Exam Scheduler Technical
As test using the data of S98 and S00 qualification
examination, our scheduler will output satisfactory result. However the
best "minimum" competence level of all sessions are still not very good.
It could be caused by some prfessors show their competence level of courses
a little conservatively. Another potential way to improve it is we split
some courses purposely instead of totally randomly. We could combine some
related courses together so one course's competent professor will probably
have some knowledge of the other course in the same session. Also courrent
scheduler will only deal with two special cases: for some students want
to leave early and for some professors assigning less workloads. We believe
that there will many special cases will encounter in the future. Some professors
will probably miss one day but available in the rest days. In this May,
we really encounter this situation, however, in the current version of
scheduler, we just delete this professor, i.e., this professor won't attend
any session this May. It is also possilbe that some students don't want
some spcific time to be examed, although this could be met by manually
pick one schedule, however, if the system can check it automatically it
will be helpful. All we did is try best to make our whole system easy to
modify to meet the new requirements.
on April 23, 2000.