Evaluations for James J. Valentini (UC Irvine)

Conor Skelding filed this request with the University of California, Irvine of California.
Tracking # 2382
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, § 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all of James J. Valentini's course evaluations submitted by students—both statistical results and student comments—sorted by date. I seek evaluations submitted by both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as the titles of each course. I also seek any evaluations of Valentini submitted by fellow faculty or postdoctoral researchers working under him, and any evaluations related to his promotion or tenure review.

According to columbia.edu, the website of his current employer, Valentini was a professor of chemistry at UC Irvine. [http://www.college.columbia.edu/about/dean/biography.php]

According to his LinkedIn page, Valentini served as Associate Professor of Chemistry from 1984-1987 and Professor of Chemistry from 1987-1990. [http://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-valentini/b/b16/7ba]

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: University of California, Irvine

Dear Conor Skelding:

This acknowledges receipt of your California Public Records Act (CPRA) request received: 12/23/2013.

"<snip> I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all of James J. Valentinis course evaluations submitted by students-both statistical results and student comments-sorted by date. I seek evaluations submitted by both graduate and undergraduate students as well as the titles of each course. I also seek any evaluations of Valentini submitted by fellow faculty or postdoctoral researchers working under him and any evaluations related to his promotion or tenure review."

We will contact you within ten (10) days with a formal response specifying the anticipated completion date for your request.

In the future, if you choose to contact us regarding your request, please reference PRA# 2382.

Please note that the Public Records Office (and most offices on campus) will be closed during the UC Irvine Winter Administrative Recess between December 24, 2013 through January 1, 2014.

Public Records Office
University of California, Irvine

id:10737

From:

Dear Conor Skelding:

This message acknowledges your email request for public documents held by the University of California, Irvine received: 12/23/2013.

"<snip> I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all of James J. Valentini's course evaluations submitted by students-both statistical results and student comments-sorted by date. I seek evaluations submitted by both graduate and undergraduate students as well as the titles of each course. I also seek any evaluations of Valentini submitted by fellow faculty or postdoctoral researchers working under him and any evaluations related to his promotion or tenure review."

We are searching for documents and anticipate producing existing responsive records, if any, on or about 2/3/2014.

Please note that our search for and review of potentially responsive records is ongoing. It is possible that the requested material may contain information exempt from disclosure under the California Public Records Act (CPRA), the Information Practices Act (IPA), and other applicable laws and UC policies. However, this is not a determination that the requested records necessarily are exempt from disclosure. You will be notified with an update on the status of your request once our review is complete.

For your reference, if you wish to contact us regarding this request, please reference PRA# 2382.

Public Records Office
University of California, Irvine

id:10738

From:

Dear Conor Skelding,

I am writing regarding your recent records request, PRA# 2382, received 12/23/2013.

We have determined that all existing documents responsive to your request are exempt from release to protect the personal privacy of individuals under the California Public Records Act (California Government Code sections 6254(c), 6254(k), and 6255), the Information Practices Act (California Civil Code section 1798 et seq.), and/or applicable UC Policies and Procedures, including the Academic Personnel Manual regarding access to academic personnel records.

As there are no releasable documents in existence, we now consider this request to be complete and closed.

Carolyn Cosentino Ponoroff
Public Records Office
University of California, Irvine

id:10757

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Carolyn Consentino Ponoroff,

Thank you for your search.

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

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