Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, Economics dept. / Cengage / Goegan

Koi N filed this request with the Arizona State University of Arizona .
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From: Koi N


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

- A copy of any and all contracts, grants (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded from/to Cengage, or any subdivision thereof.
- A copy of all presentation slides from: all meetings of the Department of Economics, during July-August 2016, in July-August 2017, and in July-August 2018, or whichever meetings of the department matching the description of "Start of the Year meeting" from 2016-2018 inclusive.
- A copy of any and all email correspondence from May 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017, and from August 1st 2018 to November 1st, 2018, between: Jose Mendez, Assistant Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
- A copy of any and all email correspondence from January 1st, 2018 to May 1st, 2018, between: Gustavo Ventura, Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
- A copy of any and all email correspondence between the Department of Economics, or its members and the University's Provost Office, or its members, regarding Cengage or Cengage MindTap, between 2016-2018 inclusive.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Koi Nil

From: Arizona State University

Koi, my apologies. I think I missed this when it came in originally. I have forwarded it to the person who handles these requests.

Sincerely,

José A. Cárdenas

From: Arizona State University

I am in receipt of your public records request dated April 22, 2019.

The Office of General Counsel will coordinate the collection, review, and inspection of the relevant records for your request. We are in the process of contacting the appropriate departments and/or individuals at ASU who may have materials responsive to your request.

Would you kindly also update your files and use the email address of OGCMail@asu.edu<mailto:OGCMail@asu.edu> for the most efficient routing of new public records requests? Thank you.
Regards,

Tinkerbelle Dougherty
Public Records Request Coordinator
Office of General Counsel

Arizona State University
P.O. Box 877405
Tempe, Arizona 85287-7405
Phone: (480) 727-8043 Fax: (480) 965-0984

From: Arizona State University

Dear Koi Nil,

Pursuant to your public records requests of April 22, 2019, please see the following response, in-line below.

This email, with the information in-line below, will constitute ASU’s full response to parts 1, 3 and 4 of your public record request of Aprill 22, 2019. We will consider those parts of your request to be satisfied.

If any responsive documents exists for parts 2 and 5 of your request, they will be forwarded in due course, or you will be alerted that no responsive documents exist.

As I am sure you are aware, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Ruth McGregor, has completed her review of the Goegan/Cengage matter, and determined that nothing unethical took place. For her full report, please see: https://provost.asu.edu/rebutting-series-false-claims

I mention the Justice’s report because many of the documents you have asked for (which are included below) also did appear as exhibits to her report. You might be interested in the context she puts them in.

Additionally, you will see in news reports that Mr. Goegan ended up acknowledging he was wrong about some of the accusations he made. Since the documents you requested were written before Mr. Goegan’s realization of this, that context is important as you are reviewing the records.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Bret

BRET HOVELL
Associate Vice President
Arizona State University
Office of Media Relations and Strategic Communications
Office: 480-965-3502

On April 22, 2019:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

[PART 1] A copy of any and all contracts, grants (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded from/to Cengage, or any subdivision thereof.
Copies of all contracts are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 2] A copy of all presentation slides from: all meetings of the Department of Economics, during July-August 2016, in July-August 2017, and in July-August 2018, or whichever meetings of the department matching the description of "Start of the Year meeting" from 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive documents and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

[PART 3] A copy of any and all email correspondence from May 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017, and from August 1st 2018 to November 1st, 2018, between: Jose Mendez, Assistant Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one that follows. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 4] A copy of any and all email correspondence from January 1st, 2018 to May 1st, 2018, between: Gustavo Ventura, Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one above. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0\

[PART 5] A copy of any and all email correspondence between the Department of Economics, or its members and the University's Provost Office, or its members, regarding Cengage or Cengage MindTap, between 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive correspondence and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Koi Nil

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From: Arizona State University

Allie,

I am writing in response to two public records requests that you filed at the beginning of May.

In one, you asked for the MOU between Cengage and the ASU provost. There is no MOU, but there is a contract which I have attached.

In another you asked for emails between Cengage and the ASU provost. There are no responsive documents.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call me.

This email will constitute ASU’s full response to your public records requests of the beginning of May, and we will consider your requests to be satisfied.

BRET HOVELL
Associate Vice President
Arizona State University
Office of Media Relations and Strategic Communications
Office: 480-965-3502

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From: Arizona State University

Dear Koi Nil,

Pursuant to your public records requests of April 22, 2019, please see the following response, in-line below.

This email, with the information in-line below, will constitute ASU’s full response to parts 1, 3 and 4 of your public record request of Aprill 22, 2019. We will consider those parts of your request to be satisfied.

If any responsive documents exists for parts 2 and 5 of your request, they will be forwarded in due course, or you will be alerted that no responsive documents exist.

As I am sure you are aware, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Ruth McGregor, has completed her review of the Goegan/Cengage matter, and determined that nothing unethical took place. For her full report, please see: https://provost.asu.edu/rebutting-series-false-claims

I mention the Justice’s report because many of the documents you have asked for (which are included below) also did appear as exhibits to her report. You might be interested in the context she puts them in.

Additionally, you will see in news reports that Mr. Goegan ended up acknowledging he was wrong about some of the accusations he made. Since the documents you requested were written before Mr. Goegan’s realization of this, that context is important as you are reviewing the records.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Bret

BRET HOVELL
Associate Vice President
Arizona State University
Office of Media Relations and Strategic Communications
Office: 480-965-3502

On April 22, 2019:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

[PART 1] A copy of any and all contracts, grants (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded from/to Cengage, or any subdivision thereof.
Copies of all contracts are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 2] A copy of all presentation slides from: all meetings of the Department of Economics, during July-August 2016, in July-August 2017, and in July-August 2018, or whichever meetings of the department matching the description of "Start of the Year meeting" from 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive documents and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

[PART 3] A copy of any and all email correspondence from May 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017, and from August 1st 2018 to November 1st, 2018, between: Jose Mendez, Assistant Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one that follows. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 4] A copy of any and all email correspondence from January 1st, 2018 to May 1st, 2018, between: Gustavo Ventura, Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one above. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0\

[PART 5] A copy of any and all email correspondence between the Department of Economics, or its members and the University's Provost Office, or its members, regarding Cengage or Cengage MindTap, between 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive correspondence and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Koi Nil

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From: Arizona State University

Dear Koi Nil,

Pursuant to your public records requests of April 22, 2019, please see the following response, in-line below.

This email, with the information in-line below, will constitute ASU’s full response to parts 1, 3 and 4 of your public record request of Aprill 22, 2019. We will consider those parts of your request to be satisfied.

If any responsive documents exists for parts 2 and 5 of your request, they will be forwarded in due course, or you will be alerted that no responsive documents exist.

As I am sure you are aware, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Ruth McGregor, has completed her review of the Goegan/Cengage matter, and determined that nothing unethical took place. For her full report, please see: https://provost.asu.edu/rebutting-series-false-claims

I mention the Justice’s report because many of the documents you have asked for (which are included below) also did appear as exhibits to her report. You might be interested in the context she puts them in.

Additionally, you will see in news reports that Mr. Goegan ended up acknowledging he was wrong about some of the accusations he made. Since the documents you requested were written before Mr. Goegan’s realization of this, that context is important as you are reviewing the records.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Bret

BRET HOVELL
Associate Vice President
Arizona State University
Office of Media Relations and Strategic Communications
Office: 480-965-3502

On April 22, 2019:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

[PART 1] A copy of any and all contracts, grants (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded from/to Cengage, or any subdivision thereof.
Copies of all contracts are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 2] A copy of all presentation slides from: all meetings of the Department of Economics, during July-August 2016, in July-August 2017, and in July-August 2018, or whichever meetings of the department matching the description of "Start of the Year meeting" from 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive documents and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

[PART 3] A copy of any and all email correspondence from May 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017, and from August 1st 2018 to November 1st, 2018, between: Jose Mendez, Assistant Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one that follows. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 4] A copy of any and all email correspondence from January 1st, 2018 to May 1st, 2018, between: Gustavo Ventura, Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one above. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0\

[PART 5] A copy of any and all email correspondence between the Department of Economics, or its members and the University's Provost Office, or its members, regarding Cengage or Cengage MindTap, between 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive correspondence and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Koi Nil

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From: Arizona State University

Dear Koi Nil,

Pursuant to your public records requests of April 22, 2019, please see the following response, in-line below.

This email, with the information in-line below, will constitute ASU’s full response to parts 1, 3 and 4 of your public record request of Aprill 22, 2019. We will consider those parts of your request to be satisfied.

If any responsive documents exists for parts 2 and 5 of your request, they will be forwarded in due course, or you will be alerted that no responsive documents exist.

As I am sure you are aware, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Ruth McGregor, has completed her review of the Goegan/Cengage matter, and determined that nothing unethical took place. For her full report, please see: https://provost.asu.edu/rebutting-series-false-claims

I mention the Justice’s report because many of the documents you have asked for (which are included below) also did appear as exhibits to her report. You might be interested in the context she puts them in.

Additionally, you will see in news reports that Mr. Goegan ended up acknowledging he was wrong about some of the accusations he made. Since the documents you requested were written before Mr. Goegan’s realization of this, that context is important as you are reviewing the records.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Bret

BRET HOVELL
Associate Vice President
Arizona State University
Office of Media Relations and Strategic Communications
Office: 480-965-3502

On April 22, 2019:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

[PART 1] A copy of any and all contracts, grants (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded from/to Cengage, or any subdivision thereof.
Copies of all contracts are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 2] A copy of all presentation slides from: all meetings of the Department of Economics, during July-August 2016, in July-August 2017, and in July-August 2018, or whichever meetings of the department matching the description of "Start of the Year meeting" from 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive documents and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

[PART 3] A copy of any and all email correspondence from May 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017, and from August 1st 2018 to November 1st, 2018, between: Jose Mendez, Assistant Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one that follows. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 4] A copy of any and all email correspondence from January 1st, 2018 to May 1st, 2018, between: Gustavo Ventura, Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one above. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0\

[PART 5] A copy of any and all email correspondence between the Department of Economics, or its members and the University's Provost Office, or its members, regarding Cengage or Cengage MindTap, between 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive correspondence and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Koi Nil

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From: Arizona State University

Dear Koi Nil,

Pursuant to your public records requests of April 22, 2019, please see the following response, in-line below.

This email, with the information in-line below, will constitute ASU’s full response to parts 1, 3 and 4 of your public record request of Aprill 22, 2019. We will consider those parts of your request to be satisfied.

If any responsive documents exists for parts 2 and 5 of your request, they will be forwarded in due course, or you will be alerted that no responsive documents exist.

As I am sure you are aware, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Ruth McGregor, has completed her review of the Goegan/Cengage matter, and determined that nothing unethical took place. For her full report, please see: https://provost.asu.edu/rebutting-series-false-claims

I mention the Justice’s report because many of the documents you have asked for (which are included below) also did appear as exhibits to her report. You might be interested in the context she puts them in.

Additionally, you will see in news reports that Mr. Goegan ended up acknowledging he was wrong about some of the accusations he made. Since the documents you requested were written before Mr. Goegan’s realization of this, that context is important as you are reviewing the records.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Bret

BRET HOVELL
Associate Vice President
Arizona State University
Office of Media Relations and Strategic Communications
Office: 480-965-3502

On April 22, 2019:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

[PART 1] A copy of any and all contracts, grants (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded from/to Cengage, or any subdivision thereof.
Copies of all contracts are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 2] A copy of all presentation slides from: all meetings of the Department of Economics, during July-August 2016, in July-August 2017, and in July-August 2018, or whichever meetings of the department matching the description of "Start of the Year meeting" from 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive documents and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

[PART 3] A copy of any and all email correspondence from May 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017, and from August 1st 2018 to November 1st, 2018, between: Jose Mendez, Assistant Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one that follows. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 4] A copy of any and all email correspondence from January 1st, 2018 to May 1st, 2018, between: Gustavo Ventura, Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one above. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0\

[PART 5] A copy of any and all email correspondence between the Department of Economics, or its members and the University's Provost Office, or its members, regarding Cengage or Cengage MindTap, between 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive correspondence and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Koi Nil

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DEPT MR 72103
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PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: Arizona State University

Dear Koi Nil,

Pursuant to your public records requests of April 22, 2019, please see the following response, in-line below.

This email, with the information in-line below, will constitute ASU’s full response to parts 1, 3 and 4 of your public record request of Aprill 22, 2019. We will consider those parts of your request to be satisfied.

If any responsive documents exists for parts 2 and 5 of your request, they will be forwarded in due course, or you will be alerted that no responsive documents exist.

As I am sure you are aware, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Ruth McGregor, has completed her review of the Goegan/Cengage matter, and determined that nothing unethical took place. For her full report, please see: https://provost.asu.edu/rebutting-series-false-claims

I mention the Justice’s report because many of the documents you have asked for (which are included below) also did appear as exhibits to her report. You might be interested in the context she puts them in.

Additionally, you will see in news reports that Mr. Goegan ended up acknowledging he was wrong about some of the accusations he made. Since the documents you requested were written before Mr. Goegan’s realization of this, that context is important as you are reviewing the records.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Bret

BRET HOVELL
Associate Vice President
Arizona State University
Office of Media Relations and Strategic Communications
Office: 480-965-3502

On April 22, 2019:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

[PART 1] A copy of any and all contracts, grants (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded from/to Cengage, or any subdivision thereof.
Copies of all contracts are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 2] A copy of all presentation slides from: all meetings of the Department of Economics, during July-August 2016, in July-August 2017, and in July-August 2018, or whichever meetings of the department matching the description of "Start of the Year meeting" from 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive documents and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

[PART 3] A copy of any and all email correspondence from May 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017, and from August 1st 2018 to November 1st, 2018, between: Jose Mendez, Assistant Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one that follows. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 4] A copy of any and all email correspondence from January 1st, 2018 to May 1st, 2018, between: Gustavo Ventura, Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one above. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0\

[PART 5] A copy of any and all email correspondence between the Department of Economics, or its members and the University's Provost Office, or its members, regarding Cengage or Cengage MindTap, between 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive correspondence and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Koi Nil

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From: Arizona State University

Dear Koi Nil,

Pursuant to your public records requests of April 22, 2019, please see the following response, in-line below.

This email, with the information in-line below, will constitute ASU’s full response to parts 1, 3 and 4 of your public record request of Aprill 22, 2019. We will consider those parts of your request to be satisfied.

If any responsive documents exists for parts 2 and 5 of your request, they will be forwarded in due course, or you will be alerted that no responsive documents exist.

As I am sure you are aware, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, Ruth McGregor, has completed her review of the Goegan/Cengage matter, and determined that nothing unethical took place. For her full report, please see: https://provost.asu.edu/rebutting-series-false-claims

I mention the Justice’s report because many of the documents you have asked for (which are included below) also did appear as exhibits to her report. You might be interested in the context she puts them in.

Additionally, you will see in news reports that Mr. Goegan ended up acknowledging he was wrong about some of the accusations he made. Since the documents you requested were written before Mr. Goegan’s realization of this, that context is important as you are reviewing the records.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Bret

BRET HOVELL
Associate Vice President
Arizona State University
Office of Media Relations and Strategic Communications
Office: 480-965-3502

On April 22, 2019:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Arizona Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

[PART 1] A copy of any and all contracts, grants (including associated amendments and exhibits) awarded from/to Cengage, or any subdivision thereof.
Copies of all contracts are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 2] A copy of all presentation slides from: all meetings of the Department of Economics, during July-August 2016, in July-August 2017, and in July-August 2018, or whichever meetings of the department matching the description of "Start of the Year meeting" from 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive documents and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

[PART 3] A copy of any and all email correspondence from May 1st, 2017 to November 1st, 2017, and from August 1st 2018 to November 1st, 2018, between: Jose Mendez, Assistant Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one that follows. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0

[PART 4] A copy of any and all email correspondence from January 1st, 2018 to May 1st, 2018, between: Gustavo Ventura, Chair of the Department of Economics; and Brian Goegan, then Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics.
Responsive documents are in the Dropbox folder. It is one file with all the emails requested in this item and the one above. They can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbgr4rp4h40l79n/AADzn6JRlYv59liDgRw7QADWa?dl=0\

[PART 5] A copy of any and all email correspondence between the Department of Economics, or its members and the University's Provost Office, or its members, regarding Cengage or Cengage MindTap, between 2016-2018 inclusive.
We are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive correspondence and will either provide you with any additional responsive documents or notify you that all documents have been produced.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Koi Nil

Filed via MuckRock.com<http://MuckRock.com>
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 72103
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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