Academic Appeal Statistics

Stephen McLean made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow Caledonian University

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The request was refused by Glasgow Caledonian University.

Dear Glasgow Caledonian University,

Under the freedom of information act I would like to know the number of academic appeals submitted and of these how many were upheld and rejected
for sessions 08/09, 09/10.

I would like this information broken down by school and further broken down by appeal category (1. Personal, 2 Academic Grounds) . In a spreadsheet format.

Yours faithfully,

Stephen McLean

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Mr McLean

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for information (below). The University is currently processing this and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Enquiries

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Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Mr McLean,

I refer to your FoI enquiry concerning Appeals for session 2008\09 and 2009\10. The University is able to provide you with the number of appeals for each School in sessions 2008\09 and 2009\10, this information is provided in the attached PDF file.

The University is unable to provide you with a breakdown by the type of appeal (Personal, Academic Grounds) as this information is held in paper records. To provide the information the University would need to retrieve the Minute for each appeal (at least 417 appeals) in order to extract and collate the information that you have requested. The University estimates that this would take 10 minutes per appeal (i.e. an approximate total of 69.5 hours) and this would require to be undertaken by an administrator (Grade 5 @ £15 per hour). Hence the estimated total cost of providing the information that you have requested is £1043 (i.e. 69.5 hours x £15 maximum chargeable hourly rate).

As the estimated cost of providing the requested information exceeds the cost prescribed in the regulations of £600 the University is relying on Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 paragraph 12(1) Excessive cost of compliance together with paragraph 13(2) to withhold the requested information.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Enquiries,
Information Compliance Service (Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Records Management) Glasgow Caledonian University Cowcaddens Road Glasgow G4 0BA

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Dear Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Thank you for the information provided thus far. Based on your estimated costs, I have calculated that the request will be under the prescribed monetary limit if modified to cover only two schools, SEC and SOH. I trust that this will be acceptable.

Yours sincerely,

Stephen McLean

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Mr McLean,

I acknowledge receipt of your request for the information noted below. This request will be processed as a new request and a response will be provided in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Enquiries,
Information Compliance Service (Data Protection, Freedom of
Information and Records Management) Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road Glasgow G4 0BA

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Freedom of Information Enquiries,

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Dear Mr. McLean,

I refer to your FoI enquiry below concerning Academic Appeal Statistics for the School of Engineering and Computing and the School of Health. The University does not hold the information that you have requested by School and therefore would still have to go through all its paper records to extract the information that you have requested and therefore this would still be over cost.

As the cost of providing the requested information exceeds the cost prescribed in the regulations of £600 the University is relying on Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 paragraph 12(1) Excessive cost of compliance together with paragraph 13(2) to withhold the requested information.

Yours sincerely,

Freedom of Information Enquiries,
Information Compliance Service (Data Protection, Freedom of Information and Records Management)
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road Glasgow G4 0BA

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