SUNY Poly accreditation files

Luke Stoddard Nathan filed this request with the New York State Education Department of New York.
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Est. Completion Sept. 20, 2017
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From: Luke Stoddard Nathan

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York State Freedom of Information Law (1977 N.Y. Laws ch. 933), I hereby request the following records:

all Regents institutional accreditation files pertaining to SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

If my request is too broad or does not adequately describe the Records, please contact me so that I may clarify my request, and when appropriate inform me of the manner in which Records are filed, retrieved or generated.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Luke Stoddard Nathan

From: FOIL

Dear Mr. Stoddard Nathan:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request for State Education Department (SED) records regarding SUNY Polytechnic Institute. The reference number for this request is FL-HE-17/607. Please be advised that you will hear further from the Department by approximately September 20, 2017 as to whether your request will be granted or denied in whole or in part.

SED charges the statutorily permitted fee of $.25 per page for duplication of records requested under FOIL (Public Officers Law ยง87[1][b][iii]). There is no provision in law or regulation requiring the waiver of this fee. Payment must be made to the NYS Education Department by check or money order. Do not send any payment until you are notified that your request is granted and informed of the charge for your request. If your request is for electronic records and your request is granted, the records will be provided to you in that format.

If your request is granted one of the following will happen:

1. If your request can be filled immediately, and the total duplication fee is under $25.00, staff will forward the requested records to you with a statement of what you owe for the duplication fee. Or:

2. If the total duplication fee for your request is $25.00 or more (100 pages), you will be advised of the page count and duplication fee owed in advance of duplicating the records. Upon receipt of payment, staff will duplicate and mail the requested records. Or:

3. If it will take time to locate and/or duplicate the records you have requested, you will be given a date by which you will be told the page count and duplication fee for your request.
Records Access Officer

From: Peg Rivers

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request regarding release documents from the SUNY Poly accreditation files.

Please be advised that the Education Department Board of Regents is not the accreditor of SUNY Poly and therefore does not possess or maintain the records you requested. The records you request may fall under the State University of New York, an agency separate from and not associated with the Education Department. FOIL requests regarding the State Universities of New York should be directed to:

University Counsel
State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246
Phone: (518) 443-5555

I hope this information is helpful.

From: Luke Stoddard Nathan

Thank you, Ms. Rivers.


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