Grade Breakdown by Course's - UC Comparison of Grade 2010-2015

Liam Stoneley made this Official Information request to University of Canterbury

The request was refused by University of Canterbury.

From: Liam Stoneley

Dear University of Canterbury,

This is a request for information, made under the provisions of ss4 and 5 of the Official Information Act 1982 (“the Act”). I therefore would like the following information;

1.The 2010-2015 UC Comparison of Grades document that has or will in the near future be produced. I refer you to an earlier request via this site (https://www.fyi.org.nz/request/grade_bre...) in which you responded saying that a more recent breakdown of grades would be available this year. I now seek that document, if it has or when it is produced.
If it has not yet been completed, please provide an estimated date of completion and I am happy for you to respond again at such time when it becomes available. This request would be put on hold.

Please CONFIRM receipt of this email to prevent unnecessary follow-up emails and extensions requested.
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As required by s12(1) of the Act, I am a New Zealand citizen. I will provide confirmation of this, if required. However, since all of our correspondence will be published on the FYI.org.nz site, I will only do so over the phone or email, with which you provide. This would only be for the purpose of citizenship confirmation, and nothing further related to this request.

As required by s13(c) of the Act, if this request “has not been made … to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority”, it is your duty to give reasonable assistance to me to direct my request to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority.

Further to the above statutory requirement, under s14 of the Act, if the information I seek is either not held or you believe it is more closely connected with another department or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or of a local authority you shall promptly, and in any case not later than 10 working days after the day on which the request is received, transfer the request to the other department or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or to that local authority, AND inform me accordingly.

As required under s15A of the Act, if you believe that a time extension is warranted for this request, you must under ss15A(2),(3) and (4) give notice to me of this extension within 20 working days after the day on which my request was received. In that notice, you should state; the period of the extension, give reasons for the extension and remind me of my right to complain to the Ombudsman under s28(3). Finally, the extension must be for a reasonable time, having regards to the circumstances.

As required by s18B of the Act, you must consider consulting me before refusing my request under the provisions of ss18(e) and (f) which relate to a document not being able to be found or existing or where substantial collation and research would be required for my current request.

As required by s19(a)(i), you must provide reasons if you refuse any parts of this request.

I will, if required, complain to the Ombudsman, as is my right under s28(3) of the Act, if any of the above statutory requirements on you are not complied with. Further to this, if your reply is not “as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 20 working days after the day on which the request is received” as required under s15(1) of the Act, I will also complain to the Ombudsman.

This request is made through the site FYI.org.nz. All correspondence will be automatically forwarded to me through the site and published online immediately. I require, where appropriate, all electronic copies of all documents in your response. For more information on how the site works, please visit www.fyi.org.nz/help/about.

Yours faithfully,

Liam Stoneley

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Attachment 15.01 Stoneley Grade Breakdowns.pdf
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Anita Kerr | Senior Information Advisor
Vice-Chancellor's Office | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury
Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 (3) 364 2987 ext 93889
[email address]
http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/irm

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Attachment 15.01 Stoneley Grade Breakdown 26 Jan 2015.pdf
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Dear Liam,

 

Please find the attached response to your OIA request of 19 January 2015
in regards to a Grade Breakdown report from UC.

 

Kind Regards

Anita

 

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From: Liam Stoneley

Dear Anita Kerr,

I am somewhat astonished that in previous written correspondence to an OIA requester that you "inaccurately assumed" that a report for 2010-2015 would be compiled. It seems like a major error to make and I therefore reserve my right to complain to the Ombudsman under s28(3) of the OIA 1982 regarding this matter.

Further to the index of relevant information regarding my request you have provided, I would like ALL copies that are listed.

I do not require a hard copy. Please respond with all copies to this email so it can be published online at FYI.org.nz. If the files are too large for one email (30MB), please send them in multiple responses.

You are advised that you should not treat this correspondence as a new request, but a continuation of the original request sent on 18 January 2015. This requires that you respond by the 16th of February 2015. As you already know of the documents which I request, s15A will not apply. Neither will s15(2).

Yours sincerely,

Liam Stoneley

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From: Liam Stoneley

Dear Anita Kerr,

It has now been 10 working days since I sent a response to your email providing an index of documents that were relevant to my request.

As I noted in that reply, considering you know which documents I need and the location of those, it should not take long to pass those on. I hope that I will get these very soon.

Yours sincerely,

Liam Stoneley

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Attachment 15.01 Stoneley Grade Breakdown 13 Feb 2015.pdf
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Dear Liam,

Please find attached the response to your email of 26 January 2015.

Regards
Anita
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IRM| Information and Records Management
Vice-Chancellor's Office | University of Canterbury

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Complaint to Ombudsman:

I wish to make a complaint against the University of Canterbury in regards to a request I sent to them and the response I received under the Official Information Act 1982.

I send most of my OIA requests through the site FYI.org.nz. This was the case for this request as well. All correspondence is publicly available online at the link provided below. There have been no other communication regarding this request made through any other channels.

https://www.fyi.org.nz/request/2417-grad...

I find it very hard to believe that a legitimate refusal has been made in this case. My request was refused for both privacy and commercial reasons. However, the University was able to release very similar information to another requester at this link, without those same concerns:

https://www.fyi.org.nz/request/grade_bre...

From the document found in the above link, I find it difficult to understand that data collated can have information that could be considered private, as it is designed to show trends in a statistical analysis format, not individuals' grades.

The commercial reasons refusal also boggles the mind, because the data should only show trends of grades, nothing to do with the commercial activity of the University.

Notwithstanding all of the above, I would be happy to receive redacted copies of the documents, to ensure that information does not breach any commercial or privacy concerns the University have.

I look forward to your reply,

Kind Regards

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