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Academic Planning with EMS Campus

Academic Planning is an optional component of the EMS software that provides all the functionality that is necessary for Domain Schedulers to ensure that every class meets in a location and at a time that is acceptable to departments and professors. The system provides automatic room assignment within user-supplied parameters, integration with your SIS/ERP software, and efficient online collaboration tools. It also simplifies final exam scheduling and offers a selection of reports to streamline and analyze the room scheduling process. When added to the functionality that meeting and event staff already have access to, it provides a complete campus-wide space management package referred to as EMS Academic Planning.

This chapter covers the following topics:

Overview of the Academic Scheduling Process”.

Importing an Academic Term”.

Defining and Editing Courses.

Specifying Room Preferences”.

Assigning Room Preferences and Optimizing”.

Publishing a Term”.

Post-Publishing Phase”.

Using the Academic Tools”.

Generating Academic Reports.

Overview of Importing an Academic Term”.

Synchronizing an Academic Term”.

Synchronizing Courses”.

Overview of Defining and Editing Courses”.

Enabling/Disabling a Term for Define & Edit Mode”.

Reviewing and Editing Courses”.

Working with Shared Space”.

Identifying New/Edited/Canceled Courses”.

Overview of Specifying Room Preferences”.

Enabling/Disabling a Term for Set Preferences Mode”.

Specifying Room Preferences/Requirements”.

Reviewing and Verifying Room Preferences”.

Overview of Room Assignments and Optimization”.

About Creating Scenarios and Optimization”.

Creating Scenarios”.

Assigning Rooms”.

Overview of Publishing an Academic Term”.

Publishing a Term”.

Manually Updating Course Locations in the SIS.

Unpublishing a Previously Published Term”.

Reviewing Reservations and Resolving Room Assignments”.

Post-Publish Processing of Courses”.

Setting a Final Exam Schedule”.

Publishing a Final Exam Session”.

Searching with the Academic Browser”.

Using the Academic Book”.

Using the Course Navigator”.

Using the Search for Rooms Tool”.

Generating Academic Reports”.

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