Accession Number : ADA168843


Title :   A Mechanized Decision Support System for Academic Scheduling.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Fenstermacher,Stephen M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a168843.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 193


Abstract : This thesis documents the mechanization of Computer Systems Management course selection and scheduling. It examines the factors that complicate academic scheduling and reviews the major problems associated with the current system. Alternative decision support system techniques to consolidate and integrate scheduling data were examined for potential implementation problems. Solutions to those problems became design objectives. The scheduling software was developed using the software engineering methodology. A prototype program was distributed to selected users and the final program was modified based on their feedback. The program custodian should control the program by making it available through a centralized media such as an electronic bulletin board. Future enhancements to this program should include expansion of the database, conversion to a database language and development of a microcomputer version. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SCHEDULING , *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , *COURSES(EDUCATION) , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DATA BASES , METHODOLOGY , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , DECISION MAKING , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , THESES , PROTOTYPES , MEDIA , EXPANSION , MICROCOMPUTERS , CENTRALIZED , SELECTION , NAVAL TRAINING , MECHANIZATION


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE