contingencies and to replace revenue shortfalls during the fiscal year.

    W.O.I. Veterinary Medicine
    The FY89-90 unobligated carryover funds in the W.O.I. Regional Program in Veterinary Medicine that are available for expenditure in FY90 are $16,995. These local funds will be used for temporary replacement help and for other nonrecurring expenditures.

    W.A.M.I. Medical Education
    The FY89-90 unobligated carryover funds in the W.A.M.I. Medical Education Program that are available for expenditure in FY90 are $33,762. These funds will be used for temporary replacement help, for equipment acquisition, and for other nonrecurring expenditures.

    Idaho Geological Survey
    The FY89-90unobligated carryover funds in the Idaho Geological Survey that are available for nonrecurring expenditures in FY90 are $24,324. The 1989 Legislature removed the IGS capital outlay base for FY90 with the intent that carryover funds primarily be used for equipment replacement and acquisition. Other carryover funds will be used for start-up costs associated with the two new branch operations in Boise and Pocatello.

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    W.A.M.I. Medical Education Program

    A significant change has occurred in the W.A.M.I. Program that affects the FY90 operating budget. An increase in the University of Washington Medical School’s fees has caused a reduction in the W.A.M.I. contract and a loss in local miscellaneous receipts which are dedicated to the first-year program. Board approval is requested to offset the loss in local revenue with general account savings from the change in the W.A.M.I. contract. A detailed worksheet display is included as Exhibit A. The budget impact of these changes will be included in the FY91 budget request.

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    General Education

    With the Board’s approval of the fee increase, several changes have occurred in the General Education operating budget including the addition of four faculty positions. Board approval is requested for the revised operating budget. The budget changes are included in the FY91 budget request.

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 388460, Department: Electrical Eng/MRC, Item: Microcomputer Equipment, Amount: $71,833.20*

    Requisition # 393855, Department: Animal Science, Item: Diesel Cabover Truck, Amount: $30,000

    *Administrative approval was received from Dr. Rayburn Barton, Executive Director of the State Board of Education, in a letter dated August 3, 1989.

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    Retainer Agreement with Clements, Brown, and McNichols

    An agreement between the University of Idaho and the law firm of Clements, Brown, and McNichols was entered into for the law firm to provide legal services to the University during the absence of the University’s General Counsel, Jon Warren.

    (This item was acted upon by the Personnel/Administrative Committee. See page 7)

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    RFP Process for Mainframe and Related Equipment

    The University requests permission to enter into contracts or to issue purchase orders, as needed, to acquire a central processing unit (CPU) and direct access storage devices (DASD) to replace a portion of the central mainframe computer complex providing enhanced service capabilities. Permission was received from Dr. Rayburn Barton, by memorandum dated August 10, 1989, to initiate a Request for Proposals process leading to a selection and award after Board approval was received. The Request for Proposals has been distributed; proposals have been received and evaluated.

    The University of Idaho specifically requests the Board’s approval to acquire an IBM 4381 Model R90E CPU and IBM 3380 Direct Access Storage Devices. The amount of the total CPU and DASD acquisition will be no more than $400,000. Funding for these purchases will be from the equipment replacement account within Computer Services, built through the sale of services from the central facility. No additional funding is requested for the completion of this project.

    Background: The mainframe computer facility operates two computers providing support for instruction, research, and administration. Similar support is also provided to Lewis Clark State College through a cooperative agreement. One of the computers was placed in service in 1980 and the other in 1981. A small upgrade to each during the ensuing years kept capacity in balance with demands. The oldest machine is, however, now reaching capacity. Future plans call for the introduction of database management software, more management systems, and more users. To prepare for this growth, the central processor is being replaced with a larger and newer model with more capacity and capable of handling the newer software. The requested acquisition will provide the platform for future growth at reasonable costs. The new machine will replace the IBM 4341 Model 2 now in service.

    The DASD used with the CPU needs to be upgraded to handle new and future software. A portion of the existing disks will be replaced with newer technology providing more storage while requiring less space, electricity, and cooling. The IBM 3350 drives now in service are obsolete by today’s standards. Many of the drives now in service were donated to the University a few years ago by Potlatch Forest Industries when phased out of their center.

    Additional remarks: As part of the overall upgrading of the University computing facility, a communications network backbone is being designed for installation. The backbone would consist of fiber optic cables connecting most buildings on the campus. The backbone would then serve to connect local area networks within departments to each other and to mainframe computer facilities. Such a network of networks would reduce the cabling necessary to connect workstations for interdisciplinary and inter-institutional processing.

    The university received permission from Dr. Rayburn Barton, by memorandum dated August 10, 1989, to proceed with receiving proposals for network electronics necessary to operate a backbone and to request specific approval from the Board before contracts or purchase orders were issued.

    At this time, Requests for Proposals are in process. It is anticipated that the University will request permission from the Board in October meeting to enter into contracts with selected vendors for the backbone electronics. At that time more details will be available on the size of the purchase.

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    Teacher In-service Fee Request

    The University of Idaho, through the College of Education, participates as a member of the Regional Planning Committee for Partnerships in Education. The organization is comprised of Idaho and Washington public schools and educational organizations, as well as Lewis Clark State College and North Idaho College. The organization develops programs for an educational conference for teachers, held in Lewiston, Idaho, each fall. The conference has become very successful not only regionally, but statewide with registrations approaching 1,500 participants.

    In accordance with Board policy, Idaho teachers participating in the conference who request credit for their work are charged the special teacher in-service fee. However, Washington teachers requesting credit for their work are charged regular credit hour fees. Because Washington school organizations are part of the planning group and Washington teachers participate, much concern has been expressed by participants of the dual fee structure.

    Because of the regional nature of this special conference, it is requested the University be authorized to charge the special teacher in-service fee requested credits by all teachers attending the conference. It is estimated less than 50 non-Idaho teachers would request credit from the University.

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    Potato Storage Research Facility

    Re: Regents’ Minutes, September 1988, page 54

    Authorization is requested for design and construction of a Potato Storage Research Facility to be located at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. Source of funds is entirely from contributions of the industry. The construction of a prefabricated 6,000 square foot building will allow simulation of controlled atmosphere potato storage conditions for research purposes. Included in the building will be 10 individual storage units with separate environmental controls, an office, a small laboratory, and a central work area. This request was submitted directly to Executive Director Rayburn Barton for his action in July, due to the delay caused by waiting until the September Board meeting.

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    Aberdeen Research and Extension Center – Property Purchase

    The referenced agenda item authorized the University to purchase 84 acres of farm plot research land from Louannie Youngstrom of Aberdeen. The total property owned by Ms. Youngstrom was 86 acres; however, her son had his mobile home on two acres of the ownership which was excluded from the sale. At that time, the University received a first option to buy the two acres if the Youngstroms ever wanted to sell. We have been informed that the Youngstroms wish to sell the two acres and the University requests Regents’ authorization to execute its option to buy the property. The appraisal of the land indicated a value of $6,400. Source of funds will be appropriated funds to the College of Agriculture.

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    ASUI Constitutional Amendment

    Senate Bill #41 provides for the amendment of the ASUI Constitution, Article VII, Clause E (Exhibit C). The amendment was passes by student voters on April 12, 1989. The purpose of the bill is to allow the date of the spring ASUI general election to change in the event of a major conflict.

    This item was acted upon in the Personnel/Administrative Committee. See page 7.

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    FY90 Internal Audit Plan

    The University of Idaho, in compliance with the Board policy, has developed the FY90 internal audit plan for the institution and such has been distributed to the members of the Finance Committee and the Office of the State Board of Education. Additional copies of this plan may be obtained from the Financial Affairs office upon request.

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    University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Resident Instruction Center Space

    The University of Idaho currently leases 1,200 square feet of space in North Idaho College’s old “Sherman School” building for administrative offices of the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Resident Instruction Center. In May 1989, President Bennett invited the University to participate in the new North Idaho College Library/Computer Center, a project that has been approved by the Board and will be financed cooperatively by state and local funds. The University of Idaho proposes to construct approximately 6,000 square feet of administrative offices and classroom spaces as an addition to the second floor of the building. The University of Idaho committed $376,000 to the joint construction project. After the North Idaho College Board of Trustees endorsed the cooperative effort in July 1989, the architectural firm of record, Architects West, included the University of Idaho space in schematic and design development documents of the building project. The Division of Public Works was notified of the University of Idaho’s official participation and preliminary reviews were held with Board staff in July and August.

    The University of Idaho continues to work with Architects West to coordinate planning for the addition and to resolve with North Idaho College official appropriate clarification of property ownership and disposition.

    Pursuant to Board policy requiring completion of capital improvement request forms prior to project approval, full documentation for the University of Idaho space has been submitted to the Board staff for review.

    At this time, formal authorization is requested to the Board to continue with design and construction of the joint project at North Idaho College.

    (This item was withdrawn from the agenda. See page 11)

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    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 382608, Department: Agriculture, Item: Inductively Coupled Plasma System, Amount: $80,000

    Requisition # 389640, Department: Mines, Item: Atomic Absorption Flame Spectrometer, Amount: $36,000

    Requisition # 391977, Department: Chemistry, Item: Interferometer, Amount: $53,500

    Requisition # 394593, Department: Agriculture, Item: Automated, Computerized Binary Gradient HPLC System, Amount: $32,000

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    Contracts/Purchase Orders for Communication Backbone Electronic Components

    The University received permission from Dr. Rayburn Barton, by memorandum dated August 10, 1989, to proceed with receiving proposals for network electronics necessary to operate a communication backbone and to request specific approval from the Board before contracts or purchase orders were issued.

    In the September 1989 agenda, as an information item, the University reported that the evaluation process for selecting electronic equipment to operate a fiber optic communication backbone was in process. At that time, we anticipated a selection and recommendation for approval by the Board at the October meeting.

    Vendor competition for supplying electronics for the communication backbone was good. The evaluation has been reviewed by our Purchasing Office throughout the selection process. After original review, three vendors were invited to campus to present more details of their proposals. After full consideration of all aspects, the University has declared the Sextant Group as the apparent successful vendor. We are holding the issuance of purchase orders until successful negotiation of terms and conditions with the vendor and approval is estimated to be between $50,000 and $105,000, depending upon actual configurations. Funding for the purchase will be through the Technology Replacement Reserves of Computer Services.

    The University requests permission to enter into contracts or to issue purchase orders, as needed, to acquire electronic components (network bridges and routers) to be used in connecting fiber optic cabling to form a communication backbone. The resulting network of networks will provide the focus of all data communications on campus.

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    University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Resident Instruction Center Space

    The University of Idaho currently leases 1,200 square feet of space in North Idaho College’s old “Sherman School” building for administrative offices of the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene Resident Instruction Center. In May 1989, President Bennett invited the University to participate in the new North Idaho College Library/Computer Center, a project that has been approved by the Board and will be financed cooperatively by state and local funds. The University of Idaho proposes to contribute an additional amount to the project to construct approximately 6,000 square feet of administrative offices and classroom spaces as an addition to the second floor of the building. The University of Idaho committed $376,000 to the joint construction project. After the North Idaho College Board of Trustees endorsed the cooperative effort in July 1989, the architectural firm of record, Architects West, included the University of Idaho space in schematic and design development documents of the building project. The Division of Public Works was notified of the University of Idaho’s official participation and preliminary reviews were held with Board staff.

    The University of Idaho continues to work with Architects West to coordinate planning for the addition. A tentative draft of an “easement” agreement is being submitted to the Board staff for review prior to the Board meeting. The agreement has not been finalized and Board approval is not sought at this time. As soon as a document can be prepared which is acceptable to the University of Idaho, North Idaho College, and the Board staff, it will be submitted for Board approval.

    Pursuant to Board policy requiring completion of capital improvement request forms prior to project approval, full documentation for the University of Idaho space has been submitted to the Board staff for review. This documentation includes response to specific questions regarding ownership and programmatic need.

    At this time, formal authorization is requested to the Board to continue with design and construction of the joint project at North Idaho College.

    (For action on this item, see page 10.)

    10/19-20/89

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    Rental of Space – Post-School Child Care

    The demand for employee post-school care for their children far exceeds the space available on campus. Therefore, the University has agreed to rent space, contingent upon Regents’ approval, for the current school year from the First Presbyterian Church, Moscow, Idaho. The space was formerly used for a kindergarten school and is well-suited for our needs. The terms of the agreement will be from October 9, 1989 through June 15, 1990 at $300.00 per month.

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    Administrative

    Armstrong, Terry- Change in title and salary- Effective 10/15/89. From Coordinator for Student Services @$70,283, fiscal year appointment, to Professor @$47,504, academic year appointment. Education.

    Godwin, W. Harold- Change in title and salary – Effective 10/15/89. From Presidential Assistant for the Transition @$49,358, fiscal year appointment, to Acting Vice President for Student Affairs @$60,000, fiscal year appointment. Student Affairs.

    Kleffner, Philip- Change in title and salary – Effective 11/1/89. From Acting Vice President for University Relations/Development and Director of Alumni Relations @$57,720, fiscal year appointment, to Director of Alumni Relations @$52,500, fiscal year appointment. Alumni Office.

    10/19-20/89

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    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    11/16-17/89

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 367285, Department: Physical Plant, Item: Front End Wheel Loader, Amount: $38,085

    Requisition # 388485, Department: Elec. Engineering, Item: HP Color Graphics System, Amount: $53,983

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    Rental of Space – Child Care

    Re: University of Idaho Regents’ agenda item, October 19-20, 1989

    At the referenced meeting, the Regents authorized the University to lease space from the First Presbyterian Church to conduct a child care operation. After further discussion with the church, it was decided not use the area. Therefore, Regents’ authorization is now requested for the University to investigate other space available in Moscow and upon finding adequate space, to negotiate and sign a lease at about $300 per month.

    11/16-17/89

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    Capital Improvement Project Authorization

    For action on this item, see Board Action on Committee Recommendations.

    11/16-17/89

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    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in General Curriculum-Policy Report #159.

    1/24-25/90

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    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    1/24-25/90

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 389269, Department: Computer Services, Item: High Capacity Cartridge Drives, Amount: $100,000

    Requisition # 392050, Department: Chemistry, Item: Laser Research Equipment, Amount: $53,513

    Requisition # 394828, Department: Bacteriology/Biochemistry, Item: Multi-Purpose HPLC and Amino Acid Analyzer, Amount: $53,000

    Requisition # 395311, Department: Printing/Design, Item: Xerox copies/duplicator, Amount: $138,000

    *Administrative approval received from Dr. Rayburn Burton, Executive Director, in a letter dated December 22, 1989.

    (For action and change on item 4.2, see page 10, Board Action on Committee Recommendation.)

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    Business Technology Incubator Operating Agreement

    Consistent with the earlier Board approval for the Business Technology Incubator, the University has developed an agreement with the Moscow-Latah County Economic Development Council to provide operating management for the facility. The agreement as shown in Exhibit A is presented for final approval of the Board.

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    Agreement between the City of Moscow and the University of Idaho for Plumbing and Electrical Inspection Services

    The City of Moscow wishes to enter into an agreement with the University of Idaho for plumbing and electrical inspection services. The Moscow City Council voted approval for the agreement for services following a thorough discussion of the public-private sector implications of the contract.

    1/24-25/90

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    Boys Town Farmland

    In 1982, the University of Idaho (College of Agriculture) and Father Flanagan’s Boys Home of Boys Town, Nebraska, were the recipients of a charitable bequest which gave each institution an undivided one-half interest in approximately 120 acres of farmland located between Moscow and Genesee, Idaho.

    Father Flanagan’s Boys Home recently had the farmland formally appraised by Western Appraisals and Surveys of Lewiston, Idaho. The appraisal indicates the farmland has a fair market value of $113,365. Father Flanagan’s Boys Home has offered to sell its undivided one-half interest to the University of Idaho for $56,000 under the following terms: $10,000 down at closing, on or about February 1, 1990, and the remaining $46,000 due on a first mortgage contract which requires two annual principal payments of $23,000 plus interest at a rate not to exceed 9% per annum, due February 1, 1991 and February 1, 1992.

    The proximity of the farmland to the Moscow campus, about 10 miles south on Highway 95, and its above-average soil quality makes it a valuable asset for the College of Agriculture. This farmland, plus an endowment which is invested by the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc. (See 6/23/83 Regents’ agenda, item 4.62, page 73), provides revenues sufficient to enable the University to purchase the undivided one-half owned by Father Flanagan’s Boys Home for $56,000 under the terms and conditions set forth above.

    The University requests that Joseph J. Geiger, Financial Vice President and Bursar of the University of Idaho and Treasurer of the Regents of the University of Idaho, be designated by the Regents to be a true and lawful agent in fact to execute in its name and on its behalf such agreements and other instruments as may be necessary and proper to purchase for not more than $56,000 plus interest, the undivided one-half interest in dry agricultural farmland owned by Father Flanagan’s Boys Home, located in the SW ¼ of NE ¼ and East ½ of NW ¼ of Section 3, Township 37N, Range 5 W.B.M., Latah County, Idaho.

    1/24-25/90

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    University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., and The Consolidated Investment Trust Annual Report

    In accordance with The Regents of the University of Idaho Governing Policies and Procedures Manual, Section V, Subsection D, paragraph 7c; and Section V, Subsection E, paragraph 2a, the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., 1989 Annual Report has been distributed to the Regents. The report contains audited financial statements and summarizes the Foundation’s activities, including the investment performance of the Consolidated Investment Trust (C.I.T.) during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1989.

    A copy of the University of Idaho Foundation, Inc., 1989 Annual Report and audited financial statements for the Foundation and the Consolidated Investment Trust are on file in the Office of the State Board of Education.

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    Lease of Property – University of Idaho Boise Centennial Building

    Ref: University of Idaho agenda item 5.51, December 3, 1987, page 28.

    The above-reference authorized the University to acquire an office building at 15th and Bannock Streets in Boise, for the purpose of consolidating the Centennial fundraising activities in the Boise area. The building was purchased from a University of Idaho alumnus who offered a gift of his equity in the building. With the completion of the Centennial fund drive, the operations located in the building have moved to the leased space in the Morrison-Knudsen Complex.

    Idaho Power Company wishes to lease the building for an eighteen (18) month period with an extension option on a month-to-month basis of six additional months. The annual lease will be at $9.00 per square foot (1,800 square feet), with the lessee being responsible for utilities and building upkeep. During this lease period, the University intends to attempt to sell the property.

    Authorization is requested to lease the property to Idaho Power Company under the above-stated terms.

    1/24-25/90

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    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the Faculty-Staff Handbook changes as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in General Curriculum-Policy Report #160.

    3/15-16/90

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    Finance

    The University’s General Counsel has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    3/15-16/90

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    Purchase and Sale of Property and Equipment

    Requisition # 392220, Department: Chemistry, Item: Bio-Rad Digilab FTS 40 FT-IR System, Amount: $46,500

    3/15-16/90

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    Golf Course Clubhouse Remodel

    Approval is requested to complete a project to remodel the University of Idaho Golf Course Clubhouse snack bar lounge. The current meeting room/lounge is in need of maintenance, lacks facilities necessary for food service, does not have adequate seating capacity, and in general, is unsuitable for intended use of the golf course. The completion of the project prior to the primary golf season is critical in order to accrue the maximum benefits of the planned improvements.

    Scope of the planned work includes interior finishes, new seating, and construction of a small snack bar-style food service area. A project approval form has been submitted to the Board staff for review.

    The golf course is the only 18-hole public course in the Moscow area. The addition of seating and food service will strengthen the attractiveness of the University of Idaho Golf Course for tournament play as well as for the campus community.

    Total estimated cost of the project of $41,000, to be funded from the commissions received from the University retail food services outlet.

    3/15-16/90

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    Business Technology Incubator Tenant Lease Agreement

    Exhibit A is the proposed generic tenant lease agreement to be used to lease space in the Business Technology Incubator Building. This lease is generic in that it is possible certain terms will need to be changed to meet the unique situations of the various types of business leasing space. Authorization is requested to use this lease agreement as the basis for negotiating leases with tenants of the facility.

    3/15-16/90

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    Student Family Housing Expansion Plans

    The University has under study the feasibility of additional student family apartment units at the same area in campus as the existing apartments. It is proposed to add thirty-eight (38) to fifty-two (52) new apartment units to help meet the demands for such student housing on campus.

    Rationale: The University of Idaho needs more university-sponsored housing for non-traditional students (older singles, single parents, married couples, and married couples with children). Non-traditional students frequently endure severe financial hardships and undergo drastic lifestyle changes to come to a residential campus. Affordable housing is a vital element which often determines whether non-traditional students are able to enroll. University enrollment has grown, and housing and services for non-traditional students must expand or the community must respond with additional housing by Fall1990. The feasibility study will include discussions with the local community.

    Occupancy since 1963 has been at 100% except for one year when five units were vacant. At the beginning of fall semester 1989-90, we had to turn down 80 applications for family housing.

    A firm cost estimate has not yet been developed but the estimate range is 38 units - $2 million to $2.5 million; 58 units - $2.6 million to $3.3 million. The proposed financing would be from current housing reserves and a bond issue.

    3/15-16/90

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    Routine Catalog Changes

    Approval is requested for the catalog changes as shown in Exhibit A. The changes were circulated on campus in General Curriculum-Policy Report #161.

    6/21-22/90

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    Proposed Changes in University-Level Committees

    The University requests approval for a change in University-level committee (Animal Care and Use Committee) as shown in Exhibit B which was approved by the faculty in May 3, 1990.

    6/21-22/90

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    Proposed Changes in Regulation on Late Registration and Preregistration

    The University requests approval for General Catalog changes as shown in Exhibit C which were approved by the faculty on May 3, 1990.

    6/21-22/90

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    Proposed Changes to Faculty Promotions

    The University requests approval for a change in the Faculty-staff handbook, Section 4520 D-5, as shown in Exhibit D which was approved by faculty on May 3, 1990.

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    Amendment to the University of Idaho Academic Calendar – Information Item

    Re: Regents’ agenda for June 1990, Item 2.71

    The academic calendar has been adjusted to indicate that classes will not be held on Martin Luther King/Idaho Human Rights Day. The Faculty Council recommended this action on the basis of Senate bill 1348, enacted by the 1990 Idaho Legislature, which amended Idaho code 67-5302 adding that day as an official state holiday to be observed on the third Monday in January.

    This amendment of the academic calendar leaves 76 class days in the Spring 1991 semester and maintains compliance for 1990-91 with the Regents’ requirement of 150 class days in the academic year exclusive of final examination periods.

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    Financial

    The University’s General Counsel has reviewed the following agenda items for compliance with the rules and policies of the Board of Regents.

    6/21-22/90

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    Requisitions

    Requisition # 313935, Department: Vet. Science (Ag. Research Funding), Item: Gas Chromotograph- Mass Spectrometer, Amount: $120,000*

    Requisition # 382698, Department: Vet. Science (Local Services Funding), Item: 2 Glass Chromotographs, Amount: $80,000

    Requisition # 388443, Department: Golf Course (Local Services Funding), Item: Fairway Mower, Amount: $33,500*

    Requisition # 395463, Department: Athletics (Local Services Funding), Item: Game Film Video System, Amount: $93,137

    Requisition # 398336, Department: Physics (EG&G Grant Funding), Item: Magnetic Bottle Electron Spectrometer, Amount: $35,000

    *Interim approval received from Rayburn Barton.

    6/21-22/90

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    Purchase of Property – Information Item

    Reference: Regents’ Minutes for April 1990, 4.81, pages 9-12

    The reference authorized the University of Idaho to acquire property to house administrative offices that must be relocated due to the construction of the Advanced Technology Center – Phase I. It is now reported that the University has purchased a 40,537 square foot parcel of land which includes a 5,426 square foot single-story, modern, commercial building ideally suitable for conversion to general office space at a cost of $375,000. This property was appraised in may 1987 with a fair market value of $406,830. The property is located at the Sixth Street entrance to the campus and is close to the Student Union and the University Bookstore.

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    Refinancing the Regents of the University of Idaho Variable Rate Demand Bonds (Wood Burning Heating Plant Project) Series 1985c and Financing of Campus Parking Project

    Reference: 4.81, page 41 of the April, 1990 University of Idaho Regents’ Agenda, and pages 9 through 12 of the “Board Action on Committee Recommendations”

    The references authorized the University to retain bond counsel, underwriter, and trustee to prepare a bond resolution and related documents which will enable the Regents to issue, on or about July 1, 1990, bonded indebtedness to be repaid over 20 years at fixed proceeds from the new bond issue (the 1990 Bonds) will: (1) enable the University to redeem the $3.4 million outstanding principal balance of the Variable Rate Demand Bonds, Series 1985C (the 1985 Bonds); (2) provide $1.7 million for the Campus parking improvement project; (3) fully fund a debt service reserve fund for the 1990 Bonds; and (4) pay issuance costs associated with the issuance of the 1990 Bonds. Debt service on the 1990 Bonds will be paid from the existing sources currently committed to the repayment of the 1985 Bonds, with respect to that portion of the 1990 Bonds applicable to the Wood Burning Heating Plant, and from revenues generated through the campus parking system, with respect to that portion of the 1990 Bonds attributed to the Parking Improvement Project. Except for those fees charged to faculty, students, and staff for use of the parking system, the issuance of the 1990 Bonds will not necessitate requesting an increase in any student fee.

    The resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds and the Preliminary Official Statement through which the bonds will be offered for sale to prospective investors were mailed or delivered to the Regents during the week of June 11th. Representatives of the University have met with a rating agency and an insurance company to obtain the necessary commitment for rating and/or insuring the 1990 bonds. The bond underwriter will offer the 1990 Bonds to prospective investors prior to the June 21-22 Regents meeting. Delivery of the 1990 Bonds, in an amount of approximately $5,830,000, is expected to occur on or about July 5, 1990. Bond Counsel has prepared the bond resolution and other documents/agreements necessary to issue and sell the 1990 Bonds.

    The University requests approval and adoption of the following resolution:

    “A resolution of the Board of Regents of the University of Idaho, authorizing the issuance and sale of Facility Revenue Bonds, Series 1990, in the principal amount of $_______ providing for the acquisition and construction of certain on-campus parking facilities and the redemption of the outstanding Regents of the University of Idaho Variable Rate Demand Bonds (Wood Burning Heating Plant Project), Series 1985C; establishing certain funds and accounts; authorizing the execution and delivery of a bond purchase agreement; and providing for other matters relating to the authorization, issuance, sale, and payment of bonds.”

    For action on this item, see “Board Action on Committee Recommendations”, pages 14-15.

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    Cooperative Agreement with the White Pine Species Group

    Exhibit A is a proposed Cooperative Agreement between the University of Idaho and White Pine Species Group covering the continuation of the management of the white pine seed orchards located at the University’s West Farm. The white pine group consists of Potlatch Corporation, Idaho Department of Lands, Plum Creek Timber Company, Champion International, Westartimber Ltd., DAW Forest Products, Coeur d’Alene Tribe, W-I Forest Products, and the University of Idaho. All members of the group are dependent upon the orchard for operational reforestation of blister rust resistant white pine. Authorization is requested for the University to sign the cooperative agreement.

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    Employee Medical/Dental Insurance

    Reference: Regents’ Minutes for June 1989, page 70.

    Approval is requested to renew the employee medical and dental insurance contract with Medical Service Bureau/Blue Shield of Idaho for the period July 1, 1990 through June 30, 1991. The University has elected to negotiate renewal with the current carrier in consideration of satisfactory service and reasonableness of the premium increase requested in light of the University’s claims experience. Independent review by the University’s employee benefits consultant supports this decision.

    In addition to incorporating minor benefit enhancements which respond to suggestions from employees and some cost containment features recommended by the carrier and by the Health Insurance Advisory Committee, renewal premiums have been affected by two measures enacted by the 1990 Legislature. HB 545 stated legislative intent that the base medical premiums be equivalent for employees and retirees, and SCR 142 provided a subsidy of $215 per employee for dependent medical premiums.