Columbia University self-evaluations

Conor Skelding filed this request with the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-00122-F
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From: Conor Skelding

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All self-evaluations filed by Columbia University in New York, NY. under any provision of Title 34 C.F.R. Part 106, between January 1, 2010 and the date this request is processed.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Conor Skelding

From: ED FOIA Manager

[cid:image002.jpg@01CED95A.7CA51240]UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

FOIA REQUEST ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

FOIA Tracking Number: 14-00122-F
Name of Requester: Conor Skelding

E-mail Address: requests@muckrock.com
Date of Request: October 23, 2013
Date Request Received: November 1, 2013

Your request (below) has been forwarded to the appropriate office within the Department to search for responsive documents. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202) 401-8365 or by e-mail at EDFOIAManager@ed.gov<mailto:EDFOIAManager@ed.gov> (please include the case tracking number).

Thank you.

From: Kim, Emma

Dear Mr. Skelding:

I am writing regarding the Freedom of Information Act request referenced above, in which you requested "all self-evaluations filed by Columbia University in New York, NY, under any provision of Title 34 C.F.R. Part 106, between January 1, 2010, and the date this request is processed."

We need additional clarification from you in order to continue processing your request. Accordingly, could you please explain what you mean by "self-evaluations"? In addition, if there are any specific cases that you are seeking, please describe specifically the case(s), and what documentation you are seeking from the case file(s).

We look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

Emma Kim
Senior Compliance Team Attorney
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109-3921
Tel: (617) 289-0159
Fax: (617) 289-0150
emma.kim@ed.gov<mailto:emma.kim@ed.gov>

From: Kim, Emma

Dear Mr. Skelding:

Please see the below email sent last week seeking clarification from you so that we can process your FOIA request. We look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

Emma Kim
Senior Compliance Team Attorney
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02109-3921
Tel: (617) 289-0159
Fax: (617) 289-0150
emma.kim@ed.gov<mailto:emma.kim@ed.gov>

From: Conor Skelding

Dear Emma Kim,

Thank you for following up.

I seek self-evaluations and materials filed by Columbia with the OCR according to ยง 106.3 (c)(1), online here: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr106.html#S3. That section reads that the recipient institution must evaluate "its current policies and practices and the effects thereof concerning admission of students, treatment of students, and employment of both academic and non-academic personnel working in connection with the recipient's education program or activity" with regard to remedial and affirmative action.

Is that clear enough?

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Conor Skelding

From: Kim, Emma

Dear Mr. Skelding:

Thank you for your reply. The information you provided is sufficient, and we will process your request accordingly.
Best,

Emma Kim
Senior Compliance Team Attorney
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10005
tel: 646-428-3824
fax: 646-428-3843
emma.kim@ed.gov

From: Kim, Emma

Dear Mr. Skelding:

Attached please find the response to your request for documents from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

Sincerely,

Emma Kim
Senior Compliance Team Attorney
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10005
tel: 617-289-0159
fax: 646-428-3843
emma.kim@ed.gov<mailto:emma.kim@ed.gov>

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