UNR request bachelor of general studies Mo 9/28/2020

Motonari Matsuda filed this request with the University Of Nevada Reno of Reno, NV.
Tracking #

1466

Est. Completion Oct. 9, 2020
Status
Partially Completed

Communications

From: Motonari Matsuda


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nevada Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. "Grade distributions by percent and letter grade for any classes and instructors that meet any of the Bachelor of General Studies graduation requirements, that have more than 10 students in a class for the past 3 years. (So my request does not include any graduate courses and graduate classes)
2." The number and percentage of students that were on first semester probation at least once during their time at UNR but still graduated successfully from UNR with any undergraduate degree successfully completed, even if they had to take a leave of absence at least once during their time at UNR and came back to successfully complete it.
3. "The number and percentage of students that were on second semester probation at least once during their time at UNR but still graduated successfully from UNR with any undergraduate degree successfully completed even if they had to take a leave of absence at least once during their time at UNR and came back to successfully complete it.
4."The number and percentage of students that were in good standing or any level of probation that needed to take a leave of absence more than once that came back to successfully complete a undergraduate degree.
5. "The number and percentage of undergraduate students that graduated that had a cumulative final GPA of between 2.0 and 2.5, a cumulative final GPA of between 2.6 and 3.0, a cumulative final GPA of between 3.1 and 3.5, and a cumulative final GPA of more than 3.5"
6. "Any records or information that would help me determine approximately what GPA I would need to graduate from UNR in the top 50% of the class, in future school years, with the Bachelor of General Studies degree.
7. "Any records or information that would help me determine approximately what GPA I would need to graduate from UNR in the top 33% of the class in future school years, with the Bachelor of General Studies degree.
8. "Any records or information that would help me determine how UNR changed from the time of the beginning of UNR president Marc Johnson's time up until the most recent time that you currently have available" ("With some pictures, and appropriate information")
9."Any records or information that would help me motivate me to consider living on campus or nearby in a future semester, with evidence that it is reasonably safe".
10."Any records or information that would help me determine a traditional in person graduation could happen in the future".
11. "The number and percentage of UNR students that used the UNR counseling center in the most recent 3 year period each semester both in person and remotely".
12. "The number and percentage of UNR students that used the UNR counseling services center in the first month of the regular fall semester, starting on 8/24/2020, both in person and remotely".
13."The number and percentage of UNR students that used the university advising center for the Bachelor of General studies each month, for the most recent 2 year period that you have available information for".
14. "The number and percentage of UNR students that was dismissed but still came back to UNR at a later time and successfully graduated, with any degree".

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.

Sincerely,

Motonari Matsuda

From: University Of Nevada Reno

Dear Motonari Matsuda,
The University requires additional time up to and including Friday, October 9, 2020 to respond to your public records request #1466.

Sincerely,

Audra Molina
Administrative Assistant
Administration & Finance
Clark Administration / MS0003
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89557
775-784-4031

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From: Motonari Matsuda

Hello, thank you very much for letting me know that you will need a extension. I hope that you will have a great week, and I hope that you will stay safe and happy.

From Motonari Matsuda

From: University Of Nevada Reno

Dear Motonari Matsuda,
The University responds to your public records requests #1466 as follows:

1. "Grade distributions by percent and letter grade for any classes and instructors that meet any of the Bachelor of General Studies graduation requirements, that have more than 10 students in a class for the past 3 years. (So my request does not include any graduate courses and graduate classes)

Response:

The University offers approximately 2700 courses per term. Virtually any of these courses could from part of a General Studies degree. The University would be pleased to work with you to narrow your request.

2." The number and percentage of students that were on first semester probation at least once during their time at UNR but still graduated successfully from UNR with any undergraduate degree successfully completed, even if they had to take a leave of absence at least once during their time at UNR and came back to successfully complete it.

Response:
No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985). The University does not have public documents responsive to your request.

3. "The number and percentage of students that were on second semester probation at least once during their time at UNR but still graduated successfully from UNR with any undergraduate degree successfully completed even if they had to take a leave of absence at least once during their time at UNR and came back to successfully complete it.

Response:
No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985). The University does not have public documents responsive to your request.

4."The number and percentage of students that were in good standing or any level of probation that needed to take a leave of absence more than once that came back to successfully complete a undergraduate degree.

Response:
No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985). The University does not have public documents responsive to your request.

5. "The number and percentage of undergraduate students that graduated that had a cumulative final GPA of between 2.0 and 2.5, a cumulative final GPA of between 2.6 and 3.0, a cumulative final GPA of between 3.1 and 3.5, and a cumulative final GPA of more than 3.5"

Response:

See Document 1.

6. "Any records or information that would help me determine approximately what GPA I would need to graduate from UNR in the top 50% of the class, in future school years, with the Bachelor of General Studies degree.

Response:
This is not a request for a public record. The request requires the University to evaluate, speculate, and attempt to make judgments on what would be helpful to you. No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985). The University suggests you review information available at unr.edu.

7. "Any records or information that would help me determine approximately what GPA I would need to graduate from UNR in the top 33% of the class in future school years, with the Bachelor of General Studies degree.

Response:
This is not a request for a public record. The request requires the University to evaluate, speculate, and attempt to make judgments on what would be helpful to you. No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985). The University suggests you review information available at unr.edu.

8. "Any records or information that would help me determine how UNR changed from the time of the beginning of UNR president Marc Johnson's time up until the most recent time that you currently have available" ("With some pictures, and appropriate information")

Response:
This is not a request for a public record. The request requires the University to evaluate, speculate, and attempt to make judgments on what would be helpful to you in making a determination. No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985). The University suggests you review information available at unr.edu.

9."Any records or information that would help me motivate me to consider living on campus or nearby in a future semester, with evidence that it is reasonably safe".

Response:
This is not a request for a public record. The request requires the University to evaluate, speculate, and attempt to make judgments on what would motivate you. No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985). The University suggests you review information available at unr.edu.

10."Any records or information that would help me determine a traditional in person graduation could happen in the future".

Response:
This is not a request for a public record. The request requires the University to evaluate, speculate, and attempt to make judgments on what would help you make a determination. No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985). The University suggests you review information available at unr.edu.

11. "The number and percentage of UNR students that used the UNR counseling center in the most recent 3 year period each semester both in person and remotely".

Response:

No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985).

The University will need additional time up to and including October 16, 2020, due to the absence of certain individuals from campus, to determine whether it has public documents responsive to your request.

12. "The number and percentage of UNR students that used the UNR counseling services center in the first month of the regular fall semester, starting on 8/24/2020, both in person and remotely".

Response:

No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985).

The University will need additional time up to and including October 16, 2020, due to the absence of certain individuals from campus, to determine whether it has public documents responsive to your request.

13."The number and percentage of UNR students that used the university advising center for the Bachelor of General studies each month, for the most recent 2 year period that you have available information for".

Response:

See Documents 2 and 3.

14. "The number and percentage of UNR students that was dismissed but still came back to UNR at a later time and successfully graduated, with any degree".

Response:
No specific record has been identified. In order to inspect or copy a public record, the specific record must be identified by the person requesting the document. Courts in addressing this issue have held that "agencies are required to disclose only 'identifiable' governmental records not otherwise exempt. Wholesale requests for general information to be analyzed, collected and compiled by the responding government entity are not encompassed therein." Hodai v. City of Tucson, C20141225 (Ariz. Super. Ct. 2014) citing mag Entertainment LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverages Control, 868 A.2d 1067, 1076 (N.J. Sup. Ct. App. Div. 2005). A government agency is not required to respond to an overbroad request that does not request specific records. Id. at 1074, citing Capitol Info. Assoc. v. Ann Arbor Police, 360 N.W.2d 262, 263 (1985). The University does not have public documents responsive to your request.

Sincerely,

Audra Molina
Administrative Assistant
Administration & Finance
Clark Administration / MS0003
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89557
775-784-4031

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From: Motonari Matsuda

Hello, this is Motonari Matsuda. I would like to follow up on this request.
1. I would like to request "Grade distributions by percent and letter grade, for every class/instructor for the most recent one and a half year period (including Spring 2020)
2. I would like to request "the number of students at UNR that were on probation or suspension each year for the past 3 years
3. "I would like to request a document and or video highlighting President's Marc Johnson's Major accomplishments".

Thank you very much from Motonari Matsuda

From: University Of Nevada Reno

Dear Motonari Matsuda,

The University needs clarification on your public records request #1466 item #2. Are you inquiring about academic probation/dismissal?

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Audra Molina
Administrative Assistant
Administration & Finance
Clark Administration / MS0003
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89557
775-784-4031

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From: Motonari Matsuda

Hello, this is Motonari Matsuda.
Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to me.
Yes, I am inquiring about "the number and percentage of UNR students who were on academic probation or academic dismissal each year for the past 3 years( I only want the percentage if you have if you have it, otherwise, just the number of students that were on probation or academic dismissal each year for the past 3 years would enough for me".

From: University Of Nevada Reno

Dear Motonari Matsuda,

Attached is the response to item #1 of your public records request #1466.

Item #2 - Fall/Spring/Summer make up a year so Fall 17/Spring 18/Summer 18; Fall 18/Spring 19/Summer 19 and Fall 19/Spring 20/Summer 20

Count of Academic Standing

Column Labels

Row Labels

2178

2182

2185

2188

2192

2195

2198

2202

2205

Grand Total

Dismissal Return

24

23

12

37

15

4

24

22

7

168

Dismissed

153

101

150

82

129

615

Probation: Dismissal Extension

39

33

34

34

21

161

Probation: First Semester

413

214

414

172

335

1548

Probation: Second Semester

117

249

116

236

1

55

774

SUSP

1

1

1

3

Grand Total

747

620

13

751

540

5

564

22

7

3269

Item #3 - Here is the link to the "farewell" video created for President Marc Johnson: https://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2020/farewell-marc-johnson<https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unr.edu%2Fnevada-today%2Fnews%2F2020%2Ffarewell-marc-johnson&data=04%7C01%7Caudramolina%40unr.edu%7C078978dfcfee4f6fa87c08d8748681a5%7C523b4bfc0ebd4c03b2b96f6a17fd31d8%7C1%7C0%7C637387468347831816%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=tGKBmokLUpKXwS2mLLyAMTpAll2K9Ca0FZ%2B3QHGQz8A%3D&reserved=0>

Sincerely,

Audra Molina
Administrative Assistant
Administration & Finance
Clark Administration / MS0003
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89557
775-784-4031

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