ERIC Number: ED052771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Registering Students and Designing the Master Schedule at Bakersfield College.
Sanden, Milton R.
The scheduling process at Bakersfield College (California) is explained in this report. The basic philosophy of the college (existing to teach and serve students) is exemplified in student scheduling and registration. SWITCH (Sectioning with Instructor and Time Choice) is the processing of data by computer. Fundamental SWITCH concepts of student scheduling are: (1) students should be free to enroll in courses best suited to their particular needs; (2) ideally, students should be free to select the instructors they feel are best for them; and (3) students should be free to set the time they are available for attendance at college. Necessary considerations and steps in processing the data provided on student course request forms are reviewed. The master schedule must be designed within the concepts of SWITCH. It is desirable to defer the final master schedule design for as late as possible in the registration process. Based on counseling, testing information, and enrollment forecasts, the general procedure for scheduling is outlined. The following information and examples are included: schedule for classes for a semester, step-by-step scheduling procedure for a semester, application for admission, forecast of enrollment, calendar for scheduling, guidelines for scheduling, instructor hour patterns and preference questionnaire, study lists, and temporary class rolls. (CA)
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Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California