Accessing Public Information @ RCTC


PROCEDURES FOR ACCESSING PUBLIC INFORMATION AT Rochester Community and Technical College

This document is designed to assist you in obtaining public information from Rochester Community and Technical College. It answers such questions as who to contact for access to different kinds of public information, and how to make a request. Our goal is to respond to requests for public information in a timely and efficient manner.

PUBLIC INFORMATION ONLINE

Much public information about the MnSCU System and its colleges and universities is available on the Internet. The following sites may provide you with the information you need.

Internet Sites – These web sites can be accessed by MnSCU staff, faculty, students, as well as the public.

MnSCU Web Sites

www.mnscu.edu – This is MnSCU’s main Internet web site (Go Places).

www.Budget.mnscu.edu – Budget & Negotiations. The MnSCU Budget Unit provides financial leadership and information to improve the decision-making of institutions, the Governor, the Legislature, and the Board of Trustees.

www.ctl.mnscu.eduCenter for Teaching and Learning Internet web site. This site contains information on Campus Leaders, Events, Resources, and Discussions.

www.facilities.mnscu.edu - Facilities Internet web site. This site includes information about planning, programming, design and construction, design standards, and activities.

www.firecenter.mnscu.edu - Minnesota Fire/EMS/Safety Center Internet Site. This site contains information on Fire Fighter Training, EMS Training, Community Training Center, Environmental Health and Safety, and Library Publications.

www.hr.mnscu.edu - The Human Resources Department in the MnSCU system office provides support and assistance to the Human Resources staff at each of the colleges and universities; and administers system-wide programs.

www.licensure.mnscu.edu - Licensure for MnSCU college faculty assigned to UTCE and vocational technical instructors employed outside MnSCU in institutions, which require a license for a vocational technical teaching position. This site includes information about licensure guidelines, fields, and forms.

http://mnsat.mnscu.eduMinnesota Satellite and Technology Internet web site. This site contains information on products, resources, and an event calendar.

www.slsc.mnscu.edu – Student Loans Service Center Internet Web Site. This site contains loan information for MnSCU students.

REQUESTING AND ACCESSING PUBLIC INFORMATION AT Rochester Community and Technical College.

General Guidelines for Requesting and Accessing:

  • Any member of the public is allowed to view public information without charge.
  • Viewing of public information will be at reasonable times and places.
  • Viewing does not include receiving copies of information unless providing a copy is the only way for us to provide viewing.
  • Viewing includes remote access and the ability of the public to download the data on the public’s own computer, but in some cases, we may charge for such access.
  • We will provide access to public data as soon as we reasonably can, but we may not be able to provide the information you want immediately because we need time to locate or copy the information.
  • We do not have to provide data that we do not keep.
  • Upon request, we will provide copies of public data. We may charge for those copies.
  • You are not required to identify yourself unless we need the information for some purpose such as sending the data, or clarifying your request; you don’t have to tell us why you want the information.
  • Upon request, we will explain the content and meaning of the data.
  • If we store the public data you want on a computer, you may ask that we provide a copy to you in electronic form, and we will do so if we reasonably can. We do not have to provide the data in a format or program that is different from how we store it, but if we agree to do so, we will charge you for the cost of providing the copy.
  • If we decide that the data you request is not public, we will notify you orally or in writing as soon as we reasonably can, and will tell you which law applies. If you ask, we will provide our decision in writing.

HOW TO MAKE ROUTINE REQUESTS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION AT Rochester Community and Technical College.

1)    TELL US WHAT YOU WANT

Requests must be made in writing and state that you are making a request under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. Make your request as specific as possible, describing the information you want as clearly as you can. We may need some time to locate the information you are requesting; clearly stating your request will help us to respond more efficiently.

2)    SEND YOUR REQUEST TO THE APPROPRIATE PERSON

For STUDENT AFFAIRS [ACADEMIC] RECORDS contact:

Nancy Shumaker, Registrar
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 285-7461
Fax: (507) 280-3529
nancy.shumaker@rctc.edu

For PERSONNEL RECORDS contact:

Renee Engelmeyer, Chief Human Resources Officer
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 285-7283
Fax: (507) 285-7514
renee.engelmeyer@rctc.edu

For INSTITUTIONAL RECORDS contact:

Steve Schmall, Vice President of Finance and Facilities
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 285-7214
Fax: (507) 285-7108
steve.schmall@rctc.edu

IF YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT ACCESS TO PUBLIC DATA CONTACT:

Nancy Shumaker, Registrar
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Avenue SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 285-7461
Fax: (507) 280-3529
nancy.shumaker@rctc.edu

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