Lee C. Bollinger's Course Evaluations at the University of Michigan Law School

Conor Skelding filed this request with the University of Michigan of Michigan.


From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Copies of all of Lee C Bollinger's course evaluations, both statistical results and student comments, sorted by date. (Bollinger was a member of the faculty of the University of Michigan Law School from 1973-94 and 1997-2002).

A record of Bollinger's time at the Law School is published here: https://www.law.umich.edu/library/guests/pubsfaculty/facultypages/Pages/bollinger_lee.aspx

That Law School course evaluations are publicly viewable is published here: https://www.law.umich.edu/currentstudents/studentservices/handbook/acadprog/Pages/CourseEvaluations.aspx

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Conor Skelding

From: Patricia Sellinger

I am writing in regard to your Freedom of Information Act request below
dated October 21, 2013, which was received on October 22, 2013.

Due to the large number of requests currently being processed by
this office, it will not be possible to respond to your request within
the five-day period accorded by the Michigan Freedom of Information
Act. However, under Section 5 (2) (d) of the Act, the University
is permitted to extend the deadline for not more than 10 business days.

The University will respond to your request on or before November 12, 2013.

Thank you,

Patricia Sellinger

From: University of Michigan

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: University of Michigan

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 21, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Patricia Sellinger,

Why were only evaluations for those three Law and one Political Science courses released to me, and not all courses from Lee Bollinger's time at the University of Michigan?

Thank you for your time.

Conor Skelding

From: Patricia Sellinger

Those are the only records that exist. You asked for records dating back to
1973, but the University no longer has course evaluation records dating
that far back; we have provided you with copies of the records that still

Thank you,

Patricia Sellinger
Patricia J. Sellinger
FOIA Coordinator
University of Michigan
2025 Fleming Administration Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1340
Phone 734-763-5082
Fax 734-763-1399

From: Conor Skelding

Understood, thank you.

—Conor Skelding