Exam Scheduler User Manual

Overview

Exam Scheduler is a software system that automatically schedules the oral examinations for the Ph.D. students in the department of Computer Science of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each year about 30 students participate in the oral examinations. Faculty members with expertise in various areas are selected and assigned to exam sessions according to certain rules. These rules are described in the section Backgroundof this manual. To find a schedule, this software must receive input from students who plan to take in the exam and from faculty members who have the potential of being examiners. After these data are entered according to some rules, an operator, who is generally the examination coordinator, will execute a program to find a schedule.

Here is an overview of the content of this manual.

What sections should you read?

  • If you are the operator, you should read every chapter carefully.
  • If you are a student, you should read Student users.
  • If you are a faculty member, you should read Faculty users.

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    Updated on April 17, 2000.