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Schedule conflict resolution in a small faculty

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4 Author(s)
Dufournaud, C.M. ; Dept. of Geogr., Waterloo Univ., Ont., Canada ; McBoyle, G. ; Quinn, J.T. ; Harrington, J.J.

The issue addressed in this paper deals with finding a course schedule that meets the requirements of the faculty in three areas: (1) it must offer the required courses to meet the respective program mandates; (2) it must offer courses in a way that allows the programs to be accessible to students at various stages of meeting their degree requirements; and (3) it must satisfy the faculty about teaching the courses at the assigned times. The faculty-wide schedule is obtained by solving an assignment where the endogenous variables are indexed with respect to times and courses. A utility function reflecting the desirability of faulty members to teach at various times of the week is used to obtain alternative solutions that meet other 'hard' constraints. Scheduling conflict resolution in the faculty is currently done in an ad hoc manner. A preliminary application of the scheduling method to a single department suggests that this is a useful approach.

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Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 2003. IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:5 )

Date of Conference:

5-8 Oct. 2003