Policies & Procedures

Public Information Online

Public information about Riverland Community College, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and its colleges and universities, is available on the Internet.  The following Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Web sites may provide you with the information you need and can be accessed by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities staff, faculty, students, and the public.

  • www.riverland.edu  Riverland Community College’s main Internet Web site.
  • www.mnscu.edu  Minnesota State Colleges and Universities’ main Internet Web site (Go Places).
  • www.Budget.mnscu.edu  Budget & Negotiations’ Internet Web site.  The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Budget Unit provides financial leadership and information to improve decision-making by institutions, the Governor, the Legislature, and the Board of Trustees.
  • www.ctl.mnscu.edu  Center 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 Web 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 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 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 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities college faculty assigned to UTCE and vocational technical instructors employed outside Minnesota State Colleges and Universities in institutions which require a license for a vocational technical teaching position.  This site includes information about faculty licensure guidelines, fields, and forms.
  • Mnsat.mnscu.edu  Minnesota Satellite and Technology Internet Web site.  This site contains information on products, resources, and an events calendar.
  • www.slsc.mnscu.edu  Student Loans Service Center Internet Web site.  This site contains loan information for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities students.

Other Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Related Sites

Educational Grant Unit    www.grantsplus.mnscu.edu
Equal Opportunity and Diversity www.eod.mnscu.edu
ISEEK www.iseek.org
International Education www.internationaleduc.mnscu.edu
Legislative Updates   www.mnscu.edu/Legislative/Legindex.html
Minnesota Virtual University  www.mnvu.org
Mn Transfer     www.MnTransfer.org
Targeted Industry Partnership    www.tip.mnscu.edu
System Office Personnel   www.hr.mnscu.edu/so


Guidelines for Requesting and Accessing Public Information
    •  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 requested information immediately because it takes time to locate and/or copy the information. 
    •  We cannot 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 it is needed to send the data or to clarify your request.  You are not required to tell us why you want the information.
    •  Upon request, we will explain the content and meaning of the data.
    •  If the public data you want is stored on a computer, you may ask that we provide a copy to you electronically, and we will do so if possible.  We are not required 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 the cost of providing the copy.
http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/copyfees1303.pdf
http://www.ipad.state.mn.us/docs/copyfees1304.pdf
    •  If we determine the data you requested is not public information, we will notify you verbally or in writing as soon as we reasonably can, and the law which applies will be noted.  If requested, we will provide our decision in writing.
How to Make Routine Requests for Public Information
     • Data practice requests must be in written form. If it is information regarding student data, there are forms available in the Student Services department.
    •  Please 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 and by clearly stating your request, it will help us to respond more efficiently.
    •  Send your requests to the appropriate person/department.  

For student affairs (academic) records contact:
Registrar’s Office                                   
Riverland Community College             
1900 8th Avenue NW                           
Austin, MN 55912                               
Phone:  507-433-0610                          
Fax: 507-433-0515  
                            
For personnel records contact:            
Human Resources Office                       
Riverland Community College            
1900 8th Avenue NW                           
Austin, MN 55912                               
Phone:  507-433-0666                           
Fax: 507-433-0349 
 
For public relations contact:
Director of Communications
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
Phone:  507-433-0611
Fax:  507-433-0629
                           
               
If you have other questions about access to public data contact:
College President
Riverland Community College
1900 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
Phone:  507-433-0606
Fax:  507-433-0370