|SIS 2000+ Conflict Matrix|
Last update: 1/21/2001 jmm
This report is located in the Scheduling module and
is used as a tool for designing the Master Schedule. It is the road map that shows what courses students are requesting in conjunction with other courses and will show potential scheduling conflicts based on students' course requests.
For example, if there are 30 students requesting Calculus and the same students are requesting French IV and both courses are singletons (only one section offered), the courses will have to be scheduled in different periods in order to prevent conflicts. If there were 200 students requesting the same two courses in this example, additional sections in different periods would need to be offered as well.
The courses being analyzed in the Matrix are called the "indexed courses". In the example of Fig. 1, the indexed course is "CONTEM LIT". The entries listed below the indexed course are called the "conflict courses" (The indexed course also appears within this list, outlined in a box). The total number of course requests for the indexed course is displayed in the Requests column on the far right. The conflict courses are the courses that have been requested by the same students who requested the indexed course, thus indicating potential conflicts. In the process of scheduling analysis, the same student request count from the conflict courses is compared with the request count of the indexed course along with the number of Sections offered.
The Conflict Matrix Report can be run as many times as necessary during the process of analyzing and minimizing potential conflicts. Using queries, a wide variety of criteria may be defined to select the records to be reported.
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