Other (indicate in message) Submitted: March 13, 2023 | Updated: May 9, 2023

(March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

Hello again Morgan (or Wilkes Community College Records Officer),

I'd like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law
Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

This request is related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, as well as Funding for WCC.

** Please Note: I am simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide to narrow this request, other than what you see in the message below. If it is unclear, or you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**

If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, then please provide a link to where it can be accessed:

A. Financial Information.

Please provide the annualized, line-item budget with expenditure totals for any category dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at Wilkes Community College. From 01/01/2019 through 03/13/2023. If possible, please categorize this budget to include salaries, events, equipment, professional development, instruction, and any other related items.

Please include the following:

1) Name of expenditure
2) Category of expenditure
3) Budget fund
4) Funding source

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel format, if possible.

B. Curricular Information.

Please provide the following information for curriculum services at WCC:

1) Standard, universal syllabus.
2) All academic policies focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in a PDF format, if possible.
——————

By Law I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

Sunshine Request
PO Box 17391
Asheville, NC 28816

The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

Please note that by submitting this request, I am NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I can respond.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Completed

Activity:

  • May 9, 2023 4:43 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Morgan Francis <[email protected]>
    date: May 9, 2023, 4:43 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    Good afternoon Morgan,

     

    Thank you for your help with this request!

     

    I’ve marked this as completed on our site.

     

    Have a great week.


    Status: Completed
  • May 9, 2023 7:40 am

    9 months ago

    from: Morgan Francis <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 9, 2023, 7:40 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    The requested information is attached.

     

    Please note the following:

    – Financial information is in pdf format instead of Excel. The departmental budget report from the college’s accounting software is not available in Excel format.

    – All expenditures shown are from state funds. There were no expenditures from other funding sources.

    – The financial information attached is for the office of disabilities, inclusion and diversity. The primary function of this area is working with students with disabilities and providing reasonable accommodations as required by ADA.

    – The college does not have any administrative policies/procedures or academic policies/procedures that address diversity, equity and inclusion.

     

    Morgan Francis
    Senior VP of Administration/CFO
    Wilkes Community College
    Office: 336.838.6102

    Mobile: 336.467.0960
    [email protected]

     

    **Editor’s Note: Please see the 7 attachments Morgan sent (“rerecordsrequestmarch2023requestforwilkescommuni.zip”) at top left in our Documents section.


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • May 8, 2023 6:16 pm

    9 months ago

    from: Morgan Francis <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: May 8, 2023, 6:16 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    I apologize for the delay in getting the data requested. The information should be available by May 19.

     

    Morgan Francis
    Senior VP of Administration/CFO
    Wilkes Community College
    Office: 336.838.6102

    Mobile: 336.467.0960
    [email protected]


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • May 3, 2023 10:57 am

    9 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Morgan Francis <[email protected]>
    date: May 3, 2023, 10:57 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    Hi Morgan,

     

    Happy Wednesday!

     

    Following up on my public records request. First sent to your offices on Tuesday March 15:
    (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    Please let me know when you anticipate that it will be completed.

     

    I’ll follow up again in 1 week, if I have not heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • March 24, 2023 10:27 am

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Morgan Francis <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 24, 2023, 10:27 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    Thank you for the update Morgan!

     

    Have a great weekend. 🙂

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 24, 2023 9:07 am

    10 months ago

    from: Morgan Francis <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Mar 24, 2023, 9:07 AM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    I did receive the request. I expect to provide the data requested by April 30.

     

    Morgan Francis
    Senior VP of Administration/CFO
    Wilkes Community College
    Office: 336.838.6102
    Mobile: 336.467.0960
    [email protected]


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • March 23, 2023 5:01 pm

    10 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Morgan Francis <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Mar 23, 2023, 5:01 PM
    subject: Re: Records Request: (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    Hi Morgan,

     

    I’m following up on my public records request in the email thread above. First sent to your offices on Tuesday March 15, 1:43pm EST.
    (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    I have not received a response.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing. And if possible, please provide an anticipated date or timeline for its completion.

     

    I will follow up again in 1 week, if I have not heard anything else before then.

     

    Thank you for your help!

     

    ~ The Sunshine Request Team


    Status: Follow up
  • March 15, 2023 1:43 pm

    11 months ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: Morgan Francis <[email protected]>
    cc: [email protected]
    date: Mar 15, 2023, 1:43 PM
    subject: Records Request: (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    Hello again Morgan (or Wilkes Community College Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a public records request for information that may be available in your office. If you’re not the appropriate party to contact about the request, please provide the correct name and email address of whom I should send it to.

     

    Please confirm receipt to let me know the request will begin processing, and if possible, please provide a rough estimate of when the request may be completed. I will plan on following up again at the end of the month if I have not heard back before then.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (March 2023) Request for Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC: Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, policies, and funding. 01/01/2019 – 03/13/2023.

     

    Message: “Hello again Morgan (or Wilkes Community College Records Officer),

     

    I’d like to make a multi-part public records request for the following information under NC Public Records Law
    Ref: https://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_132.html

     

    This request is related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, as well as Funding for WCC.

     

    ** Please Note: I am simply requesting an electronic copy of an electronic record, if one exists. I am NOT asking to come in person to inspect, nor to obtain a printed copy of, this electronic record. I’m requesting explicitly that any responsive info be provided to me via an electronic medium / format (in which the copy of this record should already exist).

     

    I do not have any additional or further clarifying info to provide to narrow this request, other than what you see in the message below. If it is unclear, or you are unable to fulfill any or all parts of this request, please specifically cite where a reason for denial is justified under NC Public Records Law.**

     

    If any / all of this info is already publicly available online, then please provide a link to where it can be accessed:

     

    A. Financial Information.

     

    Please provide the annualized, line-item budget with expenditure totals for any category dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at Wilkes Community College. From 01/01/2019 through 03/13/2023. If possible, please categorize this budget to include salaries, events, equipment, professional development, instruction, and any other related items.

     

    Please include the following:

     

    1) Name of expenditure
    2) Category of expenditure
    3) Budget fund
    4) Funding source

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in an Excel format, if possible.

     

    B. Curricular Information.

     

    Please provide the following information for curriculum services at WCC:

     

    1) Standard, universal syllabus.
    2) All academic policies focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

     

    Ideally, I’d like to receive the responsive records in a PDF format, if possible.
    ——————

     

    By Law I am not required to provide a name or address to associate with a public records request, but in order to move things along I’d like to clarify that this request is being made by:

     

    Sunshine Request
    PO Box 17391
    Asheville, NC 28816

     

    The request has been sent solely from the email address [email protected] . If anyone other than that email address contacts you to pursue a similar request, it did not come from me or my Team. Please do not commingle or treat that as an alteration or cancellation of my request – I intend to continue to pursue my request.

     

    Please note that by submitting this request, I am NOT agreeing to pay any potential fees or associated costs related to my request. If it is not possible to process the request without incurring fees, then please let me know the itemized potential cost and explanations for those charges upfront, and DO NOT proceed until I can respond.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    ** Sunshine Request (www.sunshinerequest.com) makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.


    Status: Sent to Government
  • March 13, 2023 3:25 pm

    11 months ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending